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Sri Lanka vs West Indies, 1st Test - Galle

Narper 2021-11-21 03:19:37 

West Indies (Playing XI):
Kraigg Brathwaite(c), Jermaine Blackwood, Jeremy Solozano, Nkrumah Bonner, Roston Chase, Kyle Mayers, Jason Holder, Joshua Da Silva(w), Rahkeem Cornwall, Jomel Warrican, Shannon Gabriel

Sri Lanka (Playing XI):
Dimuth Karunaratne(c), Pathum Nissanka, Oshada Fernando, Dhananjaya de Silva, Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal(w), Ramesh Mendis, Suranga Lakmal, Dushmantha Chameera, Lasith Embuldeniya, Praveen Jayawickrama

Sri Lanka have won the toss and have opted to bat

Onionman0 2021-11-21 03:35:52 

In reply to Narper

Ready for the rollercoaster ride.....Rally ...Rally....

openning 2021-11-21 03:46:18 

In reply to Narper

TV Channel – Sony SIX (India), Siyatha TV and Dialog (Sri Lanka), Flow Television (Caribbean), HUM MASALA (UK) and Willow TV (US).

OneUp 2021-11-21 04:05:32 

Women big bash cricket league showing on willow tv in the us.

Narper 2021-11-21 04:10:10 

Sri Lanka have won the toss and have opted to bat

openning 2021-11-21 04:11:03 

Is This true?

9.15am How many of us ever knew that West Indies are yet to win a Test in Sri Lanka?

Narper 2021-11-21 04:16:52 

Good weather...perfect day for test cricket says TV comm

openning 2021-11-21 04:22:44 

In reply to Narper
Is Roach Injured? he is not in the X1.

Narper 2021-11-21 04:26:32 

Dimuth Karunaratne:
We will bat first. we are playing an experienced team and as batters we have to take responsibility and put up a good score on the board. It's bit hard (not having played Test cricket of late) but we are used to it and we are prating really hard the last couple of days.

Narper 2021-11-21 04:27:08 

Kraigg Brathwaite:
We got a job to do. It's just about backing your plans and just about enjoying your first game (talking about debutant Jeremy Solozano). Not much of a setback (rained out practice game), we had some good practice games in Antigua and really looking to playing out there in the middle.

Narper 2021-11-21 04:28:09 

In reply to openning

In reply to Narper
Is Roach Injured? he is not in the X1.

Warrican took his place

Kay 2021-11-21 04:28:42 

In reply to openning

Is Roach Injured? he is not in the X1

Only 11 can be in the 11. I doublechecked and they are fine .... smile

Drapsey 2021-11-21 04:30:19 

And not a single Muddie.

This sucks!

Narper 2021-11-21 04:36:06 

Nissanka and Karunaratne are at the crease.

Nissanka is on strike.

Gabriel will open the attack

Gabriel to Nissanka, no run

Narper 2021-11-21 04:36:19 

Gabriel to Nissanka, FOUR, to third man

Narper 2021-11-21 04:37:09 

In reply to openning

Is This true?
9.15am How many of us ever knew that West Indies are yet to win a Test in Sri Lanka?


Narper 2021-11-21 04:42:38 

SL 6/0 (2) CRR: 3

Dimuth Karunaratne 0(4)
Pathum Nissanka 5(cool

Jason Holder

Narper 2021-11-21 04:44:26 

In reply to Drapsey

And not a single Muddie.

This sucks!

Therefore no cuss for muddie players

Narper 2021-11-21 04:45:41 

In reply to openning

In reply to Narper
Is Roach Injured? he is not in the X1.

Roach away record not as good as in the WI

Narper 2021-11-21 04:48:12 

Gabriel to Nissanka, no ball, 1 run

start6 arready

shivnotout 2021-11-21 04:52:18 

In reply to Narper

Holder to Karunaratne, FOUR, to long-off

Narper 2021-11-21 04:52:37 

Holder to Karunaratne, FOUR, nice stroke for four. Mid-off is not in his conventional position, more of a straight short cover, so Karunaratne drives and gets four. Full outside off, right off the middle of the bat from Karunaratne
Holder to Karunaratne, 2 runs, swings into Karunaratne but the line's veering towards middle and Karunaratne nudges it wide of square leg for a couple

