West Indies in Sri Lanka, 2 Test Series, 2021

Sri Lanka vs West Indies - 1st Test

Venue: Galle International Stadium, Galle

Date: 21 November-25 November, 2021

West Indies 160/10

RR: 2.03 | Sri Lanka beat West Indies by 187 runs

commentary

Right then! It is started to rain here at Galle and guess what? The second Test will be played here at the same venue. Hope the weather changes and so does the result for West Indies who will eye a comeback. The second Test match will start on Monday, 29th November at 1000 Local Time (0430 GMT). Do join us early for the build-up. Till then, goodbye and cheers! If you want more cricketing action, switch the tabs as India are 154/4, going into the Tea break against New Zealand. Adios!

Kraigg Brathwaite, the West Indies skipper says that Joshua and Bonner showed a commendable fight right from yesterday and as a batter, they should learn from it. He adds that the first innings is always important in Test matches and they were short there. He mentions that toss was crucial but as professional cricketers, they need to adapt. He applauded the bowlers for their show and praises Gabriel for the aggression he showed but adds that they were short in the batting department. He mentions that they need to learn from this game quickly and if they have to defend, then defend it with confidence.

Dimuth Karunaratne is the Man of the Match, he says that he was playing a long time, it was a good game for him. Says that they were a bit worried as they didn't play much Test cricket in between but he is proud of the players. Says that experienced players are helping young ones all the time. Tells that they do the job when they get the ball. Mentions that it was raining heavily so they went with two pacers but they will see the condition and the wicket before choosing the playing XI. Says that he needs to carry on the good role. He have some targets to achieve and will continue to help the team.

...Stay tuned for the Presentation... And you will not believe this. IT HAS STARTED TO RAIN. And very heavily too. Oh dear, oh dear... could this be the famous case of what if??? If they had just hung around for another 5 minutes...

Earlier after opting to bat first, Dimuth Karunaratne showed his brilliance in the red-ball yet again as he scored an astonishing 147 runs. Dhananjaya de Silva, Pathum Nissanka and Dinesh Chandimal played wonderful cameos. Their brilliance was followed by the bowlers as they bundled out West Indies for 230. Sri Lanka extended their lead, thanks to yet another beautiful performance from their captain, Dimuth Karunaratne and their former captain, Angelo Mathews. After that, it was all spinners as they did the job. West Indies showed a good fight, things would have been different if their middle-order performed well but that isn't the case. 

It was spin, spin and spin from Sri Lanka and why not when you are getting the reward. It was Lasith Embuldeniya and Ramesh Mendis who showed their magic skills and reduced West Indies for 18/6. The game was solely under the control of the hosts but unfortunately, they failed to break the 7th wicket partnership and it took the game bit away. They had to work hard for the wicket and the spinners were later awarded for their work. A five-fer for Ramesh Mendis and four-fer for Lasith Embuldeniya sealed the game.

West Indies showed good fight until the end. It looked like the visitors will be bundled out at the fag end of Day 4 after been 18/6 but since then, Bonner and Da Silva showed good spirit and turned the fortunes. Not all but enough for the game to resume on the last day. They continued to show their technical abilities and almost survived the first session without losing a wicket but Da Silva fell in the end. Nkrumah Bonner played more than 200 deliveries and he anchored until the end but Rahkeem Cornwall, Jomel Warrican and Shannon Gabriel failed to help him. Even luck was against them as it started raining just when Gabriel fell. A disappointing ending but a fighting show from West Indies and especially from Nkrumah Bonner.

Sri Lanka take the lead in this two-Test match series against West Indies by 1-0. It took much more time than we thought but credit to West Indies to stretch the innings. The rain comes down now adding to the dismay of West Indies. Celebrations begin in Sri Lanka's dugout as Mickey Arthur is seen with a big smile. 

78.6
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Shannon Gabriel, OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! No he can't! The rain was around the corner and Shannon Gabriel had to just control this last ball but he is squared up as he tried to defend it. This was full and around leg, it lands and spins away from the right-hander. Shannon Gabriel gets on the front foot and tries to defend but the ball takes the outside edge and goes towards the first slip where Dhananjaya de Silva takes a sharp catch. SRI LANKA WIN BY 187 RUNS.
78.5
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Shannon Gabriel, Too full, on middle. Shannon Gabriel somehow defends it. Can he defend this last ball as well?
78.4
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Shannon Gabriel, Shannon Gabriel surviving this over. Full again, on off. Shannon Gabriel dead bats it.
78.3
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Shannon Gabriel, Too full and on middle. Shannon Gabriel hangs back and defends it.
78.2
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Shannon Gabriel, Full again, on off. Shannon Gabriel blocks it.
78.1
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Shannon Gabriel, Full and on middle. Shannon Gabriel lunges and defends it under his eyes.
77.6
4
Ramesh Mendis to Nkrumah Bonner, FOUR! Shot! Full and on off. Nkrumah Bonner skips down and hammers it over mid off for a boundary.
77.5
0
Ramesh Mendis to Nkrumah Bonner, Nicely tossed up, on off. Nkrumah Bonner gets forward and defends it comfortably off the front foot.
77.4
0
Ramesh Mendis to Nkrumah Bonner, Shorter length, Bonner gets back and defends it off the back foot towards the off side.
77.3
0
Ramesh Mendis to Nkrumah Bonner,  Tossed up, on off and middle. Nkrumah Bonner plants his front foot forward and defends it.
77.2
0
Ramesh Mendis to Nkrumah Bonner, Shorter length, on off. Bonner watchfully defends it out.
77.1
0
Ramesh Mendis to Nkrumah Bonner,  Shorter length, turning into the batter. Bonner blocks it off the back foot..

Shannon Gabriel is the last man in.

76.6
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Jomel Warrican, OUT! TAKEN! Sri Lanka one wicket away now. A flighted ball, on leg, it lands and turns away. Jomel Warrican prods to defend but gets an inside edge back onto the pads. The ball lobs and goes to silly point where Oshada Fernando takes the catch and celebrates straightaway. Jomel Warrican takes the review. UltraEdge shows a thick inside edge and the on-field decision stays.
76.5
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Jomel Warrican, Full, on off. Warrican gets forward and blocks it.

Review time! Jomel Warrican has been given out for a catch but he reviews it. UltraEdge shows there was an inside edge and the on-field decision stays. 

76.4
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Nkrumah Bonner, Full, on off. Bonner skips down the track and drives it to long on for a single.
76.3
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Nkrumah Bonner, Full and on middle. Blocked away to short fine leg.
76.2
2
Lasith Embuldeniya to Nkrumah Bonner, Fuller and slower on middle and off. Nkrumah Bonner looks to flick it away but gets an outside edge to the vacant third man region and gets a couple. There is a direct hit at the bowler's end and that excites Sri Lankan players a bit. But replays show that the batter is inside the crease.
76.1
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Nkrumah Bonner, Slower and fuller, outside off. Nkrumah Bonner defends it off the front foot.
75.6
0
Ramesh Mendis to Jomel Warrican, Tossed up, around off. Jomel Warrican watchfully defends this out.
75.5
0
Ramesh Mendis to Jomel Warrican,  Fuller, on middle. Warrican works it away to mid-wicket.
75.4
0
Ramesh Mendis to Jomel Warrican,  On middle and turning into the batter. Jomel Warrican works it away with soft hands just right of short fine leg.
75.3
1
Ramesh Mendis to Nkrumah Bonner, Shorter length, outside off. Bonner punches it off the back foot towards point for a single.
75.2
0
Ramesh Mendis to Nkrumah Bonner, Fuller, on middle. Bonner works it to short mid-wicket.
75.1
1
Ramesh Mendis to Jomel Warrican,  Ramesh Mendis drags this down the leg side. Jomel Warrican pulls aerially but gets in the vacant area towards square leg for a single.
74.6
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Nkrumah Bonner, Prods forward and Nkrumah Bonner makes another solid block.
74.5
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Nkrumah Bonner, Full and on middle. Defended out.
74.4
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Nkrumah Bonner, On middle, it lands and spins away. Nkrumah Bonner plays it late and away from the first slip.
74.3
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Nkrumah Bonner, Tossed up, on middle. Nkrumah Bonner gets forward and defends it.
74.2
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Nkrumah Bonner, Shorter length around off. Nkrumah Bonner gets back and punches it to covers.
74.1
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Nkrumah Bonner, Slower in the air, on off. Nkrumah Bonner blocks it off the front foot back to the bowler.
73.6
0
Ramesh Mendis to Jomel Warrican, This one stays low of the surface. Jomel Warrican defends it under his eyes.
73.5
0
Ramesh Mendis to Jomel Warrican, Full and on off, driven back to the bowler.
73.4
0
Ramesh Mendis to Jomel Warrican, This one lands on off and turns in sharply. Jomel Warrican prods to defend but the ball goes through the gate and his him high on the pads.
73.3
0
Ramesh Mendis to Jomel Warrican, This one turns back in sharply. Jomel Warrican defends it in front of short leg.
73.2
1
Ramesh Mendis to Nkrumah Bonner, Flatter and on off, pushed to long off for a single.
73.1
0
Ramesh Mendis to Nkrumah Bonner, Short and on middle. Nkrumah Bonner rocks back and tries to work it on the leg side but fails to connect it.
72.6
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Jomel Warrican, Flighted ball, on the pads. Jomel Warrican blocks it watchfully.
72.5
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Jomel Warrican, Full and on middle. Jomel Warrican prods to defend but does so off the inner half towards short leg who is almost on the deck as he tries to catch it.
72.4
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Jomel Warrican, Full again, on middle. Jomel Warrican pushes it to mid off.
72.3
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Jomel Warrican, Full toss, on the pads. Jomel Warrican drives it to mid on from the toe end of his blade.
72.2
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Jomel Warrican, Flatter and outside off. Jomel Warrican leaves it alone.
72.1
1
Praveen Jayawickrama to Nkrumah Bonner,  Fuller, on off. Bonner drives it to sweeper covers. He initially hesitates to take a single but takes it in the end.
71.6
0
Ramesh Mendis to Jomel Warrican, Slower in the air, on middle. Warrican blocks it to the on side.
71.5
0
Ramesh Mendis to Jomel Warrican, Fuller, turning down the leg side. Warrican leaves it alone.
71.4
0
Ramesh Mendis to Jomel Warrican, Fuller, on off. Jomel Warrican drives it to mid off.
71.3
0
Ramesh Mendis to Jomel Warrican, Turing in from middle. Warrican turns it on the on side. Gets it just away form the fielder at short leg.
71.2
0
Ramesh Mendis to Jomel Warrican, Turn and bounce! Tossed up, on middle. Warrican looks to defend but gets beaten by turn and bounce. Gets hit high on the pads.
71.1
0
Ramesh Mendis to Jomel Warrican, Fuller, on middle. Jomel Warrican clips it to short mid-wicket.
70.6
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Nkrumah Bonner, Short and turning away, outside off. Nkrumah Bonner tries to guide it down but miscues it to point.
70.5
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Nkrumah Bonner, Tossed up, on off. Nkrumah Bonner prods and pushes it to cover.
70.4
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Nkrumah Bonner, Full and on off, pushed towards cover.

