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WI vs SRI 2021 Live – Sri Lanka inches close to series win, pounce on nervy West Indies

After winning the first test match convincingly, Sri Lanka has earned valuable points in World Test Championship series.

WI vs SRI 2021 Live – West Indies and Sri Lanka are two teams fighting to keep their test status alive. From wizard Brian Lara to dasher Kumar Sangakkara, the teams who dominated the cricket world are nowhere in contest these days.

West Indies cricket is all about T20 Cricket these days when players like Andre Russell prioritize Abu Dhabi T10 league. Sri Lanka has its issues with absurd management and cricket board to not having good people at the selection.

But considering the fact, Sri Lanka has been a better test side than the West Indies team in recent times. After winning the first test match convincingly, Sri Lanka has earned valuable points in the World Test Championship series.

It was a complete surrender by the visitors in the first test match who has failed to touch the 250-run mark in both innings. Moving into the second test match, the hosts won the toss and decided to bat first.

WI vs SRI 2021 Live - Sri Lanka inches close for series win, West Indies lost the chance to level the series
WI vs SRI 2021 Live – Sri Lanka inches close for series win, West Indies lost the chance to level the series

Both the Sri Lanka openers got off a great start and put on a 106 run stand partnership for the first wicket. But the wicket of skipper Dimuth Karunaratne has triggered the collapse for the hosts and they were at the back foot.

From 106 for 1 wicket to 187 runs for 8 wickets, Sri Lanka was in the trouble completely before they bundled out at the score of 204 runs in their first innings. The team lost 9 wickets under the score of 98 runs only.

West Indies disappointed again with the batting

In reply, West Indies was at the score of 166 runs for the loss of 2 wickets. But the wicket of Kraigg Brathwaite who was bowled by Lasith Embuldeniya has shifted the momentum back to the hosts.

In the last 8 wickets, West Indies has lost under the score of 86 runs and bundled out at the score of 253 runs in their first innings. Visitors with the lead of 49 runs in the first innings looked to repeat the performance and they were successful in that too.

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In the second innings of hosts, they have failed to get a good start and were struggling at the score of 221 runs for the loss of 8 wickets. The only contribution comes from Pathum Nissanka (66) who along with Dhanjaya put on a valuable partnership of 78 runs for the fourth wicket after early blows.

Dhanjaya De Silva unbeaten 153 run knock pushed the opposition at back foot

The final twist in the match comes when Lasith Embuldeniya and Dhanjaya De Silva put on 107 run partnership for the ninth wicket and remained unbeaten at the end of day four.

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At the start of the final session of day four, the hosts had 2 wickets in hands with a lead of 189 runs. But Dhanjaya De Silva’s game-changing knock of 153 runs has shattered the plans of visitors to level the series.

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West Indies had the chance to warp the Sri Lanka innings quickly but again they lost the chance and match too by all margins. Sri Lanka has a lead of 279 runs in the second innings and they will like to get some more runs before imposing the target over visitors on the final day of a test match.

Brief scores – Sri Lanka 204 & 328/8 (Dhananjaya de Silva 153*, Pathum Nissanka 66; V Permaul 3-100) lead West Indies 253 (Kraigg Brathwaite 72; Ramesh Mendis 6-70) by 279 runs.

WI vs SRI 2021 Live – West Indies and Sri Lanka are two teams fighting to keep their test status alive. From wizard Brian Lara to dasher Kumar Sangakkara, the teams who dominated the cricket world are nowhere in contest these days.

West Indies cricket is all about T20 Cricket these days when players like Andre Russell prioritize Abu Dhabi T10 league. Sri Lanka has its issues with absurd management and cricket board to not having good people at the selection.

But considering the fact, Sri Lanka has been a better test side than the West Indies team in recent times. After winning the first test match convincingly, Sri Lanka has earned valuable points in the World Test Championship series.

It was a complete surrender by the visitors in the first test match who has failed to touch the 250-run mark in both innings. Moving into the second test match, the hosts won the toss and decided to bat first.

WI vs SRI 2021 Live - Sri Lanka inches close for series win, West Indies lost the chance to level the series
WI vs SRI 2021 Live – Sri Lanka inches close for series win, West Indies lost the chance to level the series

Both the Sri Lanka openers got off a great start and put on a 106 run stand partnership for the first wicket. But the wicket of skipper Dimuth Karunaratne has triggered the collapse for the hosts and they were at the back foot.

From 106 for 1 wicket to 187 runs for 8 wickets, Sri Lanka was in the trouble completely before they bundled out at the score of 204 runs in their first innings. The team lost 9 wickets under the score of 98 runs only.

