Guests cross into lunch at the 3rd day 171 runs at the back of with two first-innings wickets in hand
Lunch West Indies 215 for 8 (Mayers 45, Brathwaite 41, Holder 36, Cornwall 33*, Da Silva 9*, Jayawickrama 3-38, Mendis 3-75) path Sri Lanka 386 through 171 runs
Each wickets happened on account of the additional jump extracted off a duration through Sri Lanka’s spinners, although for massive portions of the morning, West Indies have been ready to thrust back any demons the pitch could have held with relative ease.
Certainly, save for the 2 dismissals, West Indies scarcely performed a false shot all morning.
Holder used to be accountable for the 2 best possible photographs of the consultation, a couple of luxurious drives via duvet, whilst Mayer used to be fast to pounce on the rest brief, ceaselessly using the lower. The aggression proven through the pair additionally resulted within the spinners, who had began the morning glad to toss it up, bowling increasingly more flatter trajectories. This helped the pair flip over the strike, operating the ball very easily on each side of the wicket.
Following their dismissals, Da Silva and Cornwall have persisted with a identical outlook, and appeared roughly relaxed doing it, except for a particularly tricky probability that went down within the slips.