Jomel Warrican is the new man in.

70.3
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Rahkeem Cornwall, OUT! TAKEN! West Indies 8 down now.  A tossed up ball, Jayawickrama gives some flight to this one, on middle. Rahkeem Cornwall looks to go over mid off but toe ends it high in the air and towards mid off. Suranga Lakmal there, tracks back and takes a good skier. Sri Lanka two wicket away.
70.2
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Rahkeem Cornwall, Slants it on middle. Rahkeem Cornwall defends it out.
70.1
1
Praveen Jayawickrama to Nkrumah Bonner, Short, slower and on middle. Nkrumah Bonner tucks it to square leg for a single.

Praveen Jayawickrama to continue.

69.6
0
Ramesh Mendis to Rahkeem Cornwall, Full and outside off. Rahkeem Cornwall drives it straight to mid off. Was timed well but does not get any run.
69.5
2
Ramesh Mendis to Rahkeem Cornwall, Short and outside off. Rahkeem Cornwall rocks back and cuts it to deep point. The cover fielder runs across and cuts it off. Two taken.
69.4
4
Ramesh Mendis to Rahkeem Cornwall, FOUR! Freebie and this is dispatched! This was full and down the leg side. Rahkeem Cornwall whacks it wide of square leg for a boundary.
69.3
0
Ramesh Mendis to Rahkeem Cornwall, Another solid defense from Rahkeem Cornwall.
69.2
0
Ramesh Mendis to Rahkeem Cornwall, Tossed up, on middle. Rahkeem Cornwall lunges and defends it back to the bowler.
69.1
1
Ramesh Mendis to Nkrumah Bonner, Darted on the pads, flicked to deep square leg for a single.
68.6
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Rahkeem Cornwall, Tossed up, on middle. Cornwall keeps it out.
68.5
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Rahkeem Cornwall, Around off. Rahkeem Cornwall solidly defends it off the front foot.
68.4
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Rahkeem Cornwall, Full and on off, pushed to mid off.
68.3
1
Praveen Jayawickrama to Nkrumah Bonner, Full again, outside off. Nkrumah Bonner defends with open face of the bat and guides it through the first slip to third man for a single.
68.2
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Nkrumah Bonner, Now goes full and outside off. Nkrumah Bonner defends it out.
68.1
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Nkrumah Bonner, Short and on off. Nkrumah Bonner punches off the back foot to covers.

Praveen Jayawickrama is back into the attack. 

67.6
0
Ramesh Mendis to Rahkeem Cornwall, This one turns back in. Rahkeem Cornwall flicks it to mid-wicket.
67.5
1
Ramesh Mendis to Nkrumah Bonner, DROPPED! Another chance goes begging. A full ball, on middle. Nkrumah Bonner drives it aerially and towards mid on. The short mid-wicket fielder dives across and gets hands onto it but fails to hold it. A single.
67.4
0
Ramesh Mendis to Nkrumah Bonner, Targets the pads now. Nkrumah Bonner nudges it towards square leg.
67.3
0
Ramesh Mendis to Nkrumah Bonner, On middle. Blocked out.
67.2
1
Ramesh Mendis to Rahkeem Cornwall, Full and on off. Rahkeem Cornwall drives it to the right of mid off who dives and does well to stop it. A single.
67.1
0
Ramesh Mendis to Rahkeem Cornwall, Fuller and on middle, tucked to mid on.
66.6
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Nkrumah Bonner, Tossed up, on off. Bonner gets forward and defends it.
66.5
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Nkrumah Bonner,  Quicker ball around leg. Turning into the batter. Bonner leaves it alone.
66.4
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Nkrumah Bonner, Shorter length, around off. Bonner cuts it to point as that kept a little low.
66.3
2
Lasith Embuldeniya to Nkrumah Bonner, In the air...safe! Tossed up, on middle and leg. Bonner sweeps but gets a top edge towards the fine leg region away from the fielder in the ring for a couple.
66.2
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Nkrumah Bonner, Fuller, on off. Bonner skips down the tracka nd plays it back to the bowler. The bowler throws the direct hit back to the stumps. Sri Lankan players appeal. But the replays show that the batter is well inside his crease.
66.1
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Nkrumah Bonner, Tossed up, outside off. Bonner gets forward and defends it.
65.6
0
Ramesh Mendis to Rahkeem Cornwall, Shorter length, Rahkeem Cornwall hits it back to the bowler.
65.5
0
Ramesh Mendis to Rahkeem Cornwall, Fuller, on middle. Cornwall defends it off the front foot.
65.4
1
Ramesh Mendis to Nkrumah Bonner, Shorter length, Bonner gets back and pulls it behind square on the on side for a single.
65.3
1
Ramesh Mendis to Rahkeem Cornwall, Fuller on off and Cornwall pushes it to long off for a single.
65.2
0
Ramesh Mendis to Rahkeem Cornwall, Fuller on off. Blocked away by Cornwall.
65.1
0
Ramesh Mendis to Rahkeem Cornwall, Shorter length,turning in sharply. Cornwall looks to push it off the back foot but misses. The wicketkeeper misses too and deflects it to leg slip.
64.6
4
Lasith Embuldeniya to Nkrumah Bonner, FOUR! FIFTY for Nkrumah Bonner. This was full and down the leg side. Nkrumah Bonner sweeps it towards square leg for a boundary. He plays a key role for West Indies now.
64.5
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Nkrumah Bonner, Fuller and slower in the air on middle. Bonner defends it off the front foot.

Review time! Sri Lanka have taken a review for LBW. Looks close to the naked eye, but the batsman was way down the wicket as well. The first check is whether the ball hit the bat first or the pad. Close call but UltraEdge detects that it is pad first. Now, they go for Ball Tracking. Hmmm... impact is UMPIRE'S CALL! But that is not for the height or distance, that is for the ball striking the pad just around off stump or outside. The further projection shows it to be spinning over the stumps. Review lost then, for Sri Lanka.

64.4
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Nkrumah Bonner, NOT OUT! Well, Bonner coming down the track has saved him. A flatter ball, around off, it lands and spins away a bit. Nkrumah Bonner prods and tries to block with bat and pad together but misses. An appeal but the umpire is not interested. Dimuth Karunaratne thinks before taking the review. UltraEdge shows it was pad first and then the bat. Ball Tracker shows the impact to be umpire's call, while the further projection indicates that it will bounce over the top. Can understand the desperation from the Lankans, but to the naked eye, that did look a bit high, given that Bonner was so far down the track.
64.3
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Nkrumah Bonner, Full and on middle. Blocked out.
64.2
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Nkrumah Bonner, Tossed up, on middle. Bonner comes forward and defends it.
64.1
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Nkrumah Bonner, Fuller, on off. Bonner defends it off the front foot
63.6
0
Ramesh Mendis to Rahkeem Cornwall, Full and on middle. Rahkeem Cornwall prods and defends it on the ground.
63.5
0
Ramesh Mendis to Rahkeem Cornwall, A huge appeal but the umpire is unmoved A flighted ball, on the pads and turning away. Rahkeem Cornwall prods to defend but misses and the ball takes the pad before the leg slip takes the catch. The replay shows there was no bat.
63.4
0
Ramesh Mendis to Rahkeem Cornwall, Fuller on middle. Cornwall defends it with soft hands.
63.3
0
Ramesh Mendis to Rahkeem Cornwall, Ohh...appeal there but Cornwall is safe! Fuller, piyching on middle and turning in. Cornwall looks to defend but misses. The ball hits his pads and Sri Lankan players appeal. But the umpire is unmoved. The replays show that the ball is missing the leg stump.
63.2
0
Ramesh Mendis to Rahkeem Cornwall, Fuller, on off. Cornwall drives it to the cover region.
63.1
0
Ramesh Mendis to Rahkeem Cornwall, Fuller from 'round the wicket, on middle. Cornwall blocks it off the front foot.
62.6
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Nkrumah Bonner, Full and angling on the pads. Nkrumah Bonner tucks it on the leg side.
62.5
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Nkrumah Bonner, A flighted ball, on off. Blocked out.
62.4
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Nkrumah Bonner, This one skids through, on middle. Nkrumah Bonner gets his bat down in time.
62.3
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Nkrumah Bonner, Around off, pushed to covers.
62.2
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Nkrumah Bonner, Another leave by Nkrumah Bonner as this one spins away from the off pole.
62.1
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Nkrumah Bonner, Full, turning away, outside off. Nkrumah Bonner covers his stumps and lets it through to the keeper.
61.6
0
Ramesh Mendis to Rahkeem Cornwall, On the pads. Rahkeem Cornwall flicks it more off the inner half and the ball bounces in front of leg slip.
61.5
1
Ramesh Mendis to Nkrumah Bonner, Full ball, on middle. Nkrumah Bonner nudges it wide of mid-wicket for a single.
61.4
0
Ramesh Mendis to Nkrumah Bonner, Tossed up, on middle. Nkrumah Bonner tucks it towards mid-wicket.
61.3
4
Ramesh Mendis to Nkrumah Bonner, FOUR! Easy pickings! This was short and down the leg side. Nkrumah Bonner pulls it towards deep backward square leg for a boundary. First of this session.
61.2
0
Ramesh Mendis to Nkrumah Bonner, Full, turning away, down the leg side. Left alone.
61.1
0
Ramesh Mendis to Nkrumah Bonner, A flatter ball, on middle. Nkrumah Bonner rocks back and blocks it back on the deck.

