WEST INDIES SHINE
SUPERB bowling allowed the West Indies to overcome the absence of several key players as they beat Sri Lanka by 62 runs in the second one-day international in Harare yesterday. After managing just 227 all out with the bat, Ashley Nurse and Shannon Gabriel grabbed three wickets apiece and captain Jason Holder picked up two as Sri Lanka were bowled out for 165 inside 44 overs. As a result the West Indies also picked up a bonus point, putting them level on five points with Sri Lanka, who beat Zimbabwe in Monday’s series opener in the triangular series. “It’s good to start off with a win in a short tournament,” said Holder at Harare sports club. “We fell short of our batting target but made up for it in the field, where I thought we were outstanding. “It’s good to start turning things around, and hopefully we can get some consistency going and start maturing.” Shorn of their biggest stars, including batsman Darren Bravo after he was sent home for comments made on Twitter about West Indies Cricket Board president Dave Cameron, the West Indians lost the toss and were asked to bat first in seam-friendly conditions.