Lanka beat West Indies

Dambulla, August 2:

Seamer Fervez Mehroof ripped through the West Indies top order to clinch Sri Lanka a 50-run victory in a limited-over tri-series. Mehroof snared three wickets for nine runs in 10 overs as Windies were dismissed for 191 in 45.1 overs chasing Sri Lanka’s score of 241 for six from 50. Half-centuries by Kumar Sangakkara and skipper Marvan Atapattu boosted Sri Lanka to the highest total in the current tri-series. Sangakkara smashed 79 and opener Atapattu scored 70 to share an innings-building partnership of 138 from 207 balls for the second wicket. The victory, Sri Lanka’s second after defeating India on Saturday, gave the home team one foot in the final. India, who beat West Indies on Sunday, will meet Sri Lanka on Wednesday.