West Indies vs Sri Lanka, LIVE Cricket Rating, 1st Take a look at, Day 3 at Antigua
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Day 2 report: Quick bowler Rahkeem Cornwall made an unbeaten half-century and mixed in a 90-run eighth wicket partnership with Joshua Da Silva which guided the West Indies to a 99-run lead over Sri Lanka on Monday on the second day of the primary cricket Take a look at.
Cornwall was 60 not out at stumps, the primary Antiguan to attain a Take a look at half-century on the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium.
Wicketkeeper Da Silva made 46 and held collectively the West Indies decrease center order as they edged previous Sri Lanka’s first innings of 169. The house aspect matched that whole with six wickets down and Cornwall and Da Silva carried them to 268-8 at stumps.
Da Silva’s affected person stand was crucial of the innings till it was surpassed by Cornwall. He steadied the West Indies once they have been 133-5 and the match was nonetheless within the stability.
Cornwall had been decided to make an announcement with the bat. He advised a neighborhood reporter earlier than the match to “inform the world I’ve come to make a rating.”
The burly 1.96-meter paceman was nearly as good as his phrase, reaching his first take a look at 50 from 62 balls and breaking the mould on a day of gradual scoring with 9 fours and two sixes.
“I do know I’ve good batting expertise,” Cornwall stated. “I simply tried at first to bat with Joshua, attempt to get us to a superb rating and simply attempt to bat myself.
“I used to be assured. I’ve been placing in some work within the nets with the batting coach and I advised myself I’ve to attain some runs, I’m not doing in addition to I can do with the bat.”
The partnership between Cornwall and Da Silva modified the course of the match. Earlier, Sri Lanka had bowled nicely to comprise the West Indies’ batsmen.
A 56-run second wicket partnership between John Campbell (42) and Nkrumah Bonner (31) was the very best effort by the West Indies high order. However veteran Sri Lanka paceman Suranga Lakmal made inroads into the West Indies lineup, taking 5-45, his fourth five-wicket bag in exams.
Lakmal dismissed West Indies captain Kraigg Brathwaite (3), then eliminated Kyle Mayers when he seemed harmful on 45. He returned to bowl Jermaine Blackwood (2) and Jason Holder (19), leaving the West Indies 169-6. Alzarri Joseph (0) was his fifth wicket.
The West Indies have been 261-7 when Joshua was out shortly earlier than stumps, caught behind after being lured right into a unfastened shot by a brief ball from Dushmantha Chameera.
With inputs from The Related Press
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