West Indies Vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test
||West Indies Vs Sri Lanka
| Match Basics
|2nd Test Match – Day 2: West Indies Vs Sri Lanka
|Date: 15th June, 2018
|Venue: Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia
|Umpires: ML Udawatte, CAK Rajitha
|Toss won by: Sri Lanka , elected to bat first
| Scorecard Summary
|West Indies 1st Innings: 118/2 (44.3 Overs, RR: 2.65)
|Performers – Day 2:
|Batting: Devon Smith 53* off 134 balls, Powell 27 off 45 balls.
|Bowling: Kusan Rajitha 1/25 in 12 overs, Kumara 1/48 in 13.3 overs.
|Highlights & Analysis
|West Indies Vs Sri Lanka: WI 1st Innings
- The West Indian openers Devon and Brathwaite resumed play under cloudy skies with Lakmal starting off the proceedings for Sri Lanka.
- Both batsmen started off slow but began to gather pace after drinks. Apart from the debutant, Rajitha no bowler was looking to get wickets.
- Both Devon and Brathwaite batted on and put a 50-run stand.
- Rajitha was bowling tight line and lengths and adding pressure on the batsmen who were finding it hard to put bat on ball.
- His excellent bowling was rewarded soon enough as Brathwaite was caught behind off his bowling and Sri Lanka lost their 1st wicket.
- Powell joined Devon. After playing a few overs rain stopped play.
- Play resumed after rain and despite creating several chances Sri Lanka were unable to get a wicket as Smith reached his fifty.
- And, one over after this milestone rain stopped play once again.
- Play resumed after the inspection. Powell and Devon brought up their fifty partnership. But, Powell couldn’t hold out for long as Kumara struck and West Indies lost their 2nd wicket.
- Shai Hope joined Devon Smith. But the play was suspended after a few overs due to bad light.
- West Indies finished with 8 wickets in hand and trailing by 135 runs.
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JO Holder (Cpt.)
SO Dowrich (Wkt.)
DM de Silva
LD Chandimal (Cpt.)
N Dickwella (Wkt.)
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