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May 6, 2012
West Indies Women 80 for 7 (Campbelle 27*, Weerakkody 3-23) beat Sri Lanka Women 77 for 8 (Rasangika 22*, Munroe 2-12) by three wickets
West Indies Women secured an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series against Sri Lanka Women by winning the rain-affected third Twenty20 international in Trinidad.
Persistent early morning showers led to a delayed start and the match was reduced to a 16-over contest. West Indies won the toss, bowled under overcast conditions and started strongly, reducing the visitors to 30 for 3 in the seventh over. Deepika Rasangika and Shashikala Siriwardene added 26 runs for the fourth wicket, but once Siriwardene was dismissed with the score on 56, Sri Lanka collapsed and only managed to reach 77 for 8.
West Indies started shakily as Sripali Weerakkody ran through the top order, picking up three wickets, as the hosts were reduced to 25 for 5 in the seventh over. However Shemaine Campbelle (27*) held her nerve, putting on 18 runs for the seventh wicket with Anisa Mohammad and an unbeaten 24 runs off just 17 balls for the eighth wicket with Tremayne Smartt (12*), to help West Indies reach a hard-fought win.
The fourth T20 will be played in Trinidad on May 7.
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