Cricket: Sri Lanka maintains lead against West Indies

Cricket: Sri Lanka maintains lead against West Indies

Cricket: Sri Lanka maintains lead against West Indies

Written by Tharushan Fernando

23 Oct, 2015 | 9:22 pm

Fast bowler Dhammika Prasad picked up four wickets as hosts Sri Lanka bundled out West Indies for 163 to take a first-innings lead on the second day of the second and final test at the P Sara Oval on Friday.

All rounder Milinda Siriwardana struck either side of lunch and offspinner Dilruwan Perera provided good support by picking up the last three West Indies wickets to give the hosts a lead of 37 runs.

However in reply, Sri Lanka lost opener Dimuth Karunaratne to the first ball of their second innings from paceman Jerome Taylor but recovered to reach 76 for two at stumps, stretching their lead to 113.

Kaushal Silva remained unbeaten on 31 and added 55 for the second wicket with debutant Kusal Mendis scoring 39 before the latter fell to left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican, also playing for the first time for West Indies.

Sri Lanka led by 113 runs with eight wickets remaining at the end of play.

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