Sri Lanka trailed the West Indies by 104 runs with solely two second-innings wickets in hand after the rain-affected third day of the second cricket Check.
Solely 40.Three overs had been bowled on a day that noticed 4 rain interruptions. Sri Lanka took its rating from 136-Three in a single day to 250-Eight in reply to the West Indies’ 354 earlier than a last, heavy bathe ended play on Wednesday.
The primary Check century-maker Pathum Nissanka was left 49 not out and Lasith Embuldeniya had but to attain. Nissanka had confronted 119 balls and supplied a strong anchor within the late levels of Sri Lanka’s innings.
Chandimal was dropped by Rhakeem Cornwall from the bowling of Shannon Gabriel within the first over of the day, a lapse that wasn’t too expensive as
Chandimal was caught by the substitute fielder Hayden Walsh off Gabriel when he was 44 and Sri Lanka was 152-Four.
The primary rain break of the day got here at 11:10 a.m. however lasted solely 10 minutes.
Dhananjaya fell lbw to part-time off-spinner Jermaine Blackwood within the 80th over, six overs after the resumption. He was sluggish to get his bat down on a shorter, flatter supply from Blackwood which pitched on the road of center and off.
Dhananjaya made no try and overview the umpire’s verdict of out, a critical oversight when replays confirmed the ball was turning and lacking leg.
The rain returned lower than an hour later, more durable and extra persistent. The umpires known as for an early lunch and the gamers finally had been in a position to return to the sphere at 1:25 p.m, however there was one other 2 1-2-hour rain delay not lengthy after.
Wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella made 21 from 25 deliveries astride the rain break earlier than falling to Jason Holder, who was probably the most threatening of the
West Indies’ bowlers within the final two classes. Shannon Gabriel was spectacular within the first session.
The ball handed between Dickwella’s bat and pad and the West Indies’ enchantment for a catch behind by wicketkeeper Joshua Da Silva was turned down.
The next overview confirmed the all had taken an inside edge earlier than hitting the pad and occurring to the keeper.
Suranga Lakmal was 6 when he mistimed a supply from Alzarri Joseph within the 91st over and lobbed a delicate catch to West Indies captain Kraigg Brathwaite, standing subsequent to the non-striker. Sri Lanka was 214-7.
Dushmantha Chameera confronted a testing time, particularly from Holder who blended brief and full deliveries, as soon as hanging Chameera on the shoulder.
Holder arrange Chameera for the dismissal within the 98th over, first beating him with a full supply which simply missed off stump. He then examined Chameera with a brief ball which compelled the batsman onto tip-toe to defend. One other brief ball had Chameera defending earlier than a size ball once more beat him outdoors off-stump.
The fifth ball of the over was on a size and angled into off stump; Chameera defended however the ball took the sting and carried to Da Silva.
Rain had the ultimate say and the day was ended by a heavy bathe and by darkening skies simply after 5 p.m. The bathe was fleeting however left damp patches near the pitch on the Sir Vivian Richards stadium and the umpires known as off play for the day about 45 minutes later.