Sri Lanka beat West Indies in thriller despite Evin Lewis' century to enter final

Updated: Nov 24, 2016, 09:41 IST | AFP

West Indian batsman Evin Lewis hit his maiden ODI hundred but his efforts went in vain as Sri Lanka held their nerve to secure a one-run victory yesterday and advance to the triangular series final

Evin Lewis
Evin Lewis

Bulawayo: West Indian batsman Evin Lewis hit his maiden ODI hundred but his efforts went in vain as Sri Lanka held their nerve to secure a one-run victory yesterday and advance to the triangular series final.

Playing just his fourth ODI, Lewis struck a superb 148 but a series of run-outs ultimately hurt the West Indies as they finished on 329 for nine in response to Sri Lanka's 330 for seven. Sri Lanka's total was set up by Niroshan Dickwella and Kusal Mendis, who both scored 94 after the West Indies had won the toss and opted to bowl first.

The victory ensured Sri Lanka's passage to Sunday's final, while the West Indies must avoid defeat in their final group game against hosts Zimbabwe tomorrow if they are to progress.

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