Windies bowlers have hit back on the second day of the D/N third Test against Sri Lanka at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown. Sri Lanka are still trailing by 105 runs after Windies posted 204.
Windies were 132/5 after the first day which was affected by rain. The rain delayed the start of second day’s play. Skipper Jason Holder and Shane Dowrich relieved the hosts after the resumption. The duo added 115 runs for the sixth-wicket.
Dowrich made 71 runs from 132 balls with 9 fours. Holder held Windies hopes as he scored 74 off 123 balls hitting 13 boundaries. The Windies were bowled out for 205 runs in 69.3 overs in the first session.
Lahiru Kumara continued his form with his four wickets for 58 runs. Rookie Kasun Rajitha bagged 3 for 68.
Sri Lanka were in trouble after Kemar Roach dismissed openers Kusal Perera and Mahela Udawatte early in the innings. Danushka Gunathilaka and Kusal Mendis revived Sri Lanka following early blow.
Rain came again when Sri Lanla were 53/2. Feiry Shannon Gabriel broke the 59-run partnership after the rain interval. Gabriel struck twice in the innings while Holder took one wicket. Gunathilaka made 73-ball 29. Mendis scored 22 from 59.
Rain forced interrupted the play on another two occasions in Sri Lanka’s innings. In the end, the heavy rain forced to call off the day’s play. The tourists are at 99/5 in 36 overs, trailing by 105 runs with five wickets in hand. Roshen Silva and Niroshan Dickwella are unbeaten at the crease.
Windies 204 all out in 69.3 overs (Holder 74, Dowrich 71; Kumara 4/58, Rajitha 3/68)
Sri Lanka 99/5 in 36 overs (Gunathilaka 29, K Mendis 22; Roach 2/13, Gabriel 2/42)