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1st Test, North Sound, March 21 - 25, 2021, Sri Lanka tour of West Indies
169 & 476
(T:375) 271 & 236/4

Match drawn

Player Of The Match
31 & 113*
Sri Lanka 1st Innings
West Indies 1st Innings
Sri Lanka 2nd Innings
West Indies 2nd Innings
Match Flow
Sri Lanka 1st Innings 
Dimuth Karunaratne (c)c Campbell b Cornwall1243521027.90
Lahiru Thirimanne  b Holder701802934038.88
Oshada Fernando run out (Brathwaite)411210036.36
Dinesh Chandimal c †Da Silva b Holder425460016.00
Dhananjaya de Silva  b Roach1326452050.00
Pathum Nissanka c Holder b Roach912242075.00
Niroshan Dickwella c Cornwall b Holder3276862042.10
Suranga Lakmal c Brathwaite b Holder313270023.07
Dushmantha Chameera  b Roach27110028.57
Lasith Embuldeniya lbw b Holder315240020.00
Vishwa Fernando not out 11118009.09
Extras(b 4, lb 6, nb 1, w 5)16
TOTAL69.4 Ov (RR: 2.42)169
Fall of wickets: 1-17 (Dimuth Karunaratne, 10.4 ov), 2-29 (Oshada Fernando, 15.1 ov), 3-54 (Dinesh Chandimal, 26.1 ov), 4-76 (Dhananjaya de Silva, 34.4 ov), 5-92 (Pathum Nissanka, 38.3 ov), 6-150 (Niroshan Dickwella, 59.6 ov), 7-160 (Lahiru Thirimanne, 63.6 ov), 8-163 (Suranga Lakmal, 65.1 ov), 9-164 (Dushmantha Chameera, 66.1 ov), 10-169 (Lasith Embuldeniya, 69.4 ov)
Kemar Roach1624732.93766001
34.4 to DM de Silva, through the gate! Pitched up to encourage Dhananjaya to come forward and attack with a drive but it seams in and breaches a sizable gap in Dhananjaya's technique to clatter off stump. Gorgeous delivery. Roach has been by far the best pacer of the day for West Indies. Had a chance shelled earlier but finally rewarded with a peach on this delivery.. 76/4
38.3 to P Nissanka, snuffed out by a full delivery! This is angled full on off from wide of the crease, perhaps Nissanka was so mindful of the short ball that he was hanging back. This one nipped away off the deck as Nissanka pushed at that without any conviction and the thick edge is well pouched at second slip by Holder as he moves low to his left.. 92/5
66.1 to PVD Chameera, ball of the day! Roach pitches this up on a fullish length on off stump, Chameera goes to flick this through midwicket but it swings away off the pitch to straighten and send off stump cartwheeling back.. 164/9
Shannon Gabriel922202.44421030
Rahkeem Cornwall1462511.78680000
10.4 to FDM Karunaratne, sharp take by Campbell at forward short leg! The drop by Blackwood costs them just the one run! Good length ball angled onto the pads, Karunaratne tries to flick this away aggressively but middles it straight to Campbell under the helmet at waist height in his crouching position. It came at a height even with where his hands were positioned while crouching during the bowler's run up. He barely had to move. Soft hands and wristwork to not snatch at it and takes it comfortably.. 17/1
Alzarri Joseph1123202.90462000
Jason Holder17.462751.52902020
26.1 to LD Chandimal, wicket in the last over before lunch and it's Holder. Chandimal reviews though but evidence suggests he's burnt a review. Draws him forward by the length, which is a touch full and outside off, gets this to nip away with Chandimal pushing at that, gets a thin edge that's gleefully accepted.. 54/3
59.6 to N Dickwella, sharp catch by Cornwall at first slip! Fullish length ball angled across him on fifth stump. It was full enough to encourage a drive, but well away from his body reaching out. Thick edge flies to Cornwall at rib height. He is handcuffed a bit deciding to go fingers to the sky or fingers pointed to the ground but hops up to cushion the ball into his body a bit and make his hands a bit softer to claim it.. 150/6
63.6 to HDRL Thirimanne, drags on! Roach and Holder have been stubborn with this around the wicket tactic to the lefties and it pays off here. Fullish length on fifth stump, well away from his body. No need to play at this but is tempted to have a fiddle without any footwork and the inability to get to the pitch of the ball leaves a tremendous gap for the ball to ricochet off an inside edge into the stumps. All things considered it was a fairly innocuous delivery but pays rich dividends to Holder.. 160/7
