Sri Lanka maintain advantage as spinners run through West Indies

West Indies need 273 runs to overcome the first innings score of Sri Lanka, but only have 4 wickets in hand.

Sri Lanka maintain advantage as spinners run through West Indies

Saif AL Imam Shota
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Sri Lanka are quite ahead of West Indies after Day 2 came to an end. West Indies need 273 runs to overcome the first innings score of Sri Lanka, but only have 4 wickets in hand.
Sri Lanka lost their first man of the day relatively early, as Dhananjaya da Silva was hit wicket off Shannon Gabriel for 61. Captain Karunaratne was finally removed by Roston Chase for 147. 
With both their set batters out, the rest of the Sri Lankan batters couldn't manage to show much resistance, baring Dinesh Chandimal. Chandimal scored a useful 45 of 83 deliveries to take Sri Lanka's first innings total to 386. It wasn't the total Sri Lanka were looking at after the strong start, however, they had a decent first innings score.
Roston Chase picked up 5 wickets in the first innings, being their break through bower.
Jermaine Blackwood opened alongside skipper Kraigg Brathwaite. They stitched a promising partnership in their opening stand, however the dreams were short lived, as it was broken on 46 by Embuldeniya. 
It was a landslide for the West Indies since then, Nkumah Bonner, Brathwaite, and concussion substitute were all back into the hut with only 83 on board. The destruction continued as Chase, and night watchman Jomel Warrican couldn't close out the day. 
Kyle Mayers and Jason Holder ensured that the there were no more casualties. They finished with a total of 113/6, Mayers remain unbeaten 22 and Holder was not out with 1.
FOr Sri Lanka, it has been the spinners, especially Ramesh Mendis and Jayawickrama. They picked 5 wickets among themselves.