Sri Lanka v West Indies, 1st Women's T20, Colombo May 23, 2015

Sri Lanka take lead with D/L win

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sri Lanka Women 88 for 6 (Manodara 28, Mohammed 2-15, King 2-16) beat West indies Women 109 for 6 (Taylor 40, Weerakkody 2-13) by five runs (D/L method)

Dilani Manodara top-scored for Sri Lanka with 28 © WICB

Sri Lanka Women beat West Indies Women by five runs in a rain-affected game in Colombo to lead the three-match T20 series 1-0.

West Indies, after being inserted to bat, put up 109 for 6 in 20 overs. They lost two wickets in the first over, as Sripali Weerakkody picked up Kycia Knight and Deandra Dottin. Stafanie Taylor top-scored with 40, sharing partnerships of 32 with Britney Cooper and 45 with Merissa Aguilleira (28). Other than Maduri Samuddika, all the bowlers took at least one wicket.

In the chase, Sri Lanka lost Yasoda Mendis for a duck as she was run out in the second over, but a brisk stand of 46 in 39 balls between the captain Chamari Atapattu (17) and Dilani Manodara (28) got the chase back on track. The match turned again as Sri Lanka lost four wickets in 12 balls, to leave them at 60 for 5. Twenty-two runs were needed to win off 28 balls with four wickets in hand, when the match was interrupted by rain with Sri Lanka five runs ahead of the D/L score .