Sangakkara, bowlers beat profligate WI

Tuesday, 09 July 2013 - 8:14



Kumar Sangakkara played a stellar knock and contributed to Sri Lanka's victory over the West Indies in a rain curtailed match that lasted over two days.


Sangakkara smashed 90 off 95 balls, single-handedly taking Sri Lanka to 219 for 8 after they resumed from an overnight 60 for 3 in the fifth match of the tri-series. Rain continued to lash the Queen's Park Oval yesterday, reducing the contest to 41 overs a side.


The West Indies were set a revised target of 230 runs and they ended up with 190 for 9. A spirited 123-run partnership between Lendl Simmons 67 and Darren Bravo 70 went in vain.