Sri Lanka 4 wickets away from victory


SL vs WI LIVE, 1st Test, Day 5: Impossible task for West Indies, Sri Lanka 4 wickets away from victory; WI 62/6- Follow LIVE updates
SL vs WI LIVE, 1st Test, Day 5: Impossible task for West Indies, Sri Lanka 4 wickets away from victory; WI 62/6- Follow LIVE updates

SL vs WI LIVE, 1st Test, Day 5: Sri Lanka 4 wickets- On the final day of the opening Test, Sri Lanka are just 4 wickets away from registering a dominant victory in the first Test at the Galle International Stadium. Having set a target of 348 runs, the host reduced Windies to 18/6 in the 12th over. However, Joshua De Silva (15*) & N Bonner (18*) denied Sri Lanka for further damage. At stumps, West Indies score read 52/6 — still needing mammoth 296 runs for the win. Follow Sri Lanka vs West Indies 1st Test Live Updates on InsideSport.IN

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Ramesh Mendis wreaked havoc as he dismissed visitors top-order and West Indies was looking completely down and out. Joshua Da Silva and Nkrumah Bonner then revived the innings for Windies and both batters grinded it out in the middle. Bad light forced an early end to Day 4 and the hosts are just four wickets away from victory.

Earlier, after gaining a lead of 156, Sri Lanka got off to a bad start as Pathum Nissanka (3) departed cheaply off the bowling of Rahkeem Cornwall. Oshada Fernando (14) also did not manage to stay at the crease for a long haul, but Dimuth Karunaratne and Angelo Mathews took Sri Lanka to the lunch interval and the hosts had eight wickets in hand, with the lead extended to 240.

Karunaratne went on to score 83 while Mathews remained unbeaten on 69 as Sri Lanka declared their innings at 191/4, setting West Indies a target of 348.

Earlier, resuming Day 4 at 224/9, overnight batters Joshua Da Silva and Shannon Gabriel did not manage to stay at the crease for a long haul as the latter was dismissed by Praveen Jayawickrama, and Windies innings folded for 230, giving hosts a lead of 156 runs.

SL vs WI LIVE, 1st Test, Day 5: Sri Lanka 4 wickets away from victory, West Indies trail by 296 runs- Follow LIVE updates

Windies 2 innings: 52/6 | Need 296 runs more

Sri Lanka 2 innings: SL 191/4 d

 

Windies 1st Innings:

Kyle Mayers and Jason Holder provided a tidy start to the visitors on Day 3 but Sri Lanka came back nicely removing both the batters before lunch and have reduced the visitors to 224/9 in the second session.

Sri Lanka took control of the first Test against West Indies after the visiting batters displayed a lacklustre performance on Day 2 at the Galle International Stadium on Monday. After Roston Chase’s 5/83 brought West Indies back into the game, restricting Sri Lanka to 386, the visitors could only manage 113/6 at the end of Day 2’s play.

SL vs WI 1st Test, Day 3 Stumps: Rain curtails Day 3 in Galle as West Indies still trail Sri Lanka by 162 runs; WI 224/9

At stumps, West Indies’ score read 224/9 — still trailing by 162 runs. For the hosts, Joshua Da Silva (11*) and Shannon Gabriel (0*) are currently unbeaten. Resuming Day 3 on 113/6, overnight batters Kyle Mayers and Jason Holder managed to add 50 more runs to the total before Mayers (45) was sent back to the pavilion by Dhananjaya de Silva. Soon after, Holder (36) also perished off the bowling of Praveen Jayawickrama, and Windies was reduced to 175/8 in the 61st over.

Rahkeem Cornwall and Joshua Da Silva then got together at the crease and the duo put on 49 runs for the ninth wicket, but as soon as Windies started to gain some momentum, Cornwall (39) was sent back to the pavilion by Suranga Lakmal.

After Cornwall’s dismissal, rain played spoilsport and play did not resume, and as a result, umpires had to call for early stumps.

SL vs WI 1st Test, Day 3 1st session:

Windies 215/8 trail by 171 runs as both teams take lunch

P Jayawickrama provides the breakthrough this time

Holder departs too, Sri Lanka in full control now

Windies 164/7 trail by 222 runs

Dhananjaya de Silva provides the breakthrough, Myers departs on 46

Windies lose their seventh wicket

Myers 36* & Holder 16* as Windies are 143/6 – trail by 243 runs

Kyle Mayer and Jason Holder playing the opening session cautiously

SL vs WI 1st Test, Day 3 Stumps: Rain curtails Day 3 in Galle as West Indies still trail Sri Lanka by 162 runs; WI 224/9

 

Praveen Jayawickrama celebrates after his long spell resulted in a wicket, Sri Lanka vs West Indies, 1st Test, Galle, 2nd day, November 22, 2021

Braithwaite (41) tried his best to survive but his resistance finally ended in the 32nd over as he was sent back to the pavilion by Ramesh Mendis. Windies innings further went into a slump as Shai Hope (10) and Jomel Warrican (1) departed cheaply. In the end, Kyle Mayers and Jason Holder ensured that the visitors do not lose any more wickets before stumps on Day 2.

Earlier, resuming Day 2 on 267/3, Sri Lanka did not manage to show the same resistance as the opening day and the hosts kept on losing wickets at regular intervals. Once Dimuth Karunaratne (147) was sent back, what followed was a procession and in the end, the hosts were bowled out for 386. For West Indies, Roston Chase returned with five wickets.

