West Indies-Sri Lanka second Test ends in draw
June 19 (CRICKETNMORE) – The second test between West Indies and Sri Lanka ended in a draw, losing just one wicket in the second session, on the final day of the riveting contest at the Darren Sammy Cricket Ground here Monday.
At tea, the hosts were 108 for four with opener Kraigg Brathwaite unbeaten on 44 and Shai Hope on 34 not out. The pair has added a crucial 44 runs for the fifth wicket to pull the innings out of trouble at 64 for four just after lunch.
Brathwaite, unbeaten on 32 at lunch, made just 12 runs in the session, and has faced 148 balls and struck five fours in a typically gritty knock.
Hope, meanwhile, forced to retire hurt on six at 25 for two in the first session, returned to the crease and has counted three fours and a six in 102-ball innings.
Resuming from their lunchtime position of 55 for three, West Indies added just nine runs before Shane Dowrich, yet to score at the break, perished in the fourth over following the resumption for eight.
SRI LANKA 253 (Dinesh Chandimal 119 not out, Kusal Mendis 45, Kusal Perera 32; Shannon Gabriel 5-59, Kemar Roach 4-49) and 342 (Kusal Mendis 87, Niroshan Dickwella 62, Roshen Silva 48, Dinesh Chandimal 39, Kusal Perera 20; Shannon Gabriel 8-62, Kemar Roach 2-78)
WEST INDIES 300 (Devon Smith 61, Shane Dowrich 55, Roston Chase 41, Kieran Powell 27, Kraigg Brathwaite 22; Lahiru Kumara 4-86, Kasun Rajitha 3-49, Suranga Lakmal 2-50) and 147 for five (Kraigg Brathwaite 59 not out, Shai Hope 39; Kasun Rajitha 2-23, Suranga Lakmal 2-48)