WEST INDIES SHINE

The Sun (Malaysia) - - SPORTS -

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.

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