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Birthday boy Darren Bravo hits career-best 79 in defeat

Colombo, Sri Lanka – Three West Indies players turned in career-best performances on Sunday but the Windies still went under to Sri Lanka by 26 runs in the 3rd and final ERI One-Day International at the Sinhalese Sports Club.

The result meant Sri Lanka won the three-match series 2-0 with one match being rained off.

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Big Benn takes career-best 4 for 38

Colombo, Sri Lanka – Sulieman Benn turned in a career-best bowling performance for West Indies as Sri Lanka made 277-9 off their 50 overs in the 3rd and final ERI One-Day International at Sinhalese Sports Club on Sunday.

The tall left-arm spinner ended with 10-1-38-4 to top his previous best of 2-28. He put the brakes on the home side’s innings and took three wickets in the batting powerplay. He came in and kept things tight after a third-wicket stand of 95 off 134 balls between Kumar Sangakarra (75) and Mahela Jayawardena (44).

Windies bowl first in 3rd ODI

Colombo, Sri Lanka – West Indies won the toss and decided to bowl first in the 3rd and decisive One-Day International against Sri Lanka at the Sinhalese Sports Club on Sunday.

The West Indies made two changes to the team which lost the end ODI on Thursday. Experienced left-hander Shiv Chanderpaul replaced allrounder Kieron Pollard while left-arm spinner Sulieman Benn came in for pacer Kemar Roach, who has the flu.

Windies enter finale with eyes on victory

Colombo, Sri Lanka – West Indies enter the 3rd and final REI One-Day International against Sri Lanka in a must-win situation on Sunday.
 
A victory would see the Windies taking home a share of the prizes in the three-match rubber 1-1 and also earn valuable points in the International Cricket Council's (ICC) ODI team rankings. More importantly it would be a boost ahead of the ICC's Cricket World Cup, which bowls off on February 18.
 

Sammy promises better fight in final ODI

Colombo, Sri Lanka – West Indies captain Darren Sammy is promising his team will bounce back after Thursday’s defeat in the 2nd ERI One-Day International against Sri Lanka at the Sinhalese Sports Club.

The Windies went under by eight wickets and will need to win in Sunday’s final match to have a share in the three-match rubber. The series-opener was abandoned as a no result at the halfway stage due to rain.

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