Sri Lanka lost to West India with 104 tracks with only two second gates in hand after the third day of the second cricket test hit by rain.
Only 40.3 shots were bowled on a day that saw four interruptions in the rain. Sri Lanka took a 136-3 result overnight to 250-8 in response to 354 from West India before a final, heavy shower ended the game on Wednesday.
First test maker Pathum Nissanka was left without 49 and Lasith Embuldeniya still had to score. Nissanka faced 119 balls and secured a solid anchor in the late stages of Sri Lanka’s inning.
Chandimal was dropped by Rhakeem Cornwall from Shannon Gabriel’s bowling alley in the first part of the day, a pass that wasn’t too expensive as
Chandimal was caught by substitute Hayden Walsh of Gabriel when he was 44 and Sri Lanka 152-4.
The first break of the day came at 11:10 in the morning, but lasted only 10 minutes.
Dhananjaya fell lbw to part-time employer Jermaine Blackwood in the 1980s, six overs after the resumption. He was slow to lower his bat to a shorter, flatter delivery than Blackwood, which was on the center line and at a distance.
Dhananjaya made no attempt to reconsider the referee’s sentence, a serious omission when repetitions showed that the ball was turning and a leg was missing.
The rain returned less than an hour later, heavier and more persistent. The referees called for an early lunch and the players finally managed to return to the field at 13:25, but there were 2 more 1-2 hour delays in the rain soon after.
Goalkeeper Niroshan Dikuela made 21 of 25 deliveries during the break before falling Jason Holderwho was the most threatening of
The bowlers of the West Indies in the last two sessions. Shannon Gabriel was impressive in the first session.
The ball, passed between the bat and Dikvela’s pad, was rejected by West India’s appeal to catch behind wicket goalkeeper Joshua Da Silva.
Subsequent examination showed that everyone took the inner edge before hitting the mat and continuing to the goalkeeper.
Suranga Lakmal was 6 when he misled delivery from Alzari Joseph in ’91 and caught a gentle catch to West India captain Craig Bratwith standing next to the non-striker. Sri Lanka was 214-7.
Dushmantha Chameera facing testing time, especially from Holder, who mixed short and full deliveries after hitting Chameera on the shoulder.
Holder created Chameera for the dismissal in ’98, first beating him with a full delivery that had just missed the stump. He then tested Chameera with a short ball that forced the batsman to defend himself. Another short ball caused Chameera to defend himself before a long ball beat him again outside the intersection.
The fifth ball of the over was long and sloping into a stump; Chameera made a good effort at breaking through on the right, but the home team’s left defense cleared the ball to a corner.
Rain had the last word and the day ended with heavy rain and darkening of the sky shortly after 17:00. The shower was fleeting, but left wet spots near the pitch of Sir Vivian Richards stadium and the referees stopped the game for the day 45 minutes later.