Sri Lanka vs West Indies 1st T20I Highlights: After losing in the 50-over format, West Indies kicked-off the T20I series with an impressive 25-run win at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium on Wednesday. Chasing a stiff target of 197 runs, Oshane Thomas pushed the hosts on the backfoot by doing the early damage in the powerplay overs. He also went on to complete a five-wicket haul in the three overs he bowled in the contest.
Sri Lanka, after being pushed on the backfoot, went on to produce a great fightback, leaving the contest wide open in the middle overs. Kusal Perera and Wanindu Hasaranga were the architect behind this fightback as the pair added 87 runs for the sixth wicket.
Earlier in the day, opener Lendl Simmons’ unbeaten knock of 67 off 51 balls helped the hosts post 196 on the board.