The 4th day’s game of the 1st Test between Sri Lanka and West Indies took place yesterday. Continue reading the article to know the exciting happenings of the game.
Sri Lanka vs West Indies (1st Test – Day 4)
Losing 9 wickets and putting up 224 runs on the scoreboard at the end of the third day, the West Indies cricket team went down to bat on the fourth day and got all out after adding only 6 runs to the scoreboard. Sri Lanka then went on to bat in their second innings, remaining 156 runs ahead. Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne (83) declared the innings after scoring 191 runs for the loss of 4 wickets. Angelo Mathews was unbeaten on 69 playing 84 balls.
After declaring the innings at 191, they set a target of 348 runs for the West Indies to victory. But the visiting batsmen faced some decent Sri Lankan whirlwind after coming down to bat for winning. Opener Kraigg Brathwaite was dismissed for 0 facing 14 balls. Jermaine Blackwood scored 9 runs off 18 balls. Shai Hope returned to the dressing room with 3 runs.
Roston Chase scored 1 run. Kyle Mayers was out for 2 runs. Jason Holder returned to the dressing room without scoring a run. As a result, the Caribbeans lost 6 wickets for 18 runs and started to drop out of the match.
Nkrumah Bonner and Joshua Da Silva then took charge of bringing the team out of the disaster. Bonner, who came down at number three, is unbeaten on 18 off 47 balls. Da Silva played 52 balls and scored 15 runs remaining unbeaten. The match did not end today due to the cool-tempered batting of these two.
It will be interesting to see whether these two can hold on to the pitch batting on the last day of the game with the same temperament. Surely, some miraculous act from them and the rest of the batters to come up can only save the game for the Carribeans.
Sri Lanka (1st Innings) – 386/10 (133.5)
West Indies (1st Innings) – 230/10 (85.5)
Sri Lanka (2nd Innings) – 191/4 (D) (40.5)
West Indies (2nd Innings) – 52/6 (25.3)
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