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West Indies defeat Sri Lanka by 25 runs in first T20I

West Indies registered a 25-run victory in the first T20I against Sri Lanka here on Wednesday. With this victory, West Indies have taken a 1-0 lead in the two-match T20I series.

Chasing a target of 197 runs, Sri Lanka did not witness a good start as Oshane Thomas took three wickets in the second over of the innings. Thomas did not allow Sri Lanka batsmen to settle down as he picked another two wickets to put the hosts under immense pressure.

With Thomas clinching five wickets under six overs, Sri Lanka were reduced to 56/5. Wanindu Hasaranga and Kusal Perera then took the charge of the chase and provided their side with some momentum and the latter completed his half-century…

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