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Windies vs Sri Lanka - 2nd Test

Series: Sri Lanka tour of West Indies, 2018
Venue: Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia
Date: 14-18 June 2018

Windies 147/5 (60.3 Ovs) RR: 2.43 | Match drawn

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That's a wrap of our coverage for this game. You can track all the latest developments regarding Chandimal's hearing on our site. Until next time, it's goodbye!

Holder, WI captain: Happy. Played some reasonable cricket in this game, probably not our best. Yesterday was a tough day in the field, weren't as disciplined as we should've been. It's obviously a concern (no-balls). We were better overall, were a lot more behind the line. It's an issue that hasn't gone unheard.

Gabriel, MoM: It's a great feeling. If someone had said to me today that I would've taken 100 Test wickets, I would've called him crazy. I've been preparing well before this series, getting myself fit. I'm okay. As long as I'm getting wickets, aches go away. Well supported by the other bowlers - Kemar, who was unlucky in this Test but kept running in. Anything other than a loss is good.

Chandimal, SL captain: I'm really happy with the way we played. Throughout the five days we played outstanding cricket. We had a chance to win if weather had permitted. Credit to West Indies bowling attack, they have some really good bowlers. In these conditions, it's tough to score runs. Have to improve as a team. We all know Rangana is a legend. But as a tactical move, we played Akila. He bowled well but the pitch didn't help him much. Gabriel bowled really well. He's a really good bowler.

A Test match that included some fantastic performances - Gabriel's sensational 13-wicket haul including an 8-fer in the second innings, Chandimal's brilliant hundred on a tough first-day pitch, the combined efforts of the Lankan bowlers - but is likely to be remembered for the tampering charges levelled at the Lankan skipper, who has appealed against it and will be appearing at a hearing at some point later on. Sri Lanka didn't take the field on the morning of Day 3 in protest, losing a good part of two hours or even more. Isn't that ironical considering how the match has ended. Let's hear from the presentations..

17:44 Local Time, 21:44 GMT, 03:14 IST: So that's it, play has been called off. The second Test ends in a draw. There was another shower which sealed the deal for the umpires.

17:06 Local Time, 21:06 GMT, 02:36 IST: Umpire Aleem Dar is reading something in a book, I wonder what he is reading? Umpires are taking the reading from the lightmeter again. And they are going off the field, another halt in play. Sri Lankans are hesitant to go back, they are literally crawling. Skipper Dinesh Chandimal shakes his head after having a conversation with umpires. Light is only going to get worse from here, so have we seen the final ball of this Test match?

60.3
0
Lakmal to Holder, no run, he has been hit where it really hurts and Holder is down. This must be painful, really painful. He won't be smiling for a long time. Physio is out in the middle, I am not sure how he is going to help Holder with this pain. Holder will have to deal this all by himself.

Umpire Aleem Dar is having a look at the light meter. In fact he is keeping it at the stumps to note the reading. He seems to be fine with the reading. And we will continue.

60.2
1
Lakmal to Kraigg Brathwaite, 1 run, in the air but wide of leg-slip for a single

Now, light meter comes in the middle. Umpire Aleem Dar keeps it in the pocket for the time being.

60.1
0
Lakmal to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, short of length delivery outside off, takes his bottom hand of the willow to keep it down
59.6
0
Lahiru Kumara to Holder, no run, fuller length and at the stumps, comes on the front foot and pushes to mid-on
59.5
0
Lahiru Kumara to Holder, no run, on a good length and outside off, lifts his bat and lets it go
59.4
0
Lahiru Kumara to Holder, no run, no Holder no. You shouldn't be driving away from the body at this stage of the match. It was fuller and outside off and Holder hands went after it like maganet. Went past the outside edge
59.3
0
Lahiru Kumara to Holder, no run, back of a length delivery at the body, goes on the back foot and pushes it back to the bowler
59.2
0
Lahiru Kumara to Holder, no run, slightly fuller than the previous ball but the channel was same. Holder watches the line prudently and lets it go
59.1
0
Lahiru Kumara to Holder, no run, hits the deck hard straightaway. It was on a good length and outside off, Holder lifts his bat and lets it go. It carried at a good height to Dickwella

Lahiru Kumara [9.0-2-28-0] is back into the attack

58.6
2
Lakmal to Kraigg Brathwaite, 2 runs, fuller length and outside off, semi-stride forward and a firm drive wide of mid-off for a brace
58.5
4
Lakmal to Kraigg Brathwaite, byes, FOUR, misses his radar by a long way. It starts around the leg-stump and keeps going down the leg-side. Dickwella had no chance of collecting and it goes for four byes
58.4
2
Lakmal to Kraigg Brathwaite, 2 runs, fuller length and at the stumps, wristy flick to square leg for a brace
58.3
0
Lakmal to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, nips back in slightly after pitching but Kraigg Brathwaite had that covered. Defended to the off-side
58.2
0
Lakmal to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, fuller length and outside off, blocked solidly to the off-side

Two slips and a FSL in place.

58.1
1
Lakmal to Holder, 1 run, on a good length and at the stumps, clipped wide of FSL for a single

16:48 Local Time, 20:48 GMT, 02:18 IST: We are back after the rain break. Windies have to survive 23 overs to save this Test.

16:34 Local Time, 20:34 GMT, 02:04 IST: There's been no rain for the last 30 minutes or so, and we're awaiting an update for the resumption. With every minute lost, Sri Lanka's chances of pulling this off continue to slip. This doesn't seem to be a pitch where you can blow lower-orders away.

15:32 Local Time, 19:32 GMT, 01:02 IST: The uninvited guest, rain is back. Windies will be delighted with this. Not a day in this match on which rain hasn't arrived at the ground. It is belting down, absolutely belting down at the moment. This is the hardest it has rained in this Test match. Wind is blowing swiftly too and groundsmen are struggling to get hold of the covers. We are in for a long delay.

