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RESULT
2nd Test, Gros Islet, June 14 - 18, 2018, Sri Lanka tour of West Indies
253 & 342
(T:296) 300 & 147/5

Match drawn

Player Of The Match
5/59 & 8/62
shannon-gabriel
Sri Lanka 1st Innings
West Indies 1st Innings
Sri Lanka 2nd Innings
West Indies 2nd Innings
Match Details
Sri Lanka 1st Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Kusal Perera c Holder b Roach3255-5058.18
Mahela Udawatte c Holder b Gabriel02-000.00
Dhananjaya de Silva  b Gabriel1214-2085.71
Kusal Mendis c †Dowrich b Holder4583-8054.21
Dinesh Chandimal (c)not out 119186-10163.97
Roshen Silva c Holder b Gabriel623-1026.08
Niroshan Dickwella c Hope b Gabriel1655-1029.09
Akila Dananjaya c †Dowrich b Roach210-0020.00
Suranga Lakmal lbw b Gabriel109-20111.11
Kasun Rajitha c †Dowrich b Roach433-0012.12
Lahiru Kumara c Hope b Roach06-000.00
Extras(b 1, lb 2, nb 2, w 2)7
TOTAL79 Ov (RR: 3.20)253
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Mahela Udawatte, 1.2 ov), 2-15 (Dhananjaya de Silva, 5.4 ov), 3-59 (Kusal Perera, 18.1 ov), 4-126 (Kusal Mendis, 34.1 ov), 5-148 (Roshen Silva, 43.1 ov), 6-179 (Niroshan Dickwella, 59.4 ov), 7-190 (Akila Dananjaya, 62.6 ov), 8-206 (Suranga Lakmal, 65.4 ov), 9-237 (Kasun Rajitha, 76.4 ov), 10-253 (Lahiru Kumara, 78.6 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Kemar Roach1884942.72894112
18.1 to MDKJ Perera, out first ball! Edges it to third slip. Uses the angle to force the ball to come in, and Perera fends at it tentatively. No real footwork either, and the ball takes the edge off the bat's shoulder and goes straight to Holder in the cordon. 59/3
62.6 to A Dananjaya, length ball outside off, and Dananjaya goes fishing again! This time he pays the price, as the ball takes the outside edge and falls to Dowrich's left. A diving effort from the keeper sends the lower-order batsman packing. 190/7
76.4 to CAK Rajitha, edged and gone! Loose shot outside off, went for an expansive drive but was late on the stoke, only managed a thin edge through to Dowrich. Not the best shot to be playing when your captain is batting past his century at the other end.. 237/9
78.6 to CBRLS Kumara, taken this time! Full ball that swerves away late, he went for a drive, found a thick edge that has been snaffled nicely at gully. They checked for a no-ball again, no drama this time as his front foot is well behind the line.. 253/10
Shannon Gabriel1645953.68729000
1.2 to ML Udawatte, his first Test innings is shortlived! This is a sensational catch at second slip. This is a short of length ball that nips away to square him up, pushes hard at this to get a thick edge. This may have been dying on the first slip fielder, but Holder went across by diving low to his right from second slip to complete a stunner.. 0/1
5.4 to DM de Silva, played on! Not only does he have to walk back, but will have to nurse a potential injury. He's down on the floor as this one thudded into his right elbow and then bounced into the stumps. Beaten for pace as this jagged back sharply to hit him. The physio is out to attend to him and immediately puts on an ice pack as Dhananjaya walks back. Nasty stuff. Brilliant from West Indies. Proper Test-match bowling. Talk about being unlucky upon comeback.. 15/2
43.1 to ARS Silva, edged to third slip! Safe hands of Jason Holder. Extra bounce from back of a length, and the ball gets big on Roshen. He tries to defend from near his face, but the ball pops out, takes the shoulder of Roshen's bat, and then goes straight into the bucket-hands of the West Indies captain. Sri Lanka lose their fifth. 148/5
