Mahela stars as Sri Lanka thrash West Indies
May 7, 2010 8:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
Mahela Jayawardene’s unbeaten 98 took Sri Lanka to a convincing 57-run win over West Indies, who fielded sloppily in this Super Eights game.
Replying to Sri Lanka’s score of 195-3, West Indies could make just 138-8, thereby seriously affecting their chances of reaching the semi-finals.
Jayawardene (98, 56b, 9x4, 4x6) and skipper Kumar Sangakkara added 167 for the second wicket --- a record in T20 World Cup --- surviving at least five missed catches, stumping and run-out chances.
They narrowly missed out on breaking the T20I record of 170 by Graeme Smith and Loots Bosman.