Sri Lanka beat West Indies by one wicket in first ODI
Sri Lanka edged past West Indies by one wicket in the rain-curtailed first one-day international Cricket match in Colombo yesterday. Set a Duckworth-Lewis target of 163 in 26 overs, the hosts survived anxious moments before winning with seven balls to spare. Tilakaratne Dilshan was the man of the match smashing 59 off just 32 balls. Dilshan hit six boundaries and three sixes before Sri Lanka floundered while chasing the revised target. The hosts, cruising at 104 for 2, lost seven wickets for 48 runs before tailender Ajantha Mendis hit the winning six in company of last man Suranga Lakmal. Earlier, West Indies, sent in to bat, had scored 159 for 8 in their 26 overs.The start of the day-night match was delayed by an hour and 20 minutes due to persistent rain. Further bad weather during the West Indies innings reduced the game to 26 overs-a-side.Hosts now lead the three-match series 1-nil. The second one-dayer will be played on Wednesday.