KINGSTON, 28 JUNE: West Indies rode on Sunil Narine’s four-wicket haul to bowl out Sri Lanka for 208 despite skipper Angelo Mathews’ battling, unbeaten half-century in the opening match of the tri-nation One-Day series in Kingston on Friday. Mathews scored 55 off 77 balls to help Sri Lanka put up a 200-plus total after Mahela Jayawardene’s enterprising 52 off 52 balls early at the Sabina Park.
Spinner Narine was the wrecker in chief for the hosts, returning impressive figures of 4/40 in 10 overs, as Sri Lanka were bundled out in 48.3 overs. Narine was well supported by Ravi Rampaul, who finished with 3/38, after West Indies skipper Dwayne Bravo opted to bowl on winning the toss on overcast conditions. Narine picked up two wickets to put the brakes on Lanka’s scoring after Jayawardene and Upul Tharanga got them off to a steady start putting on 62 runs for the first wicket in just over 13 overs. pti