WT20: Fletcher hits 84, WIndies beats Sri Lanka by 7 wickets

Updated Mar. 4, 2020 8:35 p.m. EST

BANGALORE, India (AP) Andre Fletcher smashed a 64-ball 84 to guide West Indies to a seven-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in Group 1 of the World Twenty20 on Sunday.

Coming in to bat in place of Chris Gayle, the right hander wasted no time in hoisting Angelo Mathews for a six, taking 13 runs off the first over.

His knock contained six fours and five sixes as West Indies - set 123 to win - reached 127-3 off 18.2 overs.

Earlier, Sri Lanka struggled after being put in to bat, reaching 122-9 from 20 overs.


The defending champion stumbled to 47-5 before a 44-run partnership between Mathews (20) and Thisara Perera (40). They took the score to 91 before Angelo was out in unusual fashion to an unintended edge off a full toss.