West Indies disappointed again with the batting

In reply, West Indies was at the score of 166 runs for the loss of 2 wickets. But the wicket of Kraigg Brathwaite who was bowled by Lasith Embuldeniya has shifted the momentum back to the hosts.

In the last 8 wickets, West Indies has lost under the score of 86 runs and bundled out at the score of 253 runs in their first innings. Visitors with the lead of 49 runs in the first innings looked to repeat the performance and they were successful in that too.

In the second innings of hosts, they have failed to get a good start and were struggling at the score of 221 runs for the loss of 8 wickets. The only contribution comes from Pathum Nissanka (66) who along with Dhanjaya put on a valuable partnership of 78 runs for the fourth wicket after early blows.

Dhanjaya De Silva unbeaten 153 run knock pushed the opposition at back foot

The final twist in the match comes when Lasith Embuldeniya and Dhanjaya De Silva put on 107 run partnership for the ninth wicket and remained unbeaten at the end of day four.

At the start of the final session of day four, the hosts had 2 wickets in hands with a lead of 189 runs. But Dhanjaya De Silva’s game-changing knock of 153 runs has shattered the plans of visitors to level the series.

West Indies had the chance to warp the Sri Lanka innings quickly but again they lost the chance and match too by all margins. Sri Lanka has a lead of 279 runs in the second innings and they will like to get some more runs before imposing the target over visitors on the final day of a test match.

Brief scores – Sri Lanka 204 & 328/8 (Dhananjaya de Silva 153*, Pathum Nissanka 66; V Permaul 3-100) lead West Indies 253 (Kraigg Brathwaite 72; Ramesh Mendis 6-70) by 279 runs.

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WI vs SRI 2021 Live – West Indies and Sri Lanka are two teams fighting to keep their test status alive. From wizard Brian Lara to dasher Kumar Sangakkara, the teams who dominated the cricket world are nowhere in contest these days.

West Indies cricket is all about T20 Cricket these days when players like Andre Russell prioritize Abu Dhabi T10 league. Sri Lanka has its issues with absurd management and cricket board to not having good people at the selection.

But considering the fact, Sri Lanka has been a better test side than the West Indies team in recent times. After winning the first test match convincingly, Sri Lanka has earned valuable points in the World Test Championship series.

It was a complete surrender by the visitors in the first test match who has failed to touch the 250-run mark in both innings. Moving into the second test match, the hosts won the toss and decided to bat first.

WI vs SRI 2021 Live - Sri Lanka inches close for series win, West Indies lost the chance to level the series
WI vs SRI 2021 Live – Sri Lanka inches close for series win, West Indies lost the chance to level the series

Both the Sri Lanka openers got off a great start and put on a 106 run stand partnership for the first wicket. But the wicket of skipper Dimuth Karunaratne has triggered the collapse for the hosts and they were at the back foot.

From 106 for 1 wicket to 187 runs for 8 wickets, Sri Lanka was in the trouble completely before they bundled out at the score of 204 runs in their first innings. The team lost 9 wickets under the score of 98 runs only.

West Indies disappointed again with the batting

In reply, West Indies was at the score of 166 runs for the loss of 2 wickets. But the wicket of Kraigg Brathwaite who was bowled by Lasith Embuldeniya has shifted the momentum back to the hosts.

In the last 8 wickets, West Indies has lost under the score of 86 runs and bundled out at the score of 253 runs in their first innings. Visitors with the lead of 49 runs in the first innings looked to repeat the performance and they were successful in that too.

In the second innings of hosts, they have failed to get a good start and were struggling at the score of 221 runs for the loss of 8 wickets. The only contribution comes from Pathum Nissanka (66) who along with Dhanjaya put on a valuable partnership of 78 runs for the fourth wicket after early blows.

Dhanjaya De Silva unbeaten 153 run knock pushed the opposition at back foot

The final twist in the match comes when Lasith Embuldeniya and Dhanjaya De Silva put on 107 run partnership for the ninth wicket and remained unbeaten at the end of day four.

At the start of the final session of day four, the hosts had 2 wickets in hands with a lead of 189 runs. But Dhanjaya De Silva’s game-changing knock of 153 runs has shattered the plans of visitors to level the series.

West Indies had the chance to warp the Sri Lanka innings quickly but again they lost the chance and match too by all margins. Sri Lanka has a lead of 279 runs in the second innings and they will like to get some more runs before imposing the target over visitors on the final day of a test match.

Brief scores – Sri Lanka 204 & 328/8 (Dhananjaya de Silva 153*, Pathum Nissanka 66; V Permaul 3-100) lead West Indies 253 (Kraigg Brathwaite 72; Ramesh Mendis 6-70) by 279 runs.

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