We are back for the action. The players of Sri Lanka stride out to the middle. Nkrumah Bonner and Rahkeem Cornwall will continue their innings. Ramesh Mendis to start with the ball. 

...Day 5, Session 2...

Why the tension, you ask? 3 wickets needed, a minimum of 55 overs left, just the last recognized batting pair at the crease. Surely, the Lankans are firm favourites? Oh yes, they sure are. But sometimes, when nothing goes your way, you look up towards the heavens for some divine help. And that divine help is exactly what West Indies would be praying for. The forecast is very iffy from the afternoon, so if they can manage to bat for say another hour, who knows, they might well escape with a draw. So basically, Sri Lanka have got roughly an hour to take 3 wickets. Almost like the final hour. That makes this match even more interesting. The second session starts at 12.40 pm local (0710 GMT), but in the meanwhile, you can check the opening India-New Zealand Test by switching tabs, where Kyle Jamieson is all pumped up. But do make it a point to join us back here on time!

Sri Lanka would have been frustrated with the lack of wickets this morning. At least, that was seen from coach Mickey Arthur's frantic movements in the dressing room, not relaxing much. But this one wicket before Lunch would have revived their spirits. They have bowled beautifully, especially the spinners, but wickets have been hard to come by. And sometimes that happens. When the ball is turning too much, the bowlers tend to do a bit more than required and hence, struggle to get wickets.

West Indies began the day cautiously, with da Silva and Bonner playing it out sensibly. The deck was under covers, hence the ball did not quite spin as much as anticipated. Sri Lanka then resorted to seam bowling, especially to Bonner, from around the wicket. One believes that is where the hosts lost the ploy a little bit, not quite making use of the moisture on the wicket. Probably, fuller lengths would have been better. But the visitors rode that time out. There was some drama, an LBW review being turned down and a decision being overturned. But just when it seemed like luck was shining on West Indies, Lasith Embuldeniya struck, towards the end of the session, claiming Joshua Da Silva, breaking the mammoth stand of 100 in 268 balls.

Ahem, ahem! Half an hour? One hour? 90 minutes? Stand up all those of you, who felt that this game would go beyond the first session. Pat yourselves on your backs. And now, credit to West Indies. What a fine session of cricket. Yes, they are well down and out in this game, probably not far away from a defeat but still, they have fought hard. 73 runs in this session, in 35.3 overs. Slow, yes. But who is bothered about the run rate? Crucially, they lost just the one wicket and are still hanging in there.

60.6
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Rahkeem Cornwall, Whoa! Almost another wicket for Sri Lanka, right at the stroke of Lunch! Everyone is smiling. Yes, literally. Dhananjaya de Silva is on his haunches, covering his smile. Or trying to. Embuldeniya takes his cap and smiles as well. Now, Dimuth Karunaratne is walking back with a smile on his face. Now, the camera pans onto the batsmen and aha... Rahkeem Cornwall has a gentle smile on his face. A really gentle smile for a big man. Oh my, even the umpire is smiling! Dear me, that was a close shave. A really close one. A full toss, on middle, should have been swatted away really. And Cornwall tried to. But he just could not get his bat down at the right time. To his near horror, he missed it, well almost. The ball curved in and luckily for him, took the under edge and hit him on the pads. That was heading straight onto the stumps and an LBW was on the cards, but for the under edge. A dramatic finish to the opening session on the final day!
60.5
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Rahkeem Cornwall, Full and on off. Defended under his eyes.
60.4
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Rahkeem Cornwall,  Flatter and just outside off. Cornwall leaves it alone.
60.3
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Rahkeem Cornwall, Ohh...close! Fuller, on middle and turning away. Rahkeem Cornwall shoulder his arms and the ball turns away and just misses the off stump.
60.2
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Rahkeem Cornwall, Tossed up on middle. Rahkeem Cornwall blocks it off the front foot.
60.1
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Rahkeem Cornwall, Fuller, on off. Rahkeem Cornwall gets forward and defends it comfortably.
59.6
0
Ramesh Mendis to Nkrumah Bonner, Again targeting the middle stump. Bonner hits it back to the bowler.
59.5
0
Ramesh Mendis to Nkrumah Bonner, On middle, defended back to the bowler.
59.4
0
Ramesh Mendis to Nkrumah Bonner, Flatter and down the leg side. Nkrumah Bonner lets it through to the keeper.
59.3
0
Ramesh Mendis to Nkrumah Bonner, Tossed up, on middle. Nkrumah Bonner blocks it back on the surface.
59.2
0
Ramesh Mendis to Nkrumah Bonner, Full again, on middle, driven to mid on.
59.1
0
Ramesh Mendis to Nkrumah Bonner, Full and outside off, Kept out.
58.6
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Rahkeem Cornwall, Fuller, on middle. Rahkeem Cornwall pushes it back to the bowler.
58.6
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Rahkeem Cornwall, NO BALL! Fuller ball and turning away. Rahkeem Cornwall leaves it alone. No ball for overstepping.
58.5
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Rahkeem Cornwall, Fuller and spinning away around off. Rahkeem Cornwall leaves it.
58.4
4
Lasith Embuldeniya to Rahkeem Cornwall, FOUR! Shorter length this time and Rahkeem Cornwall cuts it wide of point for a boundary.
58.3
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Rahkeem Cornwall, Fuller delivery around off. Rahkeem Cornwall pushes it to the off side.
58.2
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Rahkeem Cornwall, Fuller again on off. Cornwall blocks it off the front foot.
58.1
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Rahkeem Cornwall, Another edge but just short of the slip fielder. Fuller, on off. Cornwall defends it off the front foot. Gets an outside edge but safe.
57.6
1
Ramesh Mendis to Rahkeem Cornwall, Full and on middle, eased down to long on for a single.
57.5
0
Ramesh Mendis to Rahkeem Cornwall, Tossed up, on middle. Rahkeem Cornwall gets an inside edge as he looks to flick. The ball falls in front of the leg slip.
57.4
0
Ramesh Mendis to Rahkeem Cornwall, Touch fuller, on off. Rahkeem Cornwall tucks it to mid-wicket.
57.3
0
Ramesh Mendis to Rahkeem Cornwall, Short and outside off. Left alone.
57.2
1
Ramesh Mendis to Nkrumah Bonner, Flatter and on off, Bonner taps it through covers for a single.
57.1
0
Ramesh Mendis to Nkrumah Bonner, Full and on middle, turning away down the leg side. Nkrumah Bonner leaves it. The keeper fumbles but no harm done.
56.6
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Rahkeem Cornwall, Full and on off, pushed to mid off.
56.5
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Rahkeem Cornwall, Full and on middle. Cornwall defends it.
56.4
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Rahkeem Cornwall, How is that missed the off stump? A full ball, around off, this one shoots off the deck. Rahkeem Cornwall shoulders arms and the ball rolls away from the off pole. Missing by an inch.
56.3
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Rahkeem Cornwall, On middle. Blocked out.

Rahkeem Cornwall is the new man in.

56.2
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Joshua Da Silva, OUT! Finally a wicket for Sri Lanka! Fuller ball, pitching on middle and off. Joshua Da Silva goes back to the full delivery and looks to defend it. The ball turns away sharply and catches the outside edge of his blade towards Dhananjaya de Silva at first slip. He takes a fine catch. Big wicket for Sri Lanka and Joshua Da Silva walks back disappointed.
56.1
2
Lasith Embuldeniya to Joshua Da Silva, 100-run partnership between these two. Short and turning away outside off. Joshua Da Silva cuts it through point and collects a brace.

Halt in play. Nkrumah Bonner has some back pain and the physio is called to give him some treatment. 

55.6
0
Ramesh Mendis to Nkrumah Bonner, An appeal for a catch but not given. A short ball, it is slower through the air, on middle. Nkrumah Bonner rocks back and seems to miss his flick. The ball goes to short leg off the pads. An appeal is raised but the umpire is unmoved. Dimuth Karunaratne opts not to take the review.
55.5
0
Ramesh Mendis to Nkrumah Bonner, Full and on middle, tucked to mid-wicket.
55.4
0
Ramesh Mendis to Nkrumah Bonner, NOT OUT! Nkrumah Bonner survives! Fuller delivery around middle and leg. Nkrumah Bonner looks to clip it away but misses. Gets hit on the pads and there is a loud appeal for LBW. The Umpire raises his finger but Nkrumah Bonner straightaway goes for a review. UltraEdge shows pad first. The Ball Tracker shows that the ball is missing the leg stumps and the umpire has to overturn his decision. So still no wicket for Sri Lanka in this session.

Review time. Nkrumah Bonner takes a review after been given LBW. UltraEdge shows pad first. Ball Tracker shows the ball is turning sharply down the leg side and missing the leg pole by a big margin. Good review from Nkrumah Bonner.