65.1 to RAS Lakmal, leading edge produces a skier into the off side for an easy catch. Full length ball on the legs, tries to flick this over midwicket but is through the shot a touch early and it comes off the leading edge to swirl over backward point. Captain Brathwaite backpedals to the ring for a straightforward catch above his head.. 163/8
69.4 to L Embuldeniya, full on middle, this one looks stone dead! Embuldeniya calls for DRS review again but it would take a miracle to save him on this occasion. Holder pitches this up very full as it seams in to plunk him on the pads full in front of middle stump playing all around this delivery. Huge appeal upheld. Ball-tracking shows this time the extra bounce is not going to take this over the stumps, umpire's call clipping the leg stump bails. DRS denied him a five-wicket haul a few minutes ago but this time DRS confirms his eighth five-wicket haul in Tests.. 169/10
Kyle Mayers20603.0090000
West Indies 1st Innings 
Kraigg Brathwaite (c)c de Silva b Lakmal34373006.97
John Campbell c †Dickwella b Chameera421482104028.37
Nkrumah Bonner lbw b Embuldeniya31631065049.20
Kyle Mayers c de Silva b Lakmal4570856264.28
Jermaine Blackwood  b Lakmal27230028.57
Jason Holder  b Lakmal1961902031.14
Joshua Da Silva c †Dickwella b Chameera461241765037.09
Alzarri Joseph c Chandimal b Lakmal0815000.00
Rahkeem Cornwall  b MVT Fernando61851259271.76
Kemar Roach not out 515291033.33
Shannon Gabriel lbw b MVT Fernando036000.00
Extras(b 1, lb 6, nb 9, w 1)17
TOTAL103 Ov (RR: 2.63)271
Fall of wickets: 1-13 (Kraigg Brathwaite, 15.1 ov), 2-69 (Nkrumah Bonner, 36.1 ov), 3-95 (John Campbell, 46.2 ov), 4-120 (Jermaine Blackwood, 51.1 ov), 5-133 (Kyle Mayers, 57.1 ov), 6-169 (Jason Holder, 71.3 ov), 7-171 (Alzarri Joseph, 73.6 ov), 8-261 (Joshua Da Silva, 97.2 ov), 9-271 (Rahkeem Cornwall, 102.3 ov), 10-271 (Shannon Gabriel, 102.6 ov)
Suranga Lakmal2594751.881276003
15.1 to KC Brathwaite, Pressure burst pipe! The dot balls lead to a wicket. Back of a length on fifth stump, Brathwaite fishes at this away from his body unnecessarily with a diagonal bat as the ball swings away a touch and Brathwaite sends a thick edge to second slip where Dhananjaya takes this at waist height swiveling his hips away to cushion the take.. 13/1
51.1 to J Blackwood, strikes first ball! Pitched up at 131 kph, just aims full and straight at middle and off stump and Blackwood plays around it with an expansive drive. Lakmal was bowling consistent outswing throughout his first spell pre-lunch, but this one just continues on with the angle after pitching on about fourth stump and castles Blackwood with a faint inside edge taking it onto middle and leg stumps.. 120/4
57.1 to KR Mayers, snuffed out in the slips! Lakmal gets this to move back in a long way from outside off, the length is great - full, hitting the seam and nipping back in - to get him driving, Mayers is late on the stroke as he gets a thick edge and Dhananjaya is alert as he takes a regulation catch at second slip. Excellent from the leader of Sri Lanka's pace attack.. 133/5
71.3 to JO Holder, another Lakmal gem. Mines out another wicket digging away at that fourth stump line! Good length ball and Holder is indecisive with his footwork prodding slightly away from his body. The ball clips the inside of the toe edge and ricochets back onto the stumps.. 169/6
73.6 to AS Joseph, five-for by Lakmal on a sharp catch at backward point! Pitched up by Lakmal on fourth stump to encourage the drive, Joseph went to attack but couldn't keep this down and it floats right into Chandimal's breadbasket, takes this catch at thigh height tumbling left from his crouching position. Duck for Joseph, Lakmal's fourth five-wicket haul in Tests is richly earned for sustained discipline in his lines all day long.. 171/7
Vishwa Fernando1765223.05837100