59.4 to N Dickwella, edged to gully! Full and away from Dickwella's body. He tries to drive anyway, and the ball takes the shoulder of his bat. Flies to gully for a low-diving catch to his right. Terrific catch. Gabriel's on fayahhh. 179/6
65.4 to RAS Lakmal, up goes the finger! Lakmal wonders if he should review. Yeah he's reviewing. It was full on middle stump, and too quick for the lower-order batsman. He misses his leg-side flick and the ball hits his front leg. Tentative review from Lakmal, and the replays say he's gone. Pitched on off, and hits him in front of middle and leg. What does ball-tracking say? It says dead center. Crashing into leg stump. Sri Lanka lose a review and Gabriel takes a five-for!. 206/8
Miguel Cummins1956903.63787000
Jason Holder1425614.00598010
34.1 to BKG Mendis, a screamer from the keeper! What a welcome to my commentary stint. Goes short on middle, and cramps Mendis for room. He tries to pull, but top-edges the shot. The leading edge goes far - almost as far as the deep midwicket boundary - but Dowrich keeps his eyes on the ball and completes a running catch that was always going away from him. Breaks a stubborn partnership. 126/4
Devendra Bishoo1131501.36561000
Roston Chase10202.0050000
West Indies 1st Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Kraigg Brathwaite c †Dickwella b Rajitha2279-2027.84
Devon Smith lbw b Dananjaya61176-4134.65
Kieran Powell c Mendis b Kumara2745-2160.00
Shai Hope c de Silva b Lakmal1941-2046.34
Roston Chase c Lakmal b Kumara4168-5060.29
Shane Dowrich c †Dickwella b Lakmal5598-5156.12
Jason Holder (c)c †Dickwella b Rajitha1535-1042.85
Devendra Bishoo c Mendis b Rajitha213-0015.38
Kemar Roach lbw b Kumara1321-2061.90
Miguel Cummins not out 820-1040.00
Shannon Gabriel c de Silva b Kumara38-0037.50
Extras(b 11, lb 8, nb 1, w 9, pen 5)34
TOTAL100.3 Ov (RR: 2.98)300
Fall of wickets: 1-59 (Kraigg Brathwaite, 24.4 ov), 2-115 (Kieran Powell, 40.6 ov), 3-149 (Shai Hope, 54.3 ov), 4-163 (Devon Smith, 59.1 ov), 5-241 (Roston Chase, 80.4 ov), 6-254 (Shane Dowrich, 86.3 ov), 7-261 (Devendra Bishoo, 89.6 ov), 8-279 (Jason Holder, 93.3 ov), 9-292 (Kemar Roach, 98.4 ov), 10-300 (Shannon Gabriel, 100.3 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Suranga Lakmal2465022.081162010
54.3 to SD Hope, brilliant bowling. Maybe the variable bounce had the batsman off guard but it's well done anyway. After the last one kept low, Lakmal bangs this one in and gets it to jag away just enough to open him up and poke at it to get an edge to first slip. 149/3
86.3 to SO Dowrich, caught behind! Gorgeous work from Lakmal. And he's known for it with the new ball. Plants it at a dangerous area just outside the off stump - a place where Dowrich isn't sure whether he should be forward or back. As a result, he ends up reaching for the ball and the subtle movement away takes the outside edge through to Dickwella. 254/6
Akila Dananjaya2578113.241149200
59.1 to DS Smith, keeps low and traps him plumb in front of middle and off! This weakness - taking far too long to commit to the front foot - has been apparent all through his innings. And finally a Sri Lanka bowler pitches it up, drawing him forward. Smith believes this to be the offbreak and plays for the turn. But Dananjaya benefits from natural variation, with the ball drifting in, pitching outside off stump and then going on with the angle from around the wicket to strike low on the front pad. Umpire Gould wastes no time getting the finger up. 163/4
Kasun Rajitha2264932.221054020
24.4 to KC Brathwaite, given caught behind but Brathwaite reviews immediately! Regardless of the decision - made by Aleem Dar - this is such a good cherry. Nice and full. Movement off the pitch. The batsman is caught in the crease, poking in front of his body, and Ultra-Edge confirms he has edged it. Special occasion for Rajitha - it's his maiden wicket in Test cricket. And what a ball it is too.. 59/1
