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West Indies make Lankan bowlers toil

West Indies Tour of Sri Lanka 2021

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West Indies opening batters Kraigg Brathwaite and Jermaine Blackwood put on 62 runs for the 1st wicket as the visitors closed out day 2 just 135 runs behind Sri Lanka’s 1st innings score of 204.

A dramatic 1st session saw Sri Lanka lose their last 9 wickets for just 65 runs as the Windies spinners ran riot on day 2. The short period of play last evening had shown that this track had plenty of spin on offer and it continued to offer the bowlers plenty throughout the 1st session.

Jomel Warrican and Veerasamy Permaul beat the bat regularly early on, unlucky not to pick up some early wickets. The breakthrough finally came when Oshada Fernando played a loose shot to a short and wide delivery, nicking behind to Joshua da Silva.

It was an all too familiar sight for those who have followed Angelo Mathews career midway through the session, as the veteran pulled up in pain after completing a quick single, clutching his thigh. He left the field with the score on 162 but returned at the fall of the 8th wicket. Unable to run, he went for the boundaries and managed to get 18 runs off 15 deliveries before being dismissed by Jomel Warrican.

Charith Asalanka looked fairly comfortable in the middle, perhaps the ball spinning in to him making things slightly easier. He took on the spinners, notably getting his 1st Test runs with a reverse sweep to the boundary, but he didn’t last long enough for Sri Lanka, inside-edging to the fielder close in.

None of the batters were able to settle from that point, losing wickets in clusters as the puffs of dust from the Galle track appeared more frequently. The hosts went from 152/3 to 169/6 and eventually 204 all out.

The Sri Lankan spinners struggled to find the same amount of bite from the wicket as the Winds opening pair frustrated them with some solid defence.




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