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May 1, 2012
West Indies Women 127 for 7 (Daley 48, Siriwardene 2-24) beat Sri Lanka Women 104 for 8 (Siriwardene 33*, Taylor 2-19, Anisa 2-22) by 23 runs
West Indies Women made a winning start to the five-match Twenty20 series against Sri Lanka Women, winning by 23 runs in Barbados. Shanel Daley, who was adjudged player of the series during the ODIs, continued her fine form, top scoring, picking up a wicket and effecting a run out in the game.
Useful partnerships from the West Indies top order - 30, 21 and 39 - ensured they set a competitive target for the visitors. Daley narrowly missed her half-century; she scored 48 off 28 balls to push the scoring-rate in the second half. She was out on the penultimate ball of the innings to Shashikala Siriwardene, who also accounted for Anisa Mohammed off the next ball.
Sri Lanka chase began steadily as well, as they go to 48 for two after eleven overs. But a few tight overs and two wickets off consecutive balls followed, accounting for Deepika Rasangika and Sripali Weerakkody and derailing the chase. Stafanie Taylor and Anisa shared four wickets between them, stalling any chances of recovery by the visitors.
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