89.6 to D Bishoo, that's a loose shot outside off. Chases a wide fuller one and gets a thick outside edge to second slip. Simple catch for Mendis. 261/7
93.3 to JO Holder, gets extra bounce from a back of a length and Holder is culpable of sticking his bat out away from the body, gets an outside edge that settles into the hands of Dickwella. 279/8
Lahiru Kumara26.348643.241259121
40.6 to KOA Powell, the extra ball fetches him a wicket! Pretty rare. Full on off, and forces the batsman to drive. Takes the bat's outside edge, and goes in front of second slip. Mendis has to dive forward to complete the catch. The ball was always dropping on the fielder. 115/2
80.4 to RL Chase, an early wicket with the new ball, but this hardly has anything to do with the new ball. Just a tame shot. A fuller ball at shin height. Chase clips off the pads straight into the hands of short midwicket. Catching practice. 241/5
98.4 to KAJ Roach, knocks him out with a yorker! Roach, with his tendency to walk across his stumps, is a sitting duck against Kumara as he goes full and straight. The ball nips past the inside edge, clips the front pad nice and low and would've crashed into leg stump. 292/9
100.3 to ST Gabriel, sensational catch by first slip running back. It's a top-edge as Gabriel looks to pull a short ball outside off. De Silva tracks it down superbly, even accounting for the wind - a really strong wind in Gros Islet - as he dives to his right to hold on and end the innings. 300/10
Dhananjaya de Silva301003.3390000
Sri Lanka 2nd Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Kusal Perera c †Dowrich b Gabriel2023-3086.95
Mahela Udawatte c Bishoo b Roach1946-2041.30
Kasun Rajitha lbw b Gabriel06-000.00
Dhananjaya de Silva c Smith b Gabriel315-0020.00
Kusal Mendis  b Gabriel87117-8274.35
Dinesh Chandimal (c)c †Dowrich b Roach39112-1034.82
Roshen Silva c †Dowrich b Gabriel48115-2041.73
Niroshan Dickwella c Powell b Gabriel6270-7088.57
Akila Dananjaya  b Gabriel2330-2076.66
Suranga Lakmal lbw b Gabriel722-0031.81
Lahiru Kumara not out 05-000.00
Extras(b 12, lb 8, nb 11, w 3)34
TOTAL91.4 Ov (RR: 3.73)342
Fall of wickets: 1-32 (Kusal Perera, 7.4 ov), 2-34 (Kasun Rajitha, 9.4 ov), 3-44 (Dhananjaya de Silva, 13.6 ov), 4-48 (Mahela Udawatte, 16.2 ov), 5-165 (Dinesh Chandimal, 47.4 ov), 6-199 (Kusal Mendis, 57.2 ov), 7-298 (Roshen Silva, 81.1 ov), 8-307 (Niroshan Dickwella, 83.1 ov), 9-334 (Suranga Lakmal, 89.5 ov), 10-342 (Akila Dananjaya, 91.4 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Kemar Roach2137823.71967202
16.2 to ML Udawatte, uh oh! That's a soft dismissal! Pitched right up outside off, looked like he rolled his fingers over the seam and Udawatte presses forward early and chips a catch straight into the hands of short cover, where Bishoo takes a catch reverse-cupped over his head. Sri Lanka effectively 1 for 4. 48/4
47.4 to LD Chandimal, big appeal for caught behind from Dowrich but Roach, the bowler, isn't convinced. Umpire Ian Gould turns down the shout. Holder challenges it. Roach's front foot is fine. Ultra Edge detects a spike, and Chandimal has under-edged it to Dowrich. Holder is animated and high-fives his team-mates. This was shortish and wide outside off, Chandimal is rooted to the crease as he simply throws his hands at a cut and tickles it behind. The ball did not bounce as much as Chandimal expected. His lucky finally runs out. Gould changes his on-field not-out decison. He hasn't had a great day so far. 165/5
Shannon Gabriel20.466283.00925004
7.4 to MDKJ Perera, nicks off! He finally finds the right line - on off stump - and the right length - the kind that pins the batsman in his crease. Kusal tries to defend, but a hint of away movement secures a thick outside edge through to the keeper. 32/1
