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Sri Lankan spin trio puts the brakes on West Indies

West Indies Tour of Sri Lanka 2021

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Ramesh Mendis, Lasith Embuldeniya and Praveen Jayawickrama picked up all 6 West Indian wickets to fall on day 2 of the 1st Test, leaving the visitors struggling on 113/6 at the end the day’s play.

13 wickets fell for 232 runs on day 2, with the spinners from both sides dominating proceedings in Galle.

Earlier in the day, it was part-time off-spinner Roston Chase who put a stop to Sri Lanka’s dominance, picking up 5 for 83 as the hosts went from 267/3 overnight to 386 all out midway through the day.

The West Indies opening pair of Kraigg Brathwaite and Jermaine Blackwood seemed to settle in well, putting on 46 for the first wicket, particularly vice captain Blackwood who was opening the batting for the 1st time in Tests as he looked to take on the spinners early.

Dimuth Karunaratne used the two left-arm spinners predominantly early on, with the West Indies top order packed with right-handers, but both Embvuldeniya and Jayawickrama took a while to settle in to the right lines and lengths.

Embuldeniya eventually picked up Blackwood and Jayawickrama sent Nkrumah Bonner back a short while later but it was only once off-spinner Mendis was introduced that the hosts really began to turn the screws on West Indies.

Mendis had both Brathwaite and Shai Hope caught on the leg side off consecutive deliveries, the latter falling to a brilliant catch at short leg by Oshada Fernando, before claiming Roston Chase as his 3rd victim. The off-spinner seemed to just get something a little extra pace and bounce from the track, creating a few chances for himself in the process. After his introduction to the attack, West Indies went from 80/2, to 100/6 in the space of 8 overs, digging themselves a hole it will be tough to get out of.

Earlier in the day, Sri Lanka’s overnight batters Dhananjaya de Silva and Dimuth Karunaratne looked comfortable early in the day, before the former was dismissed hit wicket in an unfortunate manner.  De Silva defended a delivery from Shannon Gabriel and tried to swat the ball away from the stumps, he missed both the ball and the wickets in his first try, then tried again and only managed to hit the bails.

Karunaratne was looking imperious in the middle, untroubled by the extra spin and bounce the Windies bowlers were able to get off the track but it was that man Roston Chase who struck once again, getting on to turn away from Karunaratne before Joshua Da Silva completed a smart stumping, catching the Sri Lankan skipper on the crease.

West Indies seemed to bowl much better lines during the day and so were rewarded, with Sri Lanka playing a long tail.

The hosts will come into day 3 looking to wrap things up early, so that they may have another bat and put a target on the board for West Indies.

Update on West Indies opening batter Jeremy Solozano: “After 24-hour observation, Jeremy Solozano will return to the West Indies team hotel this afternoon. It is confirmed that he has suffered a concussion and will immediately begin undergoing concussion protocol.

Match Referee, Ranjan Madugalle, has approved Shai Hope as Solozano’s replacement in the ongoing test match. This is in accordance with the ICC concussion substitution rule.”




Result


West Indies
230/10 (85.5) & 160/10 (79)

Sri Lanka
386/10 (133.5) & 191/4 (40.5)

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Pathum Nissanka c Rahkeem Cornwall b Shannon Gabriel 56 140 7 0 40.00
Dimuth Karunaratne st Joshua Da Silva b Roston Chase 147 300 15 0 49.00
Oshada Fernando c Nkrumah Bonner b Roston Chase 3 27 0 0 11.11
Angelo Mathews c Jason Holder b Roston Chase 3 25 0 0 12.00
Dhananjaya de Silva hit-wicket b Shannon Gabriel 61 95 5 0 64.21
Dinesh Chandimal c Rahkeem Cornwall b Roston Chase 45 83 5 0 54.22
Ramesh Mendis c Joshua Da Silva b Jomel Warrican 13 49 2 0 26.53
Suranga Lakmal lbw b Jomel Warrican 11 44 2 0 25.00
Dushmantha Chameera c Kraig Brathwaite b Jomel Warrican 3 0 0 0 0.00
Lasith Embuldeniya c Jermaine Blackwood b Roston Chase 17 0 1 1 0.00
Praveen Jayawickrama not out 8 0 1 0 0.00


Extras 19 (b 5 , lb 6 , nb 8, w 0, pen 0)
Total 386/10 (133.5 Overs, RR: 2.88)
Fall of Wickets 1-139 (49.1) Pathum Nissanka, 2-164 (57.3) Oshada Fernando, 3-170 (65.1) Angelo Mathews, 4-281 (94.4) Dhananjaya de Silva, 5-296 (99.5) Dimuth Karunaratne, 6-331 (112.6) Ramesh Mendis, 7-355 (124.4) Suranga Lakmal, 8-361 (127.4) Dinesh Chandimal, 9-361 (128.1) Dushmantha Chameera, 10-386 (133.5) Lasith Embuldeniya,

