Sri Lanka vs West Indies Highlights Today, Friday 3-12-2021. 2nd Test, West Indies tour of Sri Lanka, from Galle International Stadium. The home team Sri Lanka scored 204 & 345/9d and the visitor team West Indies scored 253 & 132. The opener of the team Pathum Nissanka scored 73 & 66. Captain of the team Dimuth Karunaratne scored 42 & 6. Oshada Fernando 18 & 14. Dhananjaya de Silva 2 & 155. Charith Asalanka 10 & 19. Dinesh Chandimal † 2 & 2. Ramesh Mendis 5 & 25. Lasith Embuldeniya 1 & 39.
From the West Indians, their team captain Kraigg Brathwaite scored 72 & 6. Jermaine Blackwood 44 & 36. Nkrumah Bonner 35 & 44. Shai Hope 22 & 16. Roston Chase 10 & 0. Kyle Mayers 36 & 0. From the Sri Lanka bowling performance, Lasith Embuldeniya and Ramesh Mendis both took five wickets each in the second innings.
SL won the toss, chose to bat.
Sri Lanka team: 1 Dimuth Karunaratne (capt.), 2 Pathum Nissanka, 3 Oshada Fernando, 4 Angelo Mathews, 5 Dhananjaya de Silva, 6 Dinesh Chandimal (wk), 7 Charith Asalanka, 8 Ramesh Mendis, 9 Lasith Embuldeniya, 10 Suranga Lakmal, 11 Praveen Jayawickrama.
West Indies team: 1 Kraigg Brathwaite (capt.), 2 Shai Hope, 3 Nkrumah Bonner, 4 Roston Chase, 5 Jermaine Blackwood, 6 Kyle Mayers, 7 Joshua da Silva (wk), 8 Jason Holder, 9 Kemar Roach, 10 Veerasammy Permaul, 11 Jomel Warrican.
(last five completed matches, most recent first)
Sri Lanka: WWDDD
West Indies: LLWLL
Match Timings: 04:30 GMT | 10:00 Local
Umpires – Kumar Dharmasena, Ruchira Palliyaguruge
TV Umpire – Lyndon Hannibal
Match Referee – Prageeth Rambukwella
Reserve Umpire – Ranjan Madugalle
Match number – Test no. 2437
Post Match Presentation.
Dhananjaya de Silva is the Player of the Match:
“Batsman can score when under pressure, and I enjoy it. I am working hard for these hundreds, and my father’s blessings are on me. It was tough, the ball was turning when their spinners were bowling on good lines and lengths. We had to be safe, so we had to bat long. That was the plan. I want to mention Mickey Arthur and Grant Flower for being with us.”
Ramesh Mendis is the Player of the Series:
“Pleased that I was able to bowl my country to a win and with the support from my coaches and the other spinners. I thank my coaches, and hard work is the secret to my success. I am more of a bowling allrounder now, though I was more of a batting allrounder in domestic cricket.”
“Our batting in the first innings. We were in a good position. I should have got a big hundred, but we let ourselves down. We had a chance [when Sri Lanka’s ninth-wicket stand put on a hundred in the second innings]. It is not easy starting on this pitch, so it is important to bowl as well as possible. As batters, we need to do it for longer periods. If we can do that, the team can be in a better position.”
“The boys knew what to do in the conditions, especially Ramesh, Pathum, and Dhananjaya. Pathum was very confident, and he was rotating the strike, which is what I expect. Hopefully, he can convert his fifties into the big scores. Oshada did a very hard job in the field. He was not scared. I want to lead from the front, and now I am looking forward to the next series against India. Mickey Arthur was a father to me. He was always there for me and the team. We are worried that he is leaving, but I wish him good luck for the future.”