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Karunaratne misses out on record but Sri Lanka dominate day 1

West Indies Tour of Sri Lanka 2021

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Dimuth Karunaratne fell 8 runs short of his 7th consecutive 50+ score in Test Cricket but Sri Lanka dominated a rain curtailed day 1 of the 2nd Test against West Indies in Galle.

Karunaratne would have joined Everton de Weekes, Andy Flower, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Kumar Sangakkara, Chris Rogers and KL Rahul as the only batters to achieve the feat, but unfortunately fell to Roston Chase with the milestone within striking distance.

The performance of the day, however, came from young Pathum Nissanka, who made a classy 61* opening alongside Karunaratne. The right-hander looked the more comfortable of the pair, putting the crease to good use as he drove and cut his way to his 3rd Test half-century. He comfortably outscored Karunaratne in the early part of the innings, making full use of the regular loose deliveries served up by the visitors.

The Windies were loose early on, conceding a number of boundaries to Nissanka, before Kemar Roach and Jason Holder settled into a good spell with the new ball. Kyle Mayers’ 2 over spell released the pressure built, particularly on Karunaratne, who seemed to be struggling to middle the ball, but the spinners Veerasamy Permaul, Roston Chase and Jomel Warrican came in to tighten things up once again.

Nissanka and Karunaratne handled the good deliveries impressively, while making the most of the boundary balls on offer, bringing up their 2nd 100-run partnership in the series. This was also Sri Lanka’s 5th 100+ partnership in their last 7 test innings.

The visitors once again wasted a couple of reviews early, the 2nd one particularly baffling as Oshada Fernando played and missed and Kraigg Brathwaite went to the DRS on the insistence of the bowler Jomel Warrican, despite keeper Joshua Da Silva not being too keen on the review.

Earlier in the day, incessant rain in Galle saw the 1st two sessions of the day washed off before Charith Asalanka was handed his Test cap by Karunaratne, making him Sri Lanka’s 157th Men’s Test player. He was swapped straight in to the team, with pace bowler Dushmantha Chameera rested for this game.

The West Indies came into the 2nd Test with 3 changes to the side that played the 1st Test last week, with Jeremy Solozano (concussion), Shannon Gabriel and Rakheem Cornwall left out for Shai Hope, Kemar Roach and Veerasamy Permaul.

With the loss of over 55 overs in the day’s play, the game is scheduled to start at 9.45am on day 2, weather permitting.




Result


West Indies
253/10 (104.2) & 132/10 (56.1)

Sri Lanka
204/10 (61.3) & 345/9 (121.4)

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Pathum Nissanka lbw b Veerasammy Permaul 73 148 0 0 49.32
Dimuth Karunaratne c & b Roston Chase 42 90 0 0 46.67
Oshada Fernando c Joshua Da Silva b Jomel Warrican 18 27 0 0 66.67
Angelo Mathews b Jomel Warrican 29 45 0 0 64.44
Dhananjaya de Silva c Joshua Da Silva b Veerasammy Permaul 2 2 0 0 100.00
Charith Asalanka c Nkrumah Bonner b Veerasammy Permaul 10 15 0 0 66.67
Dinesh Chandimal lbw b Jomel Warrican 2 8 0 0 25.00
Ramesh Mendis c Shai Hope b Jomel Warrican 5 9 0 0 55.56
Suranga Lakmal c Jomel Warrican b Veerasammy Permaul 12 20 0 0 60.00
Lasith Embuldeniya b Veerasammy Permaul 1 7 0 0 14.29
Praveen Jayawickrama not out 0 1 0 0 0.00