West Indies 1st Innings: 113/6

 

SL vs WI 1st Test, Day 2 Stumps: Ramesh Mendis scalps 3 to put Sri Lanka in command on Day 2; WI 113/6

SL vs WI Test Day 2, 3rd session

  • Kraigg Brathwaite and Jermaine Blackwood steady things as final session begins

SL vs WI 1st Test Day 2, 2nd session

  • Sri Lanka are eventually bowled out for 386, West Indies 12/0 at Tea.
  • Dinesh Chandimal (wk), Suranga Lakmal resume Sri Lanka innings
  • Jomel Warrican, Roston Chase dominate with 3 wickets each, wickets fall like a pack of cards.
  • Roston Chase takes fifer, Sri Lanka bowled out for 386 runs.

Jermaine Blackwood and Kraigg Brathwaite take a run, Sri Lanka vs West Indies, 1st Test, Galle, 2nd day, November 22, 2021

SL vs WI 1st Test Day 2 First session

  • Dimuth Karunaratne and Dhananjaya de Silva resume overnight score of 267/3. Jason Holder stats proceedings with the ball.
  • Dhananjaya de Silva hit wicket out for 61 off Shannon Gabriel.
  • Roston Chase strikes again, Karunaratne departs after well-made 147 runs, SL 296/5
  • Jomel Warrican gets rid of Ramesh Mendis (13), SL loses third wicket in opening session

SL vs WI 1st Test, Day 2 Stumps: Ramesh Mendis scalps 3 to put Sri Lanka in command on Day 2; WI 113/6

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SL vs WI 1st Test, Day 1 Stumps: Sri Lanka in command – Skipper Dimuth Karunaratne’s unbeaten ton and fifties from Pathum Nissanka and Dhananjaya de Silva have helped Sri Lanka get off to a dominant start in the ongoing first Test against West Indies here at the Galle International Stadium on Sunday. At Day 1 Stumps, Sri Lanka’s score reads 267/3– with Karunaratne (132*) and Dhananjaya (56*) unbeaten at the crease.

Opting to bat first, Sri Lanka openers Pathum Nissanka and Dimuth Karunaratne provided an ideal start to the hosts as the duo saw out the opening session. Both batters saw out 27 overs in the first session, scoring 61 runs.

Nissanka and Karunaratne started from their left off and the duo brought up the 100-run opening stand in the 39th over of the innings. Both batters went past their half-century mark, but the 139-run opening stand was finally broken by Shannon Gabriel as he dismissed Nissanka (56) in the 50th over. Oshada Fernando (3) failed to leave a mark as he was sent back to the pavilion by Roston Chase and Sri Lanka was reduced to 164/2.

Angelo Mathews (3) also departed cheaply as he was dismissed by Chase, but Karunaratne marched on and the skipper went on to register the three-figure mark. In the end, Karunaratne and Dhananjaya ensured that the hosts do not suffer more hiccups before the close of play on Day 1.

An update on Jeremy Solozono’s injury – 

SL vs WI 1st Test Live 3rd session

It’s 267/3 at stumps on Day 1. Karunaratne (132*) and Dhananjaya (56*) remain unbeaten

50 up for Dhananjaya de Silva, the hosts are dominating the 3rd session as well

200 up for Sri Lanka

100 up for Karunaratne. His 13th in Test cricket and 4th at Galle 

Roston Chase strikes again, Mathews departs at 3, SL 174/3 (66)

Roston Chase strikes in the first over of the third sessions

Oshado Fernando departs cheaply & Sri Lanka loses their second wicket

SL vs WI 1st Test Live 2nd session

Dimuth Karunaratne and Pathum Nissanka continue to frustrate West Indies bowlers.

Fifty up for Dimuth Karunaratne off 118 balls, SL 96/0

100 partnership up for Karunaratne and Nissanka, SL 101/0 

Shannon Gabriel strikes, Pathum Nissanka departs for 56, Sri Lanka 139/1

Sri Lank Innings 267/3 (88 ov)

 

SL vs WI 1st Test Live 1st session

  • Shannon Gabriel starts off the proceedings for West Indies with the bowl. Dimuth Karunaratne and Pathum Nissanka start Sri Lanka innings. 
  • Karunaratne and Nissanka provide a top start to Sri Lanka – 32/0 after 10 overs.
  • Karunaratne and Nissanka bring up fifty partnership for SL in 22nd over.
  • West Indies player Jeremy Solozono has been stretchered off the field and taken into the ambulance after hitting in front off the grill.

Sri Lanka won the toss and opted to bat

West Indies Playing XI: Kraigg Brathwaite(c), Jermaine Blackwood, Jeremy Solozano, Nkrumah Bonner, Roston Chase, Kyle Mayers, Jason Holder, Joshua Da Silva(w), Rahkeem Cornwall, Jomel Warrican, Shannon Gabriel

Jeremy Solozano becomes the 327th player to represent West Indies in Test cricket.

Sri Lanka Playing XI: Dimuth Karunaratne(c), Pathum Nissanka, Oshada Fernando, Dhananjaya de Silva, Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal(w), Ramesh Mendis, Suranga Lakmal, Dushmantha Chameera, Lasith Embuldeniya, Praveen Jayawickrama

SL vs WI 1st Test, Day 1 Stumps: Karunaratne, Nissanka & De Silva put Sri Lanka in command on Day 1

But the West Indies have had a decent year in Test cricket, having beaten Bangladesh away and drawn home series against Sri Lanka and Pakistan. Their win over Pakistan in Jamaica in August gave them the first points in the World Test Championship, while Sri Lanka are yet to open their account.

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