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West Non mainstream players strike to leave Sri Lanka battling in conclusive Test

NORTH Solid: Sri Lanka lost their two short-term batsmen in a downpour interfered with meeting as the West Independents confined the travelers to 189 for five in answer to their first innings absolute of 354 at lunch on the third day of the second and last Test at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Arena on Wednesday.

Shannon Gabriel at long last guaranteed his first wicket of the arrangement, the quick bowler producing maintained, unsettling speed to represent Dinesh Chandimal while Dhananjaya de Silva tumbled to an intermittent off-twist of Jermaine Blackwood.

Pathum Nissanka, who denoted his presentation in the main Test seven days sooner at similar scene with a brilliant second innings hundred, and wicket-guardian/batsman Niroshan Dickwella will proceed in the early evening meeting, assuming the rainclouds hold back.

Chandimal and Dhananjaya were quickly tested by the reliable aggression of Gabriel, who watched totally unwell in the principal Test however, without precedent for this short arrangement, was terminating on all chambers.

Chandimal was fortunate to get away from when a plunging Rahkeem Cornwall couldn’t clutch get from the start slip yet the previous skipper’s karma ran out when, disrupted by a blow on the hand prior in the over, he was unable to control a snare shot to a lifting conveyance on the body and substitute defender Hayden Walsh Jr finished the agreeable catch at profound square-leg to eliminate Chandimal for 44.

His fifth-wicket organization with de Silva was worth 75 runs.

With the lunch span coaxing West Non mainstream players had significantly more noteworthy reason for festivity when de Silva was pronounced leg-before for 39 to the primary conveyance of the morning bowled by Blackwood.

Albeit the batsman walked off the field dejectedly, TV replays of the excusal affirmed that the choice would have been upset had he picked a DRS reference.

Late on Tuesday, the guests energized behind Lahiru Thirimanne’s third continuous 50 years to arrive at 136-3 at stumps. After scores of 70 and 76 in the drawn first Test, Thirimanne’s run of acceptable scores — returning to the arrangement in South Africa last December — proceeded with another made innings out of 55.

The left-gave opener tumbled to Kemar Insect in the day’s last meeting after commander Dimuth Karunaratne endure 16 balls before an edged drive off quick bowler Alzarri Joseph created a shocking jumping get at third sneak past Nkrumah Bonner to send the left-hander back to the structure for only one when Sri Lanka began their answer following lunch.

As in the main Test seven days sooner at a similar scene, intermittent seamer Kyle Mayers represented Oshada Fernando and when Bug bowled Thirimanne through the door, the innings was at a junction at 77 for three.


WEST Non mainstream players (first Innings) 354 (K.C. Brathwaite 126, R.R.S. Cornwall 73, K.R. Mayers 49; R.A.S. Lakmal 4-94, P.V.D. Chameera 3-69).

  • SRI LANKA (first Innings, short-term 136-3):
  • F.D.M. Karunaratne c Bonner b Joseph 1
  • H.D.R.L. Thirimanne b Insect 55
  • B.O.P. Fernando lbw b Mayers 18
  • L.D. Chandimal c sub b Gabriel 44
  • D.M. de Silva lbw b Blackwood 39
  • P. Nissanka not out 14
  • N. Dickwella not out 9
  • Additional items (lb-2, w-1, nb-6) 9
  • All out (for five wkts, 82.2. overs) 189
  • FALL OF WKTS: 1-18, 2-64, 3-77, 4-152, 5-177.
  • TO BAT: R.A.S. Lakmal, L. Embuldeniya, M.V.T. Fernando, P.V.D. Chameera.

BOWLING (until this point in time): Bug 16-4-54-1 (4nb); Gabriel 14-3-33-1; Joseph 12-2-35-1 (1w); Holder 12-2-20-0 (2nb); Mayers 11-7-10-1; Cornwall 14.2-5-25-0; Blackwood 3-0-10-1.

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