West Indies vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test Day 2 Highlights: As it Happened

West Indies vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test Day 2 Highlights: As it Happened

West Indies vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test Day 2 Highlights: As it Happened

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Catch all of the reside updates from the 3rd Test match between West Indies and Sri Lanka at Bridgetown on Cricketnext.comDay 1 round-up: Shane Dowrich led one more West Indies rearguard with an unbeaten half-century because the West Indies rallied from 53 for 5 to succeed in stumps at 132 with out additional loss on a rain-hit opening day of the third and ultimate Test match. Virtually half of the scheduled overs have been misplaced to intermittent showers as day/night time Test cricket got here to the Caribbean for the primary time, three years after the primary such fixture was performed between Australia and neighbours New Zealand in Adelaide. Having already performed an important function within the collection with an unbeaten 125 that rescued the West Indies within the first innings of the collection in Trinidad two weeks earlier, the wicketkeeper-batsman’s wealthy vein of type continued on his house floor Saturday on the Kensington Oval. His assured innings of 60 not out was properly supported by Jason Holder, the West Indies captain contributing 33 not out in an unbroken sixth-wicket stand of 79 and going a way in the direction of justifying his determination to bat first on a inexperienced pitch, however the struggles confronted by the house facet’s high order in opposition to a Sri Lankan assault spearheaded by stand-in skipper Suranga Lakmal. Appointed to guide the vacationers with common captain Dinesh Chandimal suspended for the match after being discovered responsible of ball tampering throughout the second Test in St Lucia, Lakmal swiftly distributed with openers Devon Smith and Kraigg Brathwaite on a grassy pitch. Lahiru Kumara, Sri Lanka’s high bowler of the collection, then eliminated Kieran Powell cheaply as properly to have the house facet reeling at eight for 3. A one-hour break for rain supplied some respite to the house batsmen however when play resumed Kasun Rajitha adopted up on an encouraging debut within the second Test by dismissing Roston Chase instantly upon coming into the assault. When Rajitha accounted for Hope in the beginning of the second session, West Indian prospects of a good first innings complete seemed grim, particularly with the development over the earlier 9 day/night time Test matches in different elements of the world for bowlers to carry sway with the pink ball throughout the twilight interval. However Dowrich and Hope batted with relative ease and shall be seeking to prolong what has already been a productive partnership deep into the second day. Lakmal, the primary seamer ever to guide Sri Lanka in a Test, wasted no time in profiting from the sporting observe earlier within the afternoon when play acquired underway in vibrant sunshine. Smith stabbed on the final supply of the primary over of the match and Dhananjaya de Silva confirmed a protected pair of palms to provide you with the catch at third slip. Danushka Gunathilaka, introduced in successfully as Chandimal’s substitute within the middle-order, then confirmed good athleticism in sprinting in from cover-point and diving ahead to take the catch millimetres from the turf as Brathwaite couldn’t management a supply from Lakmal which lifted sharply on the batsman. Kumara was additionally grateful for the assist from his fielders when Kusal Mendis held an excellent low catch at second slip when Powell pushed at a full-length supply with out overlaying the ball correctly. Then after impressing with an expansive cover-driven boundary earlier than the rain-break, Chase was bowled in Rajitha’s first over, dragging a supply onto his center stump. Off-spinning all-rounder Dilruwan Perera, who has changed Akila Dananjaya in Sri Lanka’s different change from the drawn second Test, bowled the ultimate over of the session however, as anticipated that the guests relied closely on their three seamers in between the showers in searching for to put the foundations for a series-levelling victory. These expectations would have been boosted when Hope fell to Rajitha by way of one other sharp Mendis slip catch. Nevertheless the Sri Lankans have been left annoyed deep into the night time each by the resistance of Dowrich and Holder and the frequent interruptions by inclement climate. With Chandimal already dominated out, any ideas of recalling Rangana Herath for this must-win ultimate match of the tour ended on Friday when the skilled left-arm spinner break up the webbing in his bowling hand throughout catching observe on the eve of the Test.

Commentary (Sri Lanka innings)

When the guests got here out to bat, they have been jolted in simply the third over when Kemar Roach took the wicket of Kusal Perera. Afterwards, Mahela Udawatte adopted go well with. Gunathilaka and Mendis stitched a good partnership of 59 and considerably salvaged the scenario. They went into Dinner in an excellent place however issues modified drastically after the break. Windies bowlers made positive that by the tip of the night, they have been on high. They want to get by way of the remaining batsmen as early as doable on Day three. The guests shall be hoping that their final acknowledged batting pair continues the combat because the path presently stands at 105. To compensate for misplaced time, sport will begin early once more. See you on Monday at 1430 Native (1830 GMT). Until then, ciao!

Similar to the delayed begin to the day, the climate in Barbados performed tips all through the night. Windies skipper Jason Holder, together with Shane Dowrich began with intent within the preliminary section. Each of them performed out the primary assault from the Lankan bowlers, scored runs at a fast tempo and made positive that there have been no hiccups within the first hour. However the resilience did not final lengthy as Lahiru Kumara trapped Dowrich in entrance of the sticks and Kasun Rajitha had the higher of Holder. Within the due course of, Kumara took his third Four-fer within the collection whereas Rajitha took two essential wickets as properly.

As anticipated, the rain has performed spoilsport. Windies will really feel unhappy being robbed of a chance to make additional inroads. They got here out all weapons blazing submit Dinner and took winds out of the Lankan sails’. Three wickets for 10 runs meant that the guests have been left gasping at 99/5 when rain halted play.

Replace 2150 Native (0150 GMT) – The situations have not improved because the final stoppage and the umpires have determined to name it STUMPS ON DAY 2.

Replace 2105 Native (zero105 GMT) – As Roshan Abeysinghe on air informs us that the umpires sign for the drinks break, the rain has returned. This time it is just not a sprinkle however it is a gentle drizzle. The groundsmen rush in with the covers. A powerful wind is blowing as properly. As I sort, the bathe has gotten heavier. This isn’t an excellent sight. All of us need the climate to clear up as an thrilling contest has been on show. Stick with us for extra updates…

35.6 M Cummins to Silva, On an excellent size, answered with a straight bat. 99/5

35.5 M Cummins to Silva, Again of a size ball, Silva hops and defends it properly. 99/5

35.Four M Cummins to Silva, Banged in brief, well-directed as properly. Silva sits beneath it. 99/5

35.three M Cummins to Silva, Defended off the again foot by the batsman. 99/5

35.2 M Cummins to Silva, Again of a size outdoors off, performed with an angled blade in the direction of gully. 99/5

35.1 M Cummins to R Silva, Size ball, angling in, Silva tries to maintain it out however will get an inside edge onto his pads. 99/5

In the meantime, Miguel Cummins returns for a bowl.

