(ZIZ News) – A sensational partnership between all-rounders Andre Russell and Carlos Brathwaite provided West Indies with a major boost, ahead of their three-match One-Day International series against Sri Lanka.
The pair added an eighth-wicket stand of 193 off 99 balls, which included 16 fours and 13 sixes as Windies defeated the S.L.C. President’s XI in a 50-over warm-up match at Colts Cricket Club on Thursday.
They came together with the Windies on 109 for 7 and saw the visitors to 318 all out off 48.4 overs.
Speaking afterwards, Brathwaite, who made 113 runs off 58 balls, said was particularly pleased to have helped put his team in a winning position.
Russell powered his way to 89 off 54 balls with six sixes and six fours.
The home side reached 103 for 3 off 21 overs when rain and bad light brought the match to an end to give the West Indies a 43-run victory on the Duckworth/Lewis method.