Narper 2021-11-21 04:54:30 

Day 1: 1st Session
SL 15/0 (4.1) CRR: 3.6

Dimuth Karunaratne 7(11)
Pathum Nissanka 6(14)

Jason Holder

Narper 2021-11-21 04:56:41 

Gabriel to Nissanka, no run, that has rapped Nissanka on the glove. Immediately the bottom-hand comes off and so do the gloves. Rising short delivery, Nissanka hops to defend but the ball thuds into the right-hand. It didn't pop up after hitting the glove, the physio is out to have a look and we have a mini break in play

Narper 2021-11-21 05:01:52 

Rahkeem Cornwall, right-arm off break, comes into the attack

SL 17/0 (5) CRR: 3.4

Narper 2021-11-21 05:07:20 

Angel bruising Sanka

Take guts Sanka

Narper 2021-11-21 05:07:38 

Massive NO BALL Angel
Gabriel to Nissanka, no ball, ooh! Wouldn't have mattered even if Gabriel had got a wicket here, again oversteps. A big no-ball this.

Narper 2021-11-21 05:09:20 

Gabriel to Nissanka, FOUR, to deep backward point

Narper 2021-11-21 05:11:26 

SL 26/0 (7) CRR: 3.71

Narper 2021-11-21 05:13:08 

Cornwall to Karunaratne, 3 runs, to fine leg

Narper 2021-11-21 05:29:04 


Cornwall to Karunaratne, no run, dropped by Blackwood at slip! Quicker and flatter outside off, Karunaratne steers but gets a thick edge which is travelling to the right of Blackwood who seemed to be wrong-footed, can only palm it away with his right-hand. Good height to catch and a chance goes down

Narper 2021-11-21 05:32:57 

SL 32/0 (13) CRR: 2.46

Narper 2021-11-21 05:44:12 

Cornwall to Karunaratne, FOUR, to deep mid-wicket

Narper 2021-11-21 05:48:16 

Kyle Mayers, right-arm medium, comes into the attack\\

SL 39/0 (16.2) CRR:

Narper 2021-11-21 05:49:12 

Mayers to Karunaratne, FOUR, to deep mid-wicket

Narper 2021-11-21 06:09:01 

West Indies review for lbw with 2 seconds to go: Was the impact outside off? Looks like it.

Warrican to Karunaratne, no run

Narper 2021-11-21 06:11:57 

Roston Chase, right-arm off break, comes into the attack
Roston Chase to Nissanka, no run

SL 55/0 (23.2) CRR: 2.36

Dimuth Karunaratne 29(66)
Pathum Nissanka 23(74

Narper 2021-11-21 06:13:04 

Solozano floored..hit on the grill...full blooded pull

Roston Chase to Karunaratne, no run, the debutant Jeremy Solozano is on the floor. He has been smashed on the front of the helmet grille, gee! The Scoop stretcher is out to carry him off the field. The coach looks a worried man as he bustles down the stairs from the dressing room. The medical staff are out trying to examine the proceedings. Solozano remains unmoved. That was hit really hard by Karunaratne, it was dropped short and the Sri Lankan skipper had all the time in the world to rock back and muscle the pull on the leg-side, got it off the middle and bang into the helmet of the ducking short leg fielder. We are hearing that the rear part of the helmet has come off. The players, umpires are waiting anxiously as the sub fielders rush in with a bag of drinks

Jeremy Solozano is being stretchered off the field as the ambulance rushes in around the sidelines... The West Indies head coach is ambling towards the medical staff to get an update. Let's hope it ain't as serious as it appears. The ambulance is just about to take off as the players get ready to resume proceedings....

Narper 2021-11-21 06:24:33 

Day 1: 1st Session
SL 59/0 (25.1) CRR: 2.34

Narper 2021-11-21 06:24:53 

Loud appeal !!!!!

Roston Chase to Nissanka, no run, there was some sound as the ball passed the bat but there's no spike on UltraEdge, The telly umpire also checks for lbw but the impact was clearly outside off. The skiddy offbreak that turns ever so slightly before ripping past the outside edge of Nissanka. The sound might have been off the bat grazing the back pad? Another late review and this time the keeper seemed very confident about the nick

West Indies review for caught behind with half-a-second to go: Flat line on the Ultra Edge. Another review lost for the visitors

shivnotout 2021-11-21 06:29:02 

In reply to Narper

only 25 overs and west indies lose all 2 review?