57.6
1
Dananjaya to Holder, 1 run, to long-on, comes on the front foot and blocks
57.5
0
Dananjaya to Holder, no run, off the pads and deflected wide of FSL. Was there an edge? The body language of the fielder wasn't exciting so there won't have been
57.4
0
Dananjaya to Holder, no run, comes on the front foot and blocks to the off-side
57.3
4
Dananjaya to Holder, FOUR, Holder isn't holding back. Skipper is in a mood to counter attack. He saw the flight, and lofts it over mid-on for a four. Good connection
57.2
1
Dananjaya to Kraigg Brathwaite, 1 run, comes on the front foot and pushes to mid-off for a run
57.1
0
Dananjaya to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, on good length and at the pads, defended to the leg-side
56.6
0
Lakmal to Holder, no run, short of length delivery down the leg-side. Moves slightly to off-side to get himself outside the line and lets it go to Dickwella
56.5
2
Lakmal to Holder, 2 runs, on a fuller length and at the stumps, too straight from Lakmal. Holder puts bat to it for a double to square leg
56.4
2
Lakmal to Holder, 2 runs, on a good length and at the stumps, gets behind the line nicely and taps it to the left of mid-on for a couple of runs
56.3
0
Lakmal to Holder, no run, on a good length and outside off, lifts his bat and lets it go
56.2
0
Lakmal to Holder, no run, fuller length and at the stumps, defended
56.1
4
Lakmal to Holder, FOUR, back of a length delivery and just outside off, Holder waited for the ball to arrive and used delicate hands to guide it past the slip cordon for a four
55.6
0
Dananjaya to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, off-spinner at the stumps, defended back
55.5
0
Dananjaya to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, at the stumps and defended to the leg-side
55.4
0
Dananjaya to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, fuller length and at the stumps, defended
55.3
0
Dananjaya to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, comes on the front foot and blocks to the off-side
55.2
4
Dananjaya to Kraigg Brathwaite, FOUR, whatta way to get to the landmark. Reaches his 17th Test fifty with a four. This has been a high quality innings under tough circumstance but his job isn't over yet. He still has the job of saving the test match for his side. It was at the pads, uses his feet and lofts it over deep mid-wicket for a four
55.1
0
Dananjaya to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, on the stumps, blocked back
54.6
1
Lakmal to Kraigg Brathwaite, 1 run, short of length delivery at the body, tucks it to the leg-side to retain strike
54.5
1
Lakmal to Holder, 1 run, inside half fo the bat to the leg-side for a single
54.4
0
Lakmal to Holder, no run, on a good length and outside off, this one held its line after pitching. Holder did well not to edge this one. He played inside the line

Jason Holder, right handed bat, comes to the crease

54.3
0
Lakmal to Shai Hope, out Bowled!! This match is alive! Lakmal disturbs the furniture for the second time in this innings. It was on that good length and it nips back in after pitching. Hope was still admiring the previous shot and moved his feet clumsily. Ball catches the inside edge and comes back to hit the sticks after hitting his hands. Hope's wicket will give Sri Lanka hope of winning this match. Shai Hope b Lakmal 39(115) [4s-4 6s-1]

Lakmal to Shai Hope, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!

54.2
4
Lakmal to Shai Hope, FOUR, Hope has absolutely creamed that. It was in the air, fuller and ample room. Shai Hope drives it through cover sumptuously. No need to run for that
54.1
0
Lakmal to Shai Hope, no run, fuller length and at the stumps, blocked to the off-side
53.6
2
Dananjaya to Kraigg Brathwaite, 2 runs, uses his feet and lofts it in the air to deep mid-wicket. He failed to reach the pitch the ball and edged it, Rajita from mid-wicket runs back but it falls short of him
53.5
0
Dananjaya to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, extra bounce. It hit the glove and drops down
53.4
1
Dananjaya to Shai Hope, 1 run, leg-break at the stumps, driven to cover for a single

Silly point, FSL and a slip in.

53.3
0
Dananjaya to Shai Hope, no run, takes it on the full and defends back again
53.2
0
Dananjaya to Shai Hope, no run, straight delivery aiming at the stumps, blocked back
53.1
0
Dananjaya to Shai Hope, no run, off-spinner at the stumps, driven to mid-on
52.6
0
Lakmal to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, good length delivery at the pads, defended to the leg-side

Round the wicket now.

52.5
2
Lakmal to Kraigg Brathwaite, 2 runs, fuller length and at the stumps, clipped to the leg-side for a brace
52.4
0
Lakmal to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, short of length delivery at the body, sways away from the line and ducks underneath
52.3
0
Lakmal to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, blocked back again
52.2
0
Lakmal to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, another good looking defensive shot back to the bowler. Watertight technique
52.1
0
Lakmal to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, similar length and line and Kraigg Brathwaite brings out the straight bat in a similar fashion
51.6
0
Dananjaya to Shai Hope, no run, fuller length and at the stumps, blocked back

Two slips, leg-slip and a short cover.

51.5
0
Dananjaya to Shai Hope, no run, tocuh short and on the stumps, Shai Hope goes back and mistimes the pull, he literally drags it to short fine leg

Changing the angle. Round the wicket now. on the pads and flicked to the leg-side

51.4
0
Dananjaya to Shai Hope, no run, off-spinner at the stumps, Shai Hope comes forward and drives it to cover
51.3
0
Dananjaya to Shai Hope, no run, comes on the front foot and blocks back
51.2
0
Dananjaya to Shai Hope, no run, raps on the pads but looks marginally high. He got turn and bounce on this ball and that completely decieved Shai Hope
51.1
0
Dananjaya to Shai Hope, no run, fuller length delivery turning into Shai Hope, flicked to square leg

Welcome back folks for the final session of this Test match. Sri lanka need a wicket quickly in the session.

14:40 Local Time, 18:40 GMT, 00:10 IST: So it's all boiled down to the final session of the match. Only two results possible from here on. Either a Lankan win or a draw. However, looking at how the past two hours have panned out, it's possibly heading towards a draw. Shai Hope who was injured by Kumara came back in to join hands with Brathwaite after Dowrich's dismissal. Since then, the pair has looked unfazed by the Lankan bowlers. Be it the short and nasty stuff by Kumara or the spin of Akila Dhananjaya. The two batsmen have negotiated over 32 overs and the visitors have tried their best to break this stand. They haven't found success though. Can they do that in the final session of the day? Join us in 20 to find that out.

50.6
0
Lakmal to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, snaking away from the batsman outside off, has been left alone by Kraigg Brathwaite. Umpire Ian Gould takes off the bails and that would be tea on day 5!
50.5
0
Lakmal to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, back of a length on middle and leg, tucked towards short mid by Brathwaite
50.4
0
Lakmal to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, again a short delivery that hits the batsman. Brathwaite tried to fend this down but as it bounced a bit more than usual it beat and hit him on the thigh pad
50.3
1
Lakmal to Shai Hope, 1 run, that's a tasty delivery. Back of a length around off and a bit of extra carry on it. Hope gets hit on the glove as the ball takes off after hitting the deck. Towards square leg on a few bounces
50.2
0
Lakmal to Shai Hope, no run, full length delivery outside off, Hope's bat is no where close to the ball as he covers the line. There was a sound but that was of the bat hitting his pad - the reason for a caught behind appeal by the fielding team
50.1
0
Lakmal to Shai Hope, no run, good length delivery around off, keeps a bit low, Hope blocks it down
49.6
4
de Silva to Kraigg Brathwaite, FOUR, one bounce and into the fence! Comes down the wicket to reach the pitch of the delivery and lofts it cleanly over mid-on. On a bounce and into the fence she goes
49.5
0
de Silva to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, dead bats the short one again, to the same fielder at FSL
49.4
0
de Silva to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, camps back and works this in front of FSL
49.3
0
de Silva to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, nudges the tossed up delivery in front of short mid-wicket with soft hands
49.2
1
de Silva to Shai Hope, 1 run, eases that down to long-on for a single
49.1
0
de Silva to Shai Hope, no run, de Silva almost striked on his first ball. Bowls a straighter delivery from round the wicket. Hope got beaten as he leaned forward in defence. His back foot was inside the crease too, hence the keeper didn't take off the bails

