West Indies Vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test

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Test Series
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

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.

West Indies Vs Sri Lanka

  • Powell joined Brathwaite. But, one ball later he too fell to the debutante, Rajitha who appeared to be on fire.

West Indies Vs Sri Lanka

  • 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.

West Indies Vs Sri Lanka

  • 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.

West Indies Vs Sri Lanka

  • 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.

West Indies Vs Sri Lanka

  • 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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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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