Fabian Allen catches a sensational comeback to dismiss Danushka Gunathilaka.© AFP
Fabian Allen was on the cusp of a three-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in the third and final Twenty20 International (T20) in Antiga, helping them to win the three-match series 2–1. Allen produced some late fireworks, scoring 21 off just six balls to provoke the hosts to follow him. But before his valor with the bat, the West Indies all-rounder bowled four overs, conceding just one wicket for 13 runs. Allen caught Sri Lankan opener Danushka Gunathilaka one successive return in the third over.
Terming Allen’s effort a complete darkness, Windies Cricket tweeted a video of Tejashwi.
– Windies Cricket (@windiescricket) March 8, 2021
A disciplined bowling effort from the West Indies put them on 131 for four from Sri Lanka. Dinesh Chandimal remained the top scorer for the visiting team, scoring an unbeaten 54 off 46 balls.
Ashen Bandara also smashed 44 off 35 balls to bring some sort of respectability to the Sri Lankan total.
Lendl Simmons and Evin Lewis gave the hosts a great start, but lost wickets to keep Sri Lanka in the game. Chris Gayle could score only 13, while Kieron Pollard and Dwayne Bravo were dismissed for the Duck.
Nicholas Pooran threatened to take the game away, but was sent packing by Dushmantha Chameera, scoring 23 off 18 balls.
Just when it looked as if Sri Lanka would get an unexpected win, Allen hit three sixes off spinner Aquila Dananjaya, leaving the West Indies at 134 for seven in 19 overs.
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