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Darren Bravo’s 132-ball 102 is his first century for the West Indies since 2016, whereas opener Shai Hope (62) registered his sixth consecutive rating of fifty or extra in ODIs because the West Indies chased down 275 to clinch a 3-0 sequence win over Sri Lanka

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Darren Bravo scored a high quality century because the West Indies chased down 275 to beat Sri Lanka within the third ODI in Antigua

Darren Bravo scored a century because the West Indies beat Sri Lanka by 5 wickets within the third one-day worldwide in Antigua to comb the sequence.

It was a well-known story for Sri Lanka as they but once more posted a below-par rating batting first. Wanindu Hasaranga smashed an unbeaten 80 off 60 balls to rescue their innings from a deadly place at 151-6 for, however their hosts made gentle work of their 275-run goal.

Bravo’s fourth ODI hundred – following off the again of match-winning tons from Shai Hope and Evin Lewis within the two earlier profitable run chases – plus fifties from Hope and captain Kieron Pollard noticed the West Indies to victory with 9 balls to spare.

The consequence extends Sri Lanka’s dropping streak in opposition to West Indies in ODIs to 6 video games, and in addition means they continue to be rooted on the backside of the World Cup Tremendous League – which counts in the direction of qualification for the subsequent 50-over World Cup – but to register any factors.

With Sri Lanka put into bat within the last sport of the sequence after the Windies received the toss, Akeal Hosein claimed high quality figures of 3-33 to tear by way of the touring aspect’s center order they usually limped their option to 151-6 within the thirty second over.

Making Hasaranga’s restoration knock all of the extra spectacular was that, batting at No 8, he appeared troubled by harm and was limping all through most of his swashbuckling innings.

Hasaranga smashed seven boundaries and three sixes, sharing in an unbroken 123-run seventh-wicket stand to rocket Sri Lanka as much as a aggressive rating however, once more, it would not show to be a match-winning one.

Bravo’s 132-ball 102 was his first ton for the West Indies since 2016 and together with Hope (62), who registered his sixth consecutive rating of fifty or extra in ODIs, he took the sting out of a Sri Lanka assault buoyed by two early breakthroughs.

Evin Lewis (13) and Jason Mohammed (8) fell cheaply contained in the opening 10 overs, however Bravo and Hope proceeded to placed on 109 collectively in a vital third-wicket stand.

As soon as Hope fell, and Nicholas Pooran (15) shortly after that, any Sri Lankan hopes of incomes a comfort victory had been quickly doused as Pollard (53 off 42 balls) joined Bravo on the crease and the pair placed on 80 for the fifth wicket off 71 deliveries.

By the point Bravo was dismissed courtesy of a spectacular diving take by Dimuth Karunaratne at additional cowl, the equation want for the West Indies was right down to 26 runs off the ultimate 23 balls and Pollard steered them in the direction of victory, sealed with a Jason Holder (14no) six.

The 2 groups subsequent face one another in a two-match Take a look at sequence which begins on Sunday.



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