55.3
1
Ramesh Mendis to Joshua Da Silva, Joshua nudges this delivery on the pads towards the on side for a single.
55.2
0
Ramesh Mendis to Joshua Da Silva, Shorter length, on middle. Da Silva gets back and defends it.
55.1
0
Ramesh Mendis to Joshua Da Silva, Fuller, on off. Joshua plays it back to the bowler.
54.6
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Nkrumah Bonner,  On middle this time. Bonner pushes it back to the bowler.
54.5
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Nkrumah Bonner, Quicker, on the pads. Bonner works it to the on side.
54.4
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Nkrumah Bonner, Fuller, on off again. Bonner pushes it towards the off side off the front foot.
54.3
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Nkrumah Bonner, Fuller, on off. Bonner looks to drives but gets a thick outside edge to covers.
54.3
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Nkrumah Bonner, NO BALL! Fuller, on off. Bonner drives it to mid off. No ball given as Lasith Embuldeniya oversteps.
54.2
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Nkrumah Bonner, Fuller, on off, Bonner comes forward and defends it off the front foot again.
54.1
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Nkrumah Bonner, Fuller and slower in the air, on middle. Bonner defends it out.
53.6
1
Ramesh Mendis to Nkrumah Bonner, Ramesh Mendis drifts on the pads again. Bonner nudges it to fine leg for a single.
53.5
0
Ramesh Mendis to Nkrumah Bonner, Fuller, on off and middle. Bonner works it to the on side off the front foot.
53.4
0
Ramesh Mendis to Nkrumah Bonner, Shorter length, on the pads. Bonner works it to the on side.
53.3
0
Ramesh Mendis to Nkrumah Bonner, Quicker, on off. Nkrumah Bonner looks to defends it but gets an inside edge onto his pads.
53.2
1
Ramesh Mendis to Joshua Da Silva, Flatter and on middle, flicked to deep mid-wicket for a single.
53.1
0
Ramesh Mendis to Joshua Da Silva, Short and outside off. Left alone.

Ramesh Mendis is back on.

52.6
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Nkrumah Bonner, Length ball, on middle. Nkrumah Bonner looks to defend but gloves it in between the short leg and the slip. Lucky.
52.5
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Nkrumah Bonner, Full and on off, pushed to mid off.
52.4
4
Lasith Embuldeniya to Nkrumah Bonner, FOUR! Finds the fence. A full ball, on middle. Nkrumah Bonner hangs back and nudges it through mid on for a boundary.
52.3
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Nkrumah Bonner, Short and outside off, cut away to point.
52.2
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Nkrumah Bonner, A flatter ball, outside off. Kept out.
52.1
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Joshua Da Silva, NOT OUT! Joshua Da Silva survives! Lasith Embuldeniya bowls this fuller, on off. Joshua Da Silva fails to judge the length of the ball and plays this fuller delivery off the back foot. Gets hit on the pads first as he looks to tap it away towards the off side. Sri Lanka appeal but the umpire is unmoved. They review it and the Ball Tracker shows impact as umpire's call. Sri Lanka cannot believe it but the batter gets a leg bye in the end.

Review time! Sri Lanka have taken a review for LBW. UltraEdge shows a spike as it hit the pad first. Ball Tracker shows impact and wickets hitting is umpire's call. Joshua Da Silva survives. Sri Lanka retain the review.

51.6
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Nkrumah Bonner, Another shorter length delivery, on middle and leg. Nkrumah Bonner gets back and nudges it to the on side.
51.5
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Nkrumah Bonner, Shorter length, on middle. Bonner works it to the on side.
51.4
1
Praveen Jayawickrama to Joshua Da Silva, Darted on the pads. Joshua Da Silva works it to the on side and gets a single. Fifty for Joshua Da Silva. A good knock under pressure by the young man.
51.3
2
Praveen Jayawickrama to Joshua Da Silva, Shorter length, around off. Joshua hangs back and punches it to covers for a couple.
51.2
4
Praveen Jayawickrama to Joshua Da Silva, FOUR! Full toss, on middle. Joshua Da Silva punches it to mid on for a boundary.
51.1
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Joshua Da Silva, BEATEN! Fuller and slower in the air, around off. Joshua Da Silva gets forward to defend it but gets beaten by sharp turn.
50.6
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Nkrumah Bonner, Fuller, on off. Driven to extra covers.
50.5
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Nkrumah Bonner, Fuller on middle and leg. Bonner defends it off the front foot.
50.4
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Nkrumah Bonner, Shorter length, around off. Nkrumah Bonner taps it to the off side off the back foot.
50.3
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Nkrumah Bonner, Fuller, on off. Bonner hits this back to the bowler.
50.2
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Nkrumah Bonner, Fuller again, on off. Turn and bounce for Lasith Embuldeniya. Bonner leaves it alone.
50.1
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Nkrumah Bonner, Fuller and slower in the air. On off. Bonner defends it off the front foot.
49.6
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Joshua Da Silva, Shorter length, outside off. Joshua defends it off the back foot.
49.5
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Joshua Da Silva, Full, on off. Joshua Da Silva drives it powerfully but the ball hits the fielder at silly point.
49.4
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Joshua Da Silva, Fuller again. Driven to mid off this time.
49.3
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Joshua Da Silva, Fuller delivery on middle. Da Silva drives it to the covers.
49.2
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Joshua Da Silva, Fuller, on off. Joshua defends it off the front foot.
49.1
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Joshua Da Silva, Quicker, on the pads. Joshua Da Silva clips it to the on side.
48.6
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Nkrumah Bonner, Full and just around off. Nkrumah Bonner with another sharp leave.
48.5
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Nkrumah Bonner, Turn again, outside off. Nkrumah Bonner covers his stumps and allows it through.
48.4
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Nkrumah Bonner, Fuller and turning away sharply. Nkrumah Bonner watches it all the way through.
48.3
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Nkrumah Bonner, An appeal for LBW but turned down. Full and angling on the pads. Nkrumah Bonner misses his sweep and gets hit on the pads. Might be pitching outside leg.
48.2
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Nkrumah Bonner, CHANCE! It is just not happening for Sri Lanka today. Full again, on off, it turns away. Nkrumah Bonner looks to play against the turn but toe ends it to the right of silly point where the fielder stretches his right arm out but does not hold onto it.
48.1
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Nkrumah Bonner, Tossed up, on off. Nkrumah Bonner keeps it out.
47.6
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Joshua Da Silva, Full and wide outside off. Joshua Da Silva smashes it straight to silly point where the fielder gets hit on the chest. He looks in some pain but Joshua Da Silva apologizes for it straightaway with a fist bump.
47.5
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Joshua Da Silva, Full and on middle. Joshua Da Silva bunts it to mid on.
47.4
2
Praveen Jayawickrama to Joshua Da Silva, 100 up for West Indies! This was way outside off. Joshua Da Silva slaps it through covers for a brace.
47.3
4
Praveen Jayawickrama to Joshua Da Silva, FOUR! Good shot! Joshua Da Silva moves into the 40s. A full ball, on middle. Joshua Da Silva sweeps it through square leg and collects a boundary.
47.2
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Joshua Da Silva, Around off, pushed to covers.
47.1
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Joshua Da Silva, Darted on the pads. Joshua Da Silva misses his flick and gets hit on the pads.
46.6
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Joshua Da Silva, Fuller, on middle. Joshua Da Silva looks to sweep gets the inside half of his blade wide of square leg for a single.
46.5
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Joshua Da Silva, Floated on off. Da Silva drives it back to the bowler.
46.4
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Joshua Da Silva,  Fuller,on middle and leg. Joshua Da Silva sweeps itbehind square on the on side. The fielder there stops it with a dive.
46.3
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Joshua Da Silva, Fuller, on off again. Joshua blocks it out off the front foot.
46.2
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Joshua Da Silva, Fuller and slower on off. Joshua defends it back to the bowler.
46.1
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Joshua Da Silva, Fuller, on the pads. Joshua looks to work it away but misses. Gets hit on the pads. Down the leg side.
45.6
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Nkrumah Bonner, Full again, outside off. Nkrumah Bonner hits it on the off side.
45.5
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Nkrumah Bonner, Outside off. Left alone.
45.4
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Nkrumah Bonner, Full and on off. Kept out.
45.3
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Nkrumah Bonner, CHANCE! Full again, on off. Nkrumah Bonner skips down and tries to chip it over silly point but instead hits it straight to the fielder who does not have enough time to react.
45.2
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Nkrumah Bonner, Full and on off. Blocked out.
45.1
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Nkrumah Bonner, Flatter and slanting down leg. Nkrumah Bonner clips it but it falls short if the leg slip.
44.6
0
Ramesh Mendis to Joshua Da Silva, Quicker this time on the stumps. Joshua gets back and defends it.
44.5
0
Ramesh Mendis to Joshua Da Silva, Shorter length, on middle. Joshua pushes it off the back foot towards the bowler.
44.4
0
Ramesh Mendis to Joshua Da Silva, Fuller on off. Joshua drives it to mid off.
44.3
0
Ramesh Mendis to Joshua Da Silva, Full toss, on middle. Joshua misses out as he just manages to play it back to the bowler.
44.2
4
Ramesh Mendis to Joshua Da Silva, FOUR! Joshua drives this full delivery on off beautifully towards mid off for a boundary.
44.1
0
Ramesh Mendis to Joshua Da Silva, On off and middle. Joshua defends it off the back foot.
43.6
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Nkrumah Bonner, Fuller again, on off. Blocked away by Bonner.
43.5
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Nkrumah Bonner, Tossed up, om middle and off. Bonner gets forward and defends it comfortably.
43.4
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Nkrumah Bonner, Slower in the air, on off. Bonner pushes it to the off side.
43.3
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Nkrumah Bonner, Fuller again, on off. Bonner drives it to covers.
43.2
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Nkrumah Bonner, Fuller, Bonner defends it off the front foot.
43.1
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Nkrumah Bonner, Praveen Jayawickrama bowls this on middle. Bonner looks to defend it but gets an outside edge square on the off side.
42.6
0
Ramesh Mendis to Joshua Da Silva, Short and angling on middle. Joshua Da Silva rocks back and blocks it out.
42.5
0
Ramesh Mendis to Joshua Da Silva, Slower through the air and on middle. Joshua Da Silva bunts it to short leg.
42.4
1
Ramesh Mendis to Nkrumah Bonner, A flatter ball, on off. Nkrumah Bonner knocks it to covers for one more.
42.3
0
Ramesh Mendis to Nkrumah Bonner, On middle. Nkrumah Bonner tucks it to short leg.
42.2
4
Ramesh Mendis to Nkrumah Bonner, FOUR! Nicely played with soft hands! A flighted ball, full and outside off. Nkrumah Bonner drives it with soft hands wide of mid off for a boundary.
42.1
1
Ramesh Mendis to Joshua Da Silva, A short ball, on off. Joshua Da Silva punches it to covers for a single.
41.6
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Nkrumah Bonner, Darted on the pads. Bonner pushes this back to the bowler.
41.5
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Nkrumah Bonner, Shorter length, on middle and leg. Bonner nudges it to mid-wicket.
41.4
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Nkrumah Bonner, Shorter length, around off. Bonner taps it to point.
41.3
4
Praveen Jayawickrama to Nkrumah Bonner, FOUR! Wrong line by Praveen Jayawickrama. On the pads, Bonner just clips it fine and gets the boundary towards the fine leg fence.
41.2
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Nkrumah Bonner, Quicker, on off. Bonner defends it off the back foot.
41.1
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Nkrumah Bonner, BEATEN! Praveen Jayawickrama tossed this up around off. Gets a good turn and bounce. Bonner looks to defend it off the front foot but gets beaten.

