West Indies Vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test

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Test Series
West Indies Vs Sri lanka
             Match Basics
2nd Test Match – Day 4: West Indies Vs Sri Lanka
Date: 17th 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
Sri Lanka’s 2nd Innings: 334/8 (89 Overs, RR: 3.75)
Performers – Day 4: 
Batting: Kusal Mendis 87 off 117 balls, Dinesh Chandimal 39 off 112 balls, Roshen Silva 48 off 115 balls, Dickwella 62 off 70 balls.
Bowling: Shannon Gabriel 6/57 in 19 overs, Kemar Roach 2/75 in 20 overs.
Highlights & Analysis
West Indies Vs Sri Lanka: SL 2nd Innings (Continued)

  • The nightwatchman Rajitha and the debutante, Udawatte came out to bat and Gabriel was given the 1st over by Jason Holder.
  • And, WI’s strike bowler struck in his 1st over as he pinned Rajitha lbw and after a successful appeal, sent him back on a duck.

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  • De Silva joined Udawatte. But his stay lasted only 3 overs as he gifted his wicket after chasing a wide delivery and Gabriel got his 3rd wicket.

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  • This was not the end of Sri Lanka’s troubles as 2 overs later, Roach snuffed out yet another wicket. This time it was Udawatte who got out after chipping it straight to extra cover.

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  • The Sri Lankan captain joined Mendis. West Indies kept the pressure and the two batsmen struggled for some time.
  • But, soon they looked settled and brought their fifty run stand. At this point, Sri Lanka had extended their lead above 50 runs.
  • Gabriel was brought back into the attack in hopes of getting a wicket. The bowler created some very good chances but couldn’t stop Mendis as he reached his fifty from sixty seven balls.

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  • One over after this milestone, lunch was called and also came the news of Sri Lanka’s captain Dinesh Chandimal being charged for ball-tampering incident.
  • After lunch, spin was introduced into the attack in the form of Roston Chase.
  • Chances were created by Chase but it didn’t stop Chandimal and Mendis to bring up the 1st 100-run partnership of this innings.

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  • But, 17 runs later, this match-defining partnership was broken by Roach who claimed the wicket of Sri Lanka’s captain Dinesh Chandimal.
  • Roshen Silva joined Mendis. Both batsmen shared a extended the lead before play was stopped due to bad light.
  • After play resumed, Gabriel struck in his 1st over to remove Mendis who fell 13 runs short of his century.
  • Dickwella joined Roshen Silva. Both shared a nice partnership before Silva was dropped by Hope.

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  • This drop catch cost West Indies as the two batsmen extended their lead above 250 and Dickwella reached his fifty in the process.
  • At this point, Roshen Silva was only 2 runs away from a well-deserved half-century, but he was denied of this milestone by Gabriel.
  • The West Indian pacer claimed Silva’s wicket to complete his 10 wickets of the match and became the 1st WI bowler to do so against Sri Lanka.

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  • Dananjaya joined Dickwella. At this point, Sri Lanka were leading by 260 runs with 3 wickets in hand. Clearly, they were eyeing a total of 300-350 runs.
  • But, Gabriel returned for his next over and removed Dickwella who returned after contributing a well-made 62 off 70 balls.

  • Lakmal joined Dananjaya. Holder brought himself into the attack, intending to clean up the tail as soon as possible.
  • But, the two batsmen held their ground as stumps were called. Sri Lanka ended their day on 287 runs with 2 wickets in hand.
  • Day 5 would be very hard for WI in this West Indies Vs Sri Lanka test.

West Indies Vs Sri Lanka – 2nd Test: Day 3 – West Indies Stay On Track

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Teams
West Indies Sri Lanka

D Bishoo

DS Smith

JO Holder (Cpt.)

KAJ Roach

KC Brathwaite

KOA Powell

ML Cummins

RL Chase

SD Hope

SO Dowrich (Wkt.)

ST Gabriel

A Dananjaya

ARS Silva

BKG Mendis

CAK Rajitha

DM de Silva

LD Chandimal (Cpt.)

MDKJ Perera

ML Udawatte

N Dickwella (Wkt.)

RAS Lakmal

CBRLS Kumara

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