Dhananjaya de Silva, right-arm off break, comes into the attack

48.6
0
Lakmal to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, a forward defensive shot against a length delivery, towards the fielder at mid-on
48.5
0
Lakmal to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, flays the short one in front of point. Played that very late, did Brathwaite
48.4
0
Lakmal to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, short of a length on middle and leg, tucked in front of short mid-wicket
48.3
4
Lakmal to Kraigg Brathwaite, byes, FOUR, 100 up for Windies with these bonus runs. Sprayed down the leg side, Brathwaite tried to flick that but it moved away a touch and Dickwella was a bit lethargic to put in a dive. Couldn't stop the ball as it found the fence
48.2
0
Lakmal to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, sliding on a full length outside off, played off the front foot by Brathwaite in front of cover-point
48.1
1
Lakmal to Shai Hope, 1 run, connects his pull to perfection but finds the man at deep square leg

Suranga Lakmal [11.0-3-24-1] is back into the attack

47.6
0
Dananjaya to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, flat and quick outside leg, Brathwaite lifts his bat and pads it away
47.5
1
Dananjaya to Shai Hope, 1 run, turns this away to deep mid-wicket
47.4
0
Dananjaya to Shai Hope, no run, off-drives the tossed up ball to the wide of mid-off. Took his bottom hand off as he played that shot
47.3
0
Dananjaya to Shai Hope, no run, sliding down the leg side, Dickwella had to move to his left to gather that
47.2
0
Dananjaya to Shai Hope, no run, this keeps low outside off, Hope defends it off the cue-end of his weapon
47.1
0
Dananjaya to Shai Hope, no run, flatter and full on middle and leg, Hope knocks it back

Time for some hydration for the two batsmen. Physio is having a chat with Hope, but he's fine. Can carry on. Meanwhile, Lanka searching for the wicket. These two have played close to 30 overs since they have joined hands.

46.6
0
Rajitha to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, easily done. Line is outside off, length is full and Brathwaite with utter ease taps it down. Has looked unfazed in this knock
46.5
0
Rajitha to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, this has been punched in front of point by Brathwaite, was a good length ball outside off again with not much carry
46.4
0
Rajitha to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, keeps low again, a fullish ball around off, Brathwaite keeps it down with a defensive block
46.3
1
Rajitha to Shai Hope, 1 run, a yorker on middle and leg, Hope just about in time gets his bat down in order to flick it away to square leg. If he was a tad late in doing so, could have been an easy lbw
46.2
0
Rajitha to Shai Hope, no run, on a length around off, Hope defends it into the off side from within the crease
46.1
0
Rajitha to Shai Hope, no run, shortish delivery outside off, straight too, Hope shows no interest again
45.6
0
Dananjaya to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, played off his back foot in front of FSL again, was a short and quicker one
45.5
0
Dananjaya to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, bowls this with a bit of side-arm action. Brathwaite has no trouble to block it down
45.4
0
Dananjaya to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, forward in defence, a tossed up delivery on the middle stump
45.3
0
Dananjaya to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, is on his back foot to turn it down
45.2
0
Dananjaya to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, comes down the wicket and eases that in front of silly point. The fielder there was interested for a moment
45.1
0
Dananjaya to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, tossed up delivery on middle and leg, tucked to short mid-wicket
44.6
0
Rajitha to Shai Hope, no run, drives the full length ball to mid-off
44.5
0
Rajitha to Shai Hope, no run, banged short of a length and holds its line, Hope plays inside the line. Leaves rest for the keeper
44.4
0
Rajitha to Shai Hope, no run, well outside off, skidding along the deck, Hope leaves it alone
44.3
0
Rajitha to Shai Hope, no run, pushes the length delivery in front of covers
44.2
0
Rajitha to Shai Hope, no run, full length delivery outside off, Hope leaves the ball for the keeper
44.1
4
Rajitha to Shai Hope, FOUR, pulled away! He has been in some pain against the short delivery but hats-off to his grit. Quite courageous. Transfers the weight on his back foot and times his pull through square leg. Third man sprinted across but couldn't stop the ball
43.6
0
Dananjaya to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, the bowler was excited for a moment as the ball dropped in short of FSL. It was a tossed up delivery on middle and Brathwaite played this with soft hands. Just short of the fielder though
43.5
0
Dananjaya to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, straighter and flatter in trajectory, eased back to the bowler again
43.4
0
Dananjaya to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, plays an on-drive to a flatter delivery, mid-on in action
43.3
0
Dananjaya to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, takes another stride to push that full and loopy delivery back to Dhananjaya
43.2
0
Dananjaya to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, lunges ahead and eases it back to the bowler once again
43.1
0
Dananjaya to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, a lot of flight on this ball as Brathwaite drills it back to the bowler
42.6
0
Rajitha to Shai Hope, no run, swinging away from the batsman on a full length, well outside off as Hope lifts his bat
42.5
0
Rajitha to Shai Hope, no run, on a length on middle and leg, nudged to short mid-wicket by Hope
42.4
0
Rajitha to Shai Hope, no run, another fullish delivery on off, squeezed into the off side by Hope
42.3
0
Rajitha to Shai Hope, no run, pitched on middle and leg, keeps a touch low too, Hope is quick to bring his willow down and play it
42.2
0
Rajitha to Shai Hope, no run, short of a length with not much pace it in. Dies in just front of the keeper as Hope leaves it alone
42.1
1
Rajitha to Kraigg Brathwaite, 1 run, an over-pitched delivery on off, driven towards mid-off by Brathwaite for a single. It was the dive by the fielder there that kept them down to a run
41.6
0
Dananjaya to Shai Hope, no run, tucks that in front of short mid-wicket, to end the over
41.5
2
Dananjaya to Shai Hope, 2 runs, plays that through the gap at covers for a couple of runs
41.4
4
Dananjaya to Shai Hope, FOUR, full toss gets the treatment it deserved. Hope takes a couple of steps forward in order to convert it into a full toss before he drives it down to the long-off fence
41.3
0
Dananjaya to Shai Hope, no run, the leg-break around off, pushed towards cover off his front foot
41.2
0
Dananjaya to Shai Hope, no run, camps back and knocks it back to the bowler
41.1
0
Dananjaya to Shai Hope, no run, floated around off, Hope is forward in defence
40.6
0
Rajitha to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, has to crouch a bit in order to nudge the length ball to square leg
40.5
0
Rajitha to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, swinging away but well outside off, left alone by Brathwaite on this occasion
40.4
1
Rajitha to Shai Hope, 1 run, hooks the shortish delivery away to fine leg
40.3
0
Rajitha to Shai Hope, no run, pitches this one on a full length around mdidle and leg, kept a bit low too but Hope was quick to fend it away into the leg side
40.2
0
Rajitha to Shai Hope, no run, on a length outside off, played from within the crease into the off side
40.1
1
Rajitha to Kraigg Brathwaite, 1 run, 3000 runs for Brathwaite in Test cricket. Tries to nudge the shortish delivery and ends up getting an inside edge on to the pads. The ball rolls away to square leg and they change ends

