SL vs WI | 2nd Test | Day 4: Dhananjaya de Silva’s ton puts Sri Lanka in front

Somya Kapoor

Somya Kapoor

Author| Dec 2, 1:05 PM

Photo Credits: Twitter
Photo Credits: Twitter

Sri Lanka might have lost a few early wickets in the second innings of the second Test against West Indies in Galle but Pathum Nissanka fifty and Dhananjaya de Silva’s unbeaten ton has kept them ahead in this encounter as well. 

The home side was 328/8, leading by 279 runs when the stumps were called on Day 4 with De Silva (153*) and Lasith Embuldeniya (25*) still at the crease. For the West Indies, Veerasammy Permaul has already picked up three wickets at the cost of 100 runs in 39 overs. 

The Caribbean side missed a trick when they reduced Sri Lanka to 221/8 but an unbeaten stand of 107 runs between De Silva and Embuldeniya for the ninth wicket pushed the visitors on the back foot once again. 

Earlier, the visitors had taken a first innings lead as the first bowled out Sri Lanka for 204 and then managed to score 253, courtesy a half-century from Brathwaite. But it was Ramesh Mendis who stole away the show after picking up six wickets in the first innings. 

Sri Lanka presently lead the two-match series 1-0 after they defeated West Indies by 187 runs in the first clash in Galle.  

  • Dhananjaya de Silva
  • Pathum Nissanka
  • Lasith Embuldeniya
  • SL
  • WI
  • WI vs SL 2021

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