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Day 4 report: West Indies captain Kraigg Brathwaite fell in need of a second century Thursday however helped his crew to a commanding place after the fourth day of the second cricket Take a look at towards Sri Lanka.
Brathwaite adopted his 126 within the West Indies’ first innings of 354 with 85 which, together with half centuries to Kyle Mayers and Jason Holder, allowed him to declare his crew’s second innings at 280-4, a lead of 376.
Brathwaite known as his batsmen in simply after 4. 40 pm, giving the West Indies round 38 minutes to bowl at Sri Lanka earlier than stumps. Holder was left 71 not out, having shared a late 53-run partnership with Joshua da Silva who was 20 not out.
Captain Dimuth Karunaratne (11) and Lahiru Thirimanne (17) guided Sri Lanka by means of 9 overs to 29-0 at stumps once they nonetheless trailled by 347.
Brathwaite was “clearly dissatisfied” to be out near a second century within the match however proud of the West Indies’ efficiency.
“We wished to get a number of overs on this night when it’s a troublesome interval for the openers to bat,” he mentioned. “The wickets didn’t materialize however I believe the runs on the board are good.
“It received’t be straightforward, the pitch is first rate so we’ve go to work onerous tomorrow. It could be nice (to win) and go up the Take a look at rankings however we’ve acquired to care for session by session.”
Sri Lanka had begun the day at 250-8 of their first innings, 104 runs behind the West Indies. The house facet took simply over three overs to wrap up the innings at 258 and take a primary innings lead of 96 runs.
Pathum Nissanka, poised on 49 in a single day, accomplished his half century from the fifth ball of the day and from 123 deliveries. However he was out quickly after for 51, caught by wicketkeeper Joshua da Silva from the bowling of Kemar Roach and the Sri Lanka innings lasted solely three extra deliveries earlier than Vishwa Fernando was the final man out.
Bearing the heavy weight of the deficit, Sri Lanka made an early breakthrough within the West Indies second innings when it dismissed opener John Campbell, caught by wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella from the bowling of Suranga Lakmal for 10.
A component of competition arose from the next ball when Jermaine Blackwood, batting up the order rather than the injured Nkrumah Bonner, appeared to have been trapped lbw by Lakmal. The on-field umpire rejected Sri Lanka’s enchantment and the tv replay confirmed the ball hitting a bit of leg stump. However below the DRS system the umpire’s name is favored and Blackwood survived.
He had one other let-off when he was on seven and was dropped by Lahiru Thirimanne at first slip off Vishwa Fernando.
Brathwaite was fortune to outlive a run out likelihood minutes earlier. He was effectively in need of his floor when the throw from the outfield was relayed to Dhananjaya de Silva on the non-striker’s finish however Dhananjaya was unable to regulate the ball and take off the bails.
Blackwood was 18 when he was caught by Dickwella from Dushmantha Chameera, giving the Sri Lanka wicketkeeper his seventh catch of the match.
Mayers additionally benefited from the quirks of the DRS system when he survived Dhananjaya’s lbw enchantment within the twenty ninth over. The umpire once more turned down Sri Lanka and the tv replay confirmed the ball hitting the off bail.
Mayers went on to a half century from 63 balls, with eight boundaries, earlier than finally falling lbw to Lakmal for 55. On this case he couldn’t be saved by the evaluation after the on-field choice of out and replays confirmed the ball hitting center stump.
Brathwaite reached his twenty first Take a look at half century from 137 balls and appeared set to succeed in centuries in each innings when he went on to 85. However at that time he performed an unusually informal shot to a ball from Chameera angled into center and off. Searching for to work the ball to sq. leg, he missed totally and the supply handed by means of his shot to hit the stumps.
Holder hurried the West Indies in the direction of a declaration along with his half century from 69 balls.
With inputs from The Related Press
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