Kasun Rajitha [9.0-3-15-2] is back into the attack

39.6
0
Dananjaya to Shai Hope, no run, slightly to the right of fielder now, leg gully quickly moves to left and stops the ball
39.5
0
Dananjaya to Shai Hope, no run, plays with the spin in front of short leg
39.4
1
Dananjaya to Kraigg Brathwaite, 1 run, goes back in the crease and punches it to wide mid-off, a single taken
39.3
0
Dananjaya to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, slow and low on off, played in front of FSL
39.2
0
Dananjaya to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, has to lunge forward in order to smother the spin, into the leg side
39.1
0
Dananjaya to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, worked down to square leg off his back foot
38.6
0
Lahiru Kumara to Shai Hope, no run, full length delivery around off, almost a yorker, Hope squeezes it out to the off side
38.5
0
Lahiru Kumara to Shai Hope, no run, banged short with a lot of effort again outside off, Hope drops his bat and sways away
38.4
0
Lahiru Kumara to Shai Hope, no run, quick and short angled into the batsman, Hope was on his back foot as he tried to fend at it. Was really close to kissing the blade
38.3
2
Lahiru Kumara to Shai Hope, 2 runs, goes for a pull against a short delivery but the extra pace catches the top-half of the bat and rolls down to long-on
38.2
0
Lahiru Kumara to Shai Hope, no run, sharp bounce again but well outside off for any shot to be offered
38.1
0
Lahiru Kumara to Shai Hope, no run, short and quick outside off, holds its line and sails through to the keeper as Hope plays inside the line
37.6
0
Dananjaya to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, a diving stop by FSL as Brathwaite turns it away into the leg side
37.5
0
Dananjaya to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, nudges the shortish delivery to square leg
37.4
0
Dananjaya to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, straighter on middle and leg, played with soft hands by Brathwaite
37.3
0
Dananjaya to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, goes back and tucks it to short leg
37.2
0
Dananjaya to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, this time he taps it just to the left side of the bowler
37.1
0
Dananjaya to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, floated around off, Brathwaite comes forward to block it back to the bowler

Time for drinks! Sri Lanka six wickets away, but they'll have to earn those wickets. Windies in no mood to throw them away, as shown by Shai Hope who's battling it out there with an injured rib. Proper cricket.

36.6
0
Lahiru Kumara to Shai Hope, no run, back of a length on leg, stays a touch low but Hope adjusts nicely and defends
36.5
0
Lahiru Kumara to Shai Hope, no run, short ball down leg, Hope shuffles across and evades

Fielder goes back for the pull. Kumara goes round the wicket

36.4
6
Lahiru Kumara to Shai Hope, SIX, short ball outside off, Hope thrashes it away for six. That's a blistering pull shot. Great contest going on here. Hope clutches his chest and grimaces in pain. Every delivery is a battle for him
36.3
0
Lahiru Kumara to Shai Hope, no run, short ball on leg stump, this time Hope jumps across to the off-side to get inside the line of it. He wanted to glance it away but couldn't connect
36.2
0
Lahiru Kumara to Shai Hope, no run, he is absolutely struggling with the pain. Another loud groan while ducking. Kumara is showing no mercy
36.1
0
Lahiru Kumara to Shai Hope, no run, Hope grunts in agony as he ducks under the bouncer. Takes his time to get back up
35.6
0
Dananjaya to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, picks the leg-break and cuts to point
35.5
0
Dananjaya to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run
35.4
0
Dananjaya to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, loud appeal from Dananjaya as Brathwaite is pinned to the crease. But not a very convincing appeal from others. Flat off-break, Brathwaite looks to work it through the on-side but misses out. Wonder if height was the issue there
35.3
2
Dananjaya to Kraigg Brathwaite, 2 runs, bowls this leg-break way too short on off, allows Brathwaite to make room and cut it away through backward point
35.2
0
Dananjaya to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, smothered to point
35.1
0
Dananjaya to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, turned to short midwicket
34.6
0
Lahiru Kumara to Shai Hope, no run, fearsome short delivery in line with middle and leg, Hope just about evades it while crouching. His movements are clearly limited due to the blow on the ribs
34.5
0
Lahiru Kumara to Shai Hope, no run, 136kph, short of length just outside off, hits Hope very high on the bat in defence. What a start to the spell by Kumara. No looseners, nothing
34.4
0
Lahiru Kumara to Shai Hope, no run, back of a length on leg, blocked to midwicket
34.3
0
Lahiru Kumara to Shai Hope, no run, full ball just outside off, creamed to cover
34.2
1
Lahiru Kumara to Kraigg Brathwaite, 1 run, pitched up, punched back past Kumara who got a hand to it to take the pace off
34.1
1
Lahiru Kumara to Shai Hope, 1 run, oh dear. Hope was taken aback by this short ball from Kumara. He took his eyes off completely while swinging his bat across in the hopes of connecting. Just about manages to help it off the bottom down to fine leg. Knew nothing about it, and is quite lucky to avoid another nasty blow to add to the one he took on the ribs

