West Indies vs Sri Lanka, LIVE Cricket Rating, 1st Take a look at, Day 5 at Antigua
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Day 4 report: Pathum Nissanka scored a century on debut and Niroshan Dickwella fell 4 runs wanting a maiden century on Wednesday as Sri Lanka took management of the primary Take a look at towards the West Indies on the fourth day.
Beginning 102 runs behind on the primary innings, Sri Lanka reached 476 of their second innings for a lead of 374.
Sri Lanka then made an vital breakthrough in 20 overs earlier than stumps, dismissing John Campbell (11) to go away the West Indies 34-1, nonetheless 340 runs behind. Captain Kraigg Brathwaite was 8 not out and Nkrumah Bonner 15.
The day started with promise for the West Indies, who handed the second new ball to Alzarri Joseph as an alternative of Kemar Roach. Joseph repaid the choice with a wicket from the fifth ball of the day, bowling Dhananjaya de Silva who resumed on 46 and had simply posted his eighth Take a look at half-century.
Nissanka and Dickwella got here collectively at that time and batted via virtually the entire first and second periods in a partnership which produced 179 runs for the sixth wicket.
The 22-year-old Nissanka was affected person and cautious in his shot choice, reaching his half-century from 126 balls with 5 boundaries. Dickwella’s 50 got here from 103 balls and included three boundaries.
Dickwella lived dangerously later in his innings. He was dropped by Bonner at gully from Jason Holder’s bowling when he was 44, chasing a brief and huge supply. His lower shot went on to Bonner at waist top however the fieldsman, off steadiness, dropped a easy likelihood.
On 74, Dickwella nicked a ball from Joseph down the leg aspect, on to wicketkeeper Joshua Da Silva however the one attraction from the West Indies was a half-hearted one from the bowler.
Dickwella surpassed his earlier highest take a look at rating of 92 with a 4 off Roach. 5 balls later, he was struck a glancing blow on the helmet by Roach and the ball dropped and spun again, hitting the stumps with out eradicating the bails.
Nissanka reached his 100 with an outdoor edge huge of slips, from 240 deliveries and with solely six fours in a very watchful innings which steadily constructed Sri Lanka’s benefit.
He’s the fourth Sri Lankan to make a century on Take a look at debut and the primary to take action outdoors Sri Lanka.
“I wasn’t conscious of these data,” Nissanka mentioned. “With the state of the sport, the workforce wanted me to carry out and I’m glad to carry out for the workforce.
“The dialogue (with Dickwella) was primarily that now we have to try to drag it out for so long as attainable to get an enormous rating and ensure the bowlers have sufficient runs to bowl at.
“If the bowlers hold the ball in the appropriate space, there’s nonetheless an opportunity of bowling the West Indies out. I feel now we have a very good likelihood.”
Nissanka was out within the second over after tea, taking part in an uncharacteristic slog sweep as he tried to elevate the run price, solely to be caught at deep backward sq. by Kemar Roach from the bowling of Rahkeem Cornwall.
Dickwella regarded positive to go onto his first Take a look at century. However at 96 he performed a lazy shot to a large ball from Roach, trying to dab the ball down to 3rd man. As an alternative, he dragged it again onto his personal stumps.
Whereas Roach loudly celebrated the wicket, Dickwella regarded surprised, leaning on his bat earlier than slowly trudging again to the pavilion.
With inputs from AP
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