WI vs SL third T20: Fabian Allen fireworks information Windies to sequence win | Cricket Information
Fabian Allen hit three mighty sixes within the nineteenth over to assist the West Indies to a series-clinching, three-wicket win over Sri Lanka within the third T20 worldwide. Chasing Sri Lanka’s modest 131-4, the West Indies have been once more constrained by Sri Lanka’s spin assault and got here to the 18th over at 105-7, needing 27 runs from 18 balls.
Captain Jason Holder, cool and with a plan in thoughts, blocked out the 18th over, the final from harmful spinner Wanindudu Hasaranga, save for a six from a free hit which helped break the mounting stress.
With 20 runs wanted from the final two overs, Allen hit sixes from the primary, third and final balls of the nineteenth over from Akila Dananjaya to get the West Indies dwelling with an over to spare to clinch the sequence 2-1.
Allen hit 21 runs from six balls and in addition took 1-13 from 4 overs to earn player-of-the-match honors. He mentioned there was no panic within the West Indies dressing room, even when their largest hitters failed to fireplace.
“We now have quite a lot of batting energy,” Allen mentioned. “I informed Jason Holder that I’m not snug batting towards Hasaranga. So I informed him to bat him out and I’ll be ending. I simply backed myself in the long run. It was a superb efficiency general.”
The match was one other low-scoring chapter in a low-scoring sequence wherein all three matches have been performed on spin-friendly pitches at Coolidge. Within the first match, the West Indies scored 134-6 to overhaul Sri Lanka’s 131-9. Within the second, Sri Lanka’s 160-6 was too good for the house facet who have been all out for 117.
For the third time in a row, Sri Lanka selected to bat on successful the toss on Sunday. The highest-order faltered and Sri Lanka discovered itself with a relentless must reset or rebuild. After 10 overs, the vacationers have been solely 46-4 and have been beneath strain to set a difficult whole.
Dinesh Chandimal and Ashen Bandera stepped as much as produce an unbroken partnership of 85 from 63 balls to raise Sri Lanka to 131 with out additional loss. Chandimal completed 54 not out from 46 balls and Bandera 44 from 35.
The West Indies made a strong begin with Lendl Simmons (26) and Evin Lewis (21) placing on 38 for the primary wicket. Each fell to Hasaranga, who set in movement a stoop within the West Indies center order.
Captain Kieron Pollard promoted himself to No. 4 within the hope of hitting the house workforce near victory however was out for a third-ball duck. Chris Gayle adopted after an unusually watchful 13 from 20 balls.
Nicholas Pooran made a promising 23 from 18 balls however adopted Pollard in falling to paceman Dushmantha Chameera, who completed with 2-23 in unhelpful circumstances. Wrist spinner Lackshan Sandakan eliminated Rovman Powell (7) and Dwayne Bravo (0) with consecutive deliveries within the seventeenth over and the momentum of the match appeared to be shifting in Sri Lanka’s favor till Powell hit his workforce dwelling.
The primary of three ODIs between the groups begins on the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on Thursday.