Dhananjaya de Silva 153* puts WI on backfoot, Sri Lanka on edge of victory

Dhananjaya de Silva’s unbeaten 153 and his game-changing partnership of 107 with Lasith Embuldeniya controlled Sri Lanka to post situation at close of play on the penultimate day of the second Test versus the West Indies. The hosts were 328/8, ahead by 279 at stumps.

In the interim, the West Indies can just consider upon a day of botched freedoms. Toward the beginning of the evening meeting, Sri Lanka were in front by 189 with just two wickets close by. Shockingly for the guests, Dhananjaya put paid to West Indies’ expectations of wrapping up the innings rapidly and afterward for them to seek after the objective. The center request hitter finished his hundred with a twofold off Veerasammy Permaul. He then, at that point, selected to change gears by breaking the punch and clubbing Roston Chase into the stands.

To exacerbate the situation for the West Indies, Permaul missed a skier off his own bowling. Indeed, toward the beginning of the day meeting, De Silva had got another relief whenever Joshua Da Silva grassed a possibility behind the stumps. Da Silva additionally botched a confusing chance to give Lasith Embuldinya a relief. Kraigg Brathwaite, the captain, was the unfortunate bowler on that event.

In franticness, Kraigg Brathwaite even carried Nkrumah Bonner into the assault, yet couldn’t track down that slippery forward leap. By then, at that point, Dhananjaya was obviously in his zone and he before long finished his 150 by breaking one through the covers. Embuldeniya messed with old animosities by flinging Chase for a six to raise the 100-run stand.

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The striking component of Dhananjaya’s thump was he seldom permitted the bowlers to sink into a beat. The center request player, who supplanted Charith Asalanka at the wrinkle toward the beginning of the day meeting, exhibited deft footwork versus the spinners as he utilized the profundity of the wrinkle to play the cut. He likewise put on a fine display of wristwork to gather helpful runs.

Dhananjaya and his batting accomplice Pathum Nissanka (66) looked set to take the side to the mid-day break, however contrary to the rules, the last option played back to a skidder from Roston Chase and was caught in front. After the break, Dinesh Chandimal tumbled to a delicate excusal. In any case, that didn’t discourage Dhananjaya from going for his shots as he utilized the range while confronting Jomel Warrican. He additionally added a valuable remain of 51 with Ramesh Mendis before Brathwaite eliminated the all-rounder. Permaul then, at that point, sacked the wickets of Suranga Lakmal and the harmed Mathews with hardly a pause in between. Simply that they couldn’t pick one more wicket for the remainder of the day. With the track offering sufficient help for the spinners, Sri Lanka currently would fancy their odds of taking the series 2-0 on the last day.

Brief scores : Sri Lanka 204 & 328/8 (Dhananjaya de Silva 153*, Pathum Nissanka 66; V Permaul 3-100) lead West Indies 253 (Kraigg Brathwaite 72; Ramesh Mendis 6-70) by 279 runs.

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