Extras 10 (b 0 , lb 7 , nb 3, w 0, pen 0)
Total 204/10 (61.3 Overs, RR: 3.32)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Kemar Roach 6 2 12 0 2.00
Jason Holder 8 2 23 0 2.88
Kyle Mayers 2 0 13 0 6.50
Veerasammy Permaul 13 3 35 5 2.69
Roston Chase 14 0 64 1 4.57
Jomel Warrican 18.3 5 50 4 2.73
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Kraig Brathwaite b Lasith Embuldeniya 72 185 0 0 38.92
Jermaine Blackwood lbw b Praveen Jayawickrama 44 99 0 0 44.44
Nkrumah Bonner lbw b Ramesh Mendis 35 95 0 0 36.84
Shai Hope lbw b Ramesh Mendis 22 89 0 0 24.72
Roston Chase c Pathum Nissanka b Ramesh Mendis 10 33 0 0 30.30
Kyle Mayers not out 36 58 0 0 62.07
Jason Holder lbw b Ramesh Mendis 4 10 0 0 40.00
Joshua Da Silva b Ramesh Mendis 0 1 0 0 0.00
Kemar Roach c Dhananjaya de Silva b Praveen Jayawickrama 8 9 0 0 88.89
Veerasammy Permaul b Lasith Embuldeniya 15 38 0 0 39.47
Jomel Warrican c Chamika Karunaratne b Ramesh Mendis 1 7 0 0 14.29


Extras 6 (b 0 , lb 0 , nb 6, w 0, pen 0)
Total 253/10 (104.2 Overs, RR: 2.42)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Suranga Lakmal 9 3 22 0 2.44
Lasith Embuldeniya 35 13 94 2 2.69
Ramesh Mendis 34.2 8 70 6 2.05
Praveen Jayawickrama 25 4 59 2 2.36
Dhananjaya de Silva 1 0 8 0 8.00
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Dimuth Karunaratne run out () 6 10 0 0 60.00
Pathum Nissanka lbw b Roston Chase 66 154 0 0 42.86
Oshada Fernando run out () 14 41 0 0 34.15
Charith Asalanka c Nkrumah Bonner b Veerasammy Permaul 19 55 0 0 34.55
Dhananjaya de Silva not out 155 262 0 0 59.16
Dinesh Chandimal c & b Roston Chase 2 12 0 0 16.67
Ramesh Mendis c Kemar Roach b Kraig Brathwaite 25 58 0 0 43.10
Suranga Lakmal lbw b Veerasammy Permaul 7 11 0 0 63.64
Angelo Mathews c Jermaine Blackwood b Veerasammy Permaul 1 5 0 0 20.00
Lasith Embuldeniya b Jason Holder 39 124 0 0 31.45


Extras 11 (b 4 , lb 4 , nb 2, w 1, pen 0)
Total 345/9 (121.4 Overs, RR: 2.84)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Veerasammy Permaul 40 4 106 3 2.65
Roston Chase 27 2 82 2 3.04
Jomel Warrican 29 5 76 0 2.62
Kemar Roach 8 0 27 0 3.38
Jason Holder 9.4 1 26 0 2.77
Kraig Brathwaite 5 0 11 1 2.20
Nkrumah Bonner 3 1 9 0 3.00


Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Kraig Brathwaite lbw b Ramesh Mendis 6 21 0 0 28.57
Jermaine Blackwood c Dhananjaya de Silva b Lasith Embuldeniya 36 92 0 0 39.13
Nkrumah Bonner b Lasith Embuldeniya 44 143 0 0 30.77
Shai Hope c Suranga Lakmal b Ramesh Mendis 16 24 0 0 66.67
Roston Chase c Avishka Fernando b Ramesh Mendis 0 1 0 0 0.00
Kyle Mayers c Dhananjaya de Silva b Ramesh Mendis 0 4 0 0 0.00
Jason Holder c Dhananjaya de Silva b Lasith Embuldeniya 3 12 0 0 25.00
Joshua Da Silva not out 4 15 0 0 26.67
Kemar Roach lbw b Lasith Embuldeniya 13 17 0 0 76.47
Veerasammy Permaul lbw b Ramesh Mendis 1 5 0 0 20.00
Jomel Warrican c Dhananjaya de Silva b Lasith Embuldeniya 3 3 0 0 100.00


Extras 6 (b 4 , lb 2 , nb 0, w 0, pen 0)
Total 132/10 (56.1 Overs, RR: 2.35)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Lasith Embuldeniya 20.1 6 35 5 1.74
Ramesh Mendis 25 6 66 5 2.64
Praveen Jayawickrama 10 3 23 0 2.30
Charith Asalanka 1 0 2 0 2.00