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Dimuth and Oshada stroke fifties as Sri Lanka earn draw in second Test

Sri Lanka vs West Indies,2nd Test, Day 05

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A well-compiled knock of 75 runs from the skipper Dimuth Karunaratne and a fighting half-century from Oshada Fernando helped Sri Lanka draw the second Test match against West Indies played at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua, hence the 2-match Test series between the two teams also ends in draw (0-0).  

The rain interruptions early on the day didn’t allow the play to start on time as the fifth day’s play resumed after waiting for an hour. The Sri Lankan opening pair Dimuth Karunaratne and Lahiru Thirimanne gave the visitors a great start on final day and they made sure that the first session belonged to Sri Lanka with an unbeaten 93-run stand. 

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The left-handed duo managed to put on 101-run partnership for the opening wicket but the speedster Alzarri Joseph broke the century stand by inducing Thirimanne’s outside edge in the fifth over of post-Lunch session. 

Karunarathna and Oshada Fernando looked promising at the middle and started to build another significant partnership for the visitors but seaming all-rounder Kyle Mayers had other plans as he got the skipper Karunaratne trapped in front for 75 runs. 

Thirimanne’s fifty boosts Sri Lanka innings

Fernando and Dinesh Chandimal also showed resistance with the bat putting on a 47-run unbeaten partnership for the third wicket as the match ended in a draw with Test series also ends level 0-0.  

Sri Lanka’s premier seam bowler Suranga Lakmal who picked up 11 wickets in the 2-match Test series was handed the man of the series award. 

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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