RESULT
2nd Test, North Sound, March 29 - April 02, 2021, Sri Lanka tour of West Indies
354 & 280/4d
(T:377) 258 & 193/2

Match drawn

Player Of The Match
126 & 85
kraigg-brathwaite
Player Of The Series
11 wkts
suranga-lakmal
West Indies 1st INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Kraigg Brathwaite (c) b Chameera12631151413040.51
John Campbell c †Dickwella b Lakmal524331020.83
Nkrumah Bonner  b Lakmal0610000.00
Kyle Mayers c †Dickwella b MVT Fernando4961888080.32
Jermaine Blackwood c †Dickwella b Lakmal1829482162.06
Jason Holder c Thirimanne b de Silva3034565088.23
Joshua Da Silva c †Dickwella b Chameera13535002.85
Alzarri Joseph lbw b Embuldeniya2941443170.73
Rahkeem Cornwall c MVT Fernando b Lakmal739215310179.34
Kemar Roach c †Dickwella b Chameera936411025.00
Shannon Gabriel not out 1570020.00
Extras(lb 6, nb 7)13
TOTAL111.1 Ov (RR: 3.18)354
Fall of wickets: 1-11 (John Campbell, 6.6 ov), 2-15 (Nkrumah Bonner, 8.6 ov), 3-86 (Kyle Mayers, 27.3 ov), 4-120 (Jermaine Blackwood, 37.2 ov), 5-171 (Jason Holder, 48.1 ov), 6-185 (Joshua Da Silva, 57.3 ov), 7-222 (Alzarri Joseph, 68.1 ov), 8-325 (Rahkeem Cornwall, 99.1 ov), 9-351 (Kemar Roach, 109.5 ov), 10-354 (Kraigg Brathwaite, 111.1 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Suranga Lakmal28119443.3512914101
6.6 to JD Campbell, full, just outside off. Pokes at it, takes the outside edge, and straight to the keeper! Lakmal with the breakthrough. 11/1
8.6 to NE Bonner, played on! Length ball, on off. Nowhere in position to cut a ball that's coming in. Under-edged onto the stumps instead. 15/2
37.2 to J Blackwood, smart catch by the keeper! Overpitched, just outside off. Blackwood checks his drive, away from his body. Takes the edge, and Dickwella has to dive to his right to take a low catch. An entertaining innings ends prematurely. 120/4
99.1 to RRS Cornwall, length ball from Lakmal on off stump, Cornwall tried to muscle this on the up but miscues it straight to mid-off. Fairly innocuous delivery that needed a simple front foot defense, but Cornwall got a bit carried away. Was not on a driving length. The ball floated ever so gently to Vishwa to take the catch at chest height. Lakmal pumps his fists for breaking this determined stand.. 325/8
Vishwa Fernando2747112.621289000
27.3 to KR Mayers, taken? Joel Wilson wants the TV umpire to have a look. Soft signal is out. This was overpitched, outside off. Mayers tried to drive, got the edge, and keeper dived diagonally forward to catch. But it's a low catch, so the umpire wants to confirm if the catch was clean. Very clean. 86/3
Lasith Embuldeniya2558813.5211112005
68.1 to AS Joseph, slow finger of death! Full, on off. Presses forward to defend. Ball sneaks past the edge and hits the pad. Appeal for lbw given. Joseph reviews Replays show that it's hit the bat and the pad at the same time. Hard to determine whether bat first or pad. But the TV umpire determined pad first, and so Joseph has to go. This was crashing into middle stump otherwise. Joseph can't believe it. Coach Simmons is non reactive in the dug out. 222/7
Dushmantha Chameera21.146933.25926100
57.3 to J Da Silva, good length, outside off. Flays at it, away from the body, and a thin edge to Dickwella! His fourth catch. 185/6
109.5 to KAJ Roach, beauty from Chameera! Good length ball on the fourth stump channel angling in toward off stump, Roach pushes at this in defense and gets a healthy edge through to Dickwella at shin height.. 351/9
111.1 to KC Brathwaite, drags on! Good length ball on fourth stump, not really the width to cut, but Brathwaite tries to force the issue with Gabriel the last man alongside. It jags in off the pitch a touch to further cramp him for room and the result is an inside/bottom edge onto the stumps.. 354/10
