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West Indies edge ahead on rain-curtailed day

Sri Lanka vs West Indies, 2nd Test, Day 03

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Pathum Nissanka
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West Indian bowling unit earned advantage of the Test on the third day of the second Test match against Sri Lanka at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua as Sri Lanka lost 5 wickets for just 114 runs during the day. Youngster Pathum Nissanka who guided Sri Lanka past 250 with the help of tailenders, was the only recognized batsman who remained in the middle at stumps.

Sri Lanka started their day on 136 for 3 with Dhananjaya de Silva and Dinesh Chandimal in the middle, trailing 218 runs behind West Indies’ first essay. Sri Lanka needed this experienced duo to make a big partnership today but the speedster Shannon Gabriel had other ideas. 

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Gabriel was bowling to a plan to the settled pair as he stuck to short balls in the morning session. Chandimal was almost dismissed in the first over of the day as he nicked one to third slip but put down by Rakheem Cornwall. Four overs later Gabriel earned his first wicket of the series for bending his back as Chandimal hooked one without control which ended at the hands of Hayden Walsh Jr.

From then on, Youngster Pathum Nissanka and De Silva built a promising partnership as both played positively taking the attack to West Indies main spinner, Cornwall. But due to a lapse in concentration by De Silva, he was judged LBW off the bowling of part-time spinner Jermaine Blackwood. 

De Silva decided not to review his LBW decision despite having 3 reviews in hand and paid the price as the replays suggested that the ball would have missed the leg stump according to the ball-tracking technology. Needless to say, Sri Lanka coach Mickey Arthur was furious at (a) the umpire’s decision and (b) De Silva’s judgement.

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De Silva was batting comfortably at that moment and these quick two blows in the morning sent Sri Lanka backwards which meant the youngster Pathum Nissanka and wicket-keeper batsman Niroshan Dickwella had to shoulder the Sri Lanka innings.

The innings was disrupted in few instances due to rain as the play was limited to only 42.1 overs during the day. Players had to wait hours to get back into the field which didn’t help Sri Lanka’s cause. 

Dickwella who scored another 90’s score last game, couldn’t succeed in this innings as he was caught behind for 20 off the bowling of former West Indian skipper Jason Holder. The only successful innings with the bat was played by young Nissanka who was batting on a different pitch compared to others’ dismissals.

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Sri Lanka reached 250 for the fall of 8 wickets during the short passage of play yesterday and Nissanka was just one run behind another half-century to follow his century on debut.

Result

Match drawn

Sri Lanka
258/10 (108) & 193/2 (79)

West Indies
354/10 (111.1) & 280/4 (72.4)

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Kraig Brathwaite b Dushmantha Chameera 126 311 13 0 40.51
John Campbell c Niroshan Dickwella b Suranga Lakmal 5 24 1 0 20.83
Nkrumah Bonner b Suranga Lakmal 0 6 0 0 0.00
Kyle Mayers c Niroshan Dickwella b Vishwa Fernando 49 61 8 0 80.33
Jermaine Blackwood c Niroshan Dickwella b Suranga Lakmal 18 29 2 1 62.07
Jason Holder c Lahiru Thirimanne b Dhananjaya de Silva 30 34 5 0 88.24
Joshua Da Silva c Niroshan Dickwella b Dushmantha Chameera 1 35 0 0 2.86
Alzarri Joseph lbw b Lasith Embuldeniya 29 41 3 1 70.73
Rahkeem Cornwall c Vishwa Fernando b Suranga Lakmal 73 92 10 1 79.35
Kemar Roach c Niroshan Dickwella b Dushmantha Chameera 9 36 1 0 25.00
Shannon Gabriel not out 1 5 0 0 20.00