DRINKS! This is brilliant batting from Joshua Da Silva and Nkrumah Bonner. A patient build-up and technique have kept them into the game. More of the same will be asked from them and it will be wonderful if they go into the next session without losing any wicket. 

40.6
1
Ramesh Mendis to Nkrumah Bonner, Shorter length, outside off. Bonner looks to cut it. But is cramped for room and gets it to point for a single. Good partnership building for West Indies.
40.5
0
Ramesh Mendis to Nkrumah Bonner, Turning into the pads. Bonner works it to the on side.
40.4
0
Ramesh Mendis to Nkrumah Bonner, Quicker around middle. Bonner blocks it out watchfully off the back foot.
40.3
1
Ramesh Mendis to Joshua Da Silva, Fuller, on off. Joshua drives it wide of covers for a single.
40.2
0
Ramesh Mendis to Joshua Da Silva,  This time little slower and Joshua blocks it out off the front foot.
40.1
0
Ramesh Mendis to Joshua Da Silva,  Quicker, on middle. Joshua blocks it out.
39.6
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Nkrumah Bonner, Darted on tha pads. Bonner works it to the on side. Short leg fielder stops it
39.5
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Nkrumah Bonner, Fuller this time on off. Bonner defends it back to the bowler.
39.4
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Nkrumah Bonner, Shorter length, on off. Bonner blocks it off the back foot.
39.3
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Nkrumah Bonner, Fuller, on off. Bonner drives it aerially towards covers. No damage done.
39.2
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Nkrumah Bonner, Quicker, on off. Bonner blocks it out.
39.1
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Nkrumah Bonner, Praveen Jayawickrama starts off with a good delivery. On off, turning away. Bonner defends it with soft hand towards the off side.

Praveen Jayawickrama is back into the attack. His figures till now read (4-2-8-0).

38.6
1
Ramesh Mendis to Nkrumah Bonner, Quicker and flatter, on middle. Bonner works it square on the on side for a single.
38.5
0
Ramesh Mendis to Nkrumah Bonner, Tossed up delivery outside off. Bonner defends it off the front foot.
38.4
0
Ramesh Mendis to Nkrumah Bonner, Another flighted delivery on off and middle. Bonner works it to the on side.
38.3
0
Ramesh Mendis to Nkrumah Bonner, Slower in the air. On off. Bonner pushes it to mid on.
38.2
1
Ramesh Mendis to Joshua Da Silva, Shorter length this time. Joshua works it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
38.1
0
Ramesh Mendis to Joshua Da Silva, Good loopy delivery on off. Joshua blocks it off the back foot.
37.6
3
Dushmantha Chameera to Joshua Da Silva, A full toss, on middle. Joshua Da Silva pushes it to long off. The fielder from long on gives a chase and cuts it off. Three taken. Runs are coming nicely for West Indies at the moment.
37.5
1
Dushmantha Chameera to Nkrumah Bonner, Back of a length, on middle. Nkrumah Bonner pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
37.4
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Nkrumah Bonner, Chameera sticking with the short balls. On middle. Nkrumah Bonner sways away from it.
37.3
3
Dushmantha Chameera to Joshua Da Silva, Good running between the wickets. Short and around off. Joshua Da Silva pushes it through covers and takes three runs. Nkrumah Bonner makes his ground easily for the last run.
37.2
1
Dushmantha Chameera to Nkrumah Bonner, Short and on middle. Nkrumah Bonner pulls it along the ground towards deep square leg for a single.
37.1
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Nkrumah Bonner, A length ball, outside off. Nkrumah Bonner lets it through without any trouble.
36.6
0
Ramesh Mendis to Joshua Da Silva, Chance for the leg slip and Mendis is making the ball turn sharply. This one lands on middle and turns sharply, Joshua Da Silva flicks it wide of the leg slip who dives but fails to reach to it.
36.5
0
Ramesh Mendis to Joshua Da Silva, Turning away again, down the leg side. Joshua Da Silva watchfully leaves it.
36.4
0
Ramesh Mendis to Joshua Da Silva, This one lands on middle and turns away sharply. Joshua Da Silva lets it through.
36.3
0
Ramesh Mendis to Joshua Da Silva, Fuller, on off. Joshua Da Silva defends it off the front foot.
36.2
0
Ramesh Mendis to Joshua Da Silva, Shorter length, on the stumps. Joshua blocks it off the back foot.
36.1
0
Ramesh Mendis to Joshua Da Silva, Slower in the air and turn for Ramesh Mendis. He bowls this on off and middle. Joshua looks to work it across the line but misses. The ball hit his pads. But it is sliding down the leg side.

Ramesh Mendis is back into the attack. His figures till now read (13-1-22-4).

35.6
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Nkrumah Bonner, Ouch! Shorter length, on the body. Bonner tries to leave it but the ball hit his body. This one did not bounce as much as Bonner expected.
35.5
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Nkrumah Bonner, Beaten! Good-length delivery around off. Bonner pokes at it tentatively but misses.
35.4
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Nkrumah Bonner, Dushmantha Chameera goes over the wicket now. Bowls short again, on off. Bonner pulls it to square leg.
35.3
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Nkrumah Bonner, Another short delivery. This time on off. Bonner gets back and defends it comfortably.
35.2
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Nkrumah Bonner, Shorter length again, on the body. Bonner nudges it to the on side.
35.1
1
Dushmantha Chameera to Joshua Da Silva, Short delivery on off. Joshua rides the bounce and taps it to point for a single.
34.6
3
Lasith Embuldeniya to Joshua Da Silva, Slower in the air, on the pads. Joshua Da Silva sweeps it fine towards the fine leg region and gets three runs. Good running.
34.5
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Nkrumah Bonner, Fuller on the pads, Bonner works it behind square on the on side for a single.
34.4
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Nkrumah Bonner, On the pads this time. Bonner works it to mid on.
34.3
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Nkrumah Bonner, Fuller again, on off. Blocked away by Bonner.
34.2
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Nkrumah Bonner, Slower, in the air, outside off. Fuller and Bonner looks to defend it off the front foot but gets beaten.
34.1
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Nkrumah Bonner, Fuller on off. Bonner defends it out.
33.6
1
Dushmantha Chameera to Nkrumah Bonner, Length ball, on off. Bonner pushes it to the cover region. Looks for a quick single. The fielder there is quick on the ball and fires in a throw at the batters end but misses. Single taken.
33.5
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Nkrumah Bonner, Another short delivery around leg this time. Bonner ducks under it.
33.4
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Nkrumah Bonner, Almost an action-replay. Short ball. angling into the body. Bonner ducks under it again.
33.3
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Nkrumah Bonner, Dushmantha Chameera is staying with the same tactics here. Bowling short from 'round the wicket. Bonner ducks under it.
33.2
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Nkrumah Bonner, Length ball, outside off. Bonner comfortably leaves it alone.

Halt in play. Dushmantha Chameera has some issues with the landing area and some sawdust is applied.

33.2
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Nkrumah Bonner, WIDE! Chameera bowls this short again. Bonner ducks under it again but this time umpire calls it wide for the height.
33.1
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Nkrumah Bonner, Short delivery from 'round the wicket, angling into the body. Bonner ducks under it.
32.6
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Joshua Da Silva, Fuller, on off. Joshua defends it off the front foot towards the off side.
32.5
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Joshua Da Silva, Another fuller dlivery on middle. Joshua blocks it away.
32.4
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Joshua Da Silva, Fuller, on middle. Joshua Da Silva blocks it off the front foot.
32.3
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Joshua Da Silva, Shorter length, outside off, Joshua taps it to point.
32.2
2
Lasith Embuldeniya to Joshua Da Silva, Fuller, on middle. Joshua Da Silva sweeps it aerially towards deep mid-wicket but the ball lands safe and the batter gets a couple.
32.1
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Joshua Da Silva, Slower in the air, on off. Joshua Da Silva blocks it off the front foot.
31.6
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Nkrumah Bonner, On a length, outside off. Bonner leaves it alone.
31.5
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Nkrumah Bonner, Short ball again around off. Bonner ducks under it.
31.4
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Nkrumah Bonner, Good-length delivery outside off. Bonner leaves it alone.
31.4
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Nkrumah Bonner, WIDE! Short ball this time on off. Bonner sways away from the line. Wide called for height.
31.3
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Nkrumah Bonner, On a length, around off. Bonner defends it off the back foot towards point. He looks for a single but is sent back by his partner.
31.2
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Nkrumah Bonner,  Another length delivery outside off. Bonner leaves it alone this time.
31.1
0
Dushmantha Chameera to Nkrumah Bonner,  Dushmantha Chameera starts off with a length ball, outside off. Bonner looks to cut but misses.

