West Indies’ exciting quick Oshane Thomas decimated the Sri Lankan batting lineup to set up his side’s first win on the ongoing tour of the island nation. The right-arm paceman was at the top of his game in the opening game of the two-match T20I series, causing supreme havoc with the ball in hand.
Having just made a comeback to the competitive arena following a car accident last month, Thomas’ fitness was extraordinary as he consistently ramped up high speeds to rattle the hosts. Thomas registered his first five-wicket haul in T20Is as West Indies completed a rather comfortable 25-run win.
Thomas’ bouncer-laden intimidating spell of bowling had the Sri Lankan batsmen ducking for cover as all of them perished while trying flashy strokes. He earned the player of the match prize for his highly impressive figures of 5/28 in three overs.