Suranga Lakmal (centre) celebrates the wicket of Darren Bravo with teammates during the third and final One- Day International (ODI) match between Sri Lanka and the West Indies at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium © Getty Images
Suranga Lakmal (centre) celebrates the wicket of Darren Bravo with teammates during the third and final One- Day International (ODI) match between Sri Lanka and the West Indies at the Pallekele International Cricket Stadium © Getty Images

West Indies are in all sorts of trouble as they lost four crucial wickets in the third and the final One-Day International (ODI) against Sri Lanka at Pallekele. The hosts are leading the three-match series by 2-0 and have a golden opportunity for a whitewash at theis point of the game. After winnings the toss, Sri Lanka invited the visitors to bat first with rain clouds looming over Pallekele. the pitch had enough assistance for the seam bowlers and due to the moisture in the wicket it was holding up a bit. Sri Lanka did the right job of bowling first and their bowlers proved the call right by shipping four wickets inside six overs with the new ball.  LIVE SCORECARD: Sri Lanka vs West Indies, 3nd ODI at Pallekele

Lasith Maling drew the first blood in the form of Johnson Charles when he his shot ended up in the safe hands of Tillakaratne Dilshan at point. In came Suranga Lakmal who trapped Andre Fletcher leg beore when the latter tried to walk down the ground and work it around the leg side but the ball hit his pads and was ruled out without a doubt. Malinga charged in again brought an end to Jermaine Blackwood’s miserable innings for 2. He never looked comfortable out there in the middle. LIVE BLOG: Sri Lanka vs West Indies, 3nd ODI at Pallekele

Darren Bravo puts a huge price on his wicket but Lakmal had other ideas. He cleaned the up Bravo’s off stump with a good length delivery which got enough assistance from the surface to nip back in, Bravo too failed to pick the inswinger from Lakmal. With all the key wickets being dismissed for a paltry score of 18 and inside six overs, the visitors now have a task in hand to put up a decent total on the board.

Brief scores:

West Indies 18 for 4 in six overs (Andre Fletcher 6, Johnson Charles 4; Laisth Malinga 2 for six) against Sri Lanka