Sri Lanka v West Indies, 3rd women's ODI, Dambulla February 26, 2013

West Indies win by 33 runs, take series 2-1

ESPNcricinfo staff

West Indies 191 for 9 (Campbelle 37, Seneviratna 4-33) beat Sri Lanka 158 for 9 (Siriwardene 29, Smartt 2-26) by 33 runs
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West Indies bowling and fielding charged them to a series win against Sri Lanka with a 33-run victory in the third ODI in Dambulla. After they managed to score only 191 for 9 in their 50 overs, West Indies defended their modest target led by Tremayne Smartt's figures of 2 for 26 from her 10 overs and four run-outs.

Sri Lanka took advantage of their decision to field when they reduced West Indies to 51 for 4 within 15 overs. Eshani Kaushalya and Chamani Seneviratna struck twice each and devoid the West Indies of a healthy run-rate. Merissa Aguilleoira and Deandra Dottin stayed together for 14 overs and scored 42 runs but Dottin was then dismissed for 16, and soon Aguilleira was stumped for 29. Shemaine Campbelle continued her good form with a 37 and after partnerships with Kyshona Knight and Shakera Selman, took the team to 191.

Sri Lanka got off to a cautious start but both their openers were dismissed within a span of four runs, at 31 and 35. West Indies did not let the hosts settle down from there, striking at regular intervals. Smartt took two wickets out of the five which also included three run-outs, of Dilani Manodara, Eshani Kaushalya and Chamani Seneviratna. Sri Lanka were now 128 for 7 and a long way from winning the match and West Indies continued their habit of defending low scores from the World Cup. Only Shashikala Siriwardene provided resistance with a 78-ball 29 but could not avoid the series defeat.

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  • Anne on March 1, 2013, 11:33 GMT

    Well done to the WI women. Shame more women's cricket is not televised on a regular basis - only seems to be when there's a tournament on and even then only certain matches are shown. Not too sure what Maureen Estwick-Brathwaite is talking about - Kemar Roache? This is WOMEN's cricket Maureen!

  • Madu on February 26, 2013, 23:47 GMT

    congrats to the windy women.SL women did well also.keep aiming higher.

  • Dummy4 on February 26, 2013, 23:29 GMT

    Well done to the women cricketers of the sun kissed islands of the West Indies . I need to ask what are the support systems being put forward by the WICB and the receptive country cricket authorities. To improve the domestic standard of women's in the islands and enable us to remain as competitive if not better.

  • Dummy4 on February 26, 2013, 15:47 GMT

    I suggest that commentators check to see that Kemar Roach had one over that was over 20 runs which was in the over in which he should have had a wicket. The bowling spell should be judged in its totality including his mental state at that time.

  • $$ milind on February 26, 2013, 14:44 GMT

    Shemaine Campbelle has been the performer of the series and Sri Lanka would be quite disappointed as they could have managed to win the series but its fine and they have done well. In the t20s Stafanie Taylor and Dottin would be looking to make a mark

  • Dummy4 on February 26, 2013, 14:32 GMT

    Hats off to our west indies women....they are on their way to stardom!

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