West Indies elect to bat against SL

2015-11-04 11:29
Marlon Samuels (Getty Images)

Colombo - Stand-in West Indies skipper Marlon Samuels won the toss and elected to bat in the second one-day international against Sri Lanka in Colombo on Wednesday.

Samuels was leading the side in the absence of regular captain Jason Holder, serving a one-match ban for a slow over-rate in the opening match on Sunday.

The West Indies brought in Ravi Rampaul and Jermaine Blackwood for the day-night game while Sri Lanka replaced Danushka Gunathilaka with Dinesh Chandimal.

The hosts won the opening one-dayer by one wicket to take the lead in the three-match series.

The third and final one-dayer will be played on Saturday, followed by two Twenty20 games.

Sri Lanka had swept the preceding Test series 2-0.

Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews (capt), Kusal Perera, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Lahiru Thirimanne, Dinesh Chandimal, Shehan Jayasuriya, Milinda Siriwardene, Sachithra Senanayake, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga, Ajantha Mendis

West Indies: Marlon Samuels (capt), Johnson Charles, Andre Fletcher, Jermaine Blackwood, Darren Bravo, Marlon Samuels, Jonathan Carter, Carlos Brathwaite, Jerome Taylor, Sunil Narine, Ravi Rampaul.

Umpires: Ranmore Martinesz (SRI) and Rod Tucker (AUS)

TV umpire: Michael Gough (ENG)

Match referee: David Boon (AUS)

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