Oshane Thomas’ five-for helps West Indies seal victory in Kieron Pollard’s five hundredth T20 match – CricketTimes.com

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West Indies beat Sri Lanka by 25 runs to take a 1-0 lead within the two-match T20I collection.

Opener Lendl Simmons slammed unbeaten 67 off 51 deliveries whereas quick-fire knocks from all-rounder Andre Russell and captain Kieron Pollard took Windies to 196/4 in 20 overs.

In reply, Kusal Perera hit his twelfth T20I fifty however Oshane Thomas scalped a five-wicket haul within the powerplay overs to information the guests to victory.

Earlier, Pollard grew to become the primary participant within the historical past of T20 cricket to characteristic in 500 matches. Second on the checklist is Pollard’s compatriot Dwayne Bravo, who has taken half in 453 matches to this point in his trophy-laden profession. Chris Gayle takes the third spot within the illustrious checklist as he has featured in 404 T20 matches.

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