102.3 to RRS Cornwall, and there it is! The inswing is too sharp and too hot to handle! Beautiful use of the angle by Vishwa from around the wicket, this time pitching it up very full to encourage a drive from Cornwall but the movement cuts in well past the bat and rips out middle stump. No century for the big man but he's put his side in a strong position.. 271/9
102.6 to ST Gabriel, finally pitches it up again and whaddya know, he's got the inswinging yorker trapping Gabriel in front of middle and off! He calls for the review but this is utterly hopeless. No bat, he starts walking off before ball-tracking is shown on the big screen, which confirms three reds ripping out middle stump.. 271/10
Dushmantha Chameera2217123.2210310112
46.2 to JD Campbell, lovely stuff from Chameera rewarded for peppering that fourth stump channel! He beat Campbell in the previous over with an identical ball pitching on fifth stump angled in that seamed away. This time he gets it tighter to off stump bowling with the around the stumps angle to draw the edge prodding defensively as once again it seams away off the pitch. Regulation catch by the keeper at chest height shuffling in front of first slip.. 95/3
97.2 to J Da Silva, tickled to the keeper! Soft dismissal. Chameera bowls from around the wicket and digs it short, Da Silva backs away looking to upper cut but gets a faint little edge through to the keeper. End of a terrific knock, deserved a half-century and more. 261/8
Lasith Embuldeniya2866412.281386104
36.1 to NE Bonner, big appeal and given! Bonner has reviewed but he may be in trouble here unless he thinks there's some bat. Flatter one drifting in from around the wicket, Bonner is right back in the crease looking to pull but is struck high on the right thigh as he's early into the stroke. Okay, on looking at the replay another time, maybe, maybe he'll get away. Maybe it's going over. Let's see. Oh, well! Ball tracking says impact comes back as umpire's call, and wicket hitting also comes back as umpire's call. The ball would've just clipped the top of off. Bonner has every reason to believe he's unlucky, walks off shaking his head. All said and done, it was a very casual shot. A big lift for Sri Lanka minutes before lunch. 69/2
Dhananjaya de Silva1123002.72513100
Sri Lanka 2nd Innings 
Lahiru Thirimanne  b Roach762012774037.81
Dimuth Karunaratne (c)c Campbell b Roach313250023.07
Oshada Fernando c †Da Silva b Mayers9114922011061.07
Dinesh Chandimal c †Da Silva b Mayers49120044.44
Dhananjaya de Silva  b Joseph50791156063.29
Pathum Nissanka c Roach b Cornwall1032523416040.87
Niroshan Dickwella  b Roach961632748058.89
Suranga Lakmal run out (Blackwood/†Da Silva)824340033.33
Dushmantha Chameera c Mayers b Cornwall69170066.66
Lasith Embuldeniya c Holder b Cornwall101190190.90
Vishwa Fernando not out 00200-
Extras(b 13, lb 5, nb 11)29
TOTAL149.5 Ov (RR: 3.17)476
Fall of wickets: 1-8 (Dimuth Karunaratne, 4.6 ov), 2-170 (Oshada Fernando, 56.1 ov), 3-178 (Dinesh Chandimal, 58.5 ov), 4-189 (Lahiru Thirimanne, 63.3 ov), 5-259 (Dhananjaya de Silva, 86.5 ov), 6-438 (Pathum Nissanka, 139.3 ov), 7-460 (Niroshan Dickwella, 146.1 ov), 8-462 (Suranga Lakmal, 147.3 ov), 9-476 (Lasith Embuldeniya, 149.4 ov), 10-476 (Dushmantha Chameera, 149.5 ov)
Kemar Roach2737432.741245006
4.6 to FDM Karunaratne, finally teases him out poking an edge to third slip! Roach just kept probing away on the fifth/sixth stump channel. This one was even wider on a good length on about a seventh stump line. No need to play at that whatsoever. Not on a driveable length but Dimuth pushes way away from his body trying to attack after being stifled all over by dot balls and it seams away to produce a thick edge that flies to Campbell at rib height for a straightforward catch. Dimuth is fuming at himself for playing at that ball as he walks off.. 8/1
63.3 to HDRL Thirimanne, castled! Pitched this up at 127 kph angled in from around the wicket, sucks Thirimanne into a drive and there's just a touch of movement in off the pitch to split the gap between bat and pat, it kisses off stump. Another gem of a delivery from Roach in this match gets rewarded handsomely.. 189/4