Not excellent news for the Windies. The physio is available in and attends Gabriel. He’s now going off the sphere. Shoulder accidents cannot be taken flippantly. Will be vital within the context of the sport. The hosts will need him to return again quickly.

34.6 S Gabriel to N Dickwella, FOUR! Streaky runs! Dickwella is flirting with hazard. Size ball outdoors off, the batsman’s toes go nowhere as he tries to power it by way of the road. An out of doors edge is induced because the ball flies over the gully fielder and races to the fence. Oh no! Gabriel is down on his haunches and is holding his left shoulder. He appears in ache. 99/5

34.5 S Gabriel to Silva, Tight stump-to-stump line, turned by way of mid-wicket for a single. 95/5

34.Four S Gabriel to Dickwella, Fullish ball, eased by way of covers for a run. 94/5

34.three S Gabriel to Dickwella, It has been pushed beautifully by way of the covers. 93/5

34.2 S Gabriel to Dickwella, Within the air… however protected! On a in need of a size, some additional bounce on this one. Dickwella hops and tries to punch it by way of the road however the ball will get huge on him. Finally ends up getting a thick outdoors edge in the direction of gully. Chase is available in and dives in entrance however the ball falls down safely. 93/5

There’s once more some drizzle within the air. Let’s hope it goes away like it has accomplished on earlier events.

34.1 S Gabriel to Dickwella, Gabriel goes previous the sting on quite a few events. He lands it on a size outdoors off and will get the ball to seam away. Dickwella tries to drive it by way of covers however misses it. 93/5

33.6 J Holder to Silva, High, high supply! Takes off from a again of a size and cuts in appreciably. Silva tries to power it by way of the off facet however will get crushed on the within. 93/5

33.5 J Holder to Silva, Holder continues to bowl it within the probing off stump channel. Roshen hangs again and blocks it stoutly. 93/5

33.Four J Holder to Silva, Peach! On a size on off, lands and straightens to go previous the hanging bat of Silva. 93/5

33.three J Holder to Silva, Within the hall of uncertainty, a little bit of nibble within the air. Roshen makes a watchful go away. 93/5

33.2 J Holder to Silva, Defended off the entrance foot by the batsman presenting the total face of the bat. 93/5

33.1 J Holder to Silva, Fullish ball round off, stored out watchfully. 93/5

32.6 S Gabriel to Dickwella, Size ball on the fifth stump channel, left alone. One other probing over from Gabriel. 93/5

32.5 S Gabriel to Dickwella, FOUR! Properly performed! Fuller in size and a few room on provide, Dickwella goes after it and slices it previous level to choose up one other boundary. 93/5

32.Four S Gabriel to Dickwella, Outdoors off, Niroshan lets it go this time. 89/5

32.three S Gabriel to Dickwella, Third play and miss in a row! On an excellent size outdoors off and goes previous the hanging bat of Dickwella. He must be cautious. 89/5

32.2 S Gabriel to Dickwella, Unplayable! Angling in on an excellent size after which shapes away after pitching. Dickwella has no choice however to play at it and is foxed. 89/5

32.1 S Gabriel to Dickwella, Again of a size ball, Dickwella performs inside the road and will get crushed. 89/5

31.6 J Holder to Silva, Good shot however good work from Holder! Fullish ball, Silva drives it properly however Holder sticks his proper foot out in his followthrough and makes an excellent save. The ball lobs within the air and goes behind the umpire. Seeing this, Silva comes down the observe in anticipation of a run however he’s despatched by his accomplice. 89/5

31.5 J Holder to Silva, On an excellent size this time, answered with a straight bat. 89/5

31.Four J Holder to Silva, Angling in sharply, stored out watchfully. 89/5

31.three J Holder to Silva, A play and a miss! Fullish ball outdoors off, shaping away. Silva pushes at it however misses. 89/5

31.2 J Holder to Silva, The batsman has defended it by getting proper behind the road of the supply. 89/5

31.1 J Holder to Silva, Dug in brief, Roshen geese beneath it. 89/5

30.6 S Gabriel to N Dickwella, FOUR! Shot! Within the arc for Dickwella outdoors off. He’s a constructive participant and rightly, does not miss out. Strokes it by way of covers to seek out the fence and is off the mark too. 89/5

30.5 S Gabriel to Dickwella, Defended off the entrance foot by the batsman presenting the total face of the bat. 85/5

30.Four S Gabriel to Dickwella, Taking place the leg facet, Niroshan tries to play it away however the ball brushes his pads and rolls to the keeper. 85/5

30.three S Gabriel to Dickwella, Full size ball in line of the stumps, pushed again in the direction of the bowler. 85/5

30.2 S Gabriel to Dickwella, Outdoors off, Dickwella does not fiddle with it. 85/5

Niroshan Dickwella comes out to bat.

30.1 S Gabriel to Silva, OUT! The peak is okay and de Silva has to stroll again! The hosts misplaced a chance earlier when Roshen Silva had edged one behind however this time it is a superb use of the assessment. This one is on an excellent size round off and seams in properly. De Silva tries to defend it down the observe however will get crushed and wears it on his again pad. Up goes Gabriel in pleasure alongside along with his teammates however Ian Gould is unmoved. Holder is smiling because the bowler eggs him to problem the choice. He does take the DRS this time. The replays roll in. Effectively, the Extremely Edge does not spot something. Time for Hawk Eye. The ball is crashing into the stumps. Sri Lanka have misplaced their final three wickets just for 10 runs. Instantly, they discover themselves in a precarious scenario. 85/5

One other shut one! This time Holder agrees with Gabriel and indicators for the ‘T’. Dhananjaya de Silva is the person in query as he has been trapped in entrance of the stumps. The peak is the one issue which might save the batsman.

