Sri Lanka has tightened the rope in the first round to be played at the Galle International Stadium. Sri Lanka scored 386 runs in its opening innings and at the end of the second day’s game, the West Indies dropped six wickets for 113 runs. Kyle Myers (22) and Jason Holder (1) were present in the crease at the time of the stumps on the second day.

Sri Lanka dropped six wickets for 113 runs in the first round of the two-round series on Monday as spinners led by Ramesh Mendis finished the second day of play. Sri Lanka scored 386 runs in the first innings. The West Indies are 273 runs behind after the second day’s game with four wickets remaining.

Ramesh Mendis ruled out Craig Brathwaite (41), Shai Hope (10) and Roston Chase (2), leaving his bowling analysis at three of 23. Praveen Jayavikrame took two wickets for 25 runs, while his partner, the arm spinner. left Lasith Imbuldeniya, took a field for 39 runs.

Earlier, with brilliant Roshton Chase bowling (5 of 83), the West Indies made a great comeback by eliminating Sri Lanka’s remaining seven wickets at 119. In this, left arm spinner Jomel Warriken supported him well by taking three land for 87 races.

Captain Dimuth Karunaratne played a brilliant inning of 147 runs on 300 balls for Sri Lanka. During this he hit 15 four. At the same time, his starting partner Pathum Nisanka scored 57 runs with the help of seven fours. They both added 139 runs for the first wicket. On the other hand, Dhananjay de Silva scored 61 and Dinesh Chandimal scored 45 runs. Other than this, Oshada Fernando and Angelo Mathews were fired after scoring 3-3 runs.



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