Lahiru Kumara [6.0-2-18-0] is back into the attack

33.6
0
Dananjaya to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, pushed through flat on leg, turned to backward square leg
33.5
0
Dananjaya to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, a bit flatter, blunted off the back foot
33.4
0
Dananjaya to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, flighted off-break on a length, 78kph, Brathwaite has to stretch forward in defence. Lovely length
33.3
0
Dananjaya to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, defended to leg
33.2
0
Dananjaya to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, late decision to let it go, and a good one. Googly from Dananjaya, not enough turn though to trouble off stump
33.1
0
Dananjaya to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, flat on middle and leg, probably the googly, Brathwaite works it to backward square
32.6
0
Lakmal to Shai Hope, no run, good length ball outside off, goes on the bounce to the keeper as Hope lets it go
32.5
0
Lakmal to Shai Hope, no run, back of a length delivery just outside off, deadbatted to cover
32.4
0
Lakmal to Shai Hope, no run, left alone outside off
32.3
0
Lakmal to Shai Hope, no run, hands on the head for Lakmal. This one stayed quite low from a back of a length, and Hope was dangerously on the back foot too. But he's able to get the bat down in time to squirt it away
32.2
0
Lakmal to Shai Hope, no run, banged in short, sails over Hope's head
32.1
2
Lakmal to Shai Hope, 2 runs, handsomely driven down the ground. Full delivery by Lakmal, asking Hope to drive. And he does so by getting a nice stride forward to the pitch of it. Mid-off hunts it down
31.6
0
Dananjaya to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, tossed up at the stumps, Brathwaite skips out to take it on the full and jams it back to Dananjaya
31.5
0
Dananjaya to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, floated up at the stumps, defended forward
31.4
0
Dananjaya to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, tossed up on a length on middle, turned to short leg
31.3
0
Dananjaya to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, leg-break from Dananjaya, Brathwaite picks it and blunts it off the front foot
31.2
0
Dananjaya to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, smothered back down the pitch
31.1
0
Dananjaya to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, drills it down the ground after using his feet, but a brilliant diving stop from Roshen Silva at mid-on prevents the boundary
30.6
0
Lakmal to Shai Hope, no run, full length ball at the stumps, nudged to short mid-on
30.5
0
Lakmal to Shai Hope, no run, back of a length delivery outside off, cuts away off the seam to beat Hope on the back foot
30.4
0
Lakmal to Shai Hope, no run, full ball around off, driven to mid-off
30.3
0
Lakmal to Shai Hope, no run, back of a length delivery just outside off, looked as if Hope deliberately pulled his bat inside the line of it. Or maybe not. On second look at the replay, he was initially beaten in defence and only belatedly made the adjustment
30.2
0
Lakmal to Shai Hope, no run, back of a length delivery on off, blocked to midwicket
30.1
0
Lakmal to Shai Hope, no run, punched firmly to the right of Lakmal, who puts his right hand out for the catch and deflects it off the fingertips onto the stumps at the bowler's end. Although it was struck fiercely, Brathwaite wasn't backing up too far which allowed him to plonk his bat inside in the nick of time
29.6
0
Dananjaya to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, 85kph, length ball on off, Brathwaite lunges forward and defends
29.5
0
Dananjaya to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, gets a good stride forward this time as he works it to short midwicket
29.4
0
Dananjaya to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, pushed through outside off, Brathwaite lets it go
29.3
0
Dananjaya to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, he's playing from the crease here. Risky. Skidding on with the arm, defended on off
29.2
0
Dananjaya to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, pushes this off-break a little bit quicker, Brathwaite isn't so sure with his feet and is a bit stuck as he defends to short leg
29.1
0
Dananjaya to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, flighted off-break, smothered to short leg
28.6
0
Lakmal to Shai Hope, no run, back of a length delivery just outside off, holds its line and beats the outside edge. Probing over from Lakmal
28.5
0
Lakmal to Shai Hope, no run, this is dangerous from Hope. He stayed back to a length ball which kept low. Manages to make the adjustment in defence though
28.4
0
Lakmal to Shai Hope, no run, pitched up just outside off, gets Hope driving and beats his outside edge
28.3
1
Lakmal to Kraigg Brathwaite, 1 run, full at the stumps, punched wide of mid-on
28.2
1
Lakmal to Shai Hope, byes, 1 run, short of length delivery outside off, not much pace off the pitch and dips on Hope's attempted pull to beat his under-edge. It creates an awkward bounce for the keeper too, as it falls just in front of him. Dickwella fumbles
28.1
0
Lakmal to Shai Hope, no run, back of a length delivery on off, blocked back
27.6
0
Dananjaya to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, now the leg-break from Dananjaya, lands it outside leg and turns it towards the stumps. The variation surprises Brathwaite who is cramped up in defence and is hit on the pad
27.5
0
Dananjaya to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, hangs back to a delivery which he should've been forward to perhaps. However, he's still able to blunt it out
27.4
0
Dananjaya to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, goes back and defends
27.3
1
Dananjaya to Shai Hope, 1 run, edged again, but this was dies quickly and runs away past slip. Flighted off-break on leg, Hope seems intent to play with the straight bat and gets squared up

Shai Hope, right handed bat, comes to the crease

27.2
0
Dananjaya to Dowrich, out Caught by de Silva!! Beauty by Dananjaya. Pitches it on a length around off and gets the ball to kick up at Dowrich, who was playing for turn. This was the top-spinner though. It spits up at his half-forward defence, takes the shoulder of the bat and comfortably carries to slip. Windies four down and struggling. Dowrich c de Silva b Dananjaya 8(12) [4s-1]

Dananjaya to Dowrich, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

27.1
0
Dananjaya to Dowrich, no run, flighted off-break, punched back to the bowler
26.6
0
Lakmal to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, good length ball outside off, left alone
26.5
0
Lakmal to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, short of length delivery on off, tucked to midwicket
26.4
0
Lakmal to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, good length ball outside off, left alone
26.3
0
Lakmal to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, full ball on off, flicked to square leg
26.2
0
Lakmal to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, back of a length delivery on middle and off, clipped to square leg
26.1
0
Lakmal to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, back of a length delivery outside off, left alone
25.6
0
Dananjaya to Dowrich, no run, tossed up on leg, probably brushed Dowrich's pad on the way to the keeper who can't collect it cleanly
25.5
2
Dananjaya to Dowrich, 2 runs, flat off-break, Dowrich plays back to it and gets a thick edge past slip. The ball died immediately, and wouldn't have carried anyway
25.4
0
Dananjaya to Dowrich, no run, smothered back down to Dananjaya
25.3
0
Dananjaya to Dowrich, no run, turning well down leg, Dowrich lets it go
25.2
1
Dananjaya to Kraigg Brathwaite, 1 run, shimmies out but can't get to the pitch of it, defended off the outside half to point
25.1
0
Dananjaya to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, floated on a length on off, defended back

Akila Dananjaya [3.0-0-6-0] is back into the attack

24.6
0
Lakmal to Dowrich, no run, stuck to the crease, given. Dowrich walks down, consults with his partner and goes for the review. This delivery nipped back in quite sharply from a good length, and as ball-tracking proves, it would've taken it down the leg-side. Excellent review by Dowrich. Umpire Ian Gould will have to reverse his decision
24.5
0
Lakmal to Dowrich, no run, back of a length delivery on off, Dowrich is on the shuffle as he clips it to square leg
24.4
0
Lakmal to Dowrich, no run, back of a length delivery outside off, left alone
24.3
4
Lakmal to Dowrich, FOUR, full ball on leg stump, Dowrich glances it away fine into the boundary
24.2
0
Lakmal to Dowrich, no run, back of a length delivery outside off, left alone
24.1
2
Lakmal to Dowrich, 2 runs, back of a length delivery on middle and leg, clipped away backward of square

Welcome back. A few clouds have gathered overhead as the players make their way out. The way this is going, the two likely results are a draw or a Sri Lankan win. Don't think the target is in the minds of the hosts as yet. Survival is the priority. Lakmal..

12:01 Local Time, 16:01 GMT, 21:31 IST: Sri Lankan team are jubilant as they leave the field for the lunch break. High fives all around. This morning has belonged to two hostile fast bowlers Shannon Gabriel and Lahiru Kumara. Both will give nightmares to many batsmen in the future. Gabriel wrapped up the Lankan innings in a blink of an eye. And then the debutant Rajitha came to the party and dislodged Devon Smith and Kieran Powell in the same over. Then, Lahiru Kumara delivered an absolute brute of a ball to retire hurt Shai Hope and Lakmal disturbed the furniture of Chase just 5 minutes before the lunch break. 7 wickets to go, 2 sessions and rain delay expected. This is transpiring into a tasty encounter. Join us after the break.

23.6
0
Rajitha to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, sails into the gloves of Dickwella. On that good length and outside off, ignored. That will be Lunch on day 5
23.5
0
Rajitha to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, short of length delivery at the body, stands tall and defends it to the off-side
23.4
0
Rajitha to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, on a good length and outside off, left alone
23.3
0
Rajitha to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, fuller length and outside off, defended to the off-side

Three slips, gully and FSL in place.