Bowling O M R W Econ
Shannon Gabriel 19 2 68 2 3.58
Jason Holder 19 9 24 0 1.26
Rahkeem Cornwall 27 3 91 0 3.37
Kyle Mayers 3 0 9 0 3.00
Jomel Warrican 32 5 87 3 2.72
Roston Chase 28.5 3 83 5 2.91
Jermaine Blackwood 1 0 6 0 6.00
Kraig Brathwaite 4 0 6 0 1.50
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Kraig Brathwaite c Pathum Nissanka b Ramesh Mendis 41 115 7 0 35.65
Jermaine Blackwood lbw b Lasith Embuldeniya 20 44 1 1 45.45
Nkrumah Bonner c Dhananjaya de Silva b Praveen Jayawickrama 1 11 0 0 9.09
Shai Hope c Oshada Fernando b Ramesh Mendis 10 31 0 0 32.26
Roston Chase c Oshada Fernando b Ramesh Mendis 2 24 0 0 8.33
Jomel Warrican c Dinesh Chandimal b Praveen Jayawickrama 1 8 0 0 12.50
Kyle Mayers c Dimuth Karunaratne b Dhananjaya de Silva 45 62 8 0 72.58
Jason Holder c Dushmantha Chameera b Praveen Jayawickrama 36 60 3 2 60.00
Joshua Da Silva b 15 88 1 0 17.05
Rahkeem Cornwall c Ramesh Mendis b Suranga Lakmal 39 58 5 1 67.24
Shannon Gabriel lbw b Praveen Jayawickrama 2 11 0 0 18.18


Extras 18 (b 3 , lb 10 , nb 2, w 3, pen 0)
Total 230/10 (85.5 Overs, RR: 2.68)
Fall of Wickets 1-46 (20.1) Jermaine Blackwood, 2-51 (23.5) Nkrumah Bonner, 3-80 (31.6) Kraig Brathwaite, 4-83 (33.1) Shai Hope, 5-86 (36.6) Jomel Warrican, 6-100 (39.6) Roston Chase, 7-163 (57.1) Kyle Mayers, 8-175 (60.4) Jason Holder, 9-224 (79.6) Rahkeem Cornwall, 10-230 (85.5) Shannon Gabriel,

Bowling O M R W Econ
Suranga Lakmal 6 1 10 1 1.67
Dushmantha Chameera 8 0 14 0 1.75
Lasith Embuldeniya 32 11 67 1 2.09
Praveen Jayawickrama 19.5 6 40 4 2.05
Ramesh Mendis 17 1 75 3 4.41
Dhananjaya de Silva 3 0 11 1 3.67
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Pathum Nissanka c Shai Hope b Rahkeem Cornwall 3 11 0 0 27.27
Dimuth Karunaratne c Jermaine Blackwood b Rahkeem Cornwall 83 103 9 0 80.58
Oshada Fernando lbw b Jomel Warrican 14 32 1 0 43.75
Angelo Mathews b 69 83 6 0 83.13
Dhananjaya de Silva c & b Jomel Warrican 1 7 0 0 14.29
Dinesh Chandimal b 10 8 0 0 125.00


Extras 11 (b 8 , lb 2 , nb 1, w 0, pen 0)
Total 191/4 (40.5 Overs, RR: 4.68)
Fall of Wickets 1-4 (2.3) Pathum Nissanka, 2-39 (11.5) Oshada Fernando, 3-162 (36.3) Dimuth Karunaratne, 4-163 (38.1) Dhananjaya de Silva,

Bowling O M R W Econ
Rahkeem Cornwall 15.5 0 60 2 3.87
Jason Holder 5 0 19 0 3.80
Roston Chase 6 1 28 0 4.67
Jomel Warrican 9 0 42 2 4.67
Shannon Gabriel 4 0 23 0 5.75
Kraig Brathwaite 1 0 9 0 9.00


Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Kraig Brathwaite lbw b Ramesh Mendis 0 14 0 0 0.00
Jermaine Blackwood c Angelo Mathews b Lasith Embuldeniya 9 18 0 0 50.00
Nkrumah Bonner not out 68 220 0 0 30.91
Shai Hope b Ramesh Mendis 3 9 0 0 33.33
Roston Chase b Lasith Embuldeniya 1 7 0 0 14.29
Kyle Mayers lbw b Ramesh Mendis 2 5 0 0 40.00
Jason Holder b Ramesh Mendis 0 1 0 0 0.00
Joshua Da Silva c Dhananjaya de Silva b Lasith Embuldeniya 54 129 0 0 41.86
Rahkeem Cornwall c Suranga Lakmal b Praveen Jayawickrama 13 46 0 0 28.26
Jomel Warrican c Avishka Fernando b Lasith Embuldeniya 1 21 0 0 4.76
Shannon Gabriel c Dhananjaya de Silva b Lasith Embuldeniya 0 6 0 0 0.00


Extras 9 (b 0 , lb 5 , nb 2, w 2, pen 0)
Total 160/10 (79 Overs, RR: 2.03)
Fall of Wickets 1-3 (3.4) Kraig Brathwaite, 2-11 (6.4) Jermaine Blackwood, 3-14 (9.1) Shai Hope, 4-15 (10.2) Roston Chase, 5-18 (11.3) Kyle Mayers, 6-18 (11.4) Jason Holder,

Bowling O M R W Econ
Lasith Embuldeniya 29 12 46 5 1.59
Ramesh Mendis 31 5 64 4 2.06
Praveen Jayawickrama 14 6 28 1 2.00
Dhananjaya de Silva 1 0 5 0 5.00
Dushmantha Chameera 4 0 12 0 3.00