SL vs WI | 2nd Test | Day-1: Pathum Nissanka’s fifty highlights the rain-marred opening day

Abhishek Singh

| Nov 29, 4:26 PM

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The opening day of the second Test between Sri Lank and West Indies at the Galle International Stadium was marred by rain and could not start at due time. In the end, it could eventually start at 03:00 pm Local time and only 34.4 overs could be bowled before the end of the day’s play was declared by the umpires due to bad light. 

Pathum Nissanka, the opening batter from Sri Lanka stole whatever limelight that was left to be stolen after the great rainfall at the picturesque stadium in the backdrop of the Galle Fort on one side and the Indian ocean on the rest of the three sides. The right-handed batter scored his third fifty in only his sixth Test match. 

The 23-year-old remained unbeaten on 61 off 109 balls and was supported by Oshada Fernando at the other end who came in to bat after the fall of Sri Lankan skipper Dimuth Karunaratne’s wicket was unbeaten on two off 10 deliveries. Roston Chase picked the only wicket to fall, getting Karunratne caught and bowled on 48. 

Charith Asalanka made his test debut in this game and he was played in the playing XI in place of fast bowler Dushamantha Chameera. On the other hand, West Indies also made two changes in their XI with Veerasammy Permaul and Kemar Roach coming in for Rahkeem Cornwall and Shanon Gabriel respectively.

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