Highlights, West Indies vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Take a look at, Day 4 at Antigua, Full Cricket Rating: Guests want 348 runs to win
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Day 3 report: Sri Lanka trailed West Indies by 104 runs with solely two second-innings wickets in hand on Wednesday after the rain-affected third day of the second cricket Take a look at.
Solely 40.3 overs had been on a day which noticed 4 rain interruptions. Sri Lanka took their rating from 136-3 in a single day to 250-8 in reply to the West Indies’ 354 earlier than a remaining, heavy bathe ended play.
First Take a look at century-maker Pathum Nissanka was left 49 not out and Lasith Embuldeniya had but to attain. Nissanka had confronted 119 balls and offered a strong anchor within the late phases of Sri Lanka’s innings.
Sri Lanka resumed its first innings Wednesday at 136-3 in reply to the West Indies’ first innings of 354, with Dinesh Chandimal 34 not out and Dhananjaya de Silva 23.
Chandimal was dropped by Rhakeem Cornwall from the bowling of Shannon Gabriel within the first over of the day, a lapse that wasn’t too pricey as Chandimal was caught by the substitute fielder Hayden Walsh off Gabriel when he was 44 and Sri Lanka was 152-4.
The primary rain break of the day got here at 11.10 AM however lasted solely 10 minutes.
Dhananjaya fell lbw to part-time off-spinner Jermaine Blackwood within the eightieth over, six overs after the resumption. He was gradual to get his bat down on a shorter, flatter supply from Blackwood which pitched on the road of center and off.
Dhananjaya made no try to evaluation the umpire’s verdict of out, a critical oversight when replays confirmed the ball was turning and lacking leg.
The rain returned lower than an hour later, tougher and extra persistent. The umpires known as for an early lunch and the gamers ultimately had been in a position to return to the sector at 1.25 PM, however there was one other two-and-a-half hour rain delay not lengthy after.
Wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella made 21 from 25 deliveries astride the rain break earlier than falling to Jason Holder, who was probably the most threatening of the West Indies’ bowlers within the final two periods. Shannon Gabriel was spectacular within the first session.
The ball handed between Dickwella’s bat and pad and the West Indies’ enchantment for a catch behind by wicketkeeper Joshua Da Silva was turned down. The following evaluation confirmed the all had taken an inside edge earlier than hitting the pad and occurring to the keeper.
Suranga Lakmal was on six when he mistimed a supply from Alzarri Joseph within the 91st over and lobbed a delicate catch to West Indies captain Kraigg Brathwaite, standing subsequent to the non-striker. Sri Lanka was 214-7.
Dushmantha Chameera confronted a testing time, particularly from Holder who combined brief and full deliveries, as soon as placing Chameera on the shoulder.
Holder arrange Chameera for the dismissal within the 98th over, first beating him with a full supply which simply missed off stump. He then examined Chameera with a brief ball which pressured the batsman onto tip-toe to defend. One other brief ball had Chameera defending earlier than a size ball once more beat him outdoors off-stump.
The fifth ball of the over was on a size and angled into off stump; Chameera defended however the ball took the sting and carried to Da Silva.
Rain had the ultimate say and the day was ended by a heavy bathe and by darkening skies simply after 5 p.m. The bathe was fleeting however left damp patches near the pitch on the Sir Vivian Richards stadium and the umpires known as off play for the day about 45 minutes later.
With inputs from The Related Press
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