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April 27, 2012
Sri Lanka Women 200 for 9 (Mendis 51, Seneviratna
36, Anisa 2-29) beat West Indies Women 197 for 9 (Campbelle 56, Nero 45, Siriwardene 3-27) by one wicket
Sri Lanka Women held their nerves to beat West Indies Women by one wicket with two balls to spare. With the win, Sri Lanka have squared the three match ODI series, with a match remaining. Chamani Seneviratna was the star of the match with a quick 36 during the chase, following her two wickets during West Indies' innings.
The chase was held together by Yasoda Mendis' gritty half-century - she was part of partnerships of 33 for the second wicket, 39 for the third wicket and 32 for the fourth. But with ten runs required with two wickets remaining, it was left up to Seneviratna to make sure that she finished the game.
West Indies had set a good foundation for their middle order as opener Juliana Nero, who scored 45, led the team to 67 for 1. But Sri Lanka's bowlers picked up regular wickets to reduce West Indies to 114 for 5. A half-century by Shemaine Campbelle and her 61-run partnership with Merissa Aguilleira lifted West Indies to 197.
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