23.2
0
Rajitha to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, fuller length delivery at the stumps, blocked to mid-on
23.1
0
Rajitha to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, on a good length and outside off, left alone

Kasun Rajitha [8.0-2-15-2] is back into the attack

Shane Dowrich, right handed bat, comes to the crease

22.6
0
Lakmal to Roston Chase, out Bowled!! Off-stump goes for a toss. Whatta peach from Lakmal! It was pitched on a fullish length and was angled in, ball held its line after pitching. Roston Chase was pinned to the crease and was late on the ball, by the time his willow came, ball had passed. It hit the pads first and then shattered the stumps and Roston Chase had to hear that terrible noise. Roston Chase b Lakmal 13(37) [4s-1]

Lakmal to Roston Chase, THAT'S OUT!! Bowled!!

22.5
0
Lakmal to Roston Chase, no run, angled in and left the batsman after pitching. Played inside the line and whizzed past his outside edge
22.4
0
Lakmal to Roston Chase, no run, on a good length and outside off, ignored
22.3
0
Lakmal to Roston Chase, no run, good length and outside off, lifts his bat and lets it go. It sails into the gloves of Dickwella
22.2
2
Lakmal to Roston Chase, 2 runs, extra bounce on that good length delivery outside. Roston Chase adjsuted well and played with soft hands to gully for a brace
22.1
0
Lakmal to Roston Chase, no run, good length outside off, left alone
21.6
0
Dananjaya to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, comes on the front foot and blocks it back
21.5
1
Dananjaya to Roston Chase, 1 run, goes on the back foot on that off-spinner at the stumps. Flicked to the leg-side for a run
21.4
2
Dananjaya to Roston Chase, 2 runs, again rocks back and steers it through point for a brace
21.3
0
Dananjaya to Roston Chase, no run, goes on the back foot on this fuller length ball and blocks it back. This could be dangerous, come forward Chase
21.2
0
Dananjaya to Roston Chase, no run, goes on the back foot and blocks back. Sharp off-spin on this ball
21.1
0
Dananjaya to Roston Chase, no run, kept low and came in. Too straight and he was rapped on the pads but it was down the leg-side

Some good news coming on Shai Hope. There is no fracture and he will come back to bat in the innings.

20.6
1
Lakmal to Roston Chase, 1 run, fuller and at the stumps, inside half of the bat to deep square leg for a single
20.5
0
Lakmal to Roston Chase, no run, down the leg-side and Dickwella collects it after moving to his left
20.4
0
Lakmal to Roston Chase, no run, fuller length and outside off, nipped in after pitching. It was close to the off-stump but Roston Chase had that covered
20.3
0
Lakmal to Roston Chase, no run, nipped back in afer picthing on a fuller length. Defended back to the bowler who wanted to hit the stumps at the striker's end but Roston Chase went back and Lakamal decided against it
20.2
4
Lakmal to Roston Chase, FOUR, straying on the pads and punished by Chase. Waited for the ball to arrive and flicks it wide of square leg for a four. Good connection!
20.1
0
Lakmal to Roston Chase, no run, fuller length and well outside off, kept low after pitching. Lifts his bat and lets it go

Suranga Lakmal [4.0-1-8-0] is back into the attack

19.6
0
Dananjaya to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, fuller length and at the stumps. Dances down and blocks it back
19.5
0
Dananjaya to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, yorker at the stumps, defended to the leg-side
19.4
1
Dananjaya to Roston Chase, 1 run, this one came in after pitching. Roston Chase picked off the pitch and did well to block it to the leg-side
19.3
1
Dananjaya to Kraigg Brathwaite, 1 run, 83kmph delivery at the stumps, clipped off the pads to the leg-side for a run
19.2
0
Dananjaya to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, goes on the back foot and pushes it to the leg-side
19.1
0
Dananjaya to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, fuller length and outside off, not much turn. Blocked back
18.6
0
Lahiru Kumara to Roston Chase, no run, short of length and at the body, rises high in the crease and counters well. Blocked to the off-side
18.5
0
Lahiru Kumara to Roston Chase, no run, nipped back in after pitching on the fuller length. Roston Chase did well and he blocks it back
18.4
3
Lahiru Kumara to Kraigg Brathwaite, 3 runs, fuller length and outside off, doesn't get it off the meat of the bat but that straight drive will fetch him three
18.3
0
Lahiru Kumara to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, that was tantinisngly close to the off-stump. But Kraigg Brathwaite had that covered and leaves it astutely
18.2
1
Lahiru Kumara to Roston Chase, 1 run, he will be mighty relieved to get off the strike. The best way to counter hostile fast bowling. It was much fuller and outside off, taps it gently to cover and takes off for a quick single
18.1
0
Lahiru Kumara to Roston Chase, no run, beaten by the pace again. But he adjusts well and manages to tuck it to the leg-side
17.6
0
Dananjaya to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, blocks it back to the bowler
17.5
0
Dananjaya to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, this one did not turn much and it was well outside off. Kraigg Brathwaite goes on the back foot and pushes to the off-side
17.4
0
Dananjaya to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, tossed up delivery at the stumps, hangs back in the crease and defends to FSL. It up in the air for a wee bit but falls short of FSL
17.3
1
Dananjaya to Roston Chase, 1 run, rocks back and pushes it wide of square leg for a single

A slip, leg-slip and FSL in place.

17.2
0
Dananjaya to Roston Chase, no run, goes on the back foot and blocks to the off-side
17.1
0
Dananjaya to Roston Chase, no run, fuller length and at the stumps, pushed to mid-on

