Sri Lanka won the third ODI against the visitors West Indies again by D/L method by 19 runs as the game was again rain affected and the game was reduced to 36 overs per side. The West Indies team batted first and posted a total of 206 runs in 36 overs and gave a target of 207 for the host to win 3-0 in the ODI series.
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Batting First West Indies team got a very bad start which they were never expecting in a game especially when the game is already shortened, The West Indies team lost their first 4 wickets in just 18 runs and were half down when the score was just 52 runs. Both the openers Johnson Charles and Andre Fletcher failed to perform as they made a total of 4 and 6 runs respectively. NO. 3rd and 4th Blackwood and Bravo also was not able to perform as they also made just 2 and 4 runs respectively.
The only batsman who was scoring runs was Marlon Samuels who made a very good century in very tough conditions, He made a total of 110 runs from 95 balls which includes 15 fours and a massive six out of the park. He remained Not out till the end of the innings and Ensured that West Indies gat to a respectable total of 206 runs and give something to their bowlers to defend. No other batsman Except hi was not able to reach even the 20 run mark as captain Jason Holder made 19 runs which was the second highest runs of the whole team.
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Chasing a target of 207 Sri lanka were 180/5 wickets in 32.3 when the rain fell again but Sri Lanka was ahead by 19 runs of the par score and hence won the match by 19 runs.
Marlon Samules was the man of the match while Kusal Parera was the man of the series for his contribution which led to a 3-0 win of Sri Lanka in the series.
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