Narper 2021-11-21 06:30:51 

Warrican to Nissanka, no run
Warrican to Nissanka, no ball, Warrican has overstepped there!

Narper 2021-11-21 06:31:28 

In reply to shivnotout

only 25 overs and west indies lose all 2 review?

Dem lose a player too

Narper 2021-11-21 06:32:44 

Day 1: Lunch Break

SL 61/0 (27) CRR: 2.26

Pathum Nissanka 25(90)
Dimuth Karunaratne 32(75)

Onionman0 2021-11-21 06:40:54 

In reply to Narper

Poor session....drop catch...2 reviews lost.... Solonzo taken to hospital for observation...maybe Hope steps in
... hopefully, after lunch session would be better.....

Brerzerk 2021-11-21 08:11:53 

In reply to openning
Rain is a factor in that

mikesiva 2021-11-21 08:52:19 

In reply to Narper

Finally, a wicket!

Nissanka out to Gabriel for 56.

Sri Lanka 139-1

Tea 163-1

Karu 89*
Oshada 3*

Onionman0 2021-11-21 09:28:25 

In reply to mikesiva

Another very poor session....two catches dropped... Cornwall tough....but Warrican easy.... let's hope last session yield more wickets.....

mikesiva 2021-11-21 09:37:07 

In reply to Onionman0

Chase strikes! Oshada out for three.

SL 164-2

Chase again! Angelo out for three as well.

SL 170-3

Chrissy 2021-11-21 10:31:33 

In reply to mikesiva
Good ton dat Dimuth Karunaratne

mikesiva 2021-11-21 10:39:50 

In reply to Chrissy

Captain leading from the front.

Picking up where he left off.

Onionman0 2021-11-21 10:40:30 

In reply to mikesiva

Drinks.... good half session....still 19 overs left....3 wickets least... spinners getting purchase...te for one end...

Onionman0 2021-11-21 10:47:05 

In reply to mikesiva

Funny to see Silva chasing ball to boundary Gabriel and Cornwall stay put...

Narper 2021-11-21 11:27:47 

Day 1: 3rd Session

SL 247/3 (83) CRR: 2.98

Dhananjaya de Silva 49(61)
Dimuth Karunaratne 120 (250)

Roston Chase

mikesiva 2021-11-21 11:30:43 

In reply to Onionman0

Them two are liabilities in the field.

Dhananjaya gets his half century.

Narper 2021-11-21 11:41:45 

Warrican to de Silva, no ball, 1 run, Warrican has overstepped! Drops it short outside off, punched to sweeper cover

Narper 2021-11-21 12:01:04 

Day 1: Stumps

SL 267/3 (88 ) CRR: 3.03

Dhananjaya de Silva 56(77)
Dimuth Karunaratne 132(265)

Narper 2021-11-22 02:24:08 

Looks like a long ahead for WI on the 2nd day

in 2015 - Dimuth Karunaratne c & b Samuels 186

APRIL 2021
Dimuth Karunaratne* c Najmul Hossain Shanto b Taskin Ahmed 244
Dhananjaya de Silva b Taskin Ahmed 166

Narper 2021-11-22 05:53:00 

Day 2: 1st Session

SL 300/5 (104) CRR: 2.88

Roston Chase

clokey 2021-11-22 06:18:59 

A combined 7 maidens from 60 overs delivered by Chase/Cornwall/Warrican is terrible.

Onionman0 2021-11-22 06:34:43 

In reply to Narper

341/ 6.....nice session for West Indies.... hopefully 2nd session wrap up.....

mikesiva 2021-11-22 06:52:38 

In reply to Onionman0

Karu 147
Dhananjaya 61

Chase with three wickets so far.

Halliwell 2021-11-22 07:01:20 

In reply to mikesiva

Lara record in trouble? big grin

mikesiva 2021-11-22 08:20:32 

In reply to Halliwell

Warrican cleaning up the tail....

Sri Lanka 386 all out

Chase 5-83
Warrican 3-87
Gabriel 2-69

mikesiva 2021-11-22 08:46:35 

Blackwood opening the batting.