Dushmantha Chameera is into the attack 

30.6
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Joshua Da Silva, Around off, full, pushed straight to covers.
30.5
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Joshua Da Silva, On middle. Joshua Da Silva tries to defend on the off side but does so off the inner half on the deck.
30.4
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Joshua Da Silva, A loopy ball, outside off, pushed to covers.
30.3
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Joshua Da Silva, Full and on middle, drilled to long on for a single.
30.2
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Joshua Da Silva, Sharp turn for the first time today. Full and on middle, it lands and spins away. Joshua Da Silva is beaten as he prods and tries to block.
30.1
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Joshua Da Silva, Short again, on middle. Joshua Da Silva pushes it back to the bowler.
29.6
0
Ramesh Mendis to Nkrumah Bonner, Flighted ball, outside off. Nkrumah Bonner defends it out.
29.5
1
Ramesh Mendis to Joshua Da Silva, Short and on middle. Joshua Da Silva rocks back and punches it to long on for a single.
29.4
0
Ramesh Mendis to Joshua Da Silva, Full and on middle. Joshua Da Silva prods and defends it out.
29.3
0
Ramesh Mendis to Joshua Da Silva, Short and on middle. Joshua Da Silva rocks on the back foot and bunts it to mid on.
29.2
0
Ramesh Mendis to Joshua Da Silva, Full again, on off, pushed to mid on.
29.1
0
Ramesh Mendis to Joshua Da Silva, Flatter and on middle. Joshua Da Silva comes down the track and looks to flick but misses and gets hit on the pads.
28.6
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Nkrumah Bonner, Nicely floated on middle. Bonner defends it off the front foot. Just away from the fielder at short leg.
28.5
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Nkrumah Bonner,  Arm ball, on the stumps. Bonner blocks it out.
28.4
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Nkrumah Bonner,  On the pads. Bonner looks to flick it but misses.
28.3
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Nkrumah Bonner, Darted on the pads. Bonner looks to clip it away but misses.
28.2
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Nkrumah Bonner, Quicker, on off. Bonner defends it off the front foot towards the off side.
28.1
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Nkrumah Bonner, Fuller, on off. Bonner blocks it off the front foot.
27.6
1
Ramesh Mendis to Nkrumah Bonner,  Shorter length again, outside off. Bonner pushes it off the back foot towards point.
27.5
2
Ramesh Mendis to Nkrumah Bonner, On the pads, Bonner works it to mid-wicket and gets a couple.
27.4
0
Ramesh Mendis to Nkrumah Bonner, Shorter length, on off. Bonner blocks it off the back foot.
27.3
1
Ramesh Mendis to Joshua Da Silva, Tossed up, on middle, flicked to mid-wicket for a single.
27.2
0
Ramesh Mendis to Joshua Da Silva, Ramesh Mendis bowls this fuller, on middle. Joshua Da Silva defends it comfortably.
27.1
0
Ramesh Mendis to Joshua Da Silva, Full and on off, Kept out.
26.6
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Nkrumah Bonner, Slower in the air, on off. Bonner plants his front foot forward and defends it.
26.5
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Nkrumah Bonner,  Another quicker and fuller delivery on off. Nkrumah Bonner blocks it off the front foot.
26.4
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Nkrumah Bonner, Fuller delivery on off. Bonner defends this off the front foot.
26.3
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Nkrumah Bonner, Lasith Embuldeniya bowls this quicker, on the stumps. Nkrumah Bonner blocks this off the back foot.

Lasith Embuldeniya is the bowler at the other end.

26.2
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Nkrumah Bonner, Darted in quicker on the pads. Blocked away.
26.1
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Nkrumah Bonner, A flatter ball, on middle. Nkrumah Bonner pushes it to covers.
25.6
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Joshua Da Silva, Tossed up, on middle. Joshua Da Silva watchfully keeps it out.
25.5
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Joshua Da Silva, Full and on middle. Joshua Da Silva solidly blocks it back on the deck.
25.4
0
Dhananjaya de Silva to Joshua Da Silva, Starts with a flatter ball, on middle. Joshua Da Silva punches it off the back foot to mid on.

We are all set to begin. The players of Sri Lanka are out on the field. The overnight batters Joshua Da Silva and Nkrumah Bonner are out there in the middle. Dhananjaya de Silva will complete his overnight over.

PITCH REPORT - Farvez Maharoof is down there. He says that the pitch looks fine. But footmarks have been a danger area for West Indies batters. They need to be proactive on this pitch.

Angelo Mathews is up for a quick chat, he says that It is good to be back on the field. Says age is just a number and he doesn't think much about age. Talks that the job is only half done and will look to fold things quickly as they are unsure of the weather. Tells that there is always pressure and they have a home advantage. 

UPDATE 0927 Local Time (0357 GMT) - We have some good news for you. The game is set to start on the scheduled time. There was some overnight rain but the sun is shining bright now. 

It will be a miracle if West Indies pull out a win from here but even a draw will be nothing short of a miracle. They have an uphill task against the spin trio of the Lankans and if they continue to bowl like they have done so far in this game, we might see an early collapse today. Stay tuned for other updates.  

Day 4 was solely dominated by the host. First, they stretched their lead by more than 350 runs and then the spin duo, Ramesh Mendis and Lasith Embuldeniya showed their magic as the visitors were unable to face them. They were 18/6 at one stage and it looked like the game will end in the third session itself but Joshua Da Silva and Nkrumah Bonner did well to steady the ship. 

Hello and a warm welcome to Day 5 of the first Test match between Sri Lanka and West Indies at Galle. The game is poised in the favour of Sri Lanka as they need just 4 wickets to win. For West Indies, it is a mountain to climb as they need 296 runs to win or even to manage a draw out of it.

...Day 5, Session 1…

Right then! The game is poised for an interesting last day and it will take some batting from West Indies to even get a draw out of it. Sri Lanka, on the other hand, will be itching to come out and finish the job. Day 5 will start at 0945 Local Time (0415 GMT) on 25th November. But our build up will begin well in advance. Do join us early. Till then, goodbye and take care!

What do we write about such an exceptional performance like this one? Sri Lanka spinners spun their web around the West Indies batters and strangled them. The conditions have favored the spinners and they ran riot with the ball. Ramesh Mendis started the proceedings and he went onto pick up a four-wicket haul. Lasith Embuldeniya was the other spinner who found success today. He bagged a couple of wickets. Praveen Jayawickrama looked to be a real threat but could not find any success, although one day remains for him to strike. Sri Lanka, need only 4 wickets to take a lead in this Test series and they would be eager to finish things quickly on the final day.

This was the worst ever start for West Indies in a Test match. That tells you everything how it has been for the visitors. They were 18/6 at one moment. No batter could counter well against the Lankan spin attack. No batter except Joshua Da Silva and Bonner could get into double digits. A horrifying sight for a West Indies fan. The pair of Da Silva and Bonner fought hard and made sure they do not lose any more wickets before stumps on Day 4. Although they have a huge task ahead of them if they are to squeeze a result out of a precarious position.

The Sri Lankan spinners have managed to take the game away from the visitors. The hosts have the game by the scruff of the neck. The batters kept looking for the turn while the bowlers remained persistent with the sliders and got rewards. Sri Lanka are right on top and will be the happier side at the end of Day 4 without any doubt.

UPDATE 1715 local (1145 GMT) - Right then. The sight from the venue sees the covers out on the field and the umpire have confirmed that we are done for the day.

UPDATE 1655 local (1125 GMT) - The covers are coming on the field now as a precaution. The stumps are still erected on the field. Let's us see if the umpires call for stumps. Stay tuned for further updates.

UPDATE 1649 local (1119 GMT) - The ligh-o-meter comes out again and the umpire say the conditions are not good to continue. The play has been stopped due to bad light.

25.3
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Nkrumah Bonner, Full and on middle. Nkrumah Bonner pushes it down to long on for one more.
25.2
1
Dhananjaya de Silva to Joshua Da Silva, On middle. Joshua Da Silva drills it to long on for a single.
25.1
3
Dhananjaya de Silva to Nkrumah Bonner, Short and outside off. Nkrumah Bonner slaps it through covers and takes three runs before Angelo Mathews cuts it off in the deep.
24.6
0
Ramesh Mendis to Joshua Da Silva, Spin again but this time the batter tucks it away.
24.5
0
Ramesh Mendis to Joshua Da Silva, What a delivery! A loopy ball, spinning sharply in, on middle. Joshua Da Silva gets hit high on the pads.
24.4
0
Ramesh Mendis to Joshua Da Silva, Full and outside off. Kept out watchfully.
24.3
1
Ramesh Mendis to Nkrumah Bonner, Flatter and outside off. Nkrumah Bonner chops it to backward point for a quick single.
24.2
0
Ramesh Mendis to Nkrumah Bonner, A loopy ball, on off. Bonner dead bats it.
24.1
0
Ramesh Mendis to Nkrumah Bonner, On a length, on middle. Nkrumah Bonner blocks it on the leg side.

The light-o-meter comes out. The umpires have a look, as it seems to be getting dark out here. And, for now the conditions are good to continue.