9.4 to CAK Rajitha, late reaction from the umpire, but given! Fuller ball now, and lands on middle. Rajitha's too slow to get his bat down, and the ball crashes into his back leg. Stayed low too, and the ball would've definitely hit leg stump. 34/2
13.6 to DM de Silva, that's a poor stroke. de Silva falls for the bait and chases a very wide delivery. No effort to get behind the line or throw his weight behind it. Just stands and slashes and gets an outside edge to first slip who gathers it at chest height. 44/3
57.2 to BKG Mendis, bowled him! That's the wicket West Indies were seeking. Mendis falls early after the break. And it's to an inside edge. They check for the front foot but it's well within. Mendis sticks the bat out without moving towards the line of the ball. After a bit of movement the ball finds the inside edge and crashes into the stumps. 199/6
81.1 to ARS Silva, Dowrich throws himself to his left down the leg side and pulls off a one-handed stunner! Umpire Gould raises his finger. Roshen Silva, however, points to his elbow and reviews the on-field out decision. Excellent ball: back of a length and cuts back in sharply, TV umpire Kettleborough asks for several rocks and rolls. Ultra Edge detects a clear spike on the glove. Blinding one-handed grab from Dowrich. Good call from umpire Gould. Gabriel claims his second five-wicket haul of the match. He's in fact the first WI bowler to take 10 scalps in a match v SL. 298/7
83.1 to N Dickwella, Wicket no.11 in the match for Shannon Gabriel. It's a legal ball. Phew. Dickwella jumps away outside leg stump, Gabriel follows the moving batsman with a full dart. The batsman looks to lift it over cover. Instead, he simply scoops a catch to Powell. 307/8
89.5 to RAS Lakmal, Wicket no. 12 in the match for Shannon Gabriel. Full, angling in from wide of the crease, Lakmal is pinned on the crease again. He is hit on the front pad below the knee-roll. It looks adjacent and the tracker returns three reds. Umpire Gould's on-field out decision is upheld. Lakmal's review ends in vain. 334/9
91.4 to A Dananjaya, Wicket no. 13 in the game and 100 overall, finally. Well done, Gabriel. Subdued celebrations from the big man. Short and angled into the body of Dananjaya from around the stumps, but it does not bounce as much as the batsman expected it to. He ducks into it, the ball deflects off the helmet, I think, and hits the stumps. 342/10
Jason Holder1553802.53744032
Miguel Cummins1314403.38583003
Devendra Bishoo1105805.27324000
Roston Chase1013803.80341000
Kraigg Brathwaite10404.0051000
West Indies 2nd Innings (T: 296 runs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Kraigg Brathwaite not out 59172-6034.30
Devon Smith c de Silva b Rajitha15-0020.00
Kieran Powell c Udawatte b Rajitha22-00100.00
Shai Hope  b Lakmal39115-4133.91
Roston Chase  b Lakmal1337-1035.13
Shane Dowrich c de Silva b Dananjaya812-1066.66
Jason Holder (c)not out 1520-2075.00
Extras(b 10)10
TOTAL60.3 Ov (RR: 2.42)147/5
Fall of wickets: 1-6 (Devon Smith, 3.2 ov), 2-8 (Kieran Powell, 3.4 ov), 2-25, 3-55 (Roston Chase, 22.6 ov), 4-64 (Shane Dowrich, 27.2 ov), 5-117 (Shai Hope, 54.3 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Suranga Lakmal17.334822.74815000
oh, bowled him! Big big wicket for Sri Lanka. Extra bounce from a length, cuts back in to hit the back elbow and crash into the stumps. Hope's brave effort comes to an end. This game's still alive!. 25/2