Onionman0 2021-11-22 09:06:34 

In reply to mikesiva

Bat for 2 days....may be Hope not fit? ...Permaul?

mikesiva 2021-11-22 09:12:53 

In reply to Onionman0

Hope is in the team now. But maybe he wants to bat at four.

West Indies 12-0 at tea.

Braithwaite 5*
Blackwood 5*

FanAttick 2021-11-22 09:16:50 

In reply to mikesiva

Kraigg nearly get tief out lol

Onionman0 2021-11-22 09:16:58 

In reply to mikesiva

Saved by review... Braithwaite bats on

mikesiva 2021-11-22 10:55:57 

In reply to FanAttick

big grin
We need him to make some runs.

Blackwood out for 20.

Bonner out for one.

Chrissy 2021-11-22 11:12:45 

Di Sri Lankan commies mek dem Caribbean jokers from earlier in di year loo good - man seh Hope coming in to bat while Hope has been batting lol lol lol lol

Drapsey 2021-11-22 11:22:05 

In reply to Chrissy

Maybe he is hoping that it is someone competent coming in to bat.

BTW, can we use a substitute batsman in this scenario? And if so, who would be best qualified, Roach?

hubert 2021-11-22 11:41:19 

Mayers, the lone left handed bat is pushed down the order at the height of the Spin barrage.
That was more than tactical blunder. Nuff said

mikesiva 2021-11-22 12:28:20 

In reply to hubert

Batsmen out

Braithwaite 41
Hope 10
Chase 2
Warrican 1

West Indies 113-6 at stumps

Mayers 22*
Holder 1*

Mendis 3-23

Narper 2021-11-22 14:03:01 

Suranga Lakmal 5 1 6 0
Dushmantha Chameera 4 0 8 0
Lasith Embuldeniya 15 4 39 1
Praveen Jayawickrama 12 4 25 2
Ramesh Mendis 6 1 23 3

46-1 (Jermaine Blackwood, 20.1), 51-2 (Nkrumah Bonner, 23.5), 80-3 (Kraigg Brathwaite, 31.6), 83-4 (Shai Hope, 33.1), 86-5 (Jomel Warrican, 36.5), 100-6 (Roston Chase, 39.6)

Narper 2021-11-23 04:59:32 

Day 3: 1st Session
WI 144/6 (50) CRR: 2.88

West Indies trail by 242 runs

Jason Holder 16(29)
Kyle Mayers 37(41)

Narper 2021-11-23 05:03:44 

Ramesh Mendis to Holder, FOUR, to long-off

WI 152/6 (52) CRR: 2.92

Partnership: 52(72)

Narper 2021-11-23 05:09:31 

de Silva to Holder, SIX, to deep mid-wicket

Narper 2021-11-23 05:14:04 

Day 3: 1st Session

WI 159/6 (55) CRR: 2.89

West Indies trail by 227 runs

Jason Holder 27(45)
Kyle Mayers 41(55

Narper 2021-11-23 05:15:50 

de Silva to Mayers, FOUR, to deep backward point

Narper 2021-11-23 05:20:39 

de Silva to Mayers, out Caught by Karunaratne!! Superb catch by the captain at short cover. First real loose push from Mayers today and that has resulted in his downfall.

Mayers c Karunaratne b de Silva 45(62) [4s-8]

hubert 2021-11-23 05:22:53 

In reply to Narper
Good knock, Kyle

Narper 2021-11-23 05:25:28 

Day 3: 1st Session

WI 164/7 (5cool CRR: 2.83

West Indies trail by 222 runs

Jason Holder 27(54)
Joshua Da Silva 1(2

Narper 2021-11-23 05:28:07 

Ramesh Mendis to Holder, SIX, to long-on

clokey 2021-11-23 05:33:09 

Call me crazy, but instead of opening with Blackwood, I would open with Holder in the second innings.

Using his long levers to his advantage and looking solid out there. Would love a nice 50 and more.

Narper 2021-11-23 05:33:31 

Day 3: 1st Session - DRINKS

WI 173/7 (60) CRR: 2.88

- West Indies trail by 213 runs

Joshua Da Silva 2(11)
Jason Holder 35(57

Narper 2021-11-23 05:37:50 

J Ho goes...another great catch

Jayawickrama to Holder, out Caught by Chameera!! Another fantastic catch by Sri Lanka. Karunaratne took a blinder earlier and it's Chameera this time around. This was on the shorter side and the ball gripped into the surface. Holder gets deceived to the grip and ends up slicing it to point where Chameera is quick to move across and he flies to his right to complete the catch. The ploy to bring in Jayawickrama has worked for Sri Lanka as he gets the set batsman. Two relatively new batters at the crease now.

