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Tuesday, 10 November 2015 - 11:15
Sri Lanka bat out West Indies in the 1st T20 match
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Sri Lanka beat West Indies by 30 runs in the first Twenty20 International on Monday to go 1-0 up in the two-match series and extend the visitors' losing streak.

Having swept the test and one-day series, Sri Lanka posted a commanding total of 215 for three before bowling out West Indies for 185 to ensure they cannot lose the Twenty20 series.

Put into bat after a rain-delayed start at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Sri Lanka rode a flying start to post their highest score against West Indies in this format of the game. Tillakaratne Dilshan (56) top-scored, adding 91 runs in an opening stand with Kusal Perera (40) to set the tone for the innings. Dilshan (1,538) also overtook former captain Mahela Jayawardene (1,493) as Sri Lanka's highest scorer in Twenty20 Internationals.


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