22.6 to RL Chase, magical stuff! Kept plugging away from around the off stump. This one angles in from wide of the crease, hits length and straightens to beat the inside edge and sneak through off a tiny deflection off the pad. Chase thought this would nip away, but it didn't. Beauty! That will make Sri Lanka's lunch feel a lot more tastier.. 55/3
54.3 to SD Hope, oh, bowled him! Big big wicket for Sri Lanka. Extra bounce from a length, cuts back in to hit the back elbow and crash into the stumps. Hope's brave effort comes to an end. This game's still alive!. 117/5
Kasun Rajitha1332321.76673000
3.2 to DS Smith, there's the early strike Sri Lanka were looking for. Kasun Rajitha, the debutant.. lures Smith forward with a wide fuller one. Smith plays a poor stroke, reaching out for it when he had no business going after it. Gets a big fat edge that flies to second slip. 6/1
3.4 to KOA Powell, oh gone! This one's a soft dismissal. Fails to control this flick. Sees it coming onto the pads and instinctively closes the face of his bat when there's a shortish square leg waiting right there. Double-strike for the debutant and Sri Lanka soaring. 8/2
Lahiru Kumara1032802.80492100
Akila Dananjaya1973311.73953000
27.2 to SO Dowrich, oh gone! This time there's nothing that could possibly save Dowrich because this is a clear edge that's been snaffled at first slip. Length ball that sits up outside off, no turn and he's playing for it, gets an edge to de Silva. 64/4
Dhananjaya de Silva10505.0041000
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MATCH DETAILS
Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia
TossSri Lanka, elected to bat first
Series
Season2018
Player Of The Match
West Indies
Shannon Gabriel
Series resultWest Indies led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 2308
Hours of play (local time)10am start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00
Match days14,15,16,17,18 June 2018 - day (5-day match)
Test debut
Kasun Rajitha
Kasun Rajitha
Mahela Udawatte
Mahela Udawatte
Umpires
Pakistan
Aleem Dar
England
Ian Gould
TV Umpire
England
Richard Kettleborough
Reserve Umpire
West Indies
Leslie Reifer
Match Referee
India
Javagal Srinath
CLOSE OF PLAY
Thu, 14 Jun - day 1 - West Indies 1st innings 2/0 (Kraigg Brathwaite 2*, Devon Smith 0*, 2 ov)
Fri, 15 Jun - day 2 - West Indies 1st innings 123/2 (Devon Smith 53*, Shai Hope 2*, 44.3 ov)
Sat, 16 Jun - day 3 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 34/1 (Mahela Udawatte 11*, Kasun Rajitha 0*, 9 ov)
Sun, 17 Jun - day 4 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 334/8 (Akila Dananjaya 16*, Suranga Lakmal 7*, 89 ov)
Mon, 18 Jun - day 5 - West Indies 2nd innings 147/5 (60.3 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • Over 89.5: Review by Sri Lanka (Batting), Umpire - IJ Gould, Batsman - RAS Lakmal (Struck down)
  • Innings Break: Sri Lanka - 342/10 in 91.4 overs (CBRLS Kumara 0)
  • West Indies 2nd innings
  • Drinks: West Indies - 25/2 in 12.2 overs (KC Brathwaite 16)
  • West Indies: 50 runs in 20.6 overs (126 balls), Extras 1
  • Lunch: West Indies - 55/3 in 24.0 overs (KC Brathwaite 32, SO Dowrich 0)
  • Over 24.6: Review by West Indies (Batting), Umpire - IJ Gould, Batsman - SO Dowrich (Upheld)
  • SD Hope (2) retired hurt on 6* from 25/2 to 64/4
  • Drinks: West Indies - 79/4 in 37.0 overs (KC Brathwaite 37, SD Hope 16)
  • West Indies: 100 runs in 48.3 overs (291 balls), Extras 6
  • Tea: West Indies - 108/4 in 51.0 overs (KC Brathwaite 44, SD Hope 34)
  • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 162 balls (KC Brathwaite 15, SD Hope 33, Ex 5)
  • KC Brathwaite: 50 off 159 balls (6 x 4)
  • Rain: West Indies - 137/5 in 58.0 overs (KC Brathwaite 54, JO Holder 14)
  • Bad Light: West Indies - 147/5 in 60.3 overs (KC Brathwaite 59, JO Holder 15)
  • Rain: West Indies - 147/5 in 60.3 overs (KC Brathwaite 59, JO Holder 15)