Sri Lanka in West Indies, 2 Test Series, 2021

West Indies vs Sri Lanka - 2nd Test

Venue: Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua

Date: 29 March-02 April, 2021

Sri Lanka 193/2

RR: 2.44 | West Indies drew with Sri Lanka

commentary

That is it from this game! West Indies won the T20I series and the ODI series. Sri Lanka fought hard throughout the tour but were unable to win any of the series. They though ensured that they did not lose the Test series and managed to draw the 2-match Test series, 0-0. West Indies now await for the announcement for their next series. Sri Lanka head home and welcome Bangladesh for a 2-Test series starting on 21st April. We hope to see you for that one. Till then goodbye and take care!

For his tireless and brilliant bowling performance, Suranga Lakmal is named the Player of the Series. Lakmal says he is really happy. Tells he has been working hard and tells he bowled to try and win the game for his side. Lakmal says that intially the wicket helped him in the first Test but the second Test it was not very helpful. Tells he just tried and bowls in the right areas.

West Indies skipper, Kraigg Brathwaite is also named the Man of the Match for his brilliant performance in both the innings with the bat. Brathwaite says that it is very pleasing as he says he wanted to lead the team from the front. Brathwaite says that the main thing for him was to keep it simple. Tells he had a solid plan and bat to his best. Brathwaite says that he could change his approach at times and tells he is very confident that he can score at whatever rate at any time. Brathwaite says he is happy as it was a good pitch and the bowlers worked hard. Tells he was happy with the effort of the team and batting wise he says they are batting a lot of overs and that he thinks is a positive. Tells the ball did not spin at all. Credits the bowlers and says they need to go from strength to strength. Brathwaite says it is all about discipline and says they are looking to carry the belief into the next series. Kraigg feels they are heading in the right direction. 

Sri Lanka skipper, Dimuth Karunaratne, tells that it was not easy to take wickets in this wicket. Adds there was something in the first two days for the bowlers but nothing after it. Credits Lakmal for the job they did. Adds Chameera and Vishwa worked hard too. Dimuth says they need to improve their batting and need to build partnerships moving forward. Karunaratne tells that the fast bowlers did well. Tells they lost one bowler in the second innings but credits Dhananjaya on how he bowled. Says Pathum Nissanka played like he has played 50 Tests and says that the future looks bright. Karunaratne says they want to pick wickets regularly. Adds they were taking wickets in patches and they need to improve that. Adds patience is the key in Test cricket and they need to work on that too be it with bat or ball. Tells West Indies is a very good side and wishes them good luck for the next series.

On a pitch where nothing was happening for the bowlers, getting 10 wickets in the final session was always going to be a tough task. They were unable to chip in with wickets even though they toiled hard. To make matters worse, Shannon Gabriel did his hammy and the hosts had to make do without him in the final day.

Needing 377 to win, a win was always unlikely but to save the Test, Sri Lanka needed their skipper to find form and bat for a long period. That is what happened. Thirimanne and Karunaratne stitched a patient 101-run stand with the skipper regaining his form and scoring a valuable 75. Oshada continued his form, where Thirimanne left off and scored his second fifty of the series. Oshada Fernando along with Chandimal made sure there was no further damage and ensured that Sri Lanka draw the series. 

Sri Lanka had a tough time on the field in the third innings of this game. First the pitch was docile and timid and to add to that they lost Embuldeniya to what looked like a serious injury and found themselves a bowler short. Lakmal and Chameera were the only two bowlers to get the wickets. Lakmal was the star for Sri Lanka in this series as his tireless work saw him finish the series as the highest wicket-taker.

The pitch got to bat better as the game went on. West Indies had a healthy lead of 96 and built on it. Another classy knock from Brathwaite along with well-paced fifties from Mayers and Holders ensured that the hosts add a further 280 and declare giving Sri Lanka a target of 377. 

It was a collective bowling display in the first innings from the hosts. Roach was the pick of the lot, picking up 3 wickets. Alzarri Jospeh and Holder grabbed two each while Mayers and Blackwood got one apiece. Cornwall bowled well but was unable to get any wicket but overall it was a very good bowling display on a pitch that was very flat.

In response, Sri Lanka struggled. A lot of their players got starts but were unable to convert them into a telling knock. Thirimanne continued his form and scored a fifty. Nissanka followed his debut ton with another impressive fifty. But the failure of the batters to convert the starts saw the tourists bundle out for 258.

Once again it was Lakmal in the first innings who did the majority of the damage with the ball. He was tireless and persistent throughout. Chameera too was impressive and managed to enhance his reputation. The duo scalped 7 wickets amongst themselves with 4 of those going Lakmal's way. 

So a quick recap of this Test. Sri Lanka won the toss and put the hosts into bat. West Indies were in a state of bother as they were struggling at 222/7 as the batters were unable to stick around with skipper, Brathwaite. The skipper though found an able partner in Cornwall as the pair stitched a valuable 103-run stand with Brathwaite getting his maiden Test ton as a skipper and his first in almost 3 years. That helped the hosts reach 354.

So the inevitable has finally happened. Both sides have called truce as this game was heading for a draw. Both sides would feel they had a chance to win the Test series but a draw seems to be a fair result as both cut out each other's strength throughout the series. 

78.6
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Dinesh Chandimal, On off, Chandimal keeps it out.
78.5
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Dinesh Chandimal, Loopy delivery on off, Chandimal defends it off the back foot.
78.4
1
Rahkeem Cornwall to Oshada Fernando, Flighted delivery on the pads, Fernando flicks it through square leg for a single.
78.3
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Oshada Fernando, Tossed up delivery on middle, Fernando blocks it back towards the bowler.
78.2
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Oshada Fernando, Loopy delivery on middle, Fernando defends it to short leg.
78.1
2
Rahkeem Cornwall to Oshada Fernando, Floated delivery on middle, Fernando flicks it towards fine leg. The fielder chases it and does well to stop it. Two runs taken.
77.6
0
Jermaine Blackwood to Dinesh Chandimal, On off, Chandimal offers a solid defense on this one.
77.5
0
Jermaine Blackwood to Dinesh Chandimal, Tossed up ball on off, Chandimal defends it back towards the bowler.
77.4
1
Jermaine Blackwood to Oshada Fernando, Full on middle, Oshada flicks it through square leg for a single.
77.3
0
Jermaine Blackwood to Oshada Fernando, Flighted delivery on off, Fernando keeps it out.
77.2
0
Jermaine Blackwood to Oshada Fernando, Tossed up ball on middle, Fernando defends it back towards the bowler.
77.1
0
Jermaine Blackwood to Oshada Fernando, Floated delivery on middle, Fernando defends it off the front foot.
76.6
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Dinesh Chandimal, On off, Chandimal pushes it to covers.
76.5
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Dinesh Chandimal, Full on middle, Chandimal flicks it to mid-wicket.
76.4
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Dinesh Chandimal, Floated ball on middle, Chandimal defends it back towards the bowler.
76.3
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Dinesh Chandimal, Tossed up delivery on leg, Chandimal pads it away.
76.2
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Dinesh Chandimal, Loopy delivery on leg, Chandimal looks to flick but gets it off his pads.
76.1
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Dinesh Chandimal, Flighted delivery on off, Chandimal pushes it to mid off.
75.6
0
Jermaine Blackwood to Oshada Fernando, Loopy delivery on off, Fernando defends it out.
75.5
0
Jermaine Blackwood to Oshada Fernando, Floated delivery on off, Oshada defends it towards the off side.
75.4
0
Jermaine Blackwood to Oshada Fernando, Tossed up ball on off, Fernando defends it off the back foot.
75.3
1
Jermaine Blackwood to Dinesh Chandimal, Full on middle, Chandimal flicks it through square leg for a single.
75.2
3
Jermaine Blackwood to Oshada Fernando, Short delivery on off, Fernando guides it towards third man. The batsmen get three runs.

Jermaine Blackwood is back on.

75.1
0
Jermaine Blackwood to Oshada Fernando, Short delivery on off, Fernando cuts it to point.
74.6
1
Rahkeem Cornwall to Oshada Fernando, Floated delivery on middle, Fernando pushes it towards mid on for a single.
74.5
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Oshada Fernando, Tossed up delivery on off, Fernando offers a solid defense on this one.
74.4
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Oshada Fernando, Flighted delivery on off, Fernando defends it to point.
74.3
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Oshada Fernando, Loopy delivery on middle, Fernando defends it to short leg.
74.2
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Oshada Fernando, Floated delivery on middle and leg, Fernando defends it off the back foot.
74.1
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Oshada Fernando, Full delivery outside off, Fernando looks to defend but misses it. It goes towards the keeper where Da Silva tries to take the catch but fails to do so.
73.6
0
Kraigg Brathwaite to Dinesh Chandimal, Floated ball on middle, Chandimal defends it back towards the bowler.
73.5
0
Kraigg Brathwaite to Dinesh Chandimal, On off, Chandimal blocks it off the front foot.
73.4
1
Kraigg Brathwaite to Oshada Fernando, Loopy delivery on middle, Fernando flicks it through square leg for a single.
73.3
0
Kraigg Brathwaite to Oshada Fernando, Flighted delivery on middle, Fernando pushes it to mid on.
73.2
0
Kraigg Brathwaite to Oshada Fernando, Full on middle, Fernando flicks it to mid-wicket.
73.1
0
Kraigg Brathwaite to Oshada Fernando, Tossed up delivery on leg, Fernando pads it away.
72.6
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Dinesh Chandimal, Flighted delivery on off, Dinesh pushes it to mid off.
72.5
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Dinesh Chandimal, On middle, Chandimal defends it back towards the bowler.
72.4
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Dinesh Chandimal, Loopy delivery on middle, Chandimal defends it to covers.
72.3
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Dinesh Chandimal, Floated ball on off, Chandimal drives it to mid off.
72.2
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Dinesh Chandimal, Full on middle, Chandimal defends it to mid on.
72.1
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Dinesh Chandimal, Tossed up delivery on off, Chandimal defends it off the front foot.
71.6
0
Kraigg Brathwaite to Oshada Fernando, Floated on middle, Fernando flicks it to mid-wicket.
71.5
0
Kraigg Brathwaite to Oshada Fernando, Down the leg side, Oshada pads it away.
71.4
2
Kraigg Brathwaite to Oshada Fernando, Short delivery on middle, Fernando pulls it towards fine leg for a single.
71.3
0
Kraigg Brathwaite to Oshada Fernando, Loopy delivery on middle and leg, Fernando works it towards the leg side.
71.2
0
Kraigg Brathwaite to Oshada Fernando, Flighted delivery on middle, Fernando defends it off the back foot.

