West Indies draws Test match against Sri Lanka, Shannon plays a fierce game

 . Last updated on July 16, 2018, 11:20 AM
West Indies draws Test match against Sri Lanka, Shannon plays a fierce game
Shannon Gabriel was awarded the Player of the Match for his 13 wickets haul in the match.

The second Test match between Sri Lanka and West Indies wrapped up as a draw. In the first inning, Sri Lanka scored 253 runs, followed by West Indies with a score of 300. In the second inning Sri Lanka added 342 runs more into the tally, to which the Caribbean team replied with the score of 147. In the first inning, Sri Lanka batsman Dinesh Chandimal scored an unbeaten 119 runs, while Kusal Mendis added 45 runs. In the second inning, Mendis and Dickwella shared the top runs thumping 87 and 62 runs respectively. On West Indies’ side, the top scorers in first inning is Dwayne and in the second inning, Carlos Braithwaite added an unbeaten 59.

The match set off being disrupted by rain, and it did have an impact in the last day. By drinks break, Sri Lanka plated 12 overs adding 36 runs, while losing 2 wickets. In next 12 overs, until lunch break, the team marched to 79 runs. Sri Lanka played for 79 overs as it exhausted the batting line up, by the evening. Before the day’s end, West Indies played two overs for 2 runs. Day 2 began with overnight batsmen Kraig Brathwaite and Dwayne Smith playing together until the 18th over. The opening partnership was for 50 runs, in which Braithwaite added 22. Smith played until the 59th over, hauling the score to 163 for 4.

The next high scorer in the inning was Shane Dowrich, playing 98 balls for 55 runs. The match started delayed on the third day the score beginning for Indies at 123 for 2. In team played 100.3 overs in the inning scoring 300 runs for 10 wickets. Before the day’s end, Sri Lanka set of its second inning batting for 9 overs. The team scored 34 with Udawatte and Rajitha as overnight batsmen. The top order was exposed to stringent bowling off West Indies, but the inning built under the middle and lower order. Apart from Mendis and Dickwella, Dinesh Chandimal and Silva added 39 and 48 runs respectively.

West Indies its second inning chase in the morning session of Day 5. Before bad light and rain hit the match again, Indies could play 60.3 overs wrapping up the game as a draw. In both the innings West Indies bowler Shanon Gabreil played with massive intensity. In the first inning, he nicked 5 wickets, while in the second, he finished with eight.

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