Sri Lanka thrash West Indies, win series 2-0

The tourists, who resumed on 20 for 1 chasing a victory target of 244, were shot out for 171 in the post-lunch session of the fifth day's play at the P. Sara Oval.

Angelo Mathews receives the Sobers-tissera trophy by Garry Sobers and Michael Tissera.   -  AP

Sri Lanka defeated the West Indies by 72 runs in the second and final Test in Colombo on Monday to sweep the series 2-0. The tourists, who resumed on 20-1 chasing a victory target of 244, were shot out for 171 in the post-lunch session of the fifth day's play at the P. Sara Oval.

Left-arm spinners Rangana Herath and Milinda Siriwardana shared seven wickets to wreck the innings. Darren Bravo top-scored with 61. Sri Lanka had won the first Test in Galle by an innings and six runs. The two teams will next meet in three one-day internationals and two Twenty20 games.

Brief scores:

Sri Lanka 200 (Siriwardana 68, Warrican 4 for 67) and 206 (Mathews 46, Siriwardana 42, Brathwaite 6 for 29); West Indies 163 (Brathwaite 47, Prasad 4 for 34) and 171 (Bravo 61, Herath 4 for 56)

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