29.6 J Holder to Silva, Overpitched outdoors off, Silva caresses it by way of covers and comes again for a pair. 85/Four

29.5 J Holder to Silva, Size supply, shaping in, answered with a straight bat. 83/Four

29.Four J Holder to Silva, In that tight off stump hall, Silva hops and defends it tentatively. 83/Four

On and off, on and off, the groundsmen are being performed like puppets. You say who’s making them play? The rain clearly. There was some drizzle which prompted the umpires to name for the covers however because the sq. was about to be totally lined, the rain stopped. Windies gamers stayed within the center. They did not wish to go away the sphere as they have been in management. Nevertheless, the 2 Sri Lankan batsmen rushed off to the dressing room. The play ought to begin inside jiffy because the umpires have requested the covers to be taken off.

29.three J Holder to Silva, Hangs again to the in need of a size ball and blocks it properly. 83/Four

The Windies missed a trick within the earlier over. The Extremely Edge for 28.Four revealed an beneath edge. Silva is a fortunate man. Gabriel has a wry smile after watching the replays. He tells his captain that he was proper.

29.2 J Holder to Silva, The ball is doing loads for the time being! On a size outdoors off, swinging away. Silva chases it however will get foxed. 83/Four

29.1 J Holder to Silva, Full size ball on center, turned to the leg facet for a single. 83/Four

The physio attends to Silva. Blows to the knee may be painful. Hope he’s alright.

28.6 S Gabriel to Silva, That can sting! Tailing in on a fuller size, Silva tries to dam it however is hit close to the knee. He appears to be in some form of discomfort. 82/Four

28.5 S Gabriel to Silva, Whoosh! Banged in brief, the ball seams in late as properly. Silva arches his again, drops his wrists and makes an excellent go away. 82/Four

28.Four S Gabriel to Silva, Is nick? Most likely not. Gabriel has discovered some good rhythm. He bowls a fullish supply and there’s some nibble within the air. Silva goes for a booming drive however appears that he has missed it. Dowrich collects it and goes up in an attraction. Gabriel asks his skipper to assessment it to which the latter signifies that the bat hit the bottom. The bowler is just not satisfied although however it is the captain who at all times has the final say. There was definitely some sound because the ball previous the bat. Seemed shut! 82/Four

28.three S Gabriel to Silva, The batsman reveals the total face of the bat and defends the ball off the again foot. 82/Four

28.2 S Gabriel to Silva, Swinging in considerably once more, Silva pushes it previous the bowler and takes a run. 82/Four

28.1 S Gabriel to Silva, Fullish supply, shaping in, Roshen drives it in the direction of mid on. 81/Four

27.6 J Holder to Silva, One other play and a miss from Silva. Good over from Holder. 81/Four

Holder has been known as again as he did not full the over. Really, he solely bowled 5 balls and the umpire gave him the cap. He has been rightly known as again.

27.5 J Holder to Silva, Full and outdoors off, swinging away. Silva pushes at it however misses. 81/Four

27.Four J Holder to Silva, Holder is bowling properly! He will get this to return again in from outdoors off. Roshen feels for it and misses. 81/Four

27.three J Holder to Silva, Outdoors off, the batsman lets it go. 81/Four

Roshen Silva comes out to bat.

27.2 J Holder to Gunathilaka, OUT! Bang on skipper! You might have made a considered use of the assessment. The sport has immediately come alive for the Windies. Holder from across the wicket angles in a size supply from outdoors off. It is available in sharply and Gunathilaka is caught in a tangle. He comes ahead gingerly to counter it however misses to get pinged on the entrance pad. The Windies attraction vociferously however Richard Kettleborough thinks in any other case. He shakes his head. The physique language of Holder is assured and he opts for the assessment after a dialogue along with his teammates. Time for the replays. The Snicko does not present any spike. The Hawk Eye comes into play now and it reveals three reds. Danushka is a useless duck. Each the set Sri Lankan batsmen are again within the hut. It is a fruitful passage of play for the Windies. They may look to make hay whereas the solar shines. 81/Four

The Windies are so assured that they’ve gone upstairs. It’s relating to an LBW determination in opposition to Danushka Gunathilaka. Appears shut in actual time as properly.

27.1 J Holder to Silva, Shortish ball on center and leg, pulled away by way of sq. leg for a run. 81/three

26.6 S Gabriel to Silva, The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. One run added to the entire. 80/three

26.5 S Gabriel to Silva, Outdoors off, pushed off the entrance foot to covers. 79/three

26.Four S Gabriel to Silva, Full size ball attacking the stumps, eased to mid on. 79/three

26.three S Gabriel to Silva, Down the leg facet, Dhananjaya tries to flick however misses. Dowrich strikes to his left and collects it properly. He has been good along with his retaining. 79/three

26.2 S Gabriel to Silva, FOUR! Assured starting! Full size ball on the pads, de Silva clips it away by way of backward sq. leg and the ball races to the fence. 79/three

Dhananjaya de Silva is the brand new man in.

26.1 S Gabriel to Mendis, OUT! Bowled ’em! A extremely, actually poor shot from the teen. He shall be kicking himself. Maybe, the break led to a lapse in focus for him. Cannot give any excuses for it although. Gabriel steams in and bowls a size supply round off at 141 clicks. It seams in after pitching as Mendis makes an attempt an outrageous loft over mid on. Nevertheless, the one factor he manages to do is chop it again onto his stumps. The off pole behind him goes for a toss. The very best sight for any quick bowler and as anticipated, Gabriel is cock-a-hoop. Wait on! The umpire refers it upstairs to examine whether or not Gabriel has overstepped or not. To his delight, he hasn’t. An vital dismissal for the hosts and they are going to be aiming to construct on this. The 59-run stand has been lower brief. 75/three

Change of gloves for Danushka Gunathilaka. In the meantime, Shannon Gabriel returns for a bowl.

