Sri Lanka 232/10 (49 ov)
West Indies 236/2 (47 ov)
West Indies won by 8 wickets
Player of the match: Shai Hope
West Indies going on to win the first game of the three-match series then to go 1-0 up on the back of a brilliant hundred from Shai Hope, returning for them who batted beautifully well, with a touch of class, composure and elegance. Leading the way in the chase as Evin Lewis and Darren Bravo played around him as well getting those good partnerships at the top that was crucial for the chase. A clinical performance for them the way they played the Sri Lankan spinners, never allowing them to get on top of the game and going about the chase in sensible fashion. Runs just not enough for Sri Lanka to play with as they also failed to pick wickets on what looked like a good batting wicket. A dominant win for the Windies in every term from how they came back with the ball to restrict the Lankans and then comfortably chased the target down as well. An all-round display that will lift their spirits up going ahead into the series. With two more games to go, the next one will be a do-or-die game for Sri Lanka as they will be hoping to level the series. West Indies, on the other hand, will be looking to carry forward this momentum and look to seal the series as well. Friday and Sunday it is then that we will see you for the games. Until then, stay tuned for more cricketing action from across the globe. Goodbye! 
Kieron Pollard (Winning Captain, West Indies) : The way that we batted, the way Shai batted and getting partnerships put us in control getting off to a good start. It shows that we have planned and we came out and tried to execute that. They were 100 for no loss but I think we thought we needed to up the intensity and try to build some pressure and we got a couple of wickets as well and the guys capitalized from there. Shai Hope has been scintillating for us in white-ball cricket. He is given a role to play in this team and he's played that role to the best of his ability and given us that foundation so the other guys can play around him. That's what you want with the clarity of what is needed. I think the fielding was good, we can still get better and there were a couple of fumbles. It's about consistency and always trying to get better and today, overall, in terms of we were quite good. 
Dimuth Karunaratne (Losing Captain, Sri Lanka) : I think once we got a nice start we couple of wickets and even the run-outs was a crucial part. We were short of 30-40 runs, me and Danushka could have batted for a long period then it could have been a different story. 230 is not a good score on these wickets and they kept getting the singles and rotating strike and Shai got a hundred. I think we needed 260-280 plus runs. Gunathilaka was the one who got a nice start and once I got out I thought he will bat for a long period but suddenly he was run-out and we struggled a lot. They bowled really well at a good line and length putting pressure on us. 
Shai Hope (Player of the Match, West Indies) : I just enjoy batting and being out in the middle and do what I love. The key is about staying there as long as you can for your team. You want to bring home the game. I wasn't able to do it today but that's the game. It's about patience, trusting my ability, understanding the situation and make sure to finish the game. I think all of their bowlers bowled well in their spells. Obviously Hasaranga is the main threat, we played him pretty well and made sure not to give him wickets. It's a great feeling and I just wanted to score as many runs as I can for the team. It feels great after being away from the game for so long. The main things you want to be out there and just doing what you love. 
Over: 47 | Summary: 1w 1 0 0 1 0 4 Bowler: Dushmantha Chameera Score: 236/2
Dushmantha Chameera still running in hard and bowling with that pace and energy has been really impressive to see. Sticking to that full and yorker length. Not much for him to play with anyway and the batsmen will not mind any of that as they finish this game then! A victory by eight wickets with three overs to spare and this has been a thoroughly professional performance from them! A well deserved win to take the lead in the series as well. Clinical, comprehensive and a victory that will give them lot of confidence as a unit going forward! 
46.6 Dushmantha Chameera to Jason Mohammed, FOUR! Jason does this in style. West Indies stamp their authority in this game and go 1-0 up in the series! Full toss on the outside off Jason puts that one away in the gap between mid-off and extra cover region to finish things off!
46.5 Dushmantha Chameera to Jason Mohammed, back of a length into Jason on the off-stump line as he waits for it and taps it to the point fielder for no run
46.4 Dushmantha Chameera to Darren Bravo, too full on the off-stump and in the blockhole as Bravo pushes it through to the covers for a single. SCORES ARE LEVEL!
46.3 Dushmantha Chameera to Darren Bravo, another yorker on the off-stump. Bravo couldn't do much about that as he manages to dig it out just in time
46.2 Dushmantha Chameera to Darren Bravo, full delivery and right up in the blockhole on the off-stump as Bravo gets behind that one to block it out on the off-side
46.1 Dushmantha Chameera to Jason Mohammed, full delivery into Jason on the off-stump as he gently drives that one and takes off for a quick single and makes it easily in the end
46.1 Dushmantha Chameera to Jason Mohammed, WIDE! Wayward delivery from Chameera bowls a back of a length on the wide of off-stump. Umpire signals that a wide!
Runs for West Indies from this over then and they are doing this quickly now. This has been a very disciplined batting display from them, the way they have shaped this innings and gone about the chase, building the innings and batting sensibly right throughout this chase. One hit away from sealing this game now then are the West Indies! Just 4 more needed
Over: 46 | Summary: 4 1 2 1lb 1 0 Bowler: Ashen Bandara Score: 229/2
45.6 Ashen Bandara to Darren Bravo, tossed up on the leg-stump line again, it was too full as Bravo looks to glance it fine but fails to do so
45.5 Ashen Bandara to Jason Mohammed, too short on the outside off. Jason waits for it and slaps that one through the covers for a single
45.4 Ashen Bandara to Darren Bravo, tossed up on the leg-stump line as Bravo glances that one off the pads fine down to fine-leg region for just a single
45.3 Ashen Bandara to Darren Bravo, short delivery on the middle and leg as Bravo pulls that one away to the deep square leg region in the gap and they come back for a brace
45.2 Ashen Bandara to Jason Mohammed, short again on the outside off as Jason once again looks to whack that one away but mistimes that one down to long-on for a single
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