Tillakaratne Dilshan scored a half century and Sachithra Senanayake grabbed four wickets as Sri Lanka defeated the West Indies by 30 runs in their first Twenty20 international in Pallekele Monday.
Sri Lanka made 215-3 after the West Indies won the toss and opted to field at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium.
The two sides will play the second and final T20 in Colombo on Wednesday. Sri Lanka will be seeking a clean sweep after they won the three-match one-day international series 3-0. They also won the preceding Test series without loss, taking it 2-0.
Umpires – REJ Martinesz and RR Wimalasiri
TV umpire – RSA Palliyaguruge
Match referee – DC Boon
Reserve umpire – RA Kottahachchi
T20I no. 461 | 2015/16 season
Played at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
11 November 2015 – night match (20-over match)
Sri Lanka squad
SL Malinga*, PVD Chameera, LD Chandimal†, TM Dilshan, DSNFG Jayasuriya, CK Kapugedera, KMDN Kulasekara, AD Mathews, MDKJ Perera†, NLTC Perera, SMSM Senanayake, MD Shanaka, TAM Siriwardana, JDF Vandersay, KDK Vithanage
West Indies squad
DJG Sammy*, D Bishoo, DJ Bravo, DM Bravo, JL Carter, J Charles, ADS Fletcher†, JO Holder, SP Narine, KA Pollard, D Ramdin†, R Rampaul, AD Russell, MN Samuels, JE Taylor