25.6 J Holder to Gunathilaka, This one stays a contact low however Gunathilaka does properly to defend it off the crease. 75/2

25.5 J Holder to Gunathilaka, Contact too straight on the pads, the batsman clips it straight to the fielder at brief sq. leg. 75/2

25.Four J Holder to Gunathilaka, A contact fuller coming into the batsman who will get crushed inside the road of the supply. Good probing line and size from Holder. 75/2

25.three J Holder to Gunathilaka, Gunathilaka reveals the total face of the bat and defends the ball off the again foot. 75/2

25.2 J Holder to Gunathilaka, Within the channel of apprehension across the off stump, Gunathilaka didn’t make contact with the ball. 75/2

25.1 J Holder to Gunathilaka, Begins the submit Dinner session from across the wicket. Again of a size round off, blocked off the again foot. 75/2

The gamers and the umpires have made their strategy to the center. Danushka Gunathilaka and Kusal Mendis to renew their innings. Jason Holder to bowl first up after Tea. Right here we go…

… Day 2, Session three …

Effectively, within the ultimate passage of play earlier than the break, Cummins struck however he did a felony offense of overstepping as Gunathilaka was the beneficiary. Such minor errors may cause an enormous dent and the house facet must be cautious. Sri Lanka will look to play freely whereas the hosts might want to breakthrough. Must be an absorbing ultimate session.

It was a rearguard effort from Danushka Gunathilaka and Kusal Mendis. They have been always troubled because of the unpredictable nature of the observe as edges occurred and the ball flew previous them however they have been agency of their strategy. They did not miss out on the free deliveries and stored the scoreboard ticking, taking their alliance to 59.

Session highlights – 23 overs, 75 runs, 2 wickets. Sri Lanka would be the happier of the 2 sides as they’ve been in a position to accumulate runs at an excellent tempo. That’s what issues for them within the context of the sport. Nevertheless, it hasn’t been joyful crusing for them by any means. They have been rocked early as an on-song Kemar Roach ship each the openers packing.

24.6 D Bishoo to Mendis, Goes again and performs the shortish supply to the off facet. IT’S DINNER ON DAY 2. 75/2

24.5 D Bishoo to Mendis, Dabs this one to the purpose area. Final supply developing earlier than the break. 75/2

24.Four D Bishoo to Mendis, Tossed up, blocked off the again foot by Mendis. 75/2

24.three D Bishoo to Gunathilaka, Contact brief on center and leg, Gunathilaka performs the pull in the direction of the sq. leg area and modifications strike. 75/2

24.2 D Bishoo to Gunathilaka, Flighted round off, stored out off the entrance foot. 74/2

24.1 D Bishoo to Gunathilaka, Pushed by way of round off, Gunathilaka performs for the spin however the ball goes previous the skin edge. 74/2

Devendra Bishoo is into the assault.

23.6 M Cummins to Mendis, Will get behind the road of the angled supply and blocks it out. 74/2

23.5 M Cummins to Mendis, Mendis works the size ball to the on facet. 74/2

23.Four M Cummins to Mendis, Again of a size on off, performed with gentle palms to the off facet. 74/2

23.three M Cummins to Mendis, Too straight and straying on the pads. Fortunately, the flick dosen’t price him. 74/2

23.2 M Cummins to Mendis, Mendis reveals the total face of the bat and defends the ball off the again foot. 74/2

23.1 M Cummins to Mendis, Again of size round center and leg, Mendis flicks it to the on facet for nothing. 74/2

22.6 Okay Roach to Gunathilaka, Gunathilaka goes after a large one however misses. He must be cautious with these wider deliveries. 74/2

22.5 Okay Roach to Gunathilaka, Hangs again and retains the brief supply out. 74/2

22.Four Okay Roach to Gunathilaka, The batsman shoulders arms to let that one by way of. 74/2

22.three Okay Roach to Gunathilaka, A free shot from Gunathilaka and he will get crushed outdoors his off stump. 74/2

22.2 Okay Roach to Mendis, Again of a size on the hips, flicked to the on facet for a single. 74/2

There’s a video footage being proven from the day gone by. Throughout the observe session within the nets, it is being seen that the likes of Shannon Gabriel and Kemar Roach are overstepping. It’s the job of the bowling coach to make sure that the bowlers don’t bowl no balls. If that retains on occurring, it is certain to occur throughout the sport once more as it will get mentally imprinted. It already price the hosts thrice within the earlier sport and as soon as once more, it has denied them a wicket.

22.1 Okay Roach to Mendis, On a size outdoors off, Mendis tries to go after it initially however pulls out simply on the finish. The ball hits the underside fringe of the bat and goes behind. 73/2

21.6 M Cummins to D Gunathilaka, Full round off, pushed to mid on for nothing. 73/2

21.6 M Cummins to Gunathilaka, No Ball! Oh my phrase! What have you ever accomplished, Miguel Cummins? He did every part proper. Bowled a size supply, extracted the additional bounce and induced the false shot from the batsman however didn’t maintain essentially the most primary factor in examine. So as to put one thing additional into the supply, he was not in a position to maintain his foot behind the road. Gunathilaka was already strolling, as he needs to be however the umpire stopped him. No ball is checked and properly, let’s simply say Gunathilaka wasn’t meant to exit simply but. Coming again to the supply, it was on a size round off, the batsman went for the uppish drive however the additional bounce meant that the ball hit the splice of the bat and lobbed within the air. The fielder at additional cowl took a simple catch however it was all for nothing. The ghosts from the final Test might nonetheless come to hang-out the Windies. 73/2

21.5 M Cummins to Gunathilaka, Down the leg, Mendis missed the flick. 72/2

21.Four M Cummins to Mendis, Within the physique this time, Mendis dabs it to the mid on area and runs for a single. 72/2

21.three M Cummins to Mendis, Brief and huge, Mendis is not good for going after it because the ball flies previous the sting. 71/2

21.2 M Cummins to Gunathilaka, Comparable size outdoors off, Punched to the off facet for a single. 71/2

21.1 M Cummins to Gunathilaka, On a in need of a size on center and leg, Gunathilaka appears to clip to the leg facet however closes the face of the bat too early. As a outcome, an out of doors edge is induced however the ball falls properly in need of the gully fielder. 70/2

20.6 Okay Roach to Mendis, Angling in considerably, Mendis works it by way of mid-wicket and takes a pair. 70/2

20.5 Okay Roach to Mendis, Dug in brief, Kusal geese beneath it. 68/2

20.Four Okay Roach to Mendis, FOUR! Streetsmart cricket from Kusal Mendis! Used the tempo of the bowler to perfection. On a size outdoors off, angling in. Mendis crouches a bit to get into an excellent place and dabs it previous the gully fielder. The fielder chases it however solely comes second greatest. That additionally brings up the 50-run stand between the duo. They’ve struggled on events however have accomplished properly to battle by way of the interval. 68/2

20.three Okay Roach to Mendis, Comparable size ball round off, Kusal makes use of the depth of the crease and solutions it with a straight bat. 64/2

20.2 Okay Roach to Mendis, Effectively, this one stays fairly low. Pitches on an excellent size outdoors off and hardly bounces. Mendis is ready on the again foot to take care of it however is crushed by the shortage of bounce. 64/2

20.1 Okay Roach to Mendis, Outdoors off, Mendis lets it go. 64/2

Roach is again on.

