The first T20 match of the series between Sri Lanka and West Indies from Pallekele International Cricket Stadium, Where West Indies won the toss and elected to bat.
West Indies started their inning very well as having opening stand of 74 runs between Lendl Simmons and Brandon King. But Brandon King lost his wicket after scored 33 runs.
Nicholas Pooran started bad and also could not continue ahead as lost his wicket. Andre Russell smashed 35 runs that carried their scoreboard ahead.
Kieron Pollard the skipper who also helped his team by knocking 34 runs off just faced 15 balls including with 3, fours and 2, sixes. While Lendl Simmons was half centurion not out smashing 67 runs off just faced 51 balls with the help of 7, fours and 2, sixes that ended their inning at 194 runs with the lost 4 wickets after played 20 overs.
Although in the runs chase Sri Lankan openers started so badly as they lost their first wicket of Avishka Fernando as went back to pavilion after scored 7 runs.
Shehan Jayasuriya along with him Kusal Mendis both went back without scoring any run. Angelo Mathews also could not contribute to put some output.
Kusal Perera stayed at the crease bacame the last for Islandars to make chase so close to the target but he could not continue more as lost wicket after scoring 66 runs off just faced 38 balls.
While Wanindu Hasaranga crucial ending 44 runs power tons did not help them to come up with the victory as they were bowled out at the score of 171 runs with in 19.1 overs.