West Indies beat Sri Lanka in ODI tri-series

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Harare, Zimbabwe (AP) — Ashley Nurse took 3-46 on debut for the West Indies, helping his team bowl Sri Lanka out for 165 to win by 62 runs in their triangular series one-day international in Zimbabwe on Wednesday.

West Indies batsman Shai Hope plays a shot during the One Day cricket match against Sri Lanka at Harare Sports Club in Harare, Zimbabwe, Wednesday, Nov, 16. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
West Indies batsman Shai Hope plays a shot during the One Day cricket match against Sri Lanka at Harare Sports Club in Harare, Zimbabwe, Wednesday, Nov, 16. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)

Off-spinner Nurse and quick bowler Shannon Gabriel (3-31) were the outstanding bowlers for the West Indies, who only made 227 batting first but ended up defending that modest total with ease.

The West Indies fielded a team with three players making their ODI debuts: Nurse, and batsmen Shai Hope, who made 47, and Rovman Powell, who made 44. Jonathan Carter top-scored for the West Indies with 54.

Sri Lanka were in trouble at 79-6 after Nurse removed Upul Tharanga and Asela Gunaratne in quick succession. Sachith Pathirana made 45 but Sri Lanka didn’t threaten the West Indies total.