A past due cameo by way of Wanindu Hasaranga helped Sri Lanka pull off an exciting chase to edge out West Indies by way of one wicket within the first one-day global on Saturday. Hasaranga, identified for his leg-spin bowling, hit an unbeaten 42 after coming in to bat at quantity 8 as Sri Lanka chased down their goal of 290 with 5 balls to spare and lead the three-match sequence 1-Zero. Hasaranga held his nerve after Sri Lanka slipped to 253 for seven following the departure of Thisara Perera for 32 to check in his perfect ODI rating.
He constructed a very powerful partnerships together with a 38-run stand with Perera after which placed on 27 runs with Lakshan Sandakan for the 9th wicket.
With one to get off the ultimate six ball Sandakan was once run out however Keemo Paul bowled a no ball.
Skipper Dimuth Karunaratne and Avishka Fernando placed on 111 runs for the hole wicket to put the platform for what grew to become out be the perfect a hit chase on the Sinhalese Sports activities Membership floor.
For the West Indies, Alzarri Joseph claimed 3 wickets after Shai Hope made 115 in his workforce’s 289 for seven.
In reaction, Sri Lanka misplaced their manner after their sturdy get started regardless of wicketkeeper-batsman Kusal Perera hitting 42 coming in at quantity 3.
Leg-spinner Hayden Walsh and Paul took two wickets each and every to incessantly dent Sri Lanka in conjunction with Joseph however Hasaranga stood company.
The trouble trumped Hope’s 9th ODI hundred after Sri Lanka invited West Indies to bat first.
Hope misplaced his opening spouse early and was once concerned within the run out of Darren Bravo however laid the root for his workforce’s general.
Left-arm tempo bowler Isuru Udana claimed 3 wickets together with Hope’s prized scalp however gave away 82 runs from his 10 overs.
The second one event is in Hambantota on Wednesday.