Dhananjaya de Silva1032612.60482101
48.1 to JO Holder, strikes first up! Caught at slip! Floated this up full and wide on seventh stump, Holder reaching out a long way without much footwork for a booming cover drive and instead a thick edge flies to Thirimanne's right at chest height. He reaches across his body and takes this comfortably. There looked like a touch of drift from the overspin that took the ball a fraction away from Holder before it pitched and that was enough to produce an edge.. 171/5
Sri Lanka 1st INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Dimuth Karunaratne (c)c Bonner b Joseph11741005.88
Lahiru Thirimanne  b Roach551061626051.88
Oshada Fernando lbw b Mayers1871961025.35
Dinesh Chandimal c sub (HR Walsh) b Gabriel441011736043.56
Dhananjaya de Silva lbw b Blackwood391402053027.85
Pathum Nissanka c sub (HR Walsh) b Roach511311924038.93
Niroshan Dickwella c †Da Silva b Holder2025422080.00
Suranga Lakmal c Brathwaite b Joseph69131066.66
Dushmantha Chameera c †Da Silva b Holder22633007.69
Lasith Embuldeniya not out 521471023.80
Vishwa Fernando c †Da Silva b Roach024000.00
Extras(b 4, lb 5, nb 7, w 1)17
TOTAL107 Ov (RR: 2.41)258
Fall of wickets: 1-18 (Dimuth Karunaratne, 8.1 ov), 2-64 (Oshada Fernando, 29.4 ov), 3-77 (Lahiru Thirimanne, 35.3 ov), 4-152 (Dinesh Chandimal, 65.5 ov), 5-177 (Dhananjaya de Silva, 79.1 ov), 6-203 (Niroshan Dickwella, 87.4 ov), 7-214 (Suranga Lakmal, 90.2 ov), 8-231 (Dushmantha Chameera, 97.5 ov), 9-258 (Pathum Nissanka, 106.4 ov), 10-258 (Vishwa Fernando, 106.6 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Kemar Roach1855833.22868004
35.3 to HDRL Thirimanne, oh dear! Not full enough for the drive. But he goes for it anyway. Inside edge, hits the back leg, rolls onto the stumps. A well compiled fifty comes to a close. 77/3
106.4 to P Nissanka, another short one and Nissanka once again goes for the pull. Gets a top edge and it goes right into the lap of Hayden Walsh at deep-backward square leg. It wasn't a percentage shot, so I feel he should have ducked under those bouncers. 258/9
106.6 to MVT Fernando, and that's it. Roach has wrapped up the innings here. A length ball angling in, Fernando like a typical No. 11 was looking to go towards the leg side while poking his bat at it. Gets an outside edge and a simple catch for Da Silva. 258/10
Shannon Gabriel1633712.31713001
65.5 to LD Chandimal, the short-ball ploy has worked. Another bounce from Gabriel, Chandimal couldn't hold back and went for the hook. Wasn't in control and ended up hitting straight down the neck of substitute Hayden Walsh Jr at deep square leg. West Indies have an early breakthrough. 152/4
Alzarri Joseph2246422.90997010
8.1 to FDM Karunaratne, my oh my! Bonner with the air time! Full on off, and angling away. Tries to drive away from his body. Takes the edge, and Bonner dives to his right from third slip to take a stunner! One-handed brilliance. 18/1
90.2 to RAS Lakmal, loose shot flicked to midwicket/short mid-on. Fullish length ball on fourth stump, Lakmal tried to whip this on the up but miscues it off an inside half of the bat and the ball flutters gently to Brathwaite adjacent to the non-striker for a simple catch at waist height.. 214/7
Jason Holder2133921.851021002
87.4 to N Dickwella, An appeal for caught-behind. Denied but West Indies belatedly opt to review it. A length ball around off, this one nips back in to find Dickwella stuck in his crease. Sneaks in through the gap between bat and pad but did it touch the bat on its way to the keeper? It definitely brushed the thigh. The UltraEdge shows there was an inside edge too before that. Dickwella walks back, Sri Lanka in trouble at 203 for 6. 203/6