146.1 to N Dickwella, drags on! The wait for Dickwella's maiden century continues. It looked like lady luck was smiling on Dickwella all day. A drop at gully, an edge that was given not out down the leg side, and then the ball spinning back into the stumps without dislodging the bails. But his luck runs out. Back of a length ball on fourth stump, in a different stage of the match he would have gone back and across to defend but looking to pad on runs before a possible declaration he tries to run this off an open face to third man but is cramped for room and plays onto his stumps. Career-Test best for Dickwella, but ends agonizingly short of three figures. Roach roars and pumps his fists in delight. West Indies are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel for this innings.. 460/7
Shannon Gabriel1826703.72716000
Jason Holder2244001.811072002
Alzarri Joseph2128313.958510000
86.5 to DM de Silva, castled! Alzarri brings the heat on this delivery, his fastest of the morning at 143 kph. Pitched up very full on off stump to encourage an attacking flick through midwicket but Dhananjaya is beaten for pace and some late movement in off the pitch as this one sears past the inside edge, off the pads and ricochets onto the stumps to send off stump cartwheeling back.. 259/5
Rahkeem Cornwall42.5413733.191749100
139.3 to P Nissanka, gifts his wicket away trying to up the run rate with a slog sweep. Flighted full on fourth stump, Cornwall tempts him with the flight but the big man gets some extra bounce to produce a top edge on the shot that sails toward Roach five yards inside the rope at deep backward square. Straightforward catch taken fingers pointed to the sky in front of his face. It ends a momentum-shifting stand and a fine debut century.. 438/6
149.4 to L Embuldeniya, holes out to Holder at long-off. Embuldeniya charges again to a fullish length ball and tries to go back down the ground a second time but doesn't get the distance. Floats up for Holder eight yards inside the rope who shuffles a few yards to his left and takes this at rib height with his palms facing into his chest.. 476/9
149.5 to PVD Chameera, two in two to end the innings! Slog sweep picks out Mayers at deep midwicket. Tossed up full on middle by Cornwall, Chameera has a lusty tailender heave and connects sweetly but too flat without enough elevation. Mayers sidesteps a few paces to his right and takes this at chest height three yards inside the rope.. 476/10
Kraigg Brathwaite913003.33341000
Kyle Mayers922422.66452003
56.1 to BOP Fernando, beauty for a first Test wicket! Lovely area on a fullish length in the fourth stump channel at 120 kph, Oshada feels for it away from his body and feathers an edge through to Da Silva at chest height. Mayers will frame that one for sure.. 170/2
58.5 to LD Chandimal, how about this?! Another one in the channel edged behind! Carbon copy line and length to the Oshada dismissal, fullish on fourth stump, it nips back off the seam as a legcutter holding its line after being angled in towards Chandimal and he pushes at this away from his body with hard hands sending a healthy edge that Da Silva takes tumbling low to his right. Mayers is changing momentum rapidly.. 178/3
Jermaine Blackwood10303.0040000
West Indies 2nd Innings (T: 375 runs)
Kraigg Brathwaite (c) b Embuldeniya231241850018.54
John Campbell c †Dickwella b MVT Fernando1115292073.33
Nkrumah Bonner not out 11327442313141.24
Kyle Mayers c Thirimanne b Embuldeniya521131525046.01
Jermaine Blackwood  b MVT Fernando429490013.79
Jason Holder not out 1848684037.50
Extras(b 4, lb 8, nb 3)15
TOTAL100 Ov (RR: 2.36)236/4
Fall of wickets: 1-12 (John Campbell, 5.6 ov), 2-78 (Kraigg Brathwaite, 39.3 ov), 3-183 (Kyle Mayers, 75.4 ov), 4-204 (Jermaine Blackwood, 85.2 ov)
Suranga Lakmal25103301.321294000
Vishwa Fernando1907323.84789001