23.6
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Joshua Da Silva, Around off, Joshua Da Silva punches it nicely but straight to covers.
23.5
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Joshua Da Silva, This one spins away sharply. Joshua Da Silva is beaten as he looks to defend.
23.4
4
Lasith Embuldeniya to Joshua Da Silva, FOUR! A full ball, spilled down the leg side. Joshua Da Silva sweeps it fine to the fine leg fence.
23.3
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Joshua Da Silva, On miiddle, full and blocked out by Joshua Da Silva.
23.2
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Nkrumah Bonner, This is drilled down to long off for a single.
23.1
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Joshua Da Silva, Short and on middle. Joshua Da Silva punches it to mid on for a single.
22.6
1
Praveen Jayawickrama to Joshua Da Silva, Full again, outside off, driven through cover for a single.
22.5
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Joshua Da Silva, Full and on off, pushed to covers.
22.4
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Joshua Da Silva, Around off, kept out.
22.3
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Joshua Da Silva, Flatter and landing on off before spinning away. Joshua Da Silva watchfully leaves it.
22.2
2
Praveen Jayawickrama to Joshua Da Silva, Slower one on middle. Joshua Da Silva turns it wide of mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
22.1
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Joshua Da Silva, Angles it on middle. Joshua Da Silva rocks back and blocks it.
21.6
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Nkrumah Bonner, Full and on middle, driven to covers.
21.5
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Nkrumah Bonner, Short and outside off. Nkrumah Bonner taps it to backward point.
21.4
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Nkrumah Bonner, Nicely driven but straight to mid off.
21.3
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Nkrumah Bonner, Tossed up, full and on off, pushed to covers.
21.2
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Nkrumah Bonner, Now prods forward and blocks this one on the off side.
21.1
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Nkrumah Bonner, Tosses it up, on off. Nkrumah Bonner defends it out.
20.6
4
Praveen Jayawickrama to Joshua Da Silva, FOUR! Welcome boundary! Full and way outside off. Joshua Da Silva drives it to wide of the point fielder, through to the fence.
20.5
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Joshua Da Silva, On middle, blocked out.
20.4
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Joshua Da Silva, An arm ball, on middle. Joshua Da Silva rocks back and flicks it to square leg.
20.3
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Joshua Da Silva, Full again, on middle. Joshua Da Silva lunges and blocks it out.
20.2
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Joshua Da Silva, Ful and on off, pushed to mid off.
20.1
1
Praveen Jayawickrama to Nkrumah Bonner, Flatter and on middle. Nkrumah Bonner prods to defend. It takes the inside edge and rolls towards square leg for a single.
19.6
0
Ramesh Mendis to Joshua Da Silva, On off. Joshua Da Silva works it towards mid on.
19.5
0
Ramesh Mendis to Joshua Da Silva, Full and on off. Joshua Da Silva continues to stay inside the crease and defends it to point.
19.4
0
Ramesh Mendis to Joshua Da Silva, On off, Joshua Da Silva defends it out.
19.3
0
Ramesh Mendis to Joshua Da Silva, Floated up, on off. Joshua Da Silva blocks it out watchfully.
19.2
1
Ramesh Mendis to Nkrumah Bonner, Flatter, on the pads. Bonner defends it out off the outer half, as ball goes towards third man, They take one.
19.1
0
Ramesh Mendis to Nkrumah Bonner, Touch short, around leg. Bonner looks to pull it away but misses and gets hit high on the pads. Pitching outside leg.
18.6
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Joshua Da Silva, On off, Joshua Da Silva continues to remain solid in his defense.
18.5
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Joshua Da Silva, Tossed up, on off. Joshua Da Silva defends it out.
18.4
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Joshua Da Silva, On off, Da Silva blocks it out watchfully.

An umpire review now! The soft signal is not out. It looks like a bump ball as the ball hits the ground first and then the pads. Yes, the third umpire confirms the same.

18.3
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Joshua Da Silva, NOT OUT! Full, around middle and leg. Joshua Da Silva looks to dig it out to the leg side. The ball deflects to the off side off the pads and the fielder at silly point turns and takes a good catch. The players appeal but the umpire is unmoved. Although, he refers to confirm. The soft signal is not out. The replays show that the ball has bounced before deflecting off the pads. The on-field decision stays.
18.2
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Joshua Da Silva, Full and on off. Joshua Da Silva defends it with a straight bat.
18.1
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Joshua Da Silva, Tossed up, on off. Joshua Da Silva stays back and pushes it out.
17.6
0
Ramesh Mendis to Nkrumah Bonner, Loopy ball, around leg. The ball turns in. Bonner leaves it alone and the ball goes down leg.
17.5
1
Ramesh Mendis to Joshua Da Silva, Flatter and on off. Joshua Da Silva pushes it to point for a single.
17.4
0
Ramesh Mendis to Joshua Da Silva, Full and on off. Joshua Da Silva leans forward and pushes it back to the bowler.
17.3
1
Ramesh Mendis to Nkrumah Bonner, A single now! Floated, around leg. Bonner goes back and tucks it to square leg for a single.
17.2
0
Ramesh Mendis to Nkrumah Bonner, Full and on the pads. Bonner clips it to square leg.
17.1
0
Ramesh Mendis to Nkrumah Bonner, Tossed up, on off. Nkrumah Bonner defends it solidly.
16.6
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Joshua Da Silva, On off, Joshua Da Silva blocks it out watchfully.

Review time! Sri Lanka take a review for a caught behind. Joshua Da Silva tries to sweep but seems to miss it. Dinesh Chandimal behind the stick is optimistic with this one. UltraEdge shows it brushed the pads. Sri Lanka lose their review.

16.5
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Joshua Da Silva, NOT OUT! Full and going down leg. Joshua Da Silva looks to sweep it away but misses. Dinesh Chandimal moves to his left and takes a good low catch. He is asking the question from behind the stumps. He thinks the batsman got some glove on it. Dimuth Karunaratne gets convinced and decides to take the review. The UltraEdge shows the bat is not involved, which rules out the review for caught behind. The third umpire also looks for an lbw. The Ball Tracker shows the ball is pitching outside leg. Hence, the on-field decision stands.
16.4
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Joshua Da Silva, Darted on the pads, Joshua Da Silva looks to flick it away but misses. The ball goes out to the leg side off the pads.
16.3
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Joshua Da Silva, Full and on off. Joshua Da Silva pushes it back to the bowler.
16.2
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Joshua Da Silva, That is some turn! Such movements are keeping the fielders alive behind the stumps. Looped up, around off. Joshua Da Silva leans in and looks to defend it out but gets beaten by the turn.
16.1
0
Praveen Jayawickrama to Joshua Da Silva, Floated, full and on off. Joshua Da Silva pushes it towards short mid off.

Some more spin as Praveen Jayawickrama comes into the attack. 

15.6
1
Ramesh Mendis to Joshua Da Silva, Full and on off. Joshua Da Silva steps forward and works it towards mid on for a single.
15.5
0
Ramesh Mendis to Joshua Da Silva, Floated, full and on middle. Joshua Da Silva prods and blocks it out solidly.
15.4
0
Ramesh Mendis to Joshua Da Silva, BEATEN! Tossed up, outside off. Joshua Da Silva stays back and looks to poke it out but misses.
15.3
1
Ramesh Mendis to Nkrumah Bonner, On off, Bonner comes forward and tucks it towards mid on for a single.
15.2
0
Ramesh Mendis to Nkrumah Bonner, Loopy ball, around leg. The ball turns away outside leg. Bonner looks to flick it away but misses.
15.1
0
Ramesh Mendis to Nkrumah Bonner, Darted on the pads, Bonner blocks it out to short leg.
14.6
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Joshua Da Silva, Full and on off. Joshua Da Silva remains solid in his defense.
14.5
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Joshua Da Silva, Full and on off. Joshua Da Silva punches it to cover.
14.4
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Joshua Da Silva, Full, around middle and off. Joshua Da Silva prods and defends it onto the pitch.
14.3
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Joshua Da Silva, Full and on off. Da Silva remains solid in his defense.
14.2
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Joshua Da Silva, Tossed up, on off. Joshua Da Silva blocks it out watchfully.
14.1
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Joshua Da Silva, Floated, full and on off. Joshua Da Silva defends it out.
13.6
0
Ramesh Mendis to Nkrumah Bonner, Full, around middle and leg. Bonner flicks it to square leg.
13.5
0
Ramesh Mendis to Nkrumah Bonner, Full and outside off. Bonner gets behind and blocks it out.
13.4
4
Ramesh Mendis to Nkrumah Bonner, FOUR! Nicely played. Touch short, on off. Bonner stays back and pulls it through square leg for a boundary.
13.3
0
Ramesh Mendis to Nkrumah Bonner, Flatter and on off. Bonner pushes it towards point.
13.2
0
Ramesh Mendis to Nkrumah Bonner, Tossed up, on off. Bonner defends it out solidly.
13.1
0
Ramesh Mendis to Nkrumah Bonner, FOUR BYES! Some turn and bounce this time. Looped up, around leg. The ball turns away and gets some extra bounce off it, which beats the keeper behind the stumps. The ball goes towards fine leg. Free runs for West Indies and they would not mind that at all.
12.6
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Joshua Da Silva, Full and on off. Da Silva pushes it to cover.
12.5
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Joshua Da Silva, Full and on off. Joshua Da Silva prods and blocks it out.
12.4
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Joshua Da Silva, Flatter, around middle. The ball spins in. Joshua Da Silva goes back and gets his bat down in time to defend it out.
12.3
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Nkrumah Bonner, Full, on the pads, Nkrumah Bonner clips it to right of mid-on for a single.
12.2
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Nkrumah Bonner, Tossed up, around off. Bonner works it to point.
12.1
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Nkrumah Bonner, Full and on middle. Nkrumah Bonner tucks it to mid-on.
11.6
0
Ramesh Mendis to Joshua Da Silva, Flatter and on off. Joshua Da Silva pushes it to point. West Indies are 18/6 after 12 overs.
11.5
0
Ramesh Mendis to Joshua Da Silva, Ramesh Mendis misses out on his Hat Trick! Looped up, around leg. Joshua Da Silva defends it out with the pads. Mendis appeals but the umpire is unmoved.

DRINKS! And breathe... The spin duo of Sri Lanka, Ramesh Mendis and Lasith Embuldeniya are enjoying themselves. They are bowling for fun right now. 18/6, it will take some miracle for West Indies to get out of this environment. Also, Joshua Da Silva walks out to bat. 

11.4
0
Ramesh Mendis to Jason Holder, OUT! TIMBER! Ramesh Mendis picks up another wicket and Holder has been sent back on a golden duck. Holder is confused how did it go through his defense. He cannot believe it. The heads are down in the West Indies dressing room. Tossed up, outside off. Holder covers his stumps and looks to defend it out but misses. The ball sneaks past the blade and clips the off pole. The spinners have strangled the West Indies batting line up. Just adding on to the agony. Ramesh Mendis is on a Hat Trick. And, for his bowling performance today, he certainly deserves it.

Jason Holder is the new man in. 

11.3
0
Ramesh Mendis to Kyle Mayers, OUT! LBW! In just 12 overs West Indies have half of their team sent back. Ramesh Mendis picks up his third wicket. An attempted off-break, around off, but it goes straight through. Mayers leaves it alone, hoping it will go past him, but the ball stays low and struck him on the pads right in front of the stumps. Mendis appeals and the umpire raises his finger in a flash. The thought about taking a review could not have passed by Kyle Mayers mind after being so exposed in front of the stumps.
11.2
1
Ramesh Mendis to Nkrumah Bonner, A single as this is eased down to long on.
11.1
1
Ramesh Mendis to Kyle Mayers, Flatter and short, outside off. Mayers stays back and punches it to point for a single.
10.6
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Nkrumah Bonner, A dot to end the over! Looped up, full and on off. Bonner defends it out on the front foot. Another successful over for Lasith Embuldeniya. A wicket and just a single off it.
10.5
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Kyle Mayers, Mayers is off the mark. On the pads, Mayers clips it towards mid-wicket for a single.
10.4
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Kyle Mayers, Floated, full and on off. Mayers defends it out solidly.
10.3
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Kyle Mayers, Tossed up, around leg. Mayers looks to defend it out but misses. He gets rapped on the pads. Going down leg.

