Dhananjay de Silva placed on a superb batting show for Sri Lanka within the ongoing first in opposition to West Indies on the Galle Worldwide Stadium in Colombo. He performed a useful knock off 61 runs on Day 2, earlier than getting out in a weird vogue.
The incident befell within the ninety fifth over of Sri Lanka’s first innings, when West Indies pacer Shannon Gabriel delivered a size bowl exterior off, which Silva tried to defend on the again foot. The batter was shocked by the sudden bounce, and tried to cease the ball from hitting the stumps, however failed to take action.
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Sri Lanka managed to publish 386 runs of their first innings. Captain Dimuth Karunaratne outplayed West Indies bowlers and scored 147 off 300 balls.
Equally, opening batter Pathum Nissanka (56), De Silva (61) and wicketkeeper Dinesh Chandimal’s (45) contribution took Sri Lanka to a strong whole.
Rostan Chase was the decide of the bowlers for the guests with 5 wickets for 83 runs.
In reply, West Indies misplaced two early wickets of Jermaine Blackwood (20) and Nkrumah Bonner (1) for simply 51. Captain Kraigg Brathwaite performed a gritty knock of 42 earlier than being dismissed within the publish lunch session.
On Day 3, West Indies have scored 224/9 in 80 overs with Rahkeem Cornwall (33) and Joshua Da Silva (5) on the crease.
West Indies might be aiming to realize misplaced momentum on Day 4.
For Sri Lanka, Praveen Jayawickrama and Ramesh Mendis took 3 wickets every.