Change in bowling. The skipper, Kraigg Brathwaite is on for his second over.

71.1
0
Kraigg Brathwaite to Oshada Fernando, Tossed up delivery down the leg side, Fernando looks to sweep but misses it. It goes towards the keeper where Da Silva does well to stop it.
70.6
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Dinesh Chandimal, On off, Dinesh defends it back towards the bowler.
70.5
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Dinesh Chandimal, Floated delivery on off, Chandimal defends it out.
70.4
1
Rahkeem Cornwall to Oshada Fernando, Tossed up on middle, Chandimal pushes it through mid on for a single.
70.3
4
Rahkeem Cornwall to Oshada Fernando, FOUR! Nice shot! Loopy delivery outside off, Fernando drives it through covers for a boundary.
70.2
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Oshada Fernando, Floated ball on off, Fernando drives it to point.
70.1
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Oshada Fernando, Flighted delivery on middle, Fernando flicks it to mid-wicket.
69.6
0
Jermaine Blackwood to Dinesh Chandimal, Tossed up delivery on off, Chandimal pushes it to covers.
69.5
3
Jermaine Blackwood to Oshada Fernando, 50 for Oshada Fernando! It has been a brilliant innings from him. Short delivery on off, Fernando cuts it through point. The batsmen get three runs.
69.4
4
Jermaine Blackwood to Oshada Fernando, FOUR! Lovely shot! Full on middle, Fernando comes forward and drives it through mid on for a boundary.
69.3
0
Jermaine Blackwood to Oshada Fernando, Floated delivery on off, Fernando comes down the track and defends it out.
69.2
0
Jermaine Blackwood to Oshada Fernando, Tossed up delivery on off, Fernando pushes it back towards the bowler.

Change in bowling. Jermaine Blackwood is into the attack. 3-1-5-0, his numbers so far.

69.1
0
Jermaine Blackwood to Oshada Fernando, Full and outside off, Fernando comes forward and leaves it alone.
68.6
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Dinesh Chandimal, On middle, Chandimal works it towards the leg side.
68.5
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Dinesh Chandimal, Floated ball on middle, Chandimal blocks it back towards the bowler.
68.4
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Dinesh Chandimal, Short delivery on off, Chandimal defends it to point.
68.3
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Dinesh Chandimal, Loopy delivery on middle, Chandimal defends it back towards the bowler.
68.2
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Dinesh Chandimal, Floated delivery on middle, Chandimal defends it off the back foot.
68.1
1
Rahkeem Cornwall to Oshada Fernando, Tossed up delivery on off, Fernando comes down the track and hits the stumps at the bowler's end. It goes towards mid on. The batsmen take a single.
67.6
0
Alzarri Joseph to Dinesh Chandimal, Bouncer on off, Dinesh does well to duck under it.
67.5
0
Alzarri Joseph to Dinesh Chandimal, Length delivery on off, Chandimal punches it to point.
67.4
0
Alzarri Joseph to Dinesh Chandimal, Bumper on middle, Chandimal ducks under it.
67.3
0
Alzarri Joseph to Dinesh Chandimal, Bouncer on middle, Chandimal does well to duck under it.
67.2
1
Alzarri Joseph to Oshada Fernando, Short again on middle, Fernando pulls it through square leg for a single.
67.1
0
Alzarri Joseph to Oshada Fernando, Short delivery on middle, Fernando pulls it to mid-wicket.
66.6
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Dinesh Chandimal, Floated delivery on the pads, Chandimal pads it away.
66.5
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Dinesh Chandimal, Tossed up delivery on leg, Chandimal works it towards the leg side.
66.4
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Dinesh Chandimal, Loopy delivery on middle, Chandimal defends it back towards the bowler.
66.3
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Dinesh Chandimal, Flighted ball on off, Chandimal defends it to silly point.
66.2
1
Rahkeem Cornwall to Oshada Fernando, Full on middle, Fernando pushes it through mid on for a single.
66.1
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Oshada Fernando, Floated delivery on middle, Fernando flicks it to mid-wicket.
65.6
0
Alzarri Joseph to Dinesh Chandimal, Bumper on middle, Chandimal ducks under it.
65.5
0
Alzarri Joseph to Dinesh Chandimal, Bouncer on middle, Dinesh does well to evade it.
65.4
0
Alzarri Joseph to Dinesh Chandimal, Good length ball on middle, Chandimal looks to defend but gets an inside edge. It goes just past the stumps.
65.3
0
Alzarri Joseph to Dinesh Chandimal, Length delivery on middle, Chandimal flicks it to short leg.
65.2
0
Alzarri Joseph to Dinesh Chandimal, Bouncer again on off, Chandimal ducks under it.
65.1
0
Alzarri Joseph to Dinesh Chandimal, Bumper on off, Chandimal does well to duck under it.
64.6
3
Rahkeem Cornwall to Dinesh Chandimal, Short delivery on off, Chandimal cuts it through point. The fielder chases it and does well to stop it just before the ropes. Three runs taken.
64.5
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Dinesh Chandimal, On off, Chandimal pushes it to point.
64.4
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Dinesh Chandimal, Floated delivery on off, Dinesh defends it off the back foot.
64.3
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Dinesh Chandimal, BEATEN! Loopy delivery outside off, Chandimal looks to defend but misses it due to the turn on this one.
64.2
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Dinesh Chandimal, Flighted delivery on off, Chandimal defends it off the front foot.
64.1
1
Rahkeem Cornwall to Oshada Fernando, Tossed up delivery on middle, Fernando flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.
63.6
0
Jason Holder to Dinesh Chandimal, Full on middle, Chandimal pushes it to mid on.
63.5
1
Jason Holder to Oshada Fernando, Short delivery on middle, Fernando pulls it through mid-wicket for a single.
63.4
0
Jason Holder to Oshada Fernando, Short ball down the leg side, Fernando does not bother to play at that.
63.3
0
Jason Holder to Oshada Fernando, Short delivery on off, Fernando sways away from it. It goes safely towards the keeper.
63.2
4
Jason Holder to Oshada Fernando, FOUR! Cracking shot! Short delivery on off, Fernando gets on top of the bounce and punches it through point for a boundary.
63.1
0
Jason Holder to Oshada Fernando, Short delivery down the leg side, Fernando looks to flick but misses it.
62.6
1
Rahkeem Cornwall to Oshada Fernando, On off, Fernando drives it through mid off for a run.
62.5
4
Rahkeem Cornwall to Oshada Fernando, FOUR! Nicely swept! Floated delivery down the leg side, Fernando sweeps it towards fine leg for a boundary.
62.4
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Oshada Fernando, Tossed up delivery outside off, Fernando offers no shot to this one.
62.3
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Oshada Fernando, Loopy delivery on leg, Oshada pads it away.
62.2
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Oshada Fernando, Flighted delivery on middle, Fernando flicks it to short leg.
62.1
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Oshada Fernando, Tossed up delivery on middle, Fernando defends it off the back foot.
61.6
0
Jason Holder to Dinesh Chandimal, Bouncer on leg, Chandimal ducks under it.
61.5
0
Jason Holder to Dinesh Chandimal, Full on middle, Dinesh flicks it to mid-wicket.
61.4
0
Jason Holder to Dinesh Chandimal, Bouncer on middle, Chandimal does well to duck under it.
61.3
0
Jason Holder to Dinesh Chandimal, Back of a length on off, Chandimal keeps it out.
61.2
4
Jason Holder to Dinesh Chandimal, FOUR! Short delivery on middle, Chandimal looks to pull but gets a top edge. It goes towards fine leg for a boundary.
61.1
0
Jason Holder to Dinesh Chandimal, Good length delivery on off, Fernando defends it off the front foot.
60.6
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Oshada Fernando, Tossed up ball on leg, Fernando pads it away.
60.5
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Oshada Fernando, On off, Oshada punches it to covers.
60.4
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Oshada Fernando, Full on middle, Fernando flicks it to short leg.
60.3
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Oshada Fernando, Loopy delivery on middle, Fernando flicks it towards the leg side.
60.2
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Oshada Fernando, Floated delivery on middle, Fernando defends it off the back foot.
60.1
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Oshada Fernando, Tossed up delivery on middle, Fernando pushes it to mid on.

Rahkeem Cornwall to partner Jason Holder first up in this session.

59.6
0
Jason Holder to Dinesh Chandimal, Outside off, Dinesh lets it go.
59.5
2
Jason Holder to Dinesh Chandimal, Full on middle, Chandimal flicks it through square leg. The batsmen get two runs.
59.4
0
Jason Holder to Dinesh Chandimal, Length delivery outside off, Chandimal leaves it alone.
59.3
0
Jason Holder to Dinesh Chandimal, Good length ball outside off, Chandimal offers no shot to this one.
59.2
0
Jason Holder to Dinesh Chandimal, Full on middle, Chandimal looks to defend but gets it off the inner half of the bat. It goes towards square leg.
59.1
0
Jason Holder to Dinesh Chandimal, Good length delivery on off, Chandimal defends it off the front foot.

