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Jayawardene guides SLanka to 57-run win over WI

Bridgetown (Barbados): Mahela Jayawardene hammered an unbeaten 56-ball 98 and added 166 runs with Kumar Sangakkara (68) to guide Sri Lanka to a comprehensive 57-run win over the West Indies in their Group F Super Eight match in the Twenty20 cricket World Cup here.

Electing to bat first, Sri Lanka rode on Jayawardene’s innings which was laced with nine fours and four sixes and Sangakkara’s 49-ball 68, which included five fours and three sixes, to post an imposing 195 for three yesterday.

The visitors then returned with a disciplined bowling performance to restrict West Indies to 138 for eight to complete a clinical win at the Kensington Oval here.

Dwayne Bravo (23) and Ramnaresh Sarwan (28) ignited some hopes of a successful chase but once they were gone West Indies looked down the barrel, losing half the side for 100 in 15.3 overs.

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