LAUDERHILL (AP) — The United States lost to Jamaica by 19 runs and Sri Lanka beat New Zealand by seven wickets on Sunday, May 23 in a Twenty20 doubleheader.
Sri Lanka bounced back after losing to New Zealand by 29 runs Saturday, May 22 in the first major cricket international played on U.S. soil. Nuwan Kulasekara played a key role in Sri Lanka's resurgence, claiming three wickets for four runs at Central Broward Regional Park Cricket Stadium.
The Florida series was the brainchild of U.S. Cricket chief executive Don Lockerbie as part of the Destination USA program, a strategic partnership between USA Cricket and New Zealand Cricket.
U.S. captain Steve Massiah had a fighting knock of 49 runs, but it wasn't enough as Jamaica skipper Tamar Lambert smashed 19 from 12 balls and Wavell Hinds had 16 from 9.