We are back for the final session of the Test series. The West Indies players are on the field, taking their respective positions. Oshada Fernando and Dinesh Chandimal stride out to resume their innings. One would feel if they negotiate the first hour of this game, the captains might come to a truce. Jason Holder to start the session with the ball. He will be thinking of wickets.

... Day 5, Final session ...

So it looks like this Test match is heading towards a tame draw. West Indies need 8 wickets in the final session to win this game while Sri Lanka need another 231 runs. One can say they will not be going for that runs for sure. West Indies will look to get at least a couple in the first hour of the final session. Will they be able to do that and send some scare in the visitors dressing room? Join us for the final session to find out.

A much-better session for West Indies but one would feel it is still not good enough to see this game turn in their favour. Alzarri Joseph finally got the better of Lahiru Thirimanne in the first hour of the second session to finally break the opening stand. Karunaratne and Oshada were going around nicely before Mayers managed to extract some good reverse swing and get the better of the Sri Lankan skipper. Oshada and Chandimal then ensured that there were no further damage before the end of the session.

58.6
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Oshada Fernando, Flighted delivery on middle, Oshada flicks it towards the leg side. THAT WILL BE TEA ON DAY 5!
58.5
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Oshada Fernando, On off, Fernando defends it out.
58.4
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Oshada Fernando, Loopy delivery on off, Fernando defends it off the back foot.

West Indies have taken a review. It is for a caught behind against Oshada Fernando! The umpire thinks the ball lobbed off the pad but West Indies think it is off the bat. Let's see what the replays have to say.

58.3
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Oshada Fernando, NOT OUT! There is no bat or glove involved and the ball is missing leg pole by a massive margin. Floated delivery pitching on middle and turning in. Oshada lunges forward to defend. The ball hits his pad and lobs to the man at leg gully. The fielder there takes the catch and the West Indies players put in a loud appeal. The umpire though is unmoved. Brathwaite decides to take it upstairs. Replay rolls in and Ultra Edge shows no involvement of bat. Time for the Ball Tracker and it shows the ball to be missing the leg pole.
58.2
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Oshada Fernando, Flighted ball on middle, Chandimal defends it off the back foot.
58.1
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Oshada Fernando, Tossed up delivery on off, Fernando defends it off the front foot.

Rahkeem Cornwall is back into the attack. 15.4-1-33-0, his figures so far.

57.6
0
Kyle Mayers to Dinesh Chandimal, Good length ball on off, Chandimal defends it to covers.
57.5
0
Kyle Mayers to Dinesh Chandimal, Full delivery on middle, Chandimal keeps it out.
57.4
0
Kyle Mayers to Dinesh Chandimal, On a good length on middle, Chandimal pushes it to mid on.
57.3
0
Kyle Mayers to Dinesh Chandimal, Full on off, Dinesh defends it to covers.
57.2
0
Kyle Mayers to Dinesh Chandimal, Length delivery on off, Chandimal offers a solid defense on this one.
57.1
0
Kyle Mayers to Dinesh Chandimal, Good length delivery on off, Chandimal defends it off the back foot.

The physio is out now to have a look at Oshada and the helmet.

56.6
0
Kemar Roach to Oshada Fernando, Ouch! A vicious bouncer from Roach. Oshada takes his eyes off the ball and gets hit on the helmet. The Sri Lankan batter is okay as he signals to the umpire.
56.5
0
Kemar Roach to Oshada Fernando, Outside off, Fernando shoulders arms to it.
56.4
0
Kemar Roach to Oshada Fernando, Full and outside off, Fernando leaves it alone.
56.3
0
Kemar Roach to Oshada Fernando, Length delivery outside off, Oshaha offers no shot to this one.
56.2
0
Kemar Roach to Oshada Fernando, Good length delivery on off, Fernando defends it off the front foot.
56.1
0
Kemar Roach to Oshada Fernando, Full on middle, Fernando flicks it to mid-wicket.
55.6
0
Kyle Mayers to Dinesh Chandimal, Full delivery on off, Chandimal defends it out.

Review this time from Dimuth Karunaratne! He has been adjudged LBW and this looks very close. He has decided to take it upstairs. Let's see if the technology saves him just like it did Oshada.

Dinesh Chandimal replaces his skipper out in the middle.

55.5
0
Kyle Mayers to Dimuth Karunaratne, OUT! LBW! It looked plumb to the naked eye and it is plumb. Karunaratne departs after scoring an excellent and patient, 75. Mayers finally gets his man. He has bowled very well so far in this innings and he has got his reward. Mayers comes around the wicket and bowls it full on middle and off. This one comes back in to the southpaw. Karunaratne looks to defend but gets beaten by the reverse swing. The ball misses his pad and goes onto hit the Sri Lankan flush on the pad. The West Indies players go up in a confident and loud appeal. The umpire once again is convinced and he raises his finger. Karunaratne signals the 'T' after a quick chat with Oshada. Replay rolls in and Ultra Edge shows no involvement of the bat. Time for the Ball Tracker, it shows three reds. Karunaratne has to depart and he takes a review with him as well. Is this the turning point in this game? West Indies will certainly think so.
55.4
2
Kyle Mayers to Dimuth Karunaratne, Full delivery on off, Karunaratne drives it through covers. The batsmen get two runs.
55.3
1
Kyle Mayers to Oshada Fernando, Full on middle, Fernando flicks it through square leg for a single.
55.2
0
Kyle Mayers to Oshada Fernando, Back of a length on off, Fernando defends it to point.
55.1
0
Kyle Mayers to Oshada Fernando, NOT OUT! The ball is missing the leg stump and Oshada survives! A very good delivery, it looked to be swinging way too much to the naked eye and the replays concur with that thought. Motivational ball this from Mayers. There was a lot of reverse swing on this one and West Indies will be happy seeing that. A reverse swinging ball which comes back in. It is fullish and pitching around off. Oshada looks to defend but misses and gets hit flush on the front pad. There is a huge appeal and the umpire raises his finger. Oshada Fernando reviews it straightaway. Replay rolls in and Ultra Edge first shows no involvement of bat. Time for the Ball Tracker. It rolls in and shows the ball to be missing leg. The review saves Oshada.

Review time! Oshada Fernando has been adjudged LBW but he has opted to review it straightaway!

54.6
0
Kemar Roach to Dimuth Karunaratne, Back of a length on off, Dimuth pushes it to point.
54.5
0
Kemar Roach to Dimuth Karunaratne, Outside off, Karunaratne leaves it alone.
54.4
0
Kemar Roach to Dimuth Karunaratne, BEATEN! Good length delivery outside off, Karunaratne looks to defend but misses it.
54.3
0
Kemar Roach to Dimuth Karunaratne, Length delivery outside off, Dimuth shoulders arms to this one.
54.2
4
Kemar Roach to Dimuth Karunaratne, FOUR! Full delivery outside off, Karunaratne looks to drive but gets an outside edge. It goes past the gully fielder towards third man for a boundary.
54.1
0
Kemar Roach to Dimuth Karunaratne, Good length ball outside off, Karunaratne offers no shot to this one.
53.6
0
Kyle Mayers to Oshada Fernando, Back of a length on off, Fernando pushes it to point.
53.5
0
Kyle Mayers to Oshada Fernando, On a length on off, Fernando defends it to covers.
53.4
0
Kyle Mayers to Oshada Fernando, Length delivery outside off, Oshada leaves it alone.
53.3
0
Kyle Mayers to Oshada Fernando, BEATEN! Good length ball outside off, Fernando looks to defend but misses it.
53.2
0
Kyle Mayers to Oshada Fernando, Length delivery outside off, Fernando offers no shot to this one.
53.1
0
Kyle Mayers to Oshada Fernando, Good length delivery on off, Fernando defends it off the back foot.
52.6
0
Kemar Roach to Dimuth Karunaratne, Full ball outside off, Dimuth lets it go.
52.5
0
Kemar Roach to Dimuth Karunaratne, PLAY AND A MISS! Full and outside off, Karunaratne looks to drive but misses it.
52.4
0
Kemar Roach to Dimuth Karunaratne, Length ball outside off, Dimuth does not bother to play at that.
52.3
0
Kemar Roach to Dimuth Karunaratne, Good length delivery outside off, Karunaratne offers no shot to this one.
52.2
2
Kemar Roach to Dimuth Karunaratne, Full again on off, Karunaratne drives it through covers. The batsmen get two runs.
52.1
1
Kemar Roach to Oshada Fernando, Full delivery on middle, Fernando flicks it through square leg for a single.

Kemar Roach is back on!

