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Windies lose warm-up to Sri Lanka

Colombo, Sri Lanka, CMC – West Indies went down to Sri Lanka by four wickets in their second ICC Cricket World Cup match on Tuesday night. Batting first after winning the toss on a placid pitch, the Windies rattled up 281-9 off their 20 overs – their highest score on tour so far. The bowlers were however unable to limit the Sri Lanka batsmen who reached 282-6 to win with 15 balls remaining at the refurbished R Premadasa Stadium.

Windies post 281 batting first

Colombo, Sri Lanka – Left-handers Chris Gayle and Darren Bravo made half-centuries as West Indies reached 281-9 off their 50 overs against Sri Lanka in their ICC Cricket World Cup warm-up match on Tuesday.

Gayle on fire as Windies off to flyer

Colombo, Sri Lanka – Chris Gayle blasted a superb 58 off 38 balls to get the West Indies off to a flying start.

The Windies won the toss and decided to bat first in their ICC Cricket World Cup warm-up match against Sri Lanka and Gayle was on song with his new 333 Special Edition bat.

PREVIEW: WI face SL in daynighter

Colombo: West Indies will be hoping all members of the squad get into the World Cup groove when they face Sri Lanka in the second official ICC Cricket World Cup match at R Premadasa Stadium on Tuesday.

First ball in the day/night match is 2.30 pm (5 am Eastern Caribbean Time/4 am Jamaica Time).

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Partnerships will be key, says Sarwan

Colombo, Sri Lanka – West Indies batsman Ramanresh Sarwan believes that partnerships will be a key factor in winning the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup in Asia.

The 30-year-old said that the teams which play the best “team cricket” and build “good partnerships with bat and ball” will be successful.

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