de Alwis helps Sri Lanka square series
Sri Lanka Women 198 (Jayangani 38, Lavine 4-17) beat West Indies Women 160 (Taylor 36, de Alwis 3-33) by 38 runs
A combined bowling effort helped Sri Lanka level the two-match series 1-1 at St Paul's Sports Complex. In another low-scoring encounter, West Indies stumbled to 160 chasing 199 and were primarily let down by three run-outs.
After opting to bat first, Sri Lanka began strongly, with their openers Chamari Atapattu and Dedunu Silva adding 68. But they lost their way, losing three wickets for 14 runs before a 48-run stand for the fourth wicket got them back on track. But Pamela Levine triggered another collapse as Sri Lanka lost three more wickets for 11 runs. Lavine wrapped up the innings in the penultimate ball to finish with 4 for 17.
Lavine however failed with the bat as she was run-out without facing a ball in the first over of the chase. Suwini de Alwis, the left-arm spinner, chipped away at the wickets to leave the hosts in trouble at 61 for 5. Shanan Daley was involved in stands of 33 and 26 for the fifth and sixth wickets respectively to help West Indies recover but when she too was run-out, in the 37th over, the innings folded up. De Alwis was the pick of the bowlers with 3 for 33.