97.5 to PVD Chameera, an outside edge and taken. Holder finally gets the reward for his consistency. Was a length ball, just around off stump, forcing the batsman ti play at it. Chameera looks to defend but can only manage and outside edge. Da Silva pouches a regulation catch. 231/8
Kyle Mayers1171010.90611000
29.4 to BOP Fernando, swinging in from wide of the crease. Lands outside off and comes in sharply. Defends down the wrong line, hits the front pad, and the umpire raises his finger! But Oshada reviews right away. There's no bat, but it might be a bit high and missing leg. Ball tracking, however, says that it would clip the outside of leg stump. There's the wicket. 64/2
Rahkeem Cornwall1552501.66773000
Jermaine Blackwood401614.00141000
79.1 to DM de Silva, oh my goodness! Lapse in concentration by Dhananjaya! Blackwood just fired this in very quick and flat full on middle and off stump. Innocuous delivery in the grand scheme of things but looks like De Silva was expecting just a gently flighted lollipop and is slow getting the bat down in defense as it turns sharply from fourth stump into middle/leg. Big appeal upheld by Joel Wilson. It was turning quite sharply but De Silva doesn't even consider going for a review and replays indicate ball-tracking was turning it past leg stump! He'd have been saved had he opted for a review. Mickey Arthur is doing Mickey Arthur things on the Sri Lanka balconly. . 177/5
West Indies 2nd INNINGS 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Kraigg Brathwaite (c) b Chameera851962994043.36
John Campbell c †Dickwella b Lakmal1025391040.00
Jermaine Blackwood c †Dickwella b Chameera1841642043.90
Kyle Mayers lbw b Lakmal55761028072.36
Jason Holder not out 71881367080.68
Joshua Da Silva not out 20164020125.00
Extras(b 2, lb 12, nb 6, w 1)21
TOTAL72.4 Ov (RR: 3.85)280/4d
Fall of wickets: 1-14 (John Campbell, 6.4 ov), 2-58 (Jermaine Blackwood, 19.5 ov), 3-140 (Kyle Mayers, 43.6 ov), 4-227 (Kraigg Brathwaite, 65.5 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Suranga Lakmal1436224.42567002
6.4 to JD Campbell, Given caught-behind. A length ball around off, Campbell walks forward and looks to defend. Misses and an appeal for caught-behind. Campbell is having a chat with Brathwaite and belatedly opts to review it. It's clearly from the replays that he got an outside edge. UltraEdge confirms that and Campbell walks back for 10. West Indies lose a review. 14/1
43.6 to KR Mayers, angled into the pads from around the stumps, Mayers goes to pull a good length ball that doesn't bounce as high as expected and he's hit in front of middle, given out by umpire Brathwaite and Mayers calls for the review. This looks pretty out. Only doubt was on height. The ball wasn't nearly short enough to be playing that pull. Ball-tracking shows umpire's call on the height with the ball clanging the top of middle. Mayers has to go.. 140/3
Vishwa Fernando12.414903.86556011
Dhananjaya de Silva2838102.891165003
Dushmantha Chameera1807424.11636000
19.5 to J Blackwood, the short ball plan finally comes off for Chameera! Continued to bang this in short on fourth/fifth stump line, Blackwood is slightly cramped going for an orthodox cut rather than the uppercut/ramp he tried to the same type of ball on the previous delivery. Thin edge goes through comfortably to Dickwella.. 58/2
65.5 to KC Brathwaite, bowled 'im. Fuller around off and middle, Brathwaite was looking to flick it towards square leg but misses. It keeps a touch low also and shatters into the stumps. Brathwaite was perhaps a bit causal. He isn't happy with himself and slams his bat into the ground. 227/4
Sri Lanka 2nd INNINGS (Target: 377 runs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Lahiru Thirimanne c Cornwall b Joseph391141655034.21
