West Indies 236
Shares that they had a talk in the dressing room and looking ahead to this recreation. Informs about a few modifications of their XI – Thisara Perera and Oshada Fernando are in for Angelo Mathews and Kamindu Mendis. Pitch report – Brilliant sunshine and a robust breeze blowing throughout the stadium.
Lakmal dismissed West Indies captain Kraigg Brathwaite , then eliminated Kyle Mayers when he looked dangerous on forty five. He returned to bowl Jermaine Blackwood and Jason Holder , leaving the West Indies 169-6. The partnership between Cornwall and Da Silva changed the course of the match.
“I just tried at first to bat with Joshua, try to get us to a great score and simply attempt to bat myself. Da Silva’s patient stand was crucial of the innings till it was surpassed by Cornwall. He steadied the West Indies when they were and the match was still in the steadiness. The 140kg off-spinner combined in a 90-run eighth wicket partnership with Joshua Da Silva which guided the West Indies to a 99-run lead.
That partnership had begun in the sixth over of the innings, after captain Dimuth Karunaratne had edged a wide Kemar Roach supply to 3rd slip. At that time Sri Lanka, who had picked up the final two West Indian wickets cheaply within the first quarter-hour of the day, had been still trailing by 94 runs. Wickekeeper Da Silva made forty six and held collectively the West Indies decrease middle order as they edged past Sri Lanka’s first innings of 169. The home aspect matched that complete with six wickets down and Cornwall and Da Silva carried them to at stumps.
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Sri Lanka, skittled out for 169 of their first innings, will start Wednesday’s play 153 runs forward with six wickets in hand. By the time Oshada edged a probing outswinger – falling nine runs wanting a second Test century – to turn out to be Mayers’ maiden Test wicket, that deficit had transformed to a 68-run lead. Mayers produced a perfect out-swinger along with his first ball to lure Fernando ahead and get a thick edge through to wicketkeeper Joshua da Silva for a first Test wicket. An impressed bowling change led to part-time medium pacer Kyle Mayers grabbing two wickets whereas Kemar Roach took the opposite as they put a brief brake on the visitors’ batting. They are in a healthy position even after the West Indies bowlers fought back with three quick wickets after tea to halt a dominant batting efficiency. Sri Lanka are coming into this two match sequence on the again of poor-run.
His boundaries, rare as they have been, had been nevertheless exquisite of their execution – be it a back foot punch through cowl level, or textbook drives via mid-off. But along with the aforementioned lack of swing, the Sri Lankan batsmen too were applying themselves much more adroitly. The blueprint for what is needed, however, was mapped out earlier in the day by Oshada and Thirimanne, with the pair’s endurance having for long durations blunted regardless of the hosts threw at them. The West Indies have been when Joshua was out shortly before stumps, caught behind after being lured right into a loose shot by a brief ball from Dushmantha Chameera. Chasing 161 to seal the series, West Indies were bowled out for just 117.