51.6
0
Kyle Mayers to Dimuth Karunaratne, Full on middle, Karunaratne drives it to mid on.
51.5
0
Kyle Mayers to Dimuth Karunaratne, Back of a length on off, Karunaratne defends it to point.
51.4
0
Kyle Mayers to Dimuth Karunaratne, Length delivery outside off, Karunaratne makes another easy leave.
51.3
0
Kyle Mayers to Dimuth Karunaratne, Full delivery outside off, Dimuth does not bother to play at that.
51.2
0
Kyle Mayers to Dimuth Karunaratne, Good length delivery outside off, Karunaratne leaves it alone.
51.1
0
Kyle Mayers to Dimuth Karunaratne, Full and outside off, Karunaratne offers no shot to this one.
50.6
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Oshada Fernando, Tossed up outside off, Fernando offers no shot to this one.
50.5
4
Rahkeem Cornwall to Oshada Fernando, FOUR! Good shot! On middle, Fernando sweeps it through square leg for a boundary.
50.4
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Oshada Fernando, Floated delivery on middle, Oshada defends it off the back foot.
50.3
2
Rahkeem Cornwall to Oshada Fernando, Loopy delivery on off, Fernando comes down the track and looks to go big but gets a top edge. It lands safely towards long on. The batsmen get two runs.
50.2
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Oshada Fernando, Flighted ball down the leg side, Fernando pads it away.
50.1
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Oshada Fernando, Tossed up delivery on off, Fernando defends it off the back foot.
49.6
0
Kyle Mayers to Dimuth Karunaratne, Outside off, Dimuth lets it go. Maiden over for Mayers!
49.5
0
Kyle Mayers to Dimuth Karunaratne, Good length ball on off, Karunaratne offers a solid defense on this one.
49.4
0
Kyle Mayers to Dimuth Karunaratne, Length delivery wide outside off, Dimuth leaves it alone.
49.3
0
Kyle Mayers to Dimuth Karunaratne, Back of a length outside off, Karunaratne does not bother to play at that.
49.2
0
Kyle Mayers to Dimuth Karunaratne, Full and outside off, Karunaratne offers no shot to this one.
49.1
0
Kyle Mayers to Dimuth Karunaratne, Good length delivery outside off, Karunaratne shoulders arms to this one.
48.6
0
Kraigg Brathwaite to Oshada Fernando, Down the leg side, Oshada leaves it alone.
48.5
0
Kraigg Brathwaite to Oshada Fernando, Tossed up ball on middle, Fernando defends it towards the leg side.
48.4
4
Kraigg Brathwaite to Oshada Fernando, FOUR! Nicely played! Floated delivery on middle, Fernando flicks it towards fine leg for a boundary.

The 8-ball gauge is out and the current ball has failed that test. The cherry will be replaced now.

48.3
0
Kraigg Brathwaite to Oshada Fernando, Tossed up delivery on off, Fernando comes down the track and pushes it to mid off.
48.2
0
Kraigg Brathwaite to Oshada Fernando, Flighted ball outside off, Fernando offers no shot to this one.
48.1
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Oshada Fernando, BEATEN! Googly outside off, Fernando looks to defend but misses it.

DRINKS! West Indies finally found success in the first hour of this session but since then there has not been anything. They have managed to make the ball swing and turn on occasions but Karunaratne is looking good. Oshada Fernando has found his groove too as the pair have stitched a 25-run stand. The hosts need to continue to toil and will be looking to get at least a couple more by the end of this session.

47.6
0
Kyle Mayers to Dimuth Karunaratne, Full on middle, Karunaratne drives it to mid on where the fielder does well to stop it with a dive.
47.5
0
Kyle Mayers to Dimuth Karunaratne, Back of a length on off, Karunaratne defends it to covers.
47.4
0
Kyle Mayers to Dimuth Karunaratne, On a good length and outside off, Dimuth leaves it alone.
47.3
2
Kyle Mayers to Dimuth Karunaratne, Short delivery on middle, Karunaratne pulls it through square leg. The batsmen get two runs.
47.2
0
Kyle Mayers to Dimuth Karunaratne, Good length delivery on off, Karunaratne defends it back towards the bowler.
47.1
0
Kyle Mayers to Dimuth Karunaratne, Full on middle, Karunaratne flicks it to mid on.

Change in bowling. Kyle Mayers is into the attack for the first time in this innings.

46.6
4
Alzarri Joseph to Oshada Fernando, FOUR! That is put away! Short delivery on middle, Fernando pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
46.5
0
Alzarri Joseph to Oshada Fernando, Full on middle, Oshada pushes it to mid on.
46.4
0
Alzarri Joseph to Oshada Fernando, Length delivery outside off, Fernando shoulders arms to this one.
46.4
0
Alzarri Joseph to Oshada Fernando, WIDE! Bouncer outside off, Fernando does well to duck under it.
46.3
0
Alzarri Joseph to Oshada Fernando, Good length ball outside off, Fernando leaves it alone.
46.2
0
Alzarri Joseph to Oshada Fernando, Back of a length on middle, Fernando defends it to mid-wicket.
46.1
0
Alzarri Joseph to Oshada Fernando, Good length delivery outside off, Oshada offers no shot to this one.
45.6
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Dimuth Karunaratne, On middle, Karunaratne defends it off the back foot.
45.5
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Dimuth Karunaratne, Floated delivery on middle, Dimuth flicks it to mid-wicket.
45.4
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Dimuth Karunaratne, Short delivery on middle, Karunaratne pulls it to mid-wicket.
45.3
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Dimuth Karunaratne, Loopy delivery on off, Karunaratne pushes it back towards the bowler.
45.2
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Dimuth Karunaratne, Floated ball on off, Dimuth pushes it to mid on.
45.1
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Dimuth Karunaratne, Tossed up delivery on off, Karunaratne defends it off the back foot.
44.6
0
Alzarri Joseph to Oshada Fernando, On a good length on off, Fernando keeps it out.
44.5
0
Alzarri Joseph to Oshada Fernando, BEATEN! Short and outside off, Oshada looks to cut but misses it.
44.4
6
Alzarri Joseph to Oshada Fernando, SIX RUNS! Length delivery on middle, Fernando flicks it towards fine leg. The batsmen take a single. They go for the second. Mayers throws it to the keeper where Da Silva goes for a direct hit at the bowler's end but misses it. It goes for overthrows towards the long off fence. The batsmen get six runs in total.
44.3
0
Alzarri Joseph to Oshada Fernando, Good length ball on off, Fernando looks to defend but gets an outside edge. It goes towards first slip where it falls short of Cornwall.
44.2
1
Alzarri Joseph to Dimuth Karunaratne, Length delivery outside off, Karunaratne looks to defend but gets an outside edge. It goes safely towards gully where the fielder fires a direct hit at the keeper's end. It goes for overthrows. The batsmen cross ends.
44.1
0
Alzarri Joseph to Dimuth Karunaratne, Good length delivery on off, Karunaratne defends it off the back foot.
43.6
1
Rahkeem Cornwall to Dimuth Karunaratne, On middle, Karunaratne flicks it through square leg for a single.
43.5
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Dimuth Karunaratne, Full and outside off, Karunaratne drives it to covers.
43.4
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Dimuth Karunaratne, Flighted delivery on middle, Karunaratne looks to defend but gets it off the inner half of the bat. It goes to short leg.
43.3
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Dimuth Karunaratne, Tossed up ball on off, Dimuth defends it to covers.
43.2
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Dimuth Karunaratne, Floated delivery on leg, Karunaratne looks to flick but misses it. It goes towards the keeper where Da Silva appeals for caught behind but the umpire shakes his head.
43.1
2
Rahkeem Cornwall to Dimuth Karunaratne, Flighted delivery on middle, Karunaratne flicks it towards fine leg. The fielder chases it and does well to stop it. Two runs taken.
42.6
0
Alzarri Joseph to Oshada Fernando, Short delivery outside off, Fernando cuts it to point.
42.5
0
Alzarri Joseph to Oshada Fernando, Full on middle, Fernando pushes it to mid on.
42.4
1
Alzarri Joseph to Dimuth Karunaratne, Back of a length on off, Karunaratne taps it towards covers for a single.
42.3
1
Alzarri Joseph to Oshada Fernando, Length delivery on middle, Fernando flicks it through square leg for a single.
42.2
0
Alzarri Joseph to Oshada Fernando, Good length ball on off, Oshada defends it off the back foot.
42.1
2
Alzarri Joseph to Oshada Fernando, Length delivery on leg, Fernando flicks it towards fine leg. Mayers does well to stop it in the deep. The batsmen get two runs.
41.6
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Dimuth Karunaratne, Loopy delivery outside off, Dimuth looks to drive but gets it off the inner half of the bat. It goes to mid-wicket.
41.5
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Dimuth Karunaratne, On middle, Karunaratne defends it back towards the bowler.
41.4
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Dimuth Karunaratne, Floated delivery on middle, Karunaratne defends it back towards the bowler.
41.3
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Dimuth Karunaratne, Loopy delivery outside off, Karunaratne offers no shot to this one.
41.2
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Dimuth Karunaratne, Flighted ball on off, Karunaratne defends it to silly point.
41.1
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Dimuth Karunaratne, Tossed up delivery on off, Karunaratne defends it off the front foot.
40.6
4
Alzarri Joseph to Oshada Fernando, FOUR! Cracking shot! Short of a length on off, Fernando cuts it through point for a boundary.
40.5
0
Alzarri Joseph to Oshada Fernando, BEATEN! Short delivery on off, Fernando looks to pull but misses it. It goes over the off stump towards the keeper.
40.4
0
Alzarri Joseph to Oshada Fernando, Back of a length on off, Oshada punches it towards the off side.
40.3
0
Alzarri Joseph to Oshada Fernando, On a good length on off, Fernando offers a solid defense on this one.
40.2
0
Alzarri Joseph to Oshada Fernando, Length delivery on off, Fernando defends it off the back foot.
40.1
0
Alzarri Joseph to Oshada Fernando, Good length delivery on off, Oshaha defends it off the front foot.
39.6
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Dimuth Karunaratne, Tossed up delivery outside off, Karunaratne drives it to covers.
39.5
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Dimuth Karunaratne, On middle, Dimuth defends it back towards the bowler.
39.4
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Dimuth Karunaratne, Full on off, Karunaratne pushes it to covers.
39.3
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Dimuth Karunaratne, Floated ball on middle, Karunaratne flicks it to mid-wicket.
39.2
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Dimuth Karunaratne, Flighted delivery on off, Karunaratne defends it off the front foot.
39.1
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Dimuth Karunaratne, Tossed up delivery on off, Karunaratne pushes it to covers.
38.6
0
Alzarri Joseph to Oshada Fernando, Back of a length on off, Fernando pushes it to point.
38.5
0
Alzarri Joseph to Oshada Fernando, Good length delivery on leg, Fernando looks to flick but gets hit on the pads.
38.4
0
Alzarri Joseph to Oshada Fernando, Full on middle, Fernando defends it to mid-wicket.

