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West Indies vs Sri Lanka: Pathum Nissanka and rain combine to frustrate hosts on day three

Only 42 overs of play have been potential on the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua, with Sri Lanka shedding 5 wickets for the addition of 118 runs as they closed the day on 250-8, nonetheless trailing the West Indies by 104

Last Updated: 31/03/21 11:48pm

Pathum Nissanka scored an unbeaten 49 on day three of the second Test against West Indies in Antigua

Pathum Nissanka scored an unbeaten 49 on day three of the second Test towards West Indies in Antigua

A cussed 49 not out from Pathum Nissanka and intermittent rain prevented the West Indies from wrapping up Sri Lanka’s first innings on the third day of the second Test.

Only 42 overs of play have been potential on the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua, with Sri Lanka shedding 5 wickets for the addition of 118 runs after resuming on 136-3.

When the rain returned to convey a couple of untimely shut of play, Sri Lanka have been 250-8, nonetheless trailing by 104 runs.

The guests misplaced two wickets within the morning session, with Dinesh Chandimal (44) and Dhananjaya de Silva (39) each failing to convert on good begins.

Chandimal fell to a entice set by Shannon Gabriel, who tempted him into hooking a brief supply and had him caught on the deep square-leg boundary.

De Silva went in additional weird circumstances as part-time offspinner Jermaine Blackwood was introduced on simply earlier than the second new ball turned accessible. His first supply trapped De Silva lbw, however it was turning sharply and would have been overturned on overview, had the batsman referred the choice.

After lunch, and in between rain beaks, Niroshan Dickwella (21) inside-edged Jason Holder behind, whereas Suranga Lakmal (6) was caught at mid-on off Alzarri Joseph.

Dushmantha Chameera (2) departed cheaply after tea, however Nissanka – who scored a century on debut within the drawn first Test – hung round and is one in need of a half century heading into day three.

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