Sri Lanka qualifies for finals after beating West Indies by 1 run


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West Indian batsman Evin Lewis hit his maiden one-day international hundred but in vain as Sri Lanka held their nerve to secure a one-run victory at Queens Sports Club yesterday and advance to the triangular series final.

Lewis struck a superb 148 but a series of run-outs ultimately hurt the West Indies as they finished on 329 for 9, in response to Sri Lanka’s 330 for 7.

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 on Friday if they are to progress.

 

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