19.6 M Cummins to Gunathilaka, Hangs again to play the brief supply however will get crushed inside the road. 64/2

19.5 M Cummins to Gunathilaka, Brief once more on center and off, the batsman is joyful to dam it out off the again foot. 64/2

19.Four M Cummins to Gunathilaka, An tried bumper which was properly over head top of Gunathilaka. 64/2

19.three M Cummins to Gunathilaka, A contact fuller this time round off, stored out off the entrance foot. 64/2

19.2 M Cummins to Gunathilaka, Will get behind the road and defends the straighter supply. 64/2

19.1 M Cummins to Gunathilaka, Vast outdoors off stump, Gunathilaka leaves it alone. 64/2

18.6 J Holder to Mendis, Again of a size and into the physique of the batsman. Mendis hops to maintain it out however the ball goes off the outer half of his bat. No hurt accomplished in the long run. 64/2

18.5 J Holder to Mendis, Ignores the supply outdoors off stump. 64/2

18.Four J Holder to Mendis, Too huge outdoors off, left alone. 64/2

18.three J Holder to Mendis, Kusal chooses to depart the ball outdoors his off stump. 64/2

18.2 J Holder to Mendis, Comparable size on center and leg, hits Mendis on his thigh pad. 64/2

18.1 J Holder to Mendis, Two Leg Byes! In need of a size on the pads, Mendis misses the flick and the ball hits his pads. The ball rolls to superb leg and a brace is stolen. 64/2

17.6 M Cummins to Gunathilaka, The ball is down the leg facet however the batsman nonetheless goes after it. 62/2

17.5 M Cummins to Gunathilaka, Again of a size on center and leg, Gunathilaka goes for the clip to the leg facet however misses and will get hits on his thigh pad. 62/2

17.Four M Cummins to Mendis, On the pads and flicked to the on facet for a single. 62/2

17.three M Cummins to Mendis, Hits the size and makes the batsman play at it from his crease. 61/2

17.2 M Cummins to Mendis, Mendis chooses to depart the ball outdoors his off stump. 61/2

17.1 M Cummins to Mendis, Again of a size and stored out from his crease. 61/2

16.6 J Holder to Gunathilaka, Again of a size coming into the batsman, defended by Gunathilaka off the again foot. 61/2

16.5 J Holder to Gunathilaka, One other supply outdoors the off stump, left alone for the wicket keeper. 61/2

16.Four J Holder to Gunathilaka, Third go away in a row. Nothing doing with the deliveries outdoors off. 61/2

16.three J Holder to Gunathilaka, That channel round off and Gunathilaka is joyful to let the ball go. 61/2

16.2 J Holder to Gunathilaka, Outdoors off, left alone. 61/2

16.1 J Holder to Gunathilaka, Will get behind the road and blocks it out. 61/2

15.6 M Cummins to Mendis, The ball is approach huge on the leg facet however Mendis nonetheless goes after it and misses. 12 from the over. 61/2

15.5 M Cummins to Mendis, FOUR! What? Somebody is enjoying that ‘statue’ sport with the Windies slip cordon it appears. Again of a size outdoors off, Mendis pokes at it and will get an edge. The ball flies in the direction of the slip cordon. The primary and second slip fielders are within the firing line however nobody goes for the catch. The ball flies over them in a jiffy and races to the fence. Cummins is livid and why should not he be. Third boundary of the over. 61/2

15.Four M Cummins to Mendis, 4 Byes! Eh! Down the leg and an excessive amount of to ask from the keeper to cease these. As a outcome, 4 byes. 57/2

And we’re again, fairly shortly.

Effectively, properly, properly, rain gods selected to remain away for some time however they will have their say as properly. The nice factor is that it’s only a passing bathe and play will resume in only a few minutes.

15.three M Cummins to Mendis, FOUR! Man oh man! He appears good on deliveries on his pads that one might inform he’s from the subcontinent. Cummins strays in line and serves this on the pads. Mendis stays in his crease and clips it to the sq. leg boundary. 50 up for Sri Lanka as properly. 53/2

15.2 M Cummins to Mendis, Kusal lets the ball go outdoors his off stump. 49/2

15.1 M Cummins to Mendis, On the pads and flicked to the on facet for nothing. 49/2

14.6 Holder to Gunathilaka, Too straight on the pads, Gunathilaka appears to flick it superb however misses because the ball clips his pads on the way in which to the keeper. The keeper together with the bowler appeals for the caught behind however Ian Gould simply nods in disagreement. It would not have counted because the ball bounced simply in entrance of the keeper. Unsure what he was interesting for. 49/2

The fourth umpire is within the center with the brand new balls. Gunathilaka has tonked that outta right here.