Holder c Chameera b Jayawickrama 36(60) [4s-3 6s-2]

clokey 2021-11-23 05:38:13 

In reply to clokey

F*** sake.

I'll shut up now.

Narper 2021-11-23 05:41:09 

In reply to clokey

Day 3: 1st Session - West Indies trail by 210 runs

11 runs to save follow on

Narper 2021-11-23 05:48:20 

Ramesh Mendis to Cornwall, FOUR, to backward square leg

Narper 2021-11-23 05:51:22 

Joshua dropped !!!!!

Josh dont looked settled at all

Jayawickrama to Joshua Da Silva, no run, was there an edge? Might be. Jayawickrama gives this a lot of flight outside off, and Joshua Da Silva goes for a drive away from his body. Probably gets an edge, but DDS at slip can't grab the ball although he tries to do so with his left hand. Tough chance put down

Narper 2021-11-23 06:03:25 

Jayawickrama to Cornwall, FOUR, West Indies avoid the follow-on! A short ball by Jayawickrama, Cornwall rocks back and pulls it over mid-wicket

tops 2021-11-23 06:03:28 

In reply to Narper
He probably saw the name Da Silva, and thought is one of his team mate batting and dropped it. big grin lol

Narper 2021-11-23 06:06:06 

Jayawickrama to Cornwall, FOUR, he's a handy batsman.

Narper 2021-11-23 06:06:30 

Ramesh Mendis to Cornwall, SIX, smashed over deep mid-wicket!

Narper 2021-11-23 06:07:04 

In reply to tops

44444444444444444444444444 more to C wall

Ramesh Mendis to Cornwall, FOUR, Cornwall's dealing in boundaries. A tossed up delivery by Ramesh Mendis

Narper 2021-11-23 06:07:47 

44444444444444444444 more

Ramesh Mendis to Cornwall, FOUR, he looks unstoppable at the moment! Ramesh Mendis goes full on leg and the batter sweeps it past the man at leg slip for four more

Narper 2021-11-23 06:10:13 

Day 3: 1st Session

WI 209/8 (70) CRR: 2.99

West Indies trail by 177 runs

Joshua Da Silva 4(3cool
Rahkeem Cornwall 33(30

Narper 2021-11-23 06:11:45 

In reply to tops

Bed time bhai


tops 2021-11-23 06:15:09 

In reply to Narper
Rass bai, when me wake U gan to sleep. big grin smile

tops 2021-11-23 07:41:28 

In reply to Narper
Fall rain fall! big grin

mikesiva 2021-11-23 07:55:30 

In reply to tops

Cornwall out for 39.

West Indies 224-9

Joshua da Silva 11*

Tea taken.

Halliwell 2021-11-23 08:33:40 

In reply to tops

big grin

tops 2021-11-23 08:56:01 

In reply to Halliwell&Mike
Rain saving Lanka. big grin big grin 😁🤣

Onionman0 2021-11-23 08:56:29 

In reply to mikesiva
Assuming today remaining overs washed out.... remaining two days also effected by rain....still West Indies have to bat 60 overs minimum to save this test....

tops 2021-11-23 09:04:53 

In reply to Onionman0
WI having to make 250 in 60 overs, it's a walk in the park! KB 103* in 103 balls will lead from the front.

Onionman0 2021-11-23 09:58:04 

Play to resume...extra 1 hour....

shivnotout 2021-11-23 10:28:03 

In reply to Onionman0

sri lanka have to wait, till 5th day for victory


Covers are coming off as it has stopped drizzling. Hopefully, we'll have some action soon. Oh no, just when I was typing this, the drizzle is back and so are the covers. Start, stop, start, stop! Rain playing hide and seek at the moment.

