West Indies won by 23 runs. ‡West Indies 162-6 (20 overs) (J. Charles 34, D. J. Bravo 31, D. Ramdin 34*); Sri Lanka 139 (20 overs) (T. M. Dilshan 52, D. S. N. F. G. Jayasuriya 30; R. Rampaul 3-20, D. J. Bravo 4-28). MoM: D. J. Bravo. MoS: T. M. Dilshan.
West Indies broke their international duck for the tour at the last gasp, squaring the Twenty20 series mainly thanks to Dwayne Bravo, who followed a run-a-ball 31 with four wickets as Sri Lanka - at one stage 93-1 - lost their last nine for 46. Fletcher and Charles had started the match with 62 in 6.2overs, then the unsung Ramdin's brisk unbeaten 34 pushed his side well past 150. Dilshan began in typically belligerent fashion, and put on 70 with Jayasuriya, but after that only Milinda Siriwardene could manage double figures. West Indies' fielding finally hit the heights: Russell sprinted to his left from long-on to cling on superbly to Jayasuriya's lofted drive."It always makes your job easier when you have Russell, Sammy, Pollard - some of the best fielders in the world - in one team," said Bravo.