Twenty20 Cricket: West Indies fall to Sri Lanka
(BBC) – Sri Lanka are on the brink of the World Twenty20 semi-finals after beating the West Indies by nine wickets to go top of their Super Eights group.
The Windies limped to 20-2 in the six-over and only posted 129-5.
Spinner Ajantha Mendis was the pick of the home side’s bowlers as he finished with figures of 2-16.
The run chase was turned into a procession by Mahela Jayawardene (65) and Kumar Sangakkara (39), who put on 108 to wrap up an easy victory.
The veteran duo were at their supreme best as they paced themselves through the innings and finished the job with 28 balls to spare in a flurry of fours.
The West Indies, on the other hand, looked a shadow of the side which beat England on Thursday and will now face New Zealand on Monday with a semi-final place on the line.