Kyle Mayers walks out now.

10.2
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Roston Chase, OUT! TIMBER! Sri Lanka right on top. Everything is going their way at the moment. Roston Chase gets sent back on just one run. Looped up, around off. Chase looks to defend it out but misses. The ball sneaks through the gap between the bat and the pad to castle the stumps behind. It has been all Sri Lanka in this session. West Indies lose their fourth wicket. They have absolutely no clue and are struggling here at the moment. The spinners are doing exceptionally well for Sri Lanka.
10.1
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Roston Chase, Floated, around off. Chase pushes it towards cover.
9.6
1
Ramesh Mendis to Roston Chase, On middle, worked through mid-wicket for a single.

Looks like the rain is approaching us. The groundsmen have formed up near the covers. Hope that they don't have to get it out on the field.

9.5
0
Ramesh Mendis to Roston Chase, Tossed up, on off, pushed to covers.
9.4
0
Ramesh Mendis to Roston Chase, This is down the leg side. Chase blocks it with his pads.
9.3
0
Ramesh Mendis to Roston Chase, The spinners are all over West Indies right now! Full and down on the pads. Chase misses his defensive shot and gets hit on the pads.
9.2
0
Ramesh Mendis to Roston Chase, Very full and on middle, pushed back to the bowler.

Roston Chase to walk out at number 5.

9.1
0
Ramesh Mendis to Shai Hope, OUT! TIMBER! West Indies in a spot of bother! A flatter ball, on middle. Shai Hope was playing for the turn but this one comes with the angle. Hope goes deep in his crease trying to flick but misses. The ball brushes his pads and hits the stumps.
8.6
3
Lasith Embuldeniya to Shai Hope, Slightly short, on middle. Hope works it through mid-wicket. The fielder gives a chase and cuts it out near the fence. Saves a single. Three taken.
8.5
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Shai Hope, Tossed up, on middle. Hope shuffles across and blocks it out.
8.4
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Shai Hope, This one spins away sharply. Hope gets an inside edge back onto the pads.
8.3
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Shai Hope, Short and on middle. Hope flicks it straight to short square leg who shows good reflexes.
8.2
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Shai Hope, Full again, on off. Shai Hope defends it toward cover.
8.1
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Shai Hope, Full and on off, driven straight to covers.
7.6
0
Ramesh Mendis to Nkrumah Bonner, Full and on off. Nkrumah Bonner lunges and blocks it out.
7.5
0
Ramesh Mendis to Nkrumah Bonner, Around off, kept out.
7.4
0
Ramesh Mendis to Nkrumah Bonner, An appeal for LBW but that was clearly missing the leg stump. Short and turning in sharply. Nkrumah Bonner misses his hit and gets hit high on the pads.
7.3
0
Ramesh Mendis to Nkrumah Bonner, Play and a miss! Short and outside off. Nkrumah Bonner misses his cut.
7.2
0
Ramesh Mendis to Nkrumah Bonner, Darted on the pads. Nkrumah Bonner hangs back and tries to whip it across but misses.
7.1
0
Ramesh Mendis to Nkrumah Bonner, A loopy ball, on middle, Nkrumah Bonner tucks it to square leg.
6.6
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Shai Hope, Short and on off. Hope blocks it back on the deck.
6.5
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Shai Hope, A sharp leave by Hope. A flatter ball, just around off. Hope tries to pad it away.

Who will come out now? It is Shai Hope. 

The umpire takes it upstairs to confirm a fair catch. Soft signal is OUT! The replays show Angelo Mathews has his fingers under the ball. He has to depart, as the third umpire says it is OUT.

6.4
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Jermaine Blackwood, OUT! TAKEN! What a catch by Angelo Mathews! A flatter ball, on off. Jermaine Blackwood rocks back and looks to break the shackles as he looks to heave it over the leg side but mistimes it towards mid on where Angelo Mathews dives forward and takes a sharp low catch. The umpires wanted to check it and the third umpire was satisfied with a single replay. West Indies 2 down now.
6.3
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Jermaine Blackwood, Full and on middle. Jermaine Blackwood blocks it out.
6.2
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Jermaine Blackwood, Full and angling on middle. Jermaine Blackwood looks to defend but misses and gets hit on the pads. An appeal but nothing from the umpire.
6.1
2
Lasith Embuldeniya to Jermaine Blackwood, DROPPED! A full ball, outside off, turning away. Jermaine Blackwood looks to defend but gets a thick outside edge to the first slip who lets it through his hand. Two taken.
5.6
0
Ramesh Mendis to Nkrumah Bonner, Around off, defended towards cover. They wanted a quick single but decides against it in the end.
5.5
0
Ramesh Mendis to Nkrumah Bonner, Flatter and on middle. Nkrumah Bonner defends it off the back foot.
5.4
0
Ramesh Mendis to Nkrumah Bonner, A loopy ball, on off. Nkrumah Bonner defends it out.
5.3
0
Ramesh Mendis to Nkrumah Bonner, Full and on middle. Blocked out.
5.2
2
Ramesh Mendis to Nkrumah Bonner, Around off. Nkrumah Bonner punches off the back foot through covers for a brace.
5.1
0
Ramesh Mendis to Nkrumah Bonner, Flatter and down leg. Kept out.
4.6
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Jermaine Blackwood, Now this one comes in with the angle. Jermaine Blackwood reads and defends it solidly.
4.5
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Jermaine Blackwood, This one spins well away. Jermaine Blackwood lets it through.
4.4
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Jermaine Blackwood, Another leave by Jermaine Blackwood as he lunges his front foot out.
4.3
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Jermaine Blackwood, Full, loopy and outside off. Jermaine Blackwood covers his off stump and leaves it alone.
4.2
4
Lasith Embuldeniya to Jermaine Blackwood, FOUR! Nicely played! Flatter and around off. Jermaine Blackwood cuts it off the back foot through point for a boundary.
4.1
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Jermaine Blackwood, Full and on off. Jermaine Blackwood prods and defends it.
3.6
0
Ramesh Mendis to Nkrumah Bonner, Full and down the leg, Left alone by Nkrumah Bonner.
3.5
0
Ramesh Mendis to Nkrumah Bonner, Short again and down the leg side. Nkrumah Bonner misses his pull and gets hit  high on the pads. Was missing the leg pole.

Nkrumah Bonner walks out at number 3.

3.4
0
Ramesh Mendis to Kraigg Brathwaite, OUT! LBW! This was short but did not bounce as much as Brathwaite anticipated while playing the pull shot. He misses and gets high on the pads. An appeal and up goes the finger. The captain takes the review straightaway. UltraEdge shows no bat there. Three reds on Ball Tracker and Kraigg Brathwaite walks back for a 15-ball duck.

Review! Kraigg Brathwaite decides to take a review for lbw. The onfield decision is OUT. The UltraEdge shows no bat is involved. The Ball Tracker shows three reds and Sri Lanka strike in no time. The on-field decision stands. West Indies lose their first review.

3.3
0
Ramesh Mendis to Kraigg Brathwaite, Tossed up, on middle. Kraigg Brathwaite defends under his eyes.
3.2
1
Ramesh Mendis to Jermaine Blackwood, Short and outside off, tucked to mid-wicket for a single.
3.1
0
Ramesh Mendis to Jermaine Blackwood, Flighted ball, on middle. Jermaine Blackwood defends off the back foot.
2.6
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Kraigg Brathwaite, A loopy ball, on middle. Blocked out.
2.5
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Kraigg Brathwaite, Full again, on off, Kraigg Brathwaite pushes it to covers.
2.4
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Jermaine Blackwood, Full and on off, pushed to mid on for a single.
2.3
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Jermaine Blackwood, Short again, just around off. Jermaine Blackwood watchfully leaves it.
2.2
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Jermaine Blackwood, Some leave from Jermaine Blackwood as this one misses the off pole by an inch! Flatter and around off. Left alone.
2.1
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Jermaine Blackwood, Full and on middle, pushed back to the bowler.
1.6
0
Ramesh Mendis to Kraigg Brathwaite, Fuller and around off. Kraigg Brathwaite lets it through to the keeper.
1.5
0
Ramesh Mendis to Kraigg Brathwaite, Darted on the pads, flicked to square leg.
1.4
0
Ramesh Mendis to Kraigg Brathwaite, Flatter and on middle. Blocked out.
1.3
0
Ramesh Mendis to Kraigg Brathwaite, This one shoots off thre deck. Kraigg Brathwaite leaves as this one is angled down the leg side.
1.2
0
Ramesh Mendis to Kraigg Brathwaite, Short again but a quicker one, whacked to square leg.
1.1
1
Ramesh Mendis to Jermaine Blackwood, Short and down the leg side. Jermaine Blackwood rocks back and pulls it to deep square leg for a single.

Who will bowl from the other end? Ramesh Mendis it is.

0.6
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Kraigg Brathwaite, Tossed up, on middle. Kraigg Brathwaite prods and blocks it out. Maiden to start for Sri Lanka.
0.5
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Kraigg Brathwaite, Around off, pushed to covers.
0.4
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Kraigg Brathwaite, Full and on middle. Blocked out.
0.3
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Kraigg Brathwaite, A flighted ball, outside off. Kraigg Brathwaite looks to cut but misses it completely.
0.2
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Kraigg Brathwaite, Flatter now, on middle. Kraigg Brathwaite defends it on the leg side.
0.1
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Kraigg Brathwaite, Starts with a full ball, on middle. Kraigg Brathwaite blocks it out.