Oshada Fernando walks out at number 3!

38.3
0
Alzarri Joseph to Lahiru Thirimanne, OUT! CAUGHT! The resistance has been broken and the bowling change has done the trick. It has taken a lot of time but finally, West Indies have found a way to break this resilient opening stand. A very good catch from Rahkheem Cornwall. Fullish ball outside off, Alzarri intentionally tempts Lahiru Thirimanne to go for the drive. Thirimanne falls in the honey trap and goes for it. The ball holds its line and catches the outside edge of his willow. Cornwall, standing slightly deeper at first slip, takes a very good catch. Jubilation for Alzarri and the rest of the West Indies player.
38.2
0
Alzarri Joseph to Lahiru Thirimanne, Full delivery on off, Thirimanne drives it to point.
38.1
0
Alzarri Joseph to Lahiru Thirimanne, Good length delivery outside off, Thirimanne offers no shot to this one.

Alzarri Joseph replaces Jason Holder.

37.6
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Dimuth Karunaratne, On off, Karunaratne defends it to point.
37.5
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Dimuth Karunaratne, Loopy delivery on off, Dimuth pushes it to point.
37.4
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Dimuth Karunaratne, Floated delivery on off, Karunaratne looks to cut but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
37.3
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Dimuth Karunaratne, Tossed up delivery on off, Karunaratne defends it off the front foot.

Shannon Gabriel pulls out of his delivery stride. He seems to have hurt his hamstring there while bowling that ball. This is awful news for West Indies as the pacer is leaving the field straightaway. Rahkeem Cornwall to finish off the remaining of this over.

37.2
0
Shannon Gabriel to Dimuth Karunaratne, Short delivery on middle, Karunaratne pulls it to square leg.
37.1
0
Shannon Gabriel to Dimuth Karunaratne, Full delivery on off, Karunaratne pushes it back towards the bowler.
36.6
0
Jason Holder to Lahiru Thirimanne, Full on off, Lahiru drives it back towards the bowler.
36.5
0
Jason Holder to Lahiru Thirimanne, Outside off, Thirimanne leaves it alone.
36.4
0
Jason Holder to Lahiru Thirimanne, Back of a length on off, Thirimanne offers a solid defense on this one.
36.3
0
Jason Holder to Lahiru Thirimanne, Length delivery outside off, Thirimanne does not bother to play at that.
36.2
0
Jason Holder to Lahiru Thirimanne, On a good length on off, Thirimanne blocks it off the back foot.
36.1
0
Jason Holder to Lahiru Thirimanne, Full on middle, Thirimanne pushes it to mid on.
35.6
0
Shannon Gabriel to Dimuth Karunaratne, On a good length on off, Thirimanne defends it off the back foot.
35.5
2
Shannon Gabriel to Dimuth Karunaratne, Length delivery on off, Karunaratne punches it through covers. The batsmen get two runs. 100-run stand is up between Karunaratne and Thirimanne!
35.4
4
Shannon Gabriel to Dimuth Karunaratne, FOUR! Lovely shot! Full on middle, Karunaratne pushes it past the bowler through mid on for a boundary.
35.3
0
Shannon Gabriel to Dimuth Karunaratne, Good length delivery on off, Karunaratne defends it off the back foot.
35.2
0
Shannon Gabriel to Dimuth Karunaratne, Back of a length outside off, Karunaratne shoulders arms to this one.
35.1
0
Shannon Gabriel to Dimuth Karunaratne, Good length delivery outside off, Karunaratne offers no shot to this one.

Shannon Gabriel to bowl from the other end.

34.6
2
Jason Holder to Lahiru Thirimanne, Full again on middle, Thirimanne drives it through mid on. The batsmen get two runs.
34.5
0
Jason Holder to Lahiru Thirimanne, Full delivery on off, Thirimanne offers a solid defense on this one.
34.4
0
Jason Holder to Lahiru Thirimanne, Length delivery on middle, Thirimanne flicks it to square leg.
34.3
0
Jason Holder to Lahiru Thirimanne, Good length delivery on off, Thirimanne keeps it out.
34.2
0
Jason Holder to Lahiru Thirimanne, Back of a length outside off, Thirimanne offers no shot to this one.
34.1
0
Jason Holder to Lahiru Thirimanne, Good length delivery outside off, Thirimanne shoulders arms to it.

We are back for the second session of Day 5. The West Indies players are out in the middle. Dimuth Karunaratne and Lahiru Thirimanne will resume their innings for Sri Lanka. Jason Holder will start the proceedings for West Indies in this session.

... Day 5, Session 2 ... 

So Sri Lanka have negotiated the first session without any damage and the visitors now need to manage the remaining two sessions to save this game. West Indies have a very tough job in their hand if they are to win this game and the series. Can they produce something inspirational in the remaining sessions? Join us for the second session to find out.

Rahkeem Cornwall is caught for a quick chat before heading for the break. Cornwall says it is a good pitch and they need to hit the right area. Tells they need to be consistent and be patient to see if something happens. Cornwall says this pitch is not offering much. Cornwall tells that it is still a good pitch to bat but says a few balls are keeping low and they need to hit the right areas regularly. On the supporter, Cornwall says that he is a big fan of West Indies cricket and even comes for the local games.

A tough session for West Indies. On a pitch, where batting has looked fairly easy, the bowlers have had to work hard. Their hard work almost paid off as Gabriel almost had the better of Lahiru Thirimanne but Joshua Da Silva put down an easy chance. The bowlers will need the support of the fielders and the hosts will need to keep believing that they can get the job done. Having said that, this won't be an easy task at all. 

A very good session for Sri Lanka. First, the rain delayed the start and when the play started, the pair of Dimuth Karunaratne and Lahiru Thirimanne have done a superb job to see off the first session themselves with the skipper getting to his fifty and finding his form in the process. Thirimanne did get a life but since then he has been calm and patient.

33.6
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Dimuth Karunaratne, Floated delivery on middle, Karunaratne pushes it to mid on. THAT WILL BE LUNCH ON DAY 5!
33.5
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Dimuth Karunaratne, Tossed up delivery outside off, Karunaratne shoulders arms to it.
33.4
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Dimuth Karunaratne, Floated delivery on off, Karunaratne defends it to silly point.
33.3
1
Rahkeem Cornwall to Lahiru Thirimanne, Full on middle, Thirimanne flicks it through square leg for a run.
33.2
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Lahiru Thirimanne, Flighted delivery on middle, Thirimanne defends it off the back foot.
33.1
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Lahiru Thirimanne, Full on off, Thirimanne pushes it back towards the bowler.
32.6
0
Kraigg Brathwaite to Dimuth Karunaratne, Outside off, Karunaratne offers no shot to this one.
32.5
4
Kraigg Brathwaite to Dimuth Karunaratne, FOUR! Nice shot! Full toss on middle, Karunaratne flicks it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
32.4
0
Kraigg Brathwaite to Dimuth Karunaratne, Tossed up delivery on off, Dimuth pushes it back towards the bowler.
32.3
0
Kraigg Brathwaite to Dimuth Karunaratne, Loopy delivery on middle, Karunaratne flicks it towards the leg side.
32.2
0
Kraigg Brathwaite to Dimuth Karunaratne, Flighted delivery on middle, Karunaratne flicks it to mid-wicket.
32.1
0
Kraigg Brathwaite to Dimuth Karunaratne, Full toss on middle, Karunaratne flicks it to mid-wicket.

Change in bowling. Kraigg Brathwaite to bowl what might be the final over of the session.

31.6
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Lahiru Thirimanne, Tossed up delivery on middle, Thirimanne defends it out.
31.5
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Lahiru Thirimanne, On middle, Thirimanne defends it from within the crease.
31.4
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Lahiru Thirimanne, Flatter delivery on middle, Thirimanne looks to flick but gets a leading edge. It goes towards the off side.
31.3
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Lahiru Thirimanne, Floated ball on off, Thirimanne defends it off the front foot.
31.2
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Lahiru Thirimanne, Loopy delivery on off, Thirimanne defends it back towards the bowler.
31.1
2
Rahkeem Cornwall to Lahiru Thirimanne, Flighted delivery on middle, Thirimanne flicks it through square leg. The batsmen get two runs.
30.6
0
Jermaine Blackwood to Dimuth Karunaratne, Tossed up delivery on off, Karunaratne defends it to point.
30.5
0
Jermaine Blackwood to Dimuth Karunaratne, Floated delivery on off, Karunaratne pushes it to mid off.
30.4
0
Jermaine Blackwood to Dimuth Karunaratne, Short delivery outside off, Dimuth leaves it alone. That ball spun a long way and goes to Cornwall at first slip.
30.3
0
Jermaine Blackwood to Dimuth Karunaratne, Floated delivery on middle, Karunaratne pushes it back towards the bowler.
30.2
0
Jermaine Blackwood to Dimuth Karunaratne, Flighted ball on off, Karunaratne defends it off the front foot.
30.1
1
Jermaine Blackwood to Lahiru Thirimanne, Tossed up delivery on off, Thirimanne drives it through covers for a single.
29.6
0
Jason Holder to Dimuth Karunaratne, Full and outside off, Karunaratne lets it go.
29.5
1
Jason Holder to Lahiru Thirimanne, Length ball on middle, Thirimanne flicks it towards square leg for a single.
29.4
0
Jason Holder to Lahiru Thirimanne, Good length delivery outside off, Thirimanne leaves it alone.
29.3
0
Jason Holder to Lahiru Thirimanne, Full ball on off, Thirimanne defends it off the front foot.
29.2
0
Jason Holder to Lahiru Thirimanne, Length delivery on off, Thirimanne offers a solid defense on this one.
29.1
0
Jason Holder to Lahiru Thirimanne, Good length delivery on off, Thirimanne defends it off the back foot.
28.6
0
Jermaine Blackwood to Dimuth Karunaratne, Floated on middle, Karunaratne defends it back towards the bowler.
28.5
0
Jermaine Blackwood to Dimuth Karunaratne, On middle, Karunaratne pushes it back towards the bowler.
28.4
0
Jermaine Blackwood to Dimuth Karunaratne, Tossed up delivery on off, Dimuth defends it off the back foot.
28.3
0
Jermaine Blackwood to Dimuth Karunaratne, Floated delivery on off, Karunaratne defends it to covers.
28.2
4
Jermaine Blackwood to Dimuth Karunaratne, FOUR! FIFTY FOR KARUNARATNE! A much-needed one for the Sri Lankan skipper. He has struggled for runs in this tour but he is ending it on a high. He gets to his fifty in style. Slightly short on middle, Karunaratne punches it through mid on and gets a boundary to reach his milestone.
28.1
0
Jermaine Blackwood to Dimuth Karunaratne, Tossed up delivery outside off, Karunaratne offers no shot to this one.
27.6
3
Jason Holder to Dimuth Karunaratne, Back of a length on off, Karunaratne punches it through covers. The batsmen get three runs.
27.5
0
Jason Holder to Dimuth Karunaratne, Length delivery on middle, Karunaratne flicks it to mid-wicket.
27.4
0
Jason Holder to Dimuth Karunaratne, Back of a length on off, Karunaratne defends it to point.
27.3
0
Jason Holder to Dimuth Karunaratne, Full delivery on off, Dimuth drives it to mid off.
27.2
0
Jason Holder to Dimuth Karunaratne, Good length delivery on off, Karunaratne defends it towards the off side.
27.1
4
Jason Holder to Dimuth Karunaratne, FOUR! Lovely shot! Full on middle, Karunaratne drives it past the bowler through mid on for a boundary.