5.6 to JD Campbell, Vishwa is rewarded for peppering that fourth stump channel! Pitched it up nice and full as the ball just nips away a touch off the pitch. Campbell is sucked into prodding forward and a thick edge carries low to Dickwella tumbling left to collect it inches from the ground. Campbell had to play at this. Just lovely persistence by Vishwa.. 12/1
85.2 to J Blackwood, inswinging yorker pierces Blackwood through the gate! Similar to the ball before that Bonner survived, this one is too good for Blackwood. Swings in sharply from the around the stumps angle, tries to flick this out to midwicket but the movement produced an inside edge off the pads and into the stumps. Lovely delivery.. 204/4
Lasith Embuldeniya2896222.211406101
39.3 to KC Brathwaite, bowled him with a superb delivery! Brathwaite steps out to go over the top but doesn't quite get to the pitch. And because he's deceived, he now goes to his Plan B by trying to defend it with the spin but this one skids straight on and sneaks through the huge gap between bat and pad to crash into the stumps.. 78/2
75.4 to KR Mayers, edged to slip! Floats this up very full and wide on sixth stump, Mayers' eyes grow big and he drives very hard at this but slices this into Thirimanne's lap at slip. Brief juggle but a straightforward chance is claimed in the end.. 183/3
Dushmantha Chameera1834402.44815001
Dhananjaya de Silva1051201.20500000
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Sun, 21 Mar - day 1 - West Indies 1st innings 13/0 (Kraigg Brathwaite 3*, John Campbell 7*, 13 ov)
Mon, 22 Mar - day 2 - West Indies 1st innings 268/8 (Rahkeem Cornwall 60*, Kemar Roach 4*, 101 ov)
Tue, 23 Mar - day 3 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 255/4 (Dhananjaya de Silva 46*, Pathum Nissanka 21*, 86 ov)
Wed, 24 Mar - day 4 - West Indies 2nd innings 34/1 (Kraigg Brathwaite 8*, Nkrumah Bonner 15*, 20 ov)
Thu, 25 Mar - day 5 - West Indies 2nd innings 236/4 (100 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • Bad Weather: West Indies - 34/1 in 20.0 overs (KC Brathwaite 8, NE Bonner 15)
  • Wet Ground: West Indies - 34/1 in 20.0 overs (KC Brathwaite 8, NE Bonner 15)
  • West Indies: 50 runs in 25.6 overs (156 balls), Extras 0
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 146 balls (KC Brathwaite 18, NE Bonner 32, Ex 0)
  • Drinks: West Indies - 65/1 in 33.0 overs (KC Brathwaite 20, NE Bonner 34)
  • NE Bonner: 50 off 126 balls (5 x 4)
  • Lunch: West Indies - 91/2 in 48.0 overs (NE Bonner 50, KR Mayers 6)
  • Over 49.2: Review by Sri Lanka (Bowling), Umpire - JS Wilson, Batsman - KR Mayers (Struck down)
  • West Indies: 100 runs in 50.2 overs (303 balls), Extras 5
  • Over 53.6: Review by West Indies (Batting), Umpire - JS Wilson, Batsman - NE Bonner (Upheld)
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 116 balls (NE Bonner 19, KR Mayers 27, Ex 7)
  • Drinks: West Indies - 138/2 in 61.0 overs (NE Bonner 64, KR Mayers 28)
  • West Indies: 150 runs in 64.4 overs (390 balls), Extras 12
  • 3rd Wicket: 100 runs in 203 balls (NE Bonner 39, KR Mayers 49, Ex 12)
  • KR Mayers: 50 off 109 balls (5 x 4)
  • Tea: West Indies - 181/2 in 75.0 overs (NE Bonner 84, KR Mayers 50)
  • Second new ball taken at 82.1 overs
  • Over 83.2: Review by Sri Lanka (Bowling), Umpire - JS Wilson, Batsman - NE Bonner (Struck down - Umpires Call)
  • West Indies: 200 runs in 83.6 overs (506 balls), Extras 13
  • NE Bonner: 100 off 243 balls (11 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • Drinks: West Indies - 226/4 in 95.0 overs (NE Bonner 108, JO Holder 13)
Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua
TossWest Indies, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
West Indies
Nkrumah Bonner
Series result2-match series level 0-0
Match numberTest no. 2416
Hours of play (local time)10.00 start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00
Match days21,22,23,24,25 March 2021 - day (5-day match)
Test debut
Pathum Nissanka
Pathum Nissanka
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Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
PointsSri Lanka 20, West Indies 20
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