Sri Lanka brings back Perera, Pradeep into T20 squad

Sri Lanka Vs West Indies 2020 2nd ODI Hambantota – Sri Lanka Secure Series After Dominating Victory

Sri Lanka vs West Indies (SL vs WI) 2nd ODI Live Cricket Score Streaming Online: After a thrilling one-wicket win in the first ODI of the series, Dimuth Karunaratne side will look to take an unassailable lead with another win in the second ODI. It was only a matter of time before Sri Lanka mopped up the West Indies innings to seal a comprehensive win and with it the series - their third against West Indies in four bilateral series.

"The way Kusal and Avishka batted".

"(Wristspinners) are the wicket-taking bowlers.

Sheldon Cottrell struck twice on successive bals in the fourth over of the match to send back Karunaratne, for one, and Kusal Perera, for nought in his 100th ODI, before Mendis denied the bowler his hat-trick.

Sri Lanka would have been three down early had Pollard not spilled an easy catch at slip to reprieve Mendis on two off seamer Jason Holder. From the West Indies side, only Shai Hope could get to the fifty-run mark.

Fernando, meanwhile, brought up his fifty off 56 balls in the 20th over and followed his partner to his second hundred in the 38th over, off 109 deliveries.

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Shai Hope

Cottrell dented Sri Lanka's middle-order with the wickets of Thisara Perera, for 36, and Dhananjaya de Silva, for 12, to end with figures of 4-67.

Facing a required run rate of seven runs per over, there were hardly any fireworks as Hope and Sunil Ambris (17) put on 64 for the first wicket and with pressure building steadily, Ambris perished via the run route in a bad mix up with Hope in the 13th over.

Hope completed his 16th ODI half-century but soon fell to Mathews.

On the fast-bowling front, Sri Lanka opted for the experience of Nuwan Pradeep over Kasun Rajitha, who has been omitted.

"Disappointing for us to lose in this manner and we can pinpoint on a lot of things, but overall as a team we are disappointed with how it went", said Pollard.

The first of two T20Is, both of which will be hosted by Pallekele, is set to be played on March 4, after the ongoing ODI series concludes.


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