Dimuth Karunaratne (c)lbw b Mayers751762449042.61
Oshada Fernando not out 661191618055.46
Dinesh Chandimal not out 1066821015.15
Extras(lb 1, nb 1, w 1)3
TOTAL79 Ov (RR: 2.44)193/2
Fall of wickets: 1-101 (Lahiru Thirimanne, 38.3 ov), 2-146 (Dimuth Karunaratne, 55.5 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Kemar Roach1223302.75585000
Jason Holder1032402.40513001
Rahkeem Cornwall26.485301.981356000
Shannon Gabriel5.222003.75232000
Alzarri Joseph1023313.30474010
38.3 to HDRL Thirimanne, Jimbo! Full outside off. Tries to drive. Gets the edge, and first slip takes a sharp, low catch! A very solid series for Thirimanne comes to a close. 101/1
Jermaine Blackwood611702.83292000
Kraigg Brathwaite30702.33151000
Kyle Mayers64510.83330000
55.5 to FDM Karunaratne, appeal again! And given out for lbw. Full, just outside off. Angling in slightly. Hits the front leg. Given out and he reviews. Hits his back leg on off stump, and this is crashing into leg. The around-the-stumps angle gets them. 146/2
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MATCH DETAILS
Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua
TossSri Lanka, elected to field first
Series
Season2020/21
Player Of The Match
West Indies
Kraigg Brathwaite
Player Of The Series
Sri Lanka
Suranga Lakmal
Series result2-match series drawn 0-0
Match numberTest no. 2417
Match days29,30,31 March, 1, 2 April 2021 - day (5-day match)
Umpires
West Indies
Gregory Brathwaite
West Indies
Joel Wilson
TV Umpire
West Indies
Nigel Duguid
Reserve Umpire
West Indies
Leslie Reifer
Match Referee
West Indies
Richie Richardson
PointsWest Indies 20, Sri Lanka 20
CLOSE OF PLAY
Mon, 29 Mar - day 1 - West Indies 1st innings 287/7 (Kraigg Brathwaite 99*, Rahkeem Cornwall 43*, 86 ov)
Tue, 30 Mar - day 2 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 136/3 (Dinesh Chandimal 34*, Dhananjaya de Silva 23*, 61 ov)
Wed, 31 Mar - day 3 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 250/8 (Pathum Nissanka 49*, Lasith Embuldeniya 0*, 103.1 ov)
Thu, 01 Apr - day 4 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 29/0 (Lahiru Thirimanne 17*, Dimuth Karunaratne 11*, 9 ov)
Fri, 02 Apr - day 5 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 193/2 (79 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • Rain: Sri Lanka - 29/0 in 9.0 overs (HDRL Thirimanne 17, FDM Karunaratne 11)
  • Rain: Sri Lanka - 38/0 in 11.0 overs (HDRL Thirimanne 17, FDM Karunaratne 20)
  • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 17.2 overs (105 balls), Extras 1
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 105 balls (HDRL Thirimanne 21, FDM Karunaratne 28, Ex 1)
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 62/0 in 22.0 overs (HDRL Thirimanne 31, FDM Karunaratne 30)
  • FDM Karunaratne: 50 off 87 balls (6 x 4)
  • Lunch: Sri Lanka - 93/0 in 34.0 overs (HDRL Thirimanne 37, FDM Karunaratne 54)
  • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 35.5 overs (216 balls), Extras 2
  • 1st Wicket: 100 runs in 216 balls (HDRL Thirimanne 39, FDM Karunaratne 60, Ex 2)
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 126/1 in 48.0 overs (FDM Karunaratne 67, BOP Fernando 17)
  • Over 55.1: Review by Sri Lanka (Batting), Umpire - GO Brathwaite, Batsman - BOP Fernando (Upheld)
  • Over 55.5: Review by Sri Lanka (Batting), Umpire - GO Brathwaite, Batsman - FDM Karunaratne (Struck down)
  • Over 58.3: Review by West Indies (Bowling), Umpire - JS Wilson, Batsman - BOP Fernando (Struck down)
  • Tea: Sri Lanka - 146/2 in 59.0 overs (BOP Fernando 29, LD Chandimal 0)
  • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 61.2 overs (369 balls), Extras 3
  • BOP Fernando: 50 off 86 balls (7 x 4)