Onionman0 2021-11-23 10:29:31 

Just as play was about to resume.....God responded to the prayers of Sri Lankan's drizzling... curtail for 3rd day... twisted twisted

Narper 2021-11-23 11:31:49 

Day 3: Stumps

SL 386
WI 224/9 (80) CRR: 2.8

West Indies trail by 162 runs

Narper 2021-11-23 20:18:10 

In reply to shivnotout

Do join us for the action of day 4, it will start 15 minutes early at - 09:45 local time. See you tomorrow!

Narper 2021-11-24 04:43:31 

Day 4: Match delayed due to rain - West Indies trail by 162 runs

10:10 local: Light improving and some covers starting to come off. Fingers crossed for some play in the first session"-- Our user, Sharath, continues to offer some solid, positive news but remember it will take at least 20-30 minutes to get the ground game-ready. The covers are coming off, so that's a good start..

Onionman0 2021-11-24 05:10:07 

In reply to Narper

Play start 10.45 local time...i.e in 5 minutes from now...

shivnotout 2021-11-24 05:25:31 

In reply to Onionman0

Embuldeniya to Gabriel, 2 runs, ooh! That drifted in, was a low full-toss and Gabriel got lucky, drives and the ball skims past the stumps down to fine-leg for a couple of runs

WI 229/9 (83)

CRR: 2.76

Day 4: 1st Session - West Indies trail by 157 runs

tops 2021-11-24 05:33:03 

In reply to shivnotout
"Embuldeniya to Gabriel, 2 runs,"
Thank U angel for that 2 runs! big grin 😁

shivnotout 2021-11-24 05:36:30 

In reply to tops

Gabriel is given out LBW, but he has gone upstairs for a review. He has been hit on the boot and there's no bat, so looks dead Plumb it is and he has to go.

WI 230 (85.5) CRR: 2.68

all gawn West Indies trail by 156 runs

shivnotout 2021-11-24 05:40:40 

Can Sri Lanka make a brave call by adding just 125 and ask the visitors to chase around 275? Or will they play it safe and look for a lead of 350? Answers to that in a short while as we wait for their 2nd innings.

mikesiva 2021-11-24 07:03:47 

In reply to shivnotout

Nissanka out for three.

Oshada out for 14.

A wicket each for Cornwall and Warrican.

Sri Lanka 84-2 at lunch.

Onionman0 2021-11-24 08:00:41 

In reply to mikesiva

Blackwood in the Ist innings dropped an easy catch of Karuna at 15 and now plumb LBW...Da Silva failed to call...both times Cornwall ...

mikesiva 2021-11-24 08:25:14 

In reply to Onionman0

Karu gets his half century.

Setting a target of 400?

Onionman0 2021-11-24 08:48:00 

In reply to mikesiva

Looking down the barrel....

mikesiva 2021-11-24 08:58:42 

In reply to Onionman0

Matthews gets his half century.

Cornwall strikes! Karu out for 83.

Dhananjaya out to Warrican for one.

Onionman0 2021-11-24 09:32:39 

In reply to mikesiva


mikesiva 2021-11-24 09:33:56 

In reply to Onionman0

Sri Lanka 191-4 declared

Matthews 69*
Chandimal 10*

Cornwall 2-60
Warrican 2-42

Onionman0 2021-11-24 09:47:08 

In reply to mikesiva

Should play positively.....promote Cornwall at 3 or England used to do with Moeen Ali.... thoughts...

mikesiva 2021-11-24 09:50:31 

In reply to Onionman0

Bat to the end of the day, and if you're in a good position go for the win tomorrow.

Otherwise, bat solidly, and wait for rain to save us!
Blackwood and Braithwaite open the batting again.

FanAttick 2021-11-24 09:59:34 

In reply to mikesiva

Kraigg gawn without troubling the scorers

mikesiva 2021-11-24 10:01:03 

In reply to FanAttick

Braithwaite lbw Mendis for a duck.

Not a great review.

Spin opening the bowling from both ends.

Narper 2021-11-24 10:10:06 

Embuldeniya to Blackwood, out Caught by Mathews!! What has Blackwood done here? He has holed out to mid-on. Even though they are checking for a fair catch. The soft signal is out. Looks like the fingers are under the ball and Blackwood has to go. What a poor shot from Blackwood who has an irritating tendency to play ill-advised shots to spin and get out at inopportune moments. This certainly is one such instance.

Blackwood c Mathews b Embuldeniya 9(1cool [4s-1]

FanAttick 2021-11-24 10