Sri Lanka spinners went crazy in the last session on Day 2 to grab back the momentum of the Galle Test after Roston Chase’s five-fer appeared to bring West Indies back on level-fixing. Sri Lanka started the day on 267/3 yet lost their seven wickets for only 119 runs in a little more than a meeting and-a-half to complete on 386. The West Indies hitters couldn’t exactly coordinate to their bowlers’ exhibitions, yielding six wickets to Sri Lanka’s twist threesome of Ramesh Mendis, Praveen Jayawickrama and Lasith Embuldeniya. The guests limped to 113 for 6, following Sri Lanka by 273 runs
Dimuth Karunaratne started the day with a short-term century in his possession however needed to walk back three shy of a 150 after a sharp puzzling from a ready Joshua Da Silva. Prior to that, in strange design, Dhananjaya de Silva left in the wake of getting out hitwicket. While trying to smack the ball away from the stumps after inside edging it, Dhananjaya de Silva wound up thumping the bails off with his bat. His promising innings finished on 61 off 95.
The two excusals permitted West Indies to stifle the Sri Lankans for runs. Mendis took 24 conveyances to pick his previously run, while Chandimal too proceeded mindfully to keep away from a batting breakdown. The pair added 35 runs in 12.1 overs since Karunaratne’s excusal, before Mendis gloved a Warrican conveyance to initially slip. West Indies picked as numerous wickets in a single meeting on Day 2 as they did in the total of Day 1, and proceeded to improve in the post-Lunch time frame.
Jomel Warrican began the procedures by excusing Lakmal leg previously. Chandimal died soon after that wicket, while endeavoring to play a brazen converse compass. It added to Chase’s wickets segment however was down to the wily expectation from Rahkeem Cornwall at first slip, who started to move to his right exactly when Chandimal was getting into position to play the shot. Sri Lanka went from 361 for 8 to 386 full scale. It was a bowling execution that the West Indies hitters should’ve utilized as a springboard to totally assume responsibility for the installation, however they proved unable.
The openers saw out seven precarious overs before Tea yet the breakdown against turn started in the last meeting. However it was Chase who left with the best figures, the day additionally had a place with left-arm spinners. Lasith Embuldeniya made the primary entry point by pressing off Jermaine Blackwood, who took a survey back with him. Nkrumah Bonner pushed probably at a conveyance from the other left-armer – Praveen Jayawickrama to leave the guests on 51 for 2.
Ramesh Mendis showed up into the assault and made the huge gouge with two wickets in his two overs, taking out the set Brathwaite with a leg slip ploy and having Shai Hope – WI’s blackout substitute – probably jabbing to short leg. Jomel Warrican played out the full go-around ball however his visit kept going just seven additional conveyances. One more bowling chance brought quick profits as Jayawickrama got back to have Warrican edging to Chandimal behind. Intriguingly, Warrican picked an audit and took it back with him as it showed an unmistakable redirection on replays.
A few overs before stumps, Mendis acquired a more grounded traction on the game by repeating his past excusal, this time against Chase. Like Hope, Chase was excused on account of Oshada Fernando’s sharp reflexes at short leg. Kyle Myers polished the day with two progressive limits off Mendis however the day that could’ve had a place with West Indies completed well and really in Sri Lanka’s corner.
Brief Scores : West Indies 113/6 (Kraigg Brathwaite 41; Ramesh Mendis 3-23, Praveen Jayawickrama 2-25) trail Sri Lanka 386 (Dimuth Karunaratne 147, Dhananjaya de Silva 61; Roston Chase 5-83, Jomel Warrican 3-87) by 273 runs