Akila Dananjaya, right-arm off break, comes into the attack

16.6
4
Lahiru Kumara to Kraigg Brathwaite, FOUR, top shot! Kraigg Brathwaite was waiting for that short of length ball and Lahiru Kumara provides him that. He stands tall in the crease and cuts it through point for a four. Lahiru Kumara kicks the turf in disgust, he is gutted with the ball he delivered
16.5
4
Lahiru Kumara to Kraigg Brathwaite, FOUR, on his favorite short of length and this one held its line. Kraigg Brathwaite played inside the line of the ball and outside edge takes it just wide of third slip
16.4
2
Lahiru Kumara to Kraigg Brathwaite, 2 runs, fuller length and at the stumps, flicks it using the wrists to square leg for a brace
16.3
0
Lahiru Kumara to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, on a good length and outside off, lifts his bat and lets it go
16.2
1
Lahiru Kumara to Roston Chase, byes, 1 run, how would you counter that? Brilliant bowling from Lahiru Kumara and pitch is assisting him as good as Ozil does. This was angled in at the stumps, missed the batsman then wickets then keeper
16.1
0
Lahiru Kumara to Roston Chase, no run, oh dear! He is hitting the deck hard. It hit him high on the bat and deflected to gully
15.6
0
Rajitha to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, fuller length and just outside off, pushes forward and blocks this to the off-side
15.5
0
Rajitha to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, back of a length delivery outside off, stands tall and punches it straight to point
15.4
0
Rajitha to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, fuller length delivery at the stumps, flicked to square leg
15.3
2
Rajitha to Kraigg Brathwaite, 2 runs, shuffles slighty on that fuller length ball and brings out those carribean wrists. Connection was decent but outfield isn't the quickest so mid-wicket fielder will cut it down
15.2
0
Rajitha to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, on a good length and outside off, watches it go into the gloves of Dickwella
15.1
0
Rajitha to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, good short delivery down the leg-side, sways away from the line and lets it go
14.6
0
Lahiru Kumara to Roston Chase, no run, plants his front foot forward and leaves that outside off delivery alone
14.5
0
Lahiru Kumara to Roston Chase, no run, fuller length delivery and outside off, it was there to be driven but because of those short pitch bowling his weight was on the back foot and that made him mistime the drive to gully. Off the outside half of the bat
14.4
0
Lahiru Kumara to Roston Chase, no run, nasty bouncer! Roston Chase evades decently well and it sails into the gloves of Dickwella
14.3
0
Lahiru Kumara to Roston Chase, no run, good length delivery at the stumps. Opened the face of the bat to gully
14.2
0
Lahiru Kumara to Roston Chase, no run, on a good length and outside off, watches the line and lets it go to Dickwella
14.1
0
Lahiru Kumara to Roston Chase, no run, on a good length and was angled in at the stumps. It kept low, Chase did well to get his bat down and block
13.6
0
Rajitha to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, on a good length and just wide of the stumps. He identifies the line early and leaves the ball alone. Good leave!
13.5
0
Rajitha to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, gets his front foot forward and blocks it to the off-side
13.4
0
Rajitha to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, on a good length and outside off, left alone
13.3
0
Rajitha to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, stays in the crease and defends to the off-side
13.2
0
Rajitha to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, fuller and aimed at the stumps, outside half of the bat to point. Was squared up a bit
13.1
0
Rajitha to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, on a good length and outside off, lifts his bat and lets it go
12.6
0
Lahiru Kumara to Roston Chase, no run, down the leg-side, Roston Chase leaves it and Dickwella collects it
12.5
0
Lahiru Kumara to Roston Chase, no run, comes on the front foot and pushes to the off-side
12.4
0
Lahiru Kumara to Roston Chase, no run, that bounced sharply too. Lahiru Kumara is bowling some nasty balls. He is mighty tough to face. It was angled in and boucned steeply after picthing, hit him on the bodyt and deflected to the leg-side
12.3
0
Lahiru Kumara to Roston Chase, no run, almost had Roston Chase on the first ball. This was fuller in length and it was outside off, Roston Chase went for a drive through cover but outside edges it to third slip, it just falls short of de Silva.After taking it, he went for appeal instantly but that was an instinctive appeal and he withdrew from that after realising that he hasn't taken this cleanly.

Shai Hope is going back to the dressing room with the physio. This is the last thing that Windies would have wanted. He is one of the better batsmen in this Windies line-up and they would have expected him to contribute in this innings. But the pain the Lahiru Kumara has inflicted on him is way too much and he is not in a position to carry-on.

12.2
0
Lahiru Kumara to Shai Hope, no run, that was a bullet fired in at 148kmph. It followed him and Shai Hope failed to take an evasive action as he was totally beaten by the pace. Dukes hit him in the rib cage area and that would be really painful. He is down and physio is out in the middle to take care of him. Meanwhile, umpires have called for the drinks interval.
12.1
0
Lahiru Kumara to Shai Hope, no run, on a good length and outside off, lifts his bat and lets it go
11.6
0
Rajitha to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, on a good length and outside off, left alone
11.5
1
Rajitha to Shai Hope, 1 run, Kraigg Brathwaite was late to respond to a call for single but he will eventually make it. It was on the pads and he clips it wide of square leg
11.4
0
Rajitha to Shai Hope, no run, on a good length and at the stumps, defended back
11.3
0
Rajitha to Shai Hope, no run, lovely away shape on this delivery. It was on the good length and was angled in but nipped away after pitching. Shai Hope played late and he covered the swing well, blocks it back
11.2
0
Rajitha to Shai Hope, no run, kept a little low but line was well outside off. Easily left
11.1
0
Rajitha to Shai Hope, no run, on a good length and outside off, blocked to the off-side
10.6
0
Lahiru Kumara to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, too hot to handle for Kraigg Brathwaite. It was on short of length and was outside off, he went for the cut but willow came down late and he was comprehensively defeated
10.5
1
Lahiru Kumara to Shai Hope, 1 run, another short of length delivery aimed at the body, Shai Hope hops in the crease and tucks it to fine leg for a single
10.4
0
Lahiru Kumara to Shai Hope, no run, on a good length and outside off, lifts his bat and lets it go
10.3
0
Lahiru Kumara to Shai Hope, no run, speedometer tells it was delivered at 84mph but it looked sharper. It was on the body and Shai Hope tucks it to square leg
10.2
0
Lahiru Kumara to Shai Hope, no run, closer to the stumps and he was forced to play at it, steered from the crease to gully
10.1
0
Lahiru Kumara to Shai Hope, no run, on a good length and just outside off, watches the line and leaves it alone
9.6
0
Rajitha to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, times his cover drive to extra-cover who parries it away to mid-off with a dive
9.5
0
Rajitha to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, swinging delivery and outside off, Brathwaite leaves it alone
9.4
0
Rajitha to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, gets on his toes in order to fend the short delivery away into the off side
9.3
0
Rajitha to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, sprays this outside off, Brathwaite shows no interest again
9.2
0
Rajitha to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, short and quick on leg, Kraigg Brathwaite gets out of the firing line
9.1
4
Rajitha to Kraigg Brathwaite, FOUR, the ball finally wins the race. Has been slowing down considerably near the fence, but finds the fence this time around. This was pitched up by the debutant and Brathwaite was quick to offer an off-drive. Beats the chaser to reach the long-off boundary
8.6
0
Lahiru Kumara to Shai Hope, no run, pitches it full on off as Hope brings his bat down quickly and squeezes it out
8.5
0
Lahiru Kumara to Shai Hope, no run, short of a length outside off, Hope shoulders arms
8.4
0
Lahiru Kumara to Shai Hope, no run, was that an edge? No, there wasn't. Short and quick delivery around off, Hope tries to play that off his back foot but the ball bounces more than usual and flicks his arm before it drops in front of the keeper
8.3
0
Lahiru Kumara to Shai Hope, no run, good length delivery outside off, harmless too
8.2
0
Lahiru Kumara to Shai Hope, no run, plays that with soft hands. With an open face and leaves an outside edge to the fielder at second slip. Unwanted shy at the striker's end though
8.1
3
Lahiru Kumara to Kraigg Brathwaite, 3 runs, transfers his weight on the back foot and plays the Natraja pull, like Kapil Dev. Not enough power on the shot though as it slows down at the square leg fence

