World T20: Sri Lanka beat West Indies by 9 wickets

Updated: 13 September 2012 23:00 IST

Captain Mahela Jayawardene and opener Tillakaratne Dilshan struck quick, unbeaten half-centuries as Sri Lanka beat West Indies by nine wickets in a World Twenty20 warmup match on Thursday.

Colombo:

Captain Mahela Jayawardene and opener Tillakaratne Dilshan struck quick, unbeaten half-centuries as Sri Lanka beat West Indies by nine wickets in a World Twenty20 warmup match on Thursday.

Jayawardene hit six fours and two sixes in a 35-ball 57 not out, while Dilshan scored 50 not out off 38 balls as the tournament hosts chased down West Indies' moderate score of 132-6 at Nondescripts Cricket Club.

Sri Lanka reached 135-1 with more than four overs to spare.

After Jayawardene won the toss and made West Indies bat first, seam bowler Nuwan Kulasekara, just recovered from a groin injury in July, bowled Dwayne Smith (5) with his second ball with the total on six.

Kumar Sangakkara, also returned to action after a broken finger, held a catch to dismiss Lendl Simmons off Kulasekara, reducing West Indies to 23-2.

Johnson Charles top-scored with 30 and Kulasekara returned the best bowling figures of 2-35.

In reply, Sri Lanka lost only debutant opener Dilshan Munaweera for 24. Jayawardene and Dilshan shared an unbroken 103-run partnership in 11 overs.

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