14.5 J Holder to Gunathilaka, SIX! WOW! That was not simply my response however the response of Jason Holder as properly. The place did that come from? This has been hit out of the park. NEW BALL PLEASE! A mild again of a size supply on center and off, Gunathilaka swivels and pulls the set off. He has hit it so cleanly over the sq. leg area that even the umpire overpassed it. The ball lands someplace outdoors the stadium and it is merry go spherical for the youngsters enjoying within the parking zone, maybe. 49/2

14.Four J Holder to Gunathilaka, The batsman defends it from throughout the crease. 43/2

14.three J Holder to Gunathilaka, Faster supply this. Pitches on center and off and skids of the pitch. Gunathilaka blocks it with authority. 43/2

14.2 J Holder to Gunathilaka, Simply outdoors off, blocked to the off facet for nothing. 43/2

14.1 J Holder to Gunathilaka, In need of a size round off, Gunathilaka hops and defends it. 43/2

13.6 M Cummins to Mendis, Outdoors off, left alone. 43/2

13.5 M Cummins to Mendis, Will get behind the road and retains it out. 43/2

13.Four M Cummins to Mendis, Mendis shoulders arms to let that one by way of. 43/2

13.three M Cummins to Gunathilaka, Contact too straight and on the hips, tucked to the superb leg area for a single. 43/2

13.2 Cummins to Gunathilaka, OH! Nervy. On an excellent size across the off stump and going away from the left-hander with the angle. Gunathilaka will get his palms up seeking to go away the ball on size however will get hit excessive on his pads. Some attraction as soon as once more however it was by no means going to be sufficient. 42/2

13.1 Cummins to Gunathilaka, Vast of the crease, angling throughout the left-hander after which bringing it into him after pitching. Gunathilaka appears to defend it however misses because the ball raps him on his pads. Cummins jumps in attraction however the umpire is unmoved. 42/2

12.6 J Holder to Mendis, Defended off the entrance foot by Kusal, presenting the total face of the bat. 42/2

12.5 J Holder to Mendis, Corrects the road this time and the right-hander is as much as it and retains it out. 42/2

12.Four J Holder to Mendis, He’s combating the road right here. One other one down the leg facet and one other flick missed by Mendis. 42/2

12.three J Holder to Mendis, Down the leg, flick missed by Mendis. 42/2

12.2 J Holder to Gunathilaka, Angling down leg, performed with the angle by way of sq. leg for a single. 42/2

12.1 J Holder to Gunathilaka, Again of a size ball outdoors off, Gunathilaka performs it with an angled blade in the direction of level. 41/2

Drinks have been known as for. An opportunity for the Windies bowlers to collect round and work on their plans. They’ve been wayward in the previous couple of overs and have allowed the Sri Lankan batsmen to get into the sport. Gunathilaka and Mendis have been a bit edgy however they’ve managed to remain within the center. Jason Holder would be the first change within the bowling after the break.

11.6 M Cummins to Gunathilaka, Sliding down the leg facet, Danushka clips it away to the leg facet and takes a single. 41/2

11.5 M Cummins to Gunathilaka, Again of a size ball on center and leg, Gunathilaka tries to work it away however is hit on the thigh pads. 40/2

11.Four M Cummins to Gunathilaka, On a size outdoors off, Danushka lets it go. 40/2

11.three M Cummins to Gunathilaka, Flew by way of! Shortish ball, shaping away from Gunathilaka. He shapes for the pull however the ball continues to realize top. Has to bail out of the tried shot because the ball thuds into the gloves of the keeper. 40/2

11.2 M Cummins to Gunathilaka, The batsman reveals the total face of the bat and defends the ball off the again foot. 40/2

11.1 M Cummins to Gunathilaka, Not a proper shot choice! Shortish ball near the off stump, Gunathilaka tries to fabricate a lower shot however he’s cramped for room and will get crushed. 40/2

Miguel Cummins comes into the assault.

10.6 Okay Roach to Mendis, Vast outdoors off and Mendis ignores it. 40/2

10.5 Okay Roach to Mendis, Mendis is joyful to let the broader balls go to the keeper. 40/2

10.Four Okay Roach to Mendis, Full and focusing on the sticks, Mendis will get behind the road and retains it out to the on facet. 40/2

10.three Okay Roach to Mendis, Outdoors off, left alone for the keeper. 40/2

10.2 Okay Roach to Gunathilaka, Again of a size round off, punched to the off facet off the again foot for a single. 40/2

10.1 Okay Roach to Gunathilaka, FOUR! Streaky. Full round off, Danushka pushes at it with with gentle palms, with and angled bat and pierces the hole between the gully and slip cordon. Some fast runs for the visiting batters within the final 5-7 deliveries. Add one other boundary to that. 39/2

9.6 S Gabriel to Mendis, FOUR! Performed with authority! Full size ball on center and leg, Mendis stays well-balanced and flicks it nonchalantly to the precise of the fielder at brief sq. leg to seek out the ropes. An costly over, 15 from it. 35/2

9.5 S Gabriel to Mendis, 4 Byes! Good size ball outdoors off as Mendis leaves it alone. The ball dips on Dowrich on the final second and he makes a multitude of it to permit it by way of. A boundary outcomes. 31/2

9.Four S Gabriel to Gunathilaka, What occurred there? Tempers flying throughout. Good size ball on center and leg, tucked by way of sq. leg as Danushka units off for a run. Nevertheless, Gabriel stares at him and touches him along with his hand. After that, Gunathilaka retaliates and each of them brush one another’s shoulder. A dialog follows as each are sad. The batsman has the precise to run in straight strains, there was no mistake on his half. 27/2

9.three S Gabriel to D Gunathilaka, FOUR! Shot! Fullish ball round off, Gunathilaka extends his arms and punches it down the bottom for a boundary. 26/2

9.2 S Gabriel to Gunathilaka, Crushed! Fuller size ball within the tight off stump channel, strikes away barely after pitching. Gunathilaka feels for it and misses. 22/2

9.1 S Gabriel to D Gunathilaka, On a size round off, Danushka tries to drive it by way of the road however the backside hand comes off his bat. He finally ends up mistiming it by way of covers and takes a brace. 22/2

eight.6 Okay Roach to Mendis, Again of a size ball, defended solidly off the again foot. 20/2

eight.5 Okay Roach to Mendis, Roach is bowling very well. He bowls this one on a shortish size and strikes it away. Mendis strikes away from the road to let it go. 20/2

eight.Four Okay Roach to Mendis, Effectively performed! This one bounces loads from an excellent size and climbs on Mendis. He reveals good composure as he drops his wrists and lets the ball fly previous his shoulder. 20/2

eight.three Okay Roach to Mendis, Within the channel outdoors off, left alone. 20/2

eight.2 Okay Roach to Mendis, Fuller size ball, nearer to the off stick. Mendis leans forward and defends it. 20/2

eight.1 Okay Roach to Mendis, Outdoors off, left alone. 20/2

7.6 S Gabriel to Gunathilaka, Outdoors off, punched sweetly by way of covers for a brace. 20/2

7.5 S Gabriel to Mendis, Mendis shuffles throughout a contact and works it by way of mid-wicket for a run. 18/2

Fourth slip is available in now.

