Windies A rout hosts to win series


October 28, 2016
Chadwick Walton

Kurunegala, Sri Lanka (CMC):

Opener Kyle Hope stroked a sublime hundred, and Chadwick Walton, Assad Fudadin and Rovman Powell all chimed in with half-centuries as West Indies A ran riot against Sri Lanka A to post a crushing 109-run victory in the second unofficial One-Day International and clinch the three-match series yesterday.

Opting for first knock at the Welagedara Stadium, the Caribbean side savaged the Sri Lankan bowling to pile up 347 for nine off their allotted 50 overs.

Hope carved out 109 off 110 deliveries, opening partner Walton smashed 70 from 57 balls, Fudadin chipped in with 57 from 70 balls, while Powell produced a sensational late blitz with 52 off a mere 22 deliveries.

Only off-spinner Shehan Jayasuriya survived the carnage to emerge with four for 54 from his nine overs.

shaky reply

In reply, Sri Lanka A were powered by Jayasuriya's better than run-a-ball 119, but never properly recovered from a shaky start and were dismissed for 238 in the 43rd over.

Charith Asalanka struck 44 and Dasun Shanaka, 32, as Powell completed a fine all-round

performance when he picked up three for 44 to limit the


Fellow seamers Ronsford Beaton (2-41) and Kyle Mayers (2-54) finished with two wickets apiece. The third and final game starts Sunday.

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