Gibson plays down warm-up loss
West Indies’ reputation as one of the tournament favourites took a knock when Sri Lanka crushed them by nine wickets in a practice match in Colombo, but West Indies coach Ottis Gibson is adamant that the result means little, given the timing and conditions of the defeat, and their resting of key players.
Batting first, West Indies were restricted to 132 for 6 by a disciplined Sri Lanka bowling effort, before Mahela Jaywardene and Tillakaratne Dilshan struck fluent fifties to make short work of the target, hitting the winning runs in the 16th over with nine wickets to spare.
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