Ramesh Mendis has picked 3 wickets on Day 2 to position Sri Lanka in command vs West Indies.© AFP
West Indies have been on Monday in serious trouble within the first Check towards Sri Lanka as they collapsed to 113 for 6 at stumps on day two in respond to the hosts’ first innings overall of 386 all out. The vacationers, looking their first ever Check win in Sri Lanka, trailed by way of 273 runs with 4 wickets in hand in Galle. After Sri Lanka’s quicks did not take a wicket, the spinners made hay as off-spinner Ramesh Mendis claimed 3 wickets and left-arm orthodox duo Praveen Jayawickrama and Lasith Embuldeniya shared 3 wickets between them.
Openers Kraigg Brathwaite and Jermaine Blackwood had added 46 runs for the primary wicket earlier than Embuldeniya equipped the leap forward trapping Blackwood leg-before for 20.
Jayawickrama used to be running from the Town Finish and Nkrumah Bonner gloved one to first slip the place Dhananjaya de Silva took a low catch. He made one.
Then off-spinner Mendis got here into the assault within the thirty second over changing Jayawickrama and claimed two wickets in two balls to position West Indies in all varieties of hassle.
He struck within the closing ball of his first over when Brathwaite used to be stuck at leg-slip.
Brathwaite had seemed cast on his strategy to 41 off 115 deliveries with seven fours and had effectively overturned a choice earlier than tea.
Mendis struck once more within the first ball of his 2nd over when Shai Hope used to be neatly stuck by way of Oshada Fernando at quick leg. He made 10.
Hope got here in as concussion change for Jeremy Solozano. On his Check debut, Solozano used to be taken to medical institution at the first morning when a full-blooded pull shot from Dimuth Karunaratne smashed into his helmet grille.
He spent the evening underneath statement however scans printed no critical accidents as opposed to concussion and he returned to Galle and frolicked within the staff resort after being discharged.
Jayawickrama modified ends and got here on from the Dutch Castle Finish to select up a 2nd wicket as Jomel Warrican edged to wicketkeeper Dinesh Chandimal after which exhausted a evaluate because the West Indies center order collapsed shedding 4 wickets for 20 runs.
Previous West Indies bowled out Sri Lanka for 386 with Roston Chase claiming a five-wicket haul.
Amongst his sufferers have been Dimuth Karunaratne whose elegant 147 got here to an finish when Joshua da Silva finished a wise stumping.
Karunaratne used to be desirous about 200 plus stands with Pathum Nissanka (56) and Dhananjaya de Silva (61). Chandimal chipped in with 45 runs.
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