Half-centuries from West Indies skipper (*4*), Kyle Mayers and Jason Holder helped the hosts to arrange a 377-run goal for Sri Lanka within the ongoing second Test, on the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium. At stumps on day 4, Sri Lanka had been on the rating of 29/0 in 9 overs. Lahiru Thirimanne and skipper Dimuth Karunaratne are unbeaten at 17 and 11 runs respectively. Sri Lanka want 348 runs to win the match on the ultimate day of the Test. Windies declared their second innings on 280/4d and are in dominating place after posting an enormous 377 runs goal for the guests.
Braithwaite and John Campbell opened the innings for hosts however the latter didn’t handle his keep lengthy on the crease and departed after scoring 10 runs.
Niroshan Dickwella acquired maintain of the opener Campbell within the seventh over. With Nkrumah Bonner battling a again harm, Jermaine Blackwood was promoted to the primary drop and scored an eventful 18.
Blackwood and Brathwaite added 44-run for the second wicket earlier than the Dushmantha Chameera picked Blackwood (18). Windies had been on the rating of 58/2.
After Blackwood’s departure, Kyle Mayers joined skipper Brathwaite within the center. The duo added 82-run for the third wicket stand and guided the facet to the three-figure mark. Suranga Lakmal eliminated Mayers after enjoying a 55-run knock and broke the danger-looking partnership.
Jason Holder got here in to bat at quantity 5. Braithwaite and Holder performed cautiously and added runs to the scoreboard. The duo stitched an 87-run stand for the fourth wicket.
Meanwhile, Brathwaite accomplished his half-century off 137 balls. Brathwaite freed his arms after the tea break, selecting up boundaries in back-to-back overs and seemed on the right track to notch twin centuries.
Dushmantha Chameera bagged Brathwaite 15-run in need of his century and put finish to his 85-run knock.
Joshua Da Silva and Holder then scored runs at a fast tempo and steered the facet to the 250-run mark. Meanwhile, Holder accomplished his tenth Test fifty.
The duo added 53-run s off 42 balls earlier than Windies known as the declaration. Holder scored 71 unbeaten together with seven boundaries whereas Da Silva was not out on 20 off 16.
Earlier, Sri Lanka’s first innings was wrapped up rapidly on day 4 as Kemar Roach (3/58) struck twice in an over to bowl them out for 258.
Brief Scores: Sri Lanka 258 and 29/0 (Lahiru Thirimanne 17*, Dimuth Karunaratne 11*); West Indies 354 and 280/4d.
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