Change from the other end too. Jason Holder is back on. 3-2-3-0, his numbers so far in this innings. 

26.6
0
Jermaine Blackwood to Lahiru Thirimanne, Tossed up delivery on middle, Thirimanne offers a solid defense on this one.
26.5
0
Jermaine Blackwood to Lahiru Thirimanne, On middle, Thirimanne pushes it to mid on.
26.4
0
Jermaine Blackwood to Lahiru Thirimanne, Floated ball on off, Thirimanne defends it back towards the bowler.
26.3
0
Jermaine Blackwood to Lahiru Thirimanne, Loopy delivery on off, Thirimanne defends it to covers.
26.2
0
Jermaine Blackwood to Lahiru Thirimanne, Full on middle, Thirimanne pushes it back towards the bowler.
26.1
0
Jermaine Blackwood to Lahiru Thirimanne, Flighted delivery on off, Thirimanne defends it off the front foot.
25.6
0
Kemar Roach to Dimuth Karunaratne, Good length ball on middle, Karunaratne looks to flick but gets hit on the thigh pad.
25.5
1
Kemar Roach to Lahiru Thirimanne, Length delivery on middle, Thirimanne flicks it towards fine leg for a single.
25.4
0
Kemar Roach to Lahiru Thirimanne, Full and outside off, Thirimanne offers no shot to this one.
25.3
0
Kemar Roach to Lahiru Thirimanne, Back of a length on middle, Thirimanne flicks it to mid-wicket.
25.2
0
Kemar Roach to Lahiru Thirimanne, Full again on middle, Thirimanne looks to flick but gets it off the inner half of the bat. It goes to mid-wicket.
25.1
0
Kemar Roach to Lahiru Thirimanne, Full delivery on middle, Thirimanne flicks it to square leg.
24.6
4
Rahkeem Cornwall to Dimuth Karunaratne, FOUR! Nicely swept! On middle and leg, Karunaratne sweeps it through square leg for a boundary.
24.5
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Dimuth Karunaratne, On off, Dimuth defends it off the front foot.
24.4
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Dimuth Karunaratne, Floated ball on middle, Karunaratne flicks it to mid-wicket.
24.3
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Dimuth Karunaratne, Loopy delivery on off, Karunaratne pushes it back towards the bowler.
24.2
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Dimuth Karunaratne, Tossed up ball on middle, Karunaratne defends it to silly point.
24.1
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Dimuth Karunaratne, Floated delivery on off, Karunaratne pushes it to covers.
23.6
0
Kemar Roach to Lahiru Thirimanne, Length delivery down the leg side, Thirimanne looks to flick but misses it.
23.5
0
Kemar Roach to Lahiru Thirimanne, Back of a length on off, Thirimanne defends it off the back foot.
23.4
0
Kemar Roach to Dimuth Karunaratne, Good length delivery on middle, Karunaratne looks to flick but gets hit on the thigh pad. It goes towards the off side. The batsmen take a leg bye.
23.3
2
Kemar Roach to Dimuth Karunaratne, Short delivery on off, Karunaratne punches it through covers. Two runs taken.
23.2
0
Kemar Roach to Dimuth Karunaratne, Back of a length on off, Karunaratne defends it off the back foot.
23.1
0
Kemar Roach to Dimuth Karunaratne, Good length delivery outside off, Karunaratne offers no shot to this one.
22.6
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Lahiru Thirimanne, Around the pads, Thirimanne flicks it to the leg side.
22.5
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Lahiru Thirimanne, Flighted on off, Lahiru blocks it.
22.4
3
Rahkeem Cornwall to Dimuth Karunaratne, Floated on middle, Karunaratne drives it to the left of mid on. The fielder there dives and makes a half stop. That takes the pace off the ball and stops it before the ropes. Three taken.
22.3
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Dimuth Karunaratne, Darted on the stums, DK defends it.
22.2
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Dimuth Karunaratne, Flighted on the stumps, the Sri Lankan skipper keeps it out.
22.1
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Dimuth Karunaratne, Floated on off, Karunaratne defends it.

DRINKS! Sri Lanka are going about just the way they would have wanted to. The pair of Dimuth Karunaratne and Lahiru Thirimanne are looking comfortable out in the middle and going about their job nicely. West Indies have not found any success but they would have been aware that it was not going to be an easy task. They will need to continue ot do the hard work and try and get that breakthrough. They had a chance but Joshua Da Silva failed to take a catch that he would have taken every other day.

21.6
0
Alzarri Joseph to Lahiru Thirimanne, Outside off, Lahiru lets it go.
21.5
0
Alzarri Joseph to Lahiru Thirimanne, Good length delivery outside off, Thirimanne offers no shot to this one.
21.4
0
Alzarri Joseph to Lahiru Thirimanne, Full on off, Thirimanne drives it to mid off.
21.3
0
Alzarri Joseph to Lahiru Thirimanne, Full and outside off, Thirimanne offers no shot to this one.
21.2
0
Alzarri Joseph to Lahiru Thirimanne, Length delivery on middle, Thirimanne defends it towards the leg side.
21.1
1
Alzarri Joseph to Dimuth Karunaratne, Full delivery on middle, Karunaratne flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.
20.6
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Lahiru Thirimanne, On off, Thirimanne keeps it out.
20.5
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Lahiru Thirimanne, Tossed up delivery on middle, Thirimanne defends it back towards the bowler.
20.4
1
Rahkeem Cornwall to Dimuth Karunaratne, On middle, Dimuth pushes it towards mid on for a single.
20.3
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Dimuth Karunaratne, Floated delivery on off, Karunaratne pushes it to point.
20.2
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Dimuth Karunaratne, Flighted ball outside off, Karunaratne offers no shot to this one.
20.1
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Dimuth Karunaratne, Tossed up delivery on off, Karunaratne defends it to covers.
19.6
0
Alzarri Joseph to Lahiru Thirimanne, Length delivery outside off, Thirimanne lets it go.
19.5
0
Alzarri Joseph to Lahiru Thirimanne, Good length ball outside off, Thirimanne offers no shot to this one.
19.4
4
Alzarri Joseph to Lahiru Thirimanne, FOUR! Nicely played! Back of a length on leg, Thirimanne flicks it towards fine leg for a boundary.
19.3
0
Alzarri Joseph to Lahiru Thirimanne, Length delivery on off, Thirimanne defends it back towards the bowler.
19.2
2
Alzarri Joseph to Lahiru Thirimanne, Full and outside off, Thirimanne drives it through covers. The batsmen get two runs.
19.1
0
Alzarri Joseph to Lahiru Thirimanne, Good length delivery on off, Thirimanne defends it off the front foot.
18.6
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Dimuth Karunaratne, Short and outside off, Karunaratne cuts it to point.
18.5
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Dimuth Karunaratne, Flighted delivery on off, Karunaratne looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
18.4
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Dimuth Karunaratne, Tossed up outside off, Dimuth shoulders arms to it.
18.3
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Dimuth Karunaratne, Floated delivery on off, Karunaratne comes down the track and looks to flick but gets hit on the pads. It lobs towards silly point.
18.2
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Dimuth Karunaratne, Flighted ball on off, Karunaratne defends it to point.
18.1
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Dimuth Karunaratne, Tossed up delivery on off, Karunaratne defends it off the front foot.
17.6
4
Alzarri Joseph to Lahiru Thirimanne, FOUR! Nicely played! Back of a length on middle, Thirimanne punches it through mid on for a boundary.
17.5
0
Alzarri Joseph to Lahiru Thirimanne, Good length delivery on off, Thirimanne defends it off the back foot.
17.4
0
Alzarri Joseph to Lahiru Thirimanne, Short delivery outside off, Thirimanne keeps it out.
17.3
0
Alzarri Joseph to Lahiru Thirimanne, Bouncer on middle, Thirimanne does well to duck under it.
17.2
1
Alzarri Joseph to Dimuth Karunaratne, Short delivery on middle, Karunaratne pulls it through square leg for a single.
17.1
0
Alzarri Joseph to Dimuth Karunaratne, Bouncer on middle, Karunaratne ducks under it.

