Sri Lankan spinners rattles WI on day 4, Sri Lanka close to victory

Driven by a four-wicket hall from offspinner Ramesh Mendis, Sri Lanka tore through West Indies in the last innings, leaving them at 52/6, toward the finish of day four, in chase of 348.

Mendis, alongside Lasith Embuldeniya, was deadly on a turning pitch as both continually assaulted the stumps. With the straighter ball doing the most extreme harm, the team left West Indies’ players in steady uncertainty. It began with captain Kraigg Brathwaite misinterpreting the length against Mendis and being gotten LBW while attempting to pull. Jermaine Blackwood then, at that point, attempted to hit himself out of tension however was gotten at mid-on.

This was trailed by a 14-ball period where the two bowlers left West Indies staggering, getting four wickets. While Shai Hope and Roston Chase were beaten within edge, Kyle Mayers left a ball which wasn’t turning, and Jason Holder was bowled beaten outwardly edge. As West Indies slipped to 18/6, they were at risk for getting bowled out on the fourth day itself. Be that as it may, Nkrumah Bonner and Joshua de Silva hung on until awful light constrained an early finish to the fourth day.

The completion reflected the beginning of the day when play was postponed because of downpour. However, as soon it began, Praveen Jaywaickrama picked his fourth wicket to end West Indies’ first innings on 230, Sri Lanka burned through brief period from that point, in spite of being put under tension ahead of schedule by West Indies’ spinners.

Both Dimuth Karunaratne and Angelo Mathews played strong hands in switching a portion of that tension. With conceivable downpour interferences approaching, the couple was forceful in their aim in the second meeting where Sri Lanka added 147 runs in speedy time. The team had met up with Sri Lanka in a spot of trouble at first yet their 123-run stand assisted the hosts with wresting control totally.

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On a pitch that was turning square, West Indies opened the assault with their head spinner, Rahkeem Cornwall, and he conveyed right away. Pathum Nissanka gloved one to leg slip where Shai Hope culled a sharp possibility. Nissanka squandered a survey alongside his wicket and West Indies kept the strain on from the opposite end also. Oshada Fernando tumbled to a straighter one from Jomel Warrican as Sri Lanka slipped to 39/2.

West Indies botched one more wicket opportunity when they picked against a survey with replays affirming that Karunaratne might have been LBW. He had recently been dropped at slip too. With some karma turning out well for them, both Karunaratne and Mathews utilized the scope to great impact to add crucial runs in an assaulting stand.

Subsequent to taking Sri Lanka to a place of control by Lunch, the pair raised the stakes in the second meeting against the spinners. Also, with their possibilities paying off, West Indies were pushed onto the backfoot to attempt to contain the runs as opposed to assaulting. It did barely anything to stem the run stream however, and in spite of the fact that Sri Lanka lost two wickets one after another, they amassed a sizable lead before Karunaratne proclaimed the innings and let his spinners direct terms in this manner.

Brief scores: Sri Lanka 386 (Karunaratne 147, De Silva 61, Chase 5-83) and 191/4d (Dimuth Karunaratne 83, Angelo Mathews 69*) lead West Indies 230 (Mayers 45, Jayawickrama 4-40) and 52/6 (Ramesh Mendis 4-17) by 296 runs.

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