5th ODI Match: Sri Lanka beat West Indies by 1 run in the Tri-Nation series at Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. West Indies opener Evin Lewis played a heroic knock of 148, but it all went in vain, as they suffered a loss to fellow visitors Sri Lanka, by just a run in the fifth ODI.
Lewis struck a superb 148 but a series of run-outs ultimately hurt the West Indies as they finished on 329 for nine in response to Sri Lanka’s 330 for seven. The victory ensured Sri Lanka’s passage to Sunday’s final, while the West Indies must avoid defeat in their final group game against hosts Zimbabwe on Friday if they are to progress.
Toss – West Indies
Jason Holder 57/3
Nuwan Kulasekara 73/2, Suranga Lakmal 67/2
Result – Sri Lanka won by 1 runs
Player of the match – BKG Mendis (Sri Lanka)