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Sunday, 01 November 2015 - 19:57
Rain halts play after Lakmal triple-strike
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Sri Lanka chose to bowl in the first ODI against West Indies, likely owing to a preference to chase in rain-affected games that may be subject to Duckworth-Lewis calculations.

Rain delayed the start time by 80 minutes, but a full 50-overs-a-side match would nevertheless be played.

Two players debut for Sri Lanka.

Left-hand batsman and offspin bowler Shehan Jayasuriya would play his first ODI, after having played a T20 international in August.

Danushka Gunathilaka - an opening batsman by trade - would play his first international in any format.

Wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Chandimal was suspended for this match for his part in an on-field altercation during the India Test series in August, and Kusal Perera would take the gloves in his stead.

West Indies were 40 runs for the loss of 3 wickets when play was stopped due to showers.
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