SRI LANKA TOUR OF WEST INDIES
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Sri Lanka 169-10 & 79-1 (26.3 Ovs)
Oshada Fernando 42 (69)
West Indies 271-10
Rahkeem Cornwall 6.3-0-22-0
Day 3: 2nd Session – Sri Lanka trail by 23 runs
West Indies took a 102-run lead in the first innings © Getty
LUNCHOshada Fernando and Lahiru Thirimanne have helped Sri Lanka to 67 for 1 at Lunch, reducing the first innings deficit to 35 runs. Their partnership has paved the foundation for Sri Lanka’s fightback in this Test.
FIFTY PARTNERSHIP Oshada Fernando being on the aggressive and Lahiru Thirimanne resorting to some run-scoring shots has allowed Sri Lanka to pick their scoring rate in the second half of the morning session as also bring up the half-century partnership for the second wicket.
After a testing hour of holding their patience against deliveries ghat lured the batters to play their drives, Oshada Fernando and Lahiru Thirimanne have started to open up a bit.
WICKET Kemar Roach has struck early. Dimuth Karunaratne has fallen for the temptation. Lured onto a drive, he goes for it and edges the ball to the slip. 8/1
Dimuth Karunaratne and Lahiru Thirimanne have walked out to open the innings for Sri Lanka. They have a 102-run deficit to wipe off
WEST INDIES BOWLED OUT Vishwa Fernando has struck twice in four balls to bowl out the hosts for 271, after having added only 3 runs to their overnight score. Even the review couldn’t save Shannon Gabriel.
Hello and welcome to Day 3 of the first Test between West Indies and Sri Lanka. After bowling out the visitors for 169 in the first innings, the hosts went to stumps on 268 for 8, taking a 99-run lead with two wickets in hand, courtesy an unbeaten 60 by Rakheem Cornwall. John Campbell, Kyle Mayers and Joshua Da Silva also played useful hands but none of them could register a half-century despite reaching the 40s. Suranga Lakmal was the pick of the bowlers, returning a fifer.
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