On stumps, the West Indies score was 13/0, with John Campbell and Kraigg Brathwaite on the field. West Indies started their first innings on a steady note, with openers Campbell and Brathwaite making sure they didn’t lose a wicket and resuming Day 2 with all wickets in hand.
Previously, after being asked to strike first, Sri Lanka had gotten off to a bad start when Dimuth Karunaratne (12) didn’t get out until the 11th. Opener Lahiru Thirimanne was then supported by Oshada Fernando, but their partnership didn’t last long before it ended and Dinesh Chandimal got in the middle.
Chandimal couldn’t shine either when he only scored four runs and was caught by Jason Holder’s delivery. While other batsmen failed to score runs, Thirimanne put in an impressive performance and tackled the bowlers in the West Indies pretty well. Sri Lanka kept losing gates, but Thirimannes fifty helped them break the 100-run mark.
Niroshan Dickwella and Thirimanne have revived Sri Lanka’s innings and played carefully. Dickwella played 32 before Holder fired him. Holder then chose the much needed wicket for his side and removed Thirimanne (70). Then Sri Lanka lost the gates in quick succession and was all on 169 races.
Jason Holder picked five wickets in the innings while Kemar Roach scalped three.
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