Alzarri Joseph is on.

16.6
1
Rahkeem Cornwall to Dimuth Karunaratne, Flighted delivery on middle and leg, Karunaratne flicks it uppishly towards short leg where it goes past the fielder. The batsmen cross ends.
16.5
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Dimuth Karunaratne, On middle, Karunaratne defends it off the back foot.
16.4
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Dimuth Karunaratne, Loopy delivery on off, Karunaratne pushes it back towards the bowler.
16.3
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Dimuth Karunaratne, Floated delivery on middle, Karunaratne looks to defend but gets hit on the pads. The bowler appeals for lbw but the umpire shakes his head.
16.2
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Dimuth Karunaratne, Flighted ball on off, Karunaratne blocks it off the front foot.
16.1
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Dimuth Karunaratne, Short delivery on off, Karunaratne cuts it uppishly towards point where it falls short of the fielder.

Rahkeem Cornwall is into the attack. 2-0-8-0 are his figures so far.

15.6
0
Shannon Gabriel to Lahiru Thirimanne, Full on off, Thirimanne drives it back towards the bowler.
15.5
0
Shannon Gabriel to Lahiru Thirimanne, Short delivery down the leg side, Thirimanne offers no shot to this one.
15.4
0
Shannon Gabriel to Lahiru Thirimanne, Length delivery on middle, Thirimanne defends it off the back foot.
15.3
0
Shannon Gabriel to Lahiru Thirimanne, Good length delivery on middle, Thirimanne pushes it back towards the bowler where Gabriel stops the ball and goes for a direct hit at the keeper's end but misses it.
15.2
0
Shannon Gabriel to Lahiru Thirimanne, Short ball outside off, Thirimanne sways away from it.
15.1
0
Shannon Gabriel to Lahiru Thirimanne, Short delivery on middle, Thirimanne flicks it to short leg.
14.6
4
Kemar Roach to Dimuth Karunaratne, FOUR! Nice shot! Length delivery on middle, Karunaratne flicks it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
14.5
0
Kemar Roach to Dimuth Karunaratne, Outside off, Karunaratne shoulders arms to this one.
14.4
0
Kemar Roach to Dimuth Karunaratne, Length delivery outside off, Dimuth lets it go.
14.3
0
Kemar Roach to Dimuth Karunaratne, Full and outside off, Karunaratne offers no shot to this one.
14.2
0
Kemar Roach to Dimuth Karunaratne, Good length delivery outside off, Karunaratne looks to leave but the ball hits the pads and goes to the keeper. The bowler appeals for lbw but the umpire denies it.
14.1
0
Kemar Roach to Dimuth Karunaratne, Full delivery outside off, Karunaratne drives it to covers.
13.6
0
Shannon Gabriel to Lahiru Thirimanne, Short delivery down the leg side, Thirimanne leaves it alone.
13.5
0
Shannon Gabriel to Lahiru Thirimanne, Bouncer on middle, Thirimanne ducks under it.
13.4
2
Shannon Gabriel to Lahiru Thirimanne, Back of a length on off, Thirimanne punches it through covers. The batsmen get two runs.
13.3
2
Shannon Gabriel to Lahiru Thirimanne, Length delivery on middle, Thirimanne pushes it through mid on. Two runs taken.
13.2
0
Shannon Gabriel to Lahiru Thirimanne, Short delivery outside off, Thirimanne looks to cut but gets a bottom edge on this one. It goes towards the off side.
13.1
1
Shannon Gabriel to Dimuth Karunaratne, Back of a length on middle, Karunaratne flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.
12.6
0
Kemar Roach to Lahiru Thirimanne, Length delivery outside off, Thirimanne lets it go.
12.5
0
Kemar Roach to Lahiru Thirimanne, Good length ball outside off, Thirimanne offers no shot to this one.
12.4
0
Kemar Roach to Lahiru Thirimanne, Length delivery on off, Thirimanne leaves it alone.
12.3
0
Kemar Roach to Lahiru Thirimanne, Full delivery outside off, Thirimanne lets it go.
12.2
1
Kemar Roach to Dimuth Karunaratne, Length delivery on middle, Karunaratne flicks it through mid on for a single.
12.1
0
Kemar Roach to Dimuth Karunaratne, Full and outside off, Karunaratne offers no shot to this one.
11.6
0
Shannon Gabriel to Lahiru Thirimanne, Length delivery on off, Thirimanne pushes it to covers.
11.5
0
Shannon Gabriel to Lahiru Thirimanne, Short delivery on middle, Thirimanne fends it towards leg gully.
11.4
0
Shannon Gabriel to Lahiru Thirimanne, Short ball down the leg side, Thirimanne lets it go.
11.3
0
Shannon Gabriel to Lahiru Thirimanne, DROPPED! Short delivery down the leg side, Thirimanne looks to flick but gets it off his gloves. It goes towards the keeper where Joshua Da Silva tries to take the catch but spills it. Replays show that there was a spike on the glove.
11.2
0
Shannon Gabriel to Lahiru Thirimanne, Good length ball on off, Thirimanne blocks it off the front foot.
11.1
0
Shannon Gabriel to Lahiru Thirimanne, Length delivery on middle, Thirimanne flicks it to square leg.

UPDATE 1058 local (1458 GMT) - The rain has gone and the covers are coming off. We don't want to jinx it but let's hope it stays this way and we get a game soon. We are going to start at 1105 local (1505 GMT).

UPDATE 1048 local (1448 GMT) - No...no.... not again! The heavens have opened up and the game has once again come to stand still. Looks like it's going to be a day where the rain is going to play hide and seek with us.

10.6
0
Kemar Roach to Dimuth Karunaratne, Length delivery outside off, Dimuth leaves it alone.
10.5
0
Kemar Roach to Dimuth Karunaratne, Good length delivery outside off, Karunaratne offers no shot to this one.
10.4
0
Kemar Roach to Dimuth Karunaratne, Full on off, Karunaratne drives it to point.
10.3
0
Kemar Roach to Dimuth Karunaratne, Full and outside off, Dimuth does not bother to play at that.
10.2
0
Kemar Roach to Dimuth Karunaratne, Length ball outside off, Karunaratne offers no shot to this one.
10.1
0
Kemar Roach to Dimuth Karunaratne, Good length delivery outside off, Karunaratne shoulders arms to it.

Kemar Roach to bowl from the other end.

9.6
0
Shannon Gabriel to Lahiru Thirimanne, Length ball on leg, Thirimanne flicks it to short fine leg.
9.5
0
Shannon Gabriel to Lahiru Thirimanne, Bouncer down the leg side, Thirimanne does well to duck under it.
9.4
1
Shannon Gabriel to Dimuth Karunaratne, Full on middle, Karunaratne flicks it through square leg for a run.
9.3
2
Shannon Gabriel to Dimuth Karunaratne, Back of a length on middle, Karunaratne flicks it through square leg. The batsmen get two runs.
9.2
4
Shannon Gabriel to Dimuth Karunaratne, FOUR! Excellent shot! Length delivery on middle, Karunaratne flicks it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
9.1
2
Shannon Gabriel to Dimuth Karunaratne, Full delivery on off, Karunaratne drives it through mid off. The fielder chases it and does well to stop it before the ropes. Two runs taken.

We are all set to begin Day 5. The West Indies players are out in the middle. Dimuth Karunaratne and Lahiru Thirimanne will resume their innings for Sri Lanka. Shannon Gabriel will start the proceedings for Day 5.

UPDATE 1032 local (1432 GMT) - Good news! It has stopped raining and the umpires have informed both the teams that we are going to have a start at 1035 local (1435 GMT).

UPDATE 1025 local (1425 GMT) - Oh no. Just when things started to look good it has started to drizzle again. Hopefully, it is just a passing shower. The umpires have come out for an inspection.

UPDATE 1003 local (1403 GMT) - Good news! It has stopped raining and the covers are slowly coming off. Seems like we will have a start at 1030 local (1430 GMT).

UPDATE 0937 local (1337 GMT) - It's raining heavily and the covers are on. The start has now been officially delayed. Hopefully the rain goes away and we start the action soon but right now it doesn't look too good.

UPDATE 0924 local (1324 GMT) - Not the start we wanted. It is raining here and the start is about to be delayed. A news Sri Lanka would welcome but not what West Indies would have wanted. Let's hope that the delay is not a long one and we get action as quickly as possible. Stay tuned for further updates.

Hello and welcome to the final day of the second and final Test between West Indies and Sri Lanka. Only two results seem to be realistic options. A West Indies win or a draw. The hosts will need to be at their best and keep putting the efforts throughout if they are to take all 10 wickets. Sri Lanka, on the other hand, have all their 10 wickets intact and will be hoping that the batters can save this game by batting the day. This promises to be a thrilling finale. Stay tuned for further updates.

... Day 5, Session 1 ...

So that is it from Day 4! A Sri Lanka win is highly unlikely but they will look to put on a fight and deny West Indies from winning the series. They will have all their wickets in hand and will look to ensure they do not lose this game. West Indies, will need to work hard as this pitch does not have a lot for the bowlers. Make sure to join us for the final day of this tour. Will West Indies win the Test series as well or will Sri Lanka fight their way to a draw? Join us at 0930 local (1330 GMT). Till then, goodbye and take care!

West Indies skipper, Kraigg Brathwaite is caught for a chat. Brathwaite says it is a decent pitch but adds there are some balls that are keeping low. Tells they were looking to bowl some overs towards the end of the day and try and get some wickets. Brathwaite says runs on the board is good but admits it won't be easy as it is still a good wicket. Brathwaite says they are aware that they need to take it session by session and not think ahead of themselves. 

