||West Indies Vs Sri Lanka
| Match Basics
|2nd Test Match – Day 5: West Indies Vs Sri Lanka
|Date: 18th 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 1st Innings: 253 all out (79 Overs, RR: 3.2)
|West Indies 1st Innings: 300 all out (100.3 Overs, RR: 2.98)
|Sri Lanka’s 2nd Innings: 342 all out (91.4 Overs, RR: 3.73)
|Performers – Day 5:
|Batting: Dananjaya 23 off 30 balls.
|Bowling: Shannon Gabriel 8/62 in 20.4 overs, Kemar Roach 2/78 in 21 overs.
|West Indies 2nd Innings: 147/5 (60.3 Overs, RR: 2.42)
|Performers – Day 5:
|Batting: KC Brathwaite 59 off 172 balls, Shai Hope 39 off 115 balls.
|Bowling: Lakmal 2/48 in 17.3 overs, Rajitha 2/23 in 13 overs, Dananjaya 1/33 in 19 overs
|Result: Match Drawn
|Man Of The Match: Shannon Gabriel
|Highlights & Analysis
|West Indies Vs Sri Lanka: SL 2nd Innings (Continued)
- With the prediction of rain on Day 5 Sri Lanka chances to secure a win were very less.
- No overnight declaration came from Sri Lanka as Dananjaya and Lakmal walked out to bat.
- Surprisingly, a defensive approach was seen from the very 1st over by Lakmal. But, it didn’t matter to Gabriel who snuffed out his wicket.
- Sri Lanka were now 9 wickets down. Kumara joined Dananjaya. But, this last wicket stand only lasted 1 over as Gabriel took his 13th wicket and Sri Lanka’s innings ended.
West Indies Vs Sri Lanka: WI 2nd Innings
- West Indies needed 295 runs to win this test match. But, the uneven bounce on this pitch was going to become a big hindrance in getting to the total.
- WI openers Brathwaite and Smith came out to bat and Lakmal was given the new ball by his captain.
- Smith survived Lakmal, but Rajitha claimed his wicket as Sri Lanka got their 1st breakthrough.
- Powell joined Brathwaite. But, one ball later he too fell to the debutante, Rajitha who appeared to be on fire.
- Shai Hope joined Brathwaite. Both batsmen built a solid 17-run stand before a short ball from Kumara injured Hope and he returned to the pavilion retired-hurt.
- Roston Chase joined Brathwaite. Sri Lanka continued to bowl tight lines and length and after a 30-run stand Lakmal finally got the wicket of Chase.
- Shane Dowrich joined Brathwaite and one over later lunch was called on day 5. At this point, West Indies were 3 wickets down and had only scored 55 runs.
- After lunch spin was brought into the attack and this move worked as Dananjaya struck in his 2nd over to claim the wicket of Dowrich.
- Shai Hope who was retired hurt came out to bat again. Sri Lankan bowlers continued to keep the pressure on West Indies.
- But, a match-defining partnership was shared between the two, until tea was called.
- It was time now for the final session of play.
- Sri Lanka needed 6 wickets while West Indies needed 187 runs to win this test.
- After tea, 50-run stand was reached between the two. But, on the very next ball Hope departed as Lakmal got his 2nd wicket of the innings.
- The West Indian captain, Holder joined Brathwaite who reached his fifty in the very next over.
- After 2 overs rain stopped play. Play resumed again after outfield had been dried. With 23 overs remaining West Indies needed 158 runs to win this test.
- But, rain came once again and this time it didn’t stop and the match was called off. The final result was a draw. Gabriel was the man of the match for his 13 wickets.
- Both teams now head to final test with West Indies in the lead by 1-0.
West Indies Vs Sri Lanka – 2nd Test: Day 1 – Sri Lanka Struggle
West Indies Vs Sri Lanka – 2nd Test: Day 2 – West Indies Stay On Track
West Indies Vs Sri Lanka – 2nd Test: Day 3 – Sri Lanka Fightback
West Indies Vs Sri Lanka – 2nd Test: Day 4 – Sri Lanka In The Lead
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JO Holder (Cpt.)
SO Dowrich (Wkt.)
DM de Silva
LD Chandimal (Cpt.)
N Dickwella (Wkt.)
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