Lahiru Kumara, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

7.6
0
Rajitha to Shai Hope, no run, swerves away on a short length, outside off and Hope says bye bye to the ball
7.5
0
Rajitha to Shai Hope, no run, short and swaying away from the batsman,
7.4
0
Rajitha to Shai Hope, no run, flicks the over-pitched delivery in front of square leg, an athletic diving stop by the fielder saves a single
7.3
4
Rajitha to Shai Hope, FOUR, classic shot by Hope. Doesn't miss out on the opportunity to get forward and cream his square drive past the fielder at point
7.2
0
Rajitha to Shai Hope, no run, hops a tad in the crease in order to knock that back to the bowler, a short delivery
7.1
0
Rajitha to Shai Hope, no run, swinging away from the batsman on a full length, Hope tried to drive that but got beaten on his bottom edge
6.6
0
Lakmal to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, short in length outside off, Brathwaite lifts his bat
6.5
0
Lakmal to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, full and tailing away from the batsman outside off, closer to that guideline as Brathwaite shows no interest
6.4
0
Lakmal to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, this has been played off his back foot, nudged into the leg side
6.3
0
Lakmal to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, well outside off and Brathwaite shoulders arms
6.2
0
Lakmal to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, almost induces an outside edge. Was pushed on his back foot by Lakmal after that short delivery. The bowler almost bluffs the batsman by pitching this a tad full. Brathwaite poked at it only to get beaten by the away swinging ball
6.1
4
Lakmal to Kraigg Brathwaite, FOUR, first boundary for Brathwaite. First one of this innings too. This was a short delivery outside off, Brathwaite rides the bounce and plays away from the body. With an open face to find the third man fence
5.6
0
Rajitha to Shai Hope, no run, square drives the full length delivery, point in action
5.5
0
Rajitha to Shai Hope, no run, seaming away from the batsman outside off, Hope sways away
5.4
0
Rajitha to Shai Hope, no run, short and a touch quick, Hope would have been in trouble had he poked at this
5.3
0
Rajitha to Shai Hope, no run, how close was that to the off-stump! How close to that outside edge. On a length around off and Hope does well to play inside the line. Jagged away a tad to beat his outside edge
5.2
0
Rajitha to Shai Hope, no run, swinging away outside off, pitched up as Hope shoulders arms
5.1
0
Rajitha to Shai Hope, no run, on the back foot presenting the full face, back to the bowler comfortably
4.6
0
Lakmal to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, pitches this one on off and a bit full, Brathwaite is forward again to block it down
4.5
0
Lakmal to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, sharp bounce again. This was pitched full but took off after it hit the deck. The keeper had to leap a tad in order to take that
4.4
0
Lakmal to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, short of a length around off, Brathwaite is on his back foot to defend that
4.3
0
Lakmal to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, another good delivery by Lakmal. Gets a bit of carry from the surface to catch his splice on the nudge. On a bounce to the fielder at short mid-wicket
4.2
0
Lakmal to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, touch low due to the inconsistent bounce on off, Brathwaite just in time brings his bat down, nudges it into the leg side
4.1
0
Lakmal to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, shaping away on a fullish length and outside off, Brathwaite calmly lets it through
3.6
0
Rajitha to Shai Hope, no run, on a length around off, fended from within the crease into the off side
3.5
0
Rajitha to Shai Hope, no run, that's a good delivery to a new batsman. In that corridor of uncertainty. Pitched on a length with a touch of away movement to force the batsman to play inside the line

Shai Hope, right handed bat, comes to the crease

3.4
0
Rajitha to K Powell, out Caught by Udawatte!! Second one of the over for Rajitha. Powell holds his ground and stands there in disbelief. He could have hit it anywhere but finds the fielder at square leg to perfection. Was a full length delivery angled into the batsman. Powell times his flick but straight to Udawatte at square leg. K Powell c Udawatte b Rajitha 2(2)

Rajitha to K Powell, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

3.3
2
Rajitha to K Powell, 2 runs, sharp inswing on the full length delivery, on middle and leg as Powell does well to clip it away to deep square leg. Had he not got some bat on that, this could have been an easy lbw dismissal

Kieran Powell, left handed bat, comes to the crease

3.2
0
Rajitha to Devon Smith, out Caught by de Silva!! Here's the first wicket of the last innings. Rajitha is pumped up following the wicket, and so are his team mates. This was a full length delivery and very wide of off, Smith went for a drive against at it and got an outside edge. de Silva at third slip shows good reflexes and takes a sharp low catch to his right. Devon Smith c de Silva b Rajitha 1(5)

Rajitha to Devon Smith, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!

3.1
0
Rajitha to Devon Smith, no run, full length delivery well outside off, Smith leaves it for the keeper
2.6
2
Lakmal to Kraigg Brathwaite, 2 runs, steers the shortish delivery past the fielder at point for a couple of runs. It was a short delivery and the line was well outside off
2.5
0
Lakmal to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, outside off, seaming away too. No need to play at that, reckons Brathwaite
2.4
0
Lakmal to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, that's the line. In the corridor outside off, Brathwaite has to move a bit to right in order to block it down
2.3
0
Lakmal to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, moving away from the batsman outside off, Brathwaite shoulders arms
2.2
1
Lakmal to Devon Smith, 1 run, full length delivery swinging into the batsman, Smith flicks it away to mid-wicket
2.1
0
Lakmal to Devon Smith, no run, short of a length delivery angled into the batsman around off, Smith stays put and knocks it back to the bowler

Some problem with the landing area, it's been repaired, been levelled with a sledge-hammer.

1.6
0
Rajitha to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, was too wide outside off, no batsman would like to fish with that. Brathwaite doesn't either
1.5
0
Rajitha to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, seaming away, swinging away. Brathwaite holds his ground and lifts his bat
1.4
0
Rajitha to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, plays that with soft hands, tries to steer it down to third man but gully is in place
1.3
0
Rajitha to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, in the channel around off, shaping away a touch. Brathwaite almost gets squared up. Angles it in front of the man at point
1.2
0
Rajitha to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, full in length around middle and leg, flicked in front of short mid-wicket by Brathwaite
1.1
2
Rajitha to Kraigg Brathwaite, 2 runs, works that away to mid-wicket for a couple of runs

Kasun Rajitha, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

0.6
0
Lakmal to Devon Smith, no run, only a single of the opening over. Was a quick delivery but down the leg side, Smith at first tried to flick it away but then decides to let it through. Was very close to flicking his thigh pad
0.5
1
Lakmal to Kraigg Brathwaite, 1 run, short of a length outside off, rocks back and punches it away to the vacant region at cover
0.4
0
Lakmal to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, similar to the previous ball. Outside off on a full length and left alone by the batsman
0.3
0
Lakmal to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, full in length outside off, holds its line after pitching as Kraigg Brathwaite lifts his bat
0.2
0
Lakmal to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, tucks the short inseaming delivery in front of short mid-wicket
0.1
0
Lakmal to Kraigg Brathwaite, no run, starts off with a shortith delivery. Leaving the batsman after hitting the deck to beat his tentative poke

Kraigg Brathwaite and Devon Smith are at the crease. Kraigg Brathwaite is on strike. Lakmal will open the attack