Sri Lanka had a tough day all-around. Their bowlers toiled hard but they were left a bowler short as Embuldeniya injured himself and his participation in this game looks highly unlikely. Lakmal and Chameera were the two bowlers who shared the 4 West Indies wickets. Needing 377 to win and more importantly around 40 minutes to see off the day, Lahiru Thirimanne and Dimuth Karunaratne ensured the visitors enter the final day with all wickets intact.

West Indies earlier managed to wrap up the Sri Lankan innings quickly by grabbing the two wickets in the first 4 overs of the day. With a lead of 96, the hosts built on it brilliantly and added a further 280. Brathwaite once again played well for his 85 while Mayers and Holder were quick to get their fifties. The latter remained unbeaten along with Joshua Da Silva and added a quickfire unbeaten 53-run stand allowing Brathwaite to declare giving the tourists a target of 377.

A day that belonged to West Indies but Sri Lanka will be satisfied with how they have ended the day. The opening pair of Lahiru Thirimanne and Dimuth Karunaratne have managed to see off the last 40-odd minutes of the day without losing a wicket.

8.6
4
Rahkeem Cornwall to Lahiru Thirimanne, FOUR! Poor delivery from Cornwall! Full toss on middle, Thirimanne flicks it through square leg for a boundary. THAT WILL BE STUMPS ON DAY 4!
8.5
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Lahiru Thirimanne, Down the leg side, Thirimanne looks to flick but misses it. The keeper appeals for caught behind but the umpire shakes his head.
8.4
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Lahiru Thirimanne, Floated delivery on off, Thirimanne defends it off the back foot.
8.3
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Lahiru Thirimanne, Loopy delivery on off, Thirimanne defends it off the front foot.
8.2
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Lahiru Thirimanne, Flighted ball outside off, Thirimanne leaves it alone.
8.1
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Lahiru Thirimanne, Tossed up delivery outside off, Thirimanne offers no shot to this one.
7.6
0
Kemar Roach to Dimuth Karunaratne, On a length on middle, Karunaratne looks to flick but gets hit on the pads. The bowler appeals for lbw but the umpire denies it.
7.5
0
Kemar Roach to Dimuth Karunaratne, Back of a length on middle, Karunaratne pushes it to mid on.
7.4
2
Kemar Roach to Dimuth Karunaratne, Length delivery on middle, Dimuth flicks it through mid-wicket for a couple.
7.3
4
Kemar Roach to Dimuth Karunaratne, FOUR! Lovely shot! Back of a length on middle, Karunaratne flicks it through square leg for a boundary.
7.2
2
Kemar Roach to Dimuth Karunaratne, Length delivery on middle, Karunaratne flicks it through square leg. The batsmen get two runs.
7.1
0
Kemar Roach to Dimuth Karunaratne, Good length delivery down the leg side, Karunaratne shoulders arms to this one.

Change of ends for Kemar Roach as he replaces Jason Holder.

6.6
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Lahiru Thirimanne, Back of a length on off, Thirimanne offers a solid defense on this one.
6.5
2
Rahkeem Cornwall to Lahiru Thirimanne, Short delivery outside off, Thirimanne cuts it through point. Two runs taken.
6.4
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Lahiru Thirimanne, BEATEN! Googly outside off, Thirimanne looks to defend but misses it due to the turn on this one.
6.3
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Lahiru Thirimanne, Loopy delivery outside off, Lahiru offers no shot to this one.
6.2
0
Rahkeem Cornwall to Lahiru Thirimanne, Flighted delivery on off, Thirimanne defends it off the front foot.
6.1
2
Rahkeem Cornwall to Lahiru Thirimanne, Short delivery on off, Thirimanne looks to cut but gets an outside edge. It goes past point. The batsmen get two runs.

Change in bowling. First one of the innings as Rahkeem Cornwall is introduced into the attack. Very good captaincy from Kraigg Brathwaite as he has gone with both short leg and silly point. A move we seldom see in Test cricket nowadays.

5.6
0
Jason Holder to Dimuth Karunaratne, BEATEN! Beauty of a delivery! Good length delivery outside off, Karunaratne looks to defend but misses it due to the seam movement on this one.
5.5
0
Jason Holder to Dimuth Karunaratne, Outside off, Karunaratne shoulders arms to it.
5.4
0
Jason Holder to Dimuth Karunaratne, Length ball outside off, Karunaratne leaves it alone.
5.3
0
Jason Holder to Dimuth Karunaratne, Good length delivery on middle, Dimuth defends it off the back foot.
5.2
0
Jason Holder to Dimuth Karunaratne, Full on off, Karunaratne looks to defend but gets an outside edge. It goes towards gully where it falls short of the fielder.
5.1
0
Jason Holder to Dimuth Karunaratne, Full delivery on off, Karunaratne drives it back towards the bowler where Holder stops it with his boot.

The physio is out in the middle. Dimuth Karunaratne seems to have hurt his hamstring. Let us hope that he is fine to continue.

4.6
4
Kemar Roach to Lahiru Thirimanne, FOUR! Nicely played! Full delivery on the pads, Thirimanne flicks it towards fine leg for a boundary.
4.5
0
Kemar Roach to Lahiru Thirimanne, Bouncer on middle, Thirimanne does well to duck under it.
4.4
1
Kemar Roach to Dimuth Karunaratne, Back of a length on off, Karunaratne pushes it through covers for a single.
4.3
0
Kemar Roach to Dimuth Karunaratne, Length delivery on middle, Karunaratne keeps it out.
4.2
0
Kemar Roach to Dimuth Karunaratne, Good length delivery outside off, Dimuth offers no shot to this one.
4.1
0
Kemar Roach to Dimuth Karunaratne, Back of a length on off, Karunaratne defends it off the back foot.
3.6
0
Jason Holder to Lahiru Thirimanne, Down the leg side, Thirimanne does not bother to play at that.
3.5
0
Jason Holder to Lahiru Thirimanne, Full on off, Thirimanne looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
3.4
0
Jason Holder to Lahiru Thirimanne, Length ball outside off, Thirimanne looks to leave it but gets a bottom edge on this one. It goes safely towards the slip cordon.
3.3
0
Jason Holder to Lahiru Thirimanne, Good length delivery on off, Thirimanne defends it off the back foot.
3.2
0
Jason Holder to Lahiru Thirimanne, Full on off, Thirimanne defends it to covers.
3.1
0
Jason Holder to Lahiru Thirimanne, Full on middle, Thirimanne looks to flick but misses it and gets hit on the pads. The bowler appeals for lbw but the umpire denies it.
2.6
0
Kemar Roach to Dimuth Karunaratne, Outside off, Karunaratne lets it go.
2.5
0
Kemar Roach to Dimuth Karunaratne, Good length delivery on off, Karunaratne looks to defend but gets an outside edge. It goes safely towards third slip.
2.4
0
Kemar Roach to Dimuth Karunaratne, Full and outside off, Karunaratne shoulders arms to it.
2.3
1
Kemar Roach to Lahiru Thirimanne, Full on middle, Thirimanne flicks it through square leg for a single.
2.2
0
Kemar Roach to Lahiru Thirimanne, Length ball outside off, Thirimanne leaves it alone.
2.1
0
Kemar Roach to Lahiru Thirimanne, Good length delivery outside off, Thirimanne offers no shot to this one.
1.6
0
Jason Holder to Dimuth Karunaratne, Good length ball outside off, Dimuth shoulders arms to this one.
1.5
0
Jason Holder to Dimuth Karunaratne, Back of a length on off, Karunaratne offers a solid defense on this one.
1.4
0
Jason Holder to Dimuth Karunaratne, Back of a length on off, Karunaratne defends it off the back foot.
1.3
0
Jason Holder to Dimuth Karunaratne, Full on middle, Dimuth flicks it to mid-wicket.
1.2
2
Jason Holder to Dimuth Karunaratne, Length delivery on leg, Karunaratne flicks it through square leg. Two runs taken.
1.2
0
Jason Holder to Dimuth Karunaratne, NO BALL! Length delivery on middle, Karunaratne pushes it to mid on. The third umpire calls it a no ball as Holder oversteps.
1.1
0
Jason Holder to Dimuth Karunaratne, Good length delivery outside off, Karunaratne offers no shot to this one.

Not Shannon Gabriel but it is Jason Holder who will share the new ball from the other end with Roach.

0.6
0
Kemar Roach to Lahiru Thirimanne, Hint of away movement to end the over. Good length ball pitching outside off. Thirimanne leans forward to defend it, thinking it to come in with the angle. The ball though shapes away and goes well past the outside edge.
0.5
0
Kemar Roach to Lahiru Thirimanne, Good length ball around off, Lahiru Thirimanne taps it behind point and looks for a run but Dimuth Karunaratne is quick and loud to squash that idea.
0.4
0
Kemar Roach to Lahiru Thirimanne, Good length delivery on middle and leg, Lahiru Thirimanne turns it to short mid-wicket.
0.3
0
Kemar Roach to Lahiru Thirimanne, Not much movement for Roach as he hits the deck hard on middle. Thirimanne blocks it.
0.2
0
Kemar Roach to Lahiru Thirimanne, Roach corrects his line and bowls it on a length on middle. Thirimanne is happy to block it with a straight bat.
0.1
4
Kemar Roach to Lahiru Thirimanne, FOUR! Sri Lanka and Thirimanne are off the mark straightaway! Positive start for the visitors. Roach starts with a length ball on the pads. Thirimanne flicks it through square leg. Blackwood gives it a chase and tries to pull it back before the rope with a slide but he touches the advertising cushion as the ball is in his hand.