West Indies and Sri Lanka will lock horns in the second Test at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in North Sound, Antigua today. The match will begin at 7.30 pm.
After failing to impress in the T20Is, Sri Lanka played a much better brand of cricket in the first Test, as both the sides eventually ended up with a thrilling draw, where all the results were possible till as late as the last session of the fifth day. After Jason Holder’s fifer in the first innings pushed the Lankans on the back foot, the hosts solidified their position in the game, guided by their top and lower order.
Compared to the meagre score of 169 that Sri Lanka managed in the first innings, their performance was much improved in the second, when Pathum Nissanka’s century on debut, two 90s in Oshada Fernando and Niroshan Dickwella, and notable efforts from Lahiru Thirimanne and Dhanajaya de Silva took them close to 480. Nkrumah Bonner and Kyle Mayers’ partnership did bring back some memories of what West Indies recently pulled off in Bangladesh. However, Mayers’ wicket took the game towards a draw.
Both Sri Lanka and West Indies will be eager to get a result in the final game to claim the series.
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