Extras 13 (b 0 , lb 6 , nb 7, w 0, pen 0)
Total 354/10 (111.1 Overs, RR: 3.18)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Suranga Lakmal 28 11 94 4 3.36
Vishwa Fernando 27 4 71 1 2.63
Lasith Embuldeniya 25 5 88 1 3.52
Dushmantha Chameera 21.1 4 69 3 3.27
Dhananjaya de Silva 10 3 26 1 2.60
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Dimuth Karunarathne c Nkrumah Bonner b Alzarri Joseph 1 17 0 0 5.88
Lahiru Thirimanne b Kemar Roach 55 106 6 0 51.89
Oshada Fernando lbw b Kyle Mayers 18 71 1 0 25.35
Dinesh Chandimal c Hayden Walsh b Shannon Gabriel 44 101 5 0 43.56
Dhananjaya de Silva lbw b Jermaine Blackwood 39 140 1 0 27.86
Pathum Nissanka c Hayden Walsh b Kemar Roach 51 131 0 0 38.93
Niroshan Dickwella c Joshua Da Silva b Jason Holder 20 25 0 0 80.00
Suranga Lakmal c Kraig Brathwaite b Alzarri Joseph 6 9 0 0 66.67
Dushmantha Chameera c Joshua Da Silva b Jason Holder 2 26 0 0 7.69
Lasith Embuldeniya not out 5 21 0 0 23.81
Vishwa Fernando c Joshua Da Silva b Kemar Roach 0 2 0 0 0.00


Extras 17 (b 4 , lb 5 , nb 7, w 1, pen 0)
Total 258/10 (108 Overs, RR: 2.39)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Kemar Roach 19 5 59 3 3.11
Shannon Gabriel 16 3 37 1 2.31
Alzarri Joseph 22 4 64 2 2.91
Jason Holder 21 3 39 2 1.86
Kyle Mayers 11 7 10 1 0.91
Rahkeem Cornwall 15 5 25 0 1.67
Jermaine Blackwood 4 0 16 1 4.00
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Kraig Brathwaite b Dushmantha Chameera 85 196 4 0 43.37
John Campbell c Niroshan Dickwella b Suranga Lakmal 10 25 1 0 40.00
Jermaine Blackwood c Niroshan Dickwella b Dushmantha Chameera 18 41 2 0 43.90
Kyle Mayers lbw b Suranga Lakmal 55 76 8 0 72.37
Jason Holder not out 71 88 7 0 80.68
Joshua Da Silva not out 20 16 2 0 125.00


Extras 21 (b 2 , lb 12 , nb 6, w 1, pen 0)
Total 280/4 (72.4 Overs, RR: 3.85)
Did not bat Nkrumah Bonner, Alzarri Joseph, Rahkeem Cornwall, Kemar Roach, Shannon Gabriel,

Bowling O M R W Econ
Suranga Lakmal 14 3 62 2 4.43
Vishwa Fernando 12.4 1 49 0 3.95
Dhananjaya de Silva 28 3 81 0 2.89
Dushmantha Chameera 18 0 74 2 4.11


Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Lahiru Thirimanne c Rahkeem Cornwall b Alzarri Joseph 39 114 5 0 34.21
Dimuth Karunarathne lbw b Kyle Mayers 75 176 9 0 42.61
Oshada Fernando not out 66 119 8 0 55.46
Dinesh Chandimal not out 10 66 1 0 15.15


Extras 3 (b 0 , lb 1 , nb 1, w 1, pen 0)
Total 193/2 (79 Overs, RR: 2.44)
Did not bat Dhananjaya de Silva, Pathum Nissanka, Niroshan Dickwella, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Embuldeniya, Dushmantha Chameera, Vishwa Fernando,

Bowling O M R W Econ
Kemar Roach 12 2 33 0 2.75
Jason Holder 10 3 24 0 2.40
Rahkeem Cornwall 26.4 8 53 0 2.01
Shannon Gabriel 5.2 2 20 0 3.85
Alzarri Joseph 10 2 33 1 3.30
Jermaine Blackwood 6 1 17 0 2.83
Kraig Brathwaite 3 0 7 0 2.33
Kyle Mayers 6 4 5 1 0.83




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