New Delhi: Sri Lanka defeated West Indies by 39 runs to book final berth in the tri-nation ODI series at Queen's Park Oval on Monday.


Chasing a revised target of 230, West Indies were restricted to 190 runs in 41 overs. Kumar Sangakkara played a battling 95-ball unconquered innings of 90, which was studded with six fours and one six, to help Sri Lanka post 219 for eight in the match, which was pushed to the reserve day after persistent rain forced officials to call off the game on Sunday.
Kemar Roach returned with an economical four-wicket haul but rest of the West Indies bowlers could not stop the run flow as Sri Lanka scored 159 in 22 overs on Monday after struggling at 60 for three in 19 overs on Sunday.
West Indies' chase was derailed by some good bowling by Sri Lankan bowlers -- especially Angelo Mathews and Shaminda Eranga -- who reduced the hosts to 31 for four in 8.2 overs.
Skipper Mathews stuck the first blow in the 5th over when he had the dangerous Chris Gayle (14) caught at deep point, while pacer Eranga dismissed other opener Johnson Charles (14) and Marlon Samuels (0) in his third over.
Trying to pull one from just outside off, Charles ended up giving a return catch to Eranga, while Samuels was caught by Mahela Jayawardene when he tried to play a back-foot drive and edged it to the slip.
Mathews came back to pick up his second wicket when he trapped newman Devon Smith in front of wicket. However, Simmons and Bravo steadied the innings and kept the hosts in the hunt with some good batting.
Earlier, a series of rain interruptions reduced the game to a 41-over a side affair today but Sangakkara ensured that Sri Lanka have a good score on board as he set the foundation early on and then accelerated in the end, despite losing partners at regular intervals.
For the hosts, besides, Roach (4 for 27), Jason Holder (2 for 50), Marlon Samuels (1 for 48) and Kieron Pollard (1 for 24) also got wickets but they were expensive.


West Indies: Chris Gayle, Johnson Charles, Devon Smith, Marlon Samuels, Darren Bravo, Lendl Simmons, Kieron Pollard (c), Darren Sammy, Jason Holder, Kemar Roach, Tino Best.
Sri Lanka: Mahela Jayawardene, Upul Tharanga, Kumar Sangakkara, Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews (C), Lahiru Thirimanne, Jeevan Mendis, Nuwan Kulasekara, Sachithra Senanayake, Lasith Malinga, Shaminda Eranga.


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