7.Four S Gabriel to Gunathilaka, Bye! The batsman tries flicking a ball that’s down the leg facet. The batsmen have run by way of for a single. The umpire indicators a bye. 17/2

7.three S Gabriel to Gunathilaka, Gunathilaka is struggling! Full size ball leaving him. He tries to push it down the bottom however will get crushed. 16/2

7.2 S Gabriel to Gunathilaka, A loud, loud shout for an LBW however denied! Good size ball round leg stump and it is angling throughout. Gunathilaka tries to dam it however is hit excessive on the pads. Gabriel is happy however the umpire cuts it down shortly. Holder does not take the assessment. Rightly so, because the replay reveals it pitched outdoors leg. 16/2

Effectively, I am unable to say it’s surprising however the rain is simply across the nook. Darkish clouds are hovering across the stadium and virtually arm twisted the umpires into asking for the covers.

7.1 S Gabriel to Gunathilaka, On a size, defended off the again foot. 16/2

6.6 Okay Roach to Mendis, Full size ball, shaping in. Mendis retains it out watchfully. A superb over from Roach. 16/2

6.5 Okay Roach to Mendis, Comparable ball outdoors off, Kusal lets it go. 16/2

6.Four Okay Roach to Mendis, Outdoors off, Mendis does not fiddle with it. 16/2

Kusal Mendis strides out to bat.

6.three Okay Roach to Udawatte, OUT! Fantastically arrange by Roach and he has reaped the reward! These type of thoughts video games can work out properly offered the execution is on the cash. This time it is definitely that approach. He bowls this one on a size within the avenue of apprehension and this time, in contrast to on earlier two events, the ball shapes in a contact. Udawatte with minimal footwork tries to dam it however he misses to get pinged on the again pad. A assured attraction ensues and the umpire obliges. Mahela walks throughout to his accomplice gingerly. Deliberates about taking the DRS initially however continues to stroll away from him. Gunathilaka maybe sends him combined indicators and he indicators for the assessment as an afterthought. Nevertheless, the umpire tells him that he cannot problem the choice as he has exceeded the time restrict. The Hawk Eye reveals three reds. So, it is sweet for Sri Lanka as they do not lose a assessment however the unhealthy factor is that they’re in quite a lot of bother. 16/2

6.2 Okay Roach to Udawatte, Oh no! The teen is just not studying from his errors. The ball strikes away once more as Udawatte makes an attempt to drive it by way of the road however will get crushed once more. 16/1

6.1 Okay Roach to Udawatte, Do not go fishing after these Udawatte! Roach is bowling properly from across the wicket. The lure has been set for him and he virtually falls for the bait. This one is coming with the pure angle however swings away late. There’s a little bit of room on provide as properly which lures the batsman. He goes chasing after it however is left completely clueless because the ball goes previous his blade. 16/1

Danushka Gunathilaka is in fairly some ache and the physio involves the center to examine upon him.

5.6 S Gabriel to Gunathilaka, Ouch! Thoughts you, these blows are telling. This one pitches on a size on off and takes off like it has accomplished on quite a few events as properly. Gunathilaka comes ahead trusting the tempo and bounce of this floor and pays the value. Tries to drive it down the bottom however misses to get hit on the field area. He has a glance of anguish on his face and takes a while to collect himself. 16/1

5.5 S Gabriel to Udawatte, On a size on center and leg, tucked to mid-wicket for a run. 16/1

5.Four S Gabriel to Udawatte, 4 Leg Byes! Gabriel is struggling along with his rhythm. As soon as once more, he slips this one down the leg facet. Udawatte tries to flick it however misses. The ball brushes his pads and flies behind. Dowrich has quite a lot of work to do as he dives to his proper however the ball flies previous him to succeed in the fence. 15/1

5.three S Gabriel to Gunathilaka, The ball hits the batsman low on the pads. The batsmen have run by way of for a single. A leg bye given by the umpire. 11/1

5.2 S Gabriel to Udawatte, Effectively performed! Overpitched supply on center, Udawatte will get to the pitch of it and caresses it by way of mid on. The fielder hares after it and saves a run for his facet. 10/1

5.1 S Gabriel to Gunathilaka, An attraction for an LBW falls on deaf ears! Gabriel goes wider of the crease and angles in a full size ball sharply. Danushka falls over a bit and will get struck on the pads as he misses his flick shot. The ball rolls in the direction of superb leg because the Windies shout in unison. The umpire shakes his head. That was most likely taking place leg. A leg bye outcomes! 7/1

Four.6 Okay Roach to Udawatte, Tentative! Size ball, angling in. Udawatte tries to push it off the again foot however will get an inside edge onto his pads. 6/1

Four.5 Okay Roach to Udawatte, Size ball outdoors off, Mahela does not fiddle with it. 6/1

Four.Four Okay Roach to Udawatte, Innocent supply properly outdoors off, left alone. 6/1

Four.three Okay Roach to Udawatte, Within the probing channel outdoors off, Udawatte lets it go. 6/1

As Roach was about to ship, a safety personnel moved proper throughout the sightscreen.

Four.2 Okay Roach to Udawatte, The batsman has performed that off the entrance foot and into the bottom. 6/1

Four.1 Okay Roach to Udawatte, Fuller size ball, defended solidly off the entrance foot. 6/1

Four.1 Okay Roach to Udawatte, Vast! Roach goes for the bouncer however it very brief. Dowrich has to leap to gather it. Vast signaled for top. 6/1

three.6 S Gabriel to Gunathilaka, Virtually, virtually! Gabriel angles this one throughout the batsman on an excellent size. Gunathilaka tries to drive it down the bottom, maybe the boldness that he gathered from the boundary making him to take action. This time his head place is just not appropriate and the ball whizzes previous his outdoors edge. 5/1

three.5 S Gabriel to Gunathilaka, The ball is down the leg facet however the batsman nonetheless goes after it. 5/1

three.Four S Gabriel to Gunathilaka, FOUR! Elegant! Excessive elbow, regular head, exact footwork – that stroke had every part. On a size round off, Gunathilaka comes ahead confidently and simply pushes it down the bottom. The timing is spot on and the ball whistles away to the fence. He’s off the mark in a pleasant approach. 5/1

three.three S Gabriel to Gunathilaka, Gabriel has misplaced his rhythm. Slips this down the leg facet, Danushka tries to look it once more however misses. 1/1

three.2 S Gabriel to Gunathilaka, A lot better from Gabriel! He bowls this one on a size within the tight off stump hall. Gunathilaka tries to work it throughout however wears it on his thigh pads. Gabriel begins to attraction however quickly realizes it is simply too excessive. 1/1

three.1 S Gabriel to Gunathilaka, Nice take from Dowrich! This one is approach down the leg facet, Danushka tries to flick it away however misses. Dowrich strikes to his proper and leaps to take it in his gloves. 1/1

2.6 Okay Roach to Gunathilaka, Leg bye! Full supply, swinging down the leg facet. Danushka tries to flick it away however is hit on the pads. The ball rolls in the direction of sq. leg and the batsmen steal a run. Productive over for Roach and Windies. 1/1

2.5 Okay Roach to Gunathilaka, Roach opts to pitch this one full, Gunathilaka covers the road and defends it. zero/1

2.Four Okay Roach to Gunathilaka, Again of a size ball in line of the stumps, stored out watchfully. zero/1

Danushka Gunathilaka comes out to bat.

2.three Okay Roach to Perera, OUT! Roach attracts first blood! He troubled Perera in his earlier over and proves to be his downfall this time round. He bowls a size ball within the hall of uncertainty and will get it to maneuver away a contact. The ball additionally does not bounce as a lot as Kusal expects. He makes an attempt a tame push by way of the road however solely manages to get a skinny inside edge. Dowrich strikes to his left to finish a regulation catch. The openers troubles outdoors the off stump has been exploited as soon as once more. Simply the beginning the Windies have been striving for. zero/1

2.2 Okay Roach to Perera, This one is available in with the pure angle and goes previous Perera’s tried flick shot to catch him on the pads. zero/zero

2.1 Okay Roach to Perera, Roach steams in from across the wicket and bowls a fuller size ball round off. The ball swings away late as Perera watches it by way of rigorously. After that, Ian Gould quietly examines the hazard space. zero/zero

We’re again for the second session. Mahela Udawatte and Kusal Perera to proceed their innings. Kemar Roach to proceed his spell after Tea.

… Day 2, Session 2 …

They performed their photographs and stored the Lankan bowlers at bay for some time. Nevertheless, as soon as Dowrich misjudged the size of Kumara’s supply, the pages began to unfold. Holder posted his seventh half century in Test cricket however he too could not cling round for lengthy. Sri Lanka’s skipper, Suranga Lakmal, selected to not bowl after his preliminary burst this afternoon for some motive and stored the children, Lahiru Kumara and Kasun Rajitha at it. The rewards got here in thick and quick because the final 5 wickets have been eliminated with simply extra 72 runs added to the in a single day complete. Submit-Tea session could make or break the match for both of the 2 groups. Have a snack or a cuppa tea, we’ll see you on the opposite facet of the break.

Sri Lanka have managed to scrape by way of these nervy 10 minutes. The ball is doing loads off the pitch and within the air, and the Windies bowlers will make the visiting batsmen dance round. Let me take you thru this session in a jiffy. The afternoon showers meant that we had a delayed begin however the solar got here out quickly sufficient. The play began with the Windies duo from the final night time carrying ahead the momentum.

1.6 S Gabriel to Udawatte, Good size ball round center and off, Udawatte hangs again in his crease seeking to block it however misses. The ball hits his pad and goes within the palms of the fielder at brief leg. No attraction from the Windies camp and therefore, the umpire removes the bails to sign for the TEA BREAK! zero/zero

1.5 S Gabriel to Udawatte, Mahela fails to get bat on that one and is hit on the pad. zero/zero

1.Four S Gabriel to Udawatte, Protected! Sure, the peak is the issue which helps Udawatte. The hosts lose a assessment. Gabriel pushes this one in from ‘around the wicket and into the stumps. The ball pitches on off and skids off from the pitch. Mahela appears to get behind the road however the ball hits his entrance pad. Shannon is assured and so is Jason Holder, who goes for the assessment instantly. The replays roll in. The Hawk Eye reveals that the ball goes over the stumps by some margin, plus the angle would have taken it down the leg facet. Testing stuff from Shannon. zero/zero

An LBW attraction turned down. Jason Holder goes for the assessment in opposition to Mahela Udawatte. Peak appears to be the difficulty. Let’s look forward to the Hawk Eye.

1.three S Gabriel to Udawatte, Full round center and leg, Mahela comes ahead and retains it out. zero/zero

1.2 S Gabriel to Udawatte, The ball is approach huge on the leg facet however Udawatte nonetheless goes after it and misses. zero/zero

1.1 S Gabriel to Udawatte, Within the air… and simply drops brief! Gabriel is true on the cash from the phrase go. A fuller supply round off. Mahela pushes at it half-heartedly and edges it. However luckily for him, the ball drops simply in need of Devon Smith at first slip. The opener survives a scare. zero/zero

Shannon Gabriel to share the brand new ball.

zero.6 Okay Roach to Perera, Outdoors off, left alone by taking his bat away from the road. zero/zero

zero.5 Okay Roach to Perera, Is available in with the angle from an excellent size and hits Perera on his pads. Nervy begin for the left-hander. zero/zero

zero.Four Okay Roach to Perera, Perera chooses to depart the ball outdoors his off stump. zero/zero

zero.three Okay Roach to Perera, OOH! I’m not positive if this needs to be counted as an excellent go away or not. Simply brief on off and Kusal will get his palms as much as let it go. The ball goes over the stumps and into the keeper’s palms. zero/zero

zero.2 Roach to Perera, On an excellent size within the line of the stumps, Perera appears to defend it however misses because the ball hits his pads. zero/zero

zero.1 Okay Roach to Perera, What a begin from Roach. Stunning. Begins from across the wicket and angles it in. The ball pitches and straightens after pitching. Kusal lets it be and it goes agonizingly near the stumps. Good go away in the long run. zero/zero

First Revealed: June 25, 2018, 12:26 AM IST

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