The T20I series between the Sri Lankans and the defending champions West Indies came to an end with the Caribbean boys whitewashing the Lankans 2-0. After a disappointing ODI series where the Lankans completely outplayed the West Indies to take the series 3-0, Kieron Pollard’s men have shown some real character and mental toughness to comeback harder to win the T20I series.
The return of T20 veterans like Dwayne Bravo, Lendl Simmons, and Andre Russell made the Windies look like the world beaters and Sri Lankans had no clue on how to bowl to those monstrous hitters.
The boundary line catches are becoming more of a routine take now-a-days with fielders being acrobatic and ready to put their body to grab the ball coming their way. It was once seen as a once in a blue moon kind of catches but currently in every other match, fans are getting to witness such lively catches.
Here’s one catch in yesterday’s game when Shehan Jayasurya took a blinder to dismiss Rovman Powell.
Earlier, Sri Lanka was sent into bat by Kieron Pollard on an absolute belter of a pitch. Sri Lanka needed a minimum of 180 to defend against the mightiest hitters of West Indies but due to some extremely disciplined bowling from the Windies, Sri Lanka stumbled their way to 155 in their stipulated 20 overs.
The all-rounder Fabian Allen was the pick of the bowlers for the West Indies as he finished with majestic figures of 4 overs for 24 runs and 2 wickets that included wickets from continuous deliveries.
The West Indies chased the target inside 17 overs to complete a whitewash. It was that man again Andre Russell who smashed a 14 ball 40 run knock with 6 maximums in it that completely destroyed the hopes of the Sri Lankans if there was any.