Highlights, West Indies vs Sri Lanka 1st Check, Day 2 at Antigua, Full Cricket Rating: Hosts lead by 99 runs
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Day 1 report: Free of the duties of captaincy, Jason Holder took 5-27 as West Indies bowled out Sri Lanka for 169 on Sunday on the primary day of the primary cricket Check.
Holder was changed earlier this month as captain by Kraigg Brathwaite, who selected to bowl after successful the toss on the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium.
Holder backed up that call together with his eighth five-wicket bag in assessments, accomplished in 17.4 overs. He was supported by Kemar Roach who began slowly however discovered his size within the second session and took 3-47.
West Indies batted cautiously by way of the ultimate hour to succeed in 13-0 at stumps. Brathwaite, batting in sun shades, was three not out from 36 balls and John Campbell was on seven from 44.
The West Indies bowlers didn’t take pleasure in rapid success with the brand new ball and 10 overs had elapsed earlier than the primary wicket fell. Rahkeem Cornwall eliminated Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne for 12 and that started the unravelling of the Sri Lanka prime order.
Brathwaite brilliantly ran out Oshada Fernando for 4 and Holder claimed his first wicket when he dismissed Dinesh Chandimal (4) to go away Sri Lanka 54-3 at lunch.
Roach was significantly efficient between lunch and tea, dismissing Dhananjaya de Silva (13) and Pathum Nissanka (9), caught by Holder, to go away Sri Lanka 92-5.
Opener Lahiru Thirimanne and wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella mixed in a partnership of 58 for the sixth wicket which lifted the vacationers to 150-6. Dickwella was out at that complete for 32 and Thirimanne adopted at 160-7, bowled by Holder for 70.
Thirimanne’s battling innings gave some power to Sri Lanka’s struggling prime and center order. He wasn’t commanding and he hit solely 4 boundaries in an innings of virtually 5 hours. However he was resilient, standing in opposition to the entire collapse of the Sri Lanka innings.
Thirimanne scored largely by working the ball into the leg aspect, behind sq. or by way of mid-wicket. He reached his seventh Check half century in 129 minutes.
The Sri Lanka innings contained solely 11 fours and no sixes, a mark of the accuracy of the bowling and the testing nature of the pitch.
“I’m glad I may put us in an important place,” Holder stated. “There was a little bit of moisture up entrance and we most likely didn’t make the most of the brand new ball in addition to we’d’ve appreciated.
“But it surely was good for myself and Kemar to set them up. We knew if we make early inroads, we may get into their decrease order. It was a very good day for Kraigg Brathwaite as captain. Successful the primary day was essential and hopefully we will press residence the benefit.”
With inputs from The Related Press
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