T&T off-spinner Anisa Mohammed was in magnificent form with the ball, grabbing five wickets to take West Indies to an 88-run victory in the opening One-Day International of the three-match series at Kensington Oval yesterday. After the West Indies set Sri Lanka a competitive score of 228 for six off their 50 overs, Mohammed spun a web around the visiting batters, finishing with 5/34 to bowl them out for 140off 42.3 overs.
Leading the way for Sri Lanka were Dilani Manodara with 37 and Shashikala Siriwardena 34.
Also among the wickets for the West Indies was Tremayne Smartt who took 2/24. Earlier, the West Indies owed their good score to middle order batter Shanel Daley, skipper Merissa Aguilleira and opener Stafanie Taylor. The right handed Taylor struck a swift 53 and after her dismissal Daley with 63 and Aguilleira 62, took over to take the West Indies to their eventual 228. Towards the end of their innings, Stacy-Ann King scored a rapid 21.
SCOREBOARD West Indies women vs Sri Lanka women
Stafanie Taylor c I Galagedara b S Siriwardena 53
Juliana Nero run out (S Dolawatta) 2
Shanel Daley b m Sammudika 63
Deandra Dottin c c Seneviratne b M Sammudika 14
Merissa Aguilleira b c Seneviratne 62
Stacy-ann King c S Weerakkody b c Seneviratne 21
Shemaine Campbelle not out 1
Extras 2b 1lb 8w 1nb 12
Total for 6 wkts (50ovs) 228
Bowling: Sripali Weerakkody 5-0-13-0, Chamani Seneviratne 10-2-40-2, Inoka Ranaweera 6-0-35-0, Shashikala Siriwardena 10-0-59-1, Sandamali Dolawatta
7-1-29-0, Maduri Sammudika 10-0-39-2, Deepika Rasangika
S Lanka inns
Inoka Galagedara c M Aguilleira b sc Selman 0
Chamari Atapattu c J Nero b t Smartt 19
Prasadani Weerakkodi c S King b T Smartt 0
Dilani Manodara c S Munroe b A Mohammed 37
Shashikala Siriwardena c M Aguilleira b A Mohammed 34
Sandamali Dolawatta c A Mohammed b S Daley 10
Deepika Rasangika c SC Selman b S Campbelle 10
Chamani Seneviratne not out 10
Sripali Weerakkody c S King b A Mohammed 2
Maduri Sammudika c S Munroe b A Mohammed 1
Inoka Ranaweera b A Mohammed 2
Extras 0b 2lb 7w 6nb 15
Total all out 140
Bowling: Shakera Selman 6-1-13-1, Tremayne Smartt 6-1-24-2,
Subrina Munroe 4-0-18-0, Deandra Dottin 4-0-17-0, Anisa Mohammed 9.3-2-34-5, Shanel Daley 10-2-21-1, Shemaine Campbelle 3-0-11-1.
Result: West Indies won by 88 runs.