Angelo Mathews led the best way with the ball as Sri Lanka beat West Indies by six runs within the third ODI on Sunday in Pallekele. Mathews took 4 wickets and bowled his full quota of 10 overs for the primary time since 2015. It’s his second four-wicket haul in ODI cricket and helped Sri Lanka full a 3-Zero whitewash within the collection. Sri Lanka set a goal of 308 for West Indies to chase. The guests had been off to a powerful begin with openers Shai Hope and Sunil Ambris placing up a stand of 111 runs.
After Ambris’ dismissal on 60, Sri Lanka had been pegged again as soon as once more by Nicholas Pooran who additionally scored a 50. Hope was dismissed on 72 within the 31st over after which West Indies captain Kieron Pollard and Pooran put up 47 runs for the third wicket.
The hosts moved in after Pooran grew to become the primary man to fall to Mathews within the 40th over. Darren Bravo was run out and Pollard then fell to Mathews with a mistimed swipe that fell straight into the palms of Isuru Udana.
Jason Holder then fell attempting to hit Mathews over cow nook for a six and as an alternative depositing it into the palms of the fielder at deep midwicket.
Fabian Allen, battling a shoulder damage, stored West Indies within the sport whereas two West Indies gamers had been run out within the penultimate over.
Mathews nonetheless acquired Allen within the final over after which gave simply two runs off the final two balls to seal the win for Sri Lanka.
Earlier the Sri Lankan batsmen mixed in virtually equal measure to take them to 307. Kusal Mendis and Dhananjaya de Silva scored fifties whereas captain Dimuth Karunaratne and Kusal Perera each scored 44 every.