Inclement climate and a stoic knock from Pathum Nissanka prevented West Indies from wrapping up Sri Lanka’s first innings on the third day of the second Take a look at on Wednesday, leaving the match firmly within the stability.
Nissanka, taking part in solely his second Take a look at, was 49 not out when rain introduced a untimely shut with Sri Lanka 250-8, nonetheless trailing by 104 runs.
The 22-year-old, who scored a century on debut within the first Take a look at, confirmed a maturity as he scored shortly to chop into the deficit and frustrate the hosts on a day hampered by rain and excessive winds.
Solely 42 overs had been doable on the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua with Sri Lanka dropping 5 wickets for the addition of 118 runs after resuming on 136-3.
They misplaced two wickets within the morning session with Dinesh Chandimal scoring 44 and Dhananjaya de Silva 39 as each batsmen did not convert good begins.
Chandimal fell to a entice set by Shannon Gabriel, who tempted him into hooking a brief supply and had him caught on the deep sq. leg boundary.
De Silva went in additional weird circumstances within the 79th over as part-timer Jermaine Blackwood was introduced on simply earlier than the second new ball grew to become out there. His first supply trapped De Silva lbw but it surely was turning sharply, which ought to have prompted a participant overview.
De Silva walked off with out hesitating, nevertheless, after being given out, solely to search out that had he reviewed he would have been given not out because the ball would have missed his wicket.
After lunch, and in between rain beaks, Niroshan Dickwella was caught behind for 21 however solely given out after a overview and Suranga Lakmal (6) was caught at mid-on off Alzarri Joseph.
Dushmantha Chameera went cheaply after tea leaving Nissanka and Lasith Embuldeniya not out on the shut.
The West Indies scored 354 of their first innings. The primary Take a look at was drawn.