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WI vs SL 2nd Test: Spirited batting display helps Sri Lanka draw second Test, series ends 0-0


Dimuth Karunaratne, Oshada Fernando and Lahiru Thirimanne displayed a spirited batting display on Day Five to make sure that the second Test between Sri Lanka and West Indies resulted in a draw on the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Stadium.

With the end result, the trophy was shared between the 2 groups as the primary Test had additionally resulted in a draw.

Resuming the ultimate day at 29/0 and nonetheless needing 348 runs for the win, in a single day batters Thirimanne and Karunaratne determined to grind it out within the first session and the duo ensured that the guests didn’t lose any wickets earlier than the interval. At the Lunch break, Sri Lanka’s rating learn 93/0 with Karunaratne and Thirimanne batting on 54 and 37 respectively.

However, within the second session, Windies was capable of get the breakthrough early as Alzarri Joseph dismissed Thirimanne (39). Oshada Fernando then stitched a 45-run partnership with Karunaratne. In the 56th over of the innings, Kyle Mayers bought the higher of Karunaratne (75), lowering Sri Lanka to 146/2.

However, Fernando and Dinesh Chandimal then made positive to not let the hosts get an opportunity to go for the win. They scored 47 runs between the 2 of them and ensured that the match resulted in a draw with Sri Lanka reaching 193/2. Fernando and Chandimal remained unbeaten on 66 and 10 respectively.

Kraigg Brathwaite was adjudged the Player of the Match whereas Suranga Lakmal was named the Player of the Series.

Brief Scores: West Indies 354 and 280/4; Sri Lanka 258 and 193/2 (Dimuth Karunaratne 75, Oshada Fernando 66*, Alzarri Joseph 1-33).

(With ANI inputs)



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