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West Indies collapse to defeat

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West Indies collapsed from 80-1 to 171 all out as Sri Lanka won the second Test by 72 runs in Colombo and sealed a 2-0 series victory. 

Chasing 244 to win on the final day, the tourists made an excellent start, moving from their overnight total of 20-1 to 80-1.

Opener Shai Hope (35) and Darren Bravo (61) played positively, taking the attack to the Sri Lanka spinners.  

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews - who starred in the field - turned to all-rounder Milinda Siriwardana to break the stand and the left-arm spinner did exactly that by dismissing Hope with his fifth delivery.

Hope danced down the wicket but the ball spun enough to beat his bat and resulted in an easy stumping for wicketkeeper Kusal Perera.

Marlon Samuels (6), who is in miserable form, survived several nervous moments before falling to Dilruwan Perera with Mathews completing a sharp catch at slip.

Siriwardana picked up his second wicket when Jermaine Blackwood (4) was out leg before to leave the visitors wobbling at 102-4.

Veteran spinner Rangana Herath then picked up two key wickets in an over, finding the edge of first Denesh Ramdin (10) and then Bravo, all-action skipper Mathews taking both catches at slip.

Siriwardana then pinned West Indies captain Jason Holder (7) plum in front, and Jerome Taylor (1) holed out to long on off Herath.

Devendra Bishoo (0) was run out attempting a third run down to third man, that man Mathews' excellent throw beating him by a distance.

Last man Jomel Warrican (20no) smacked some defiant blows but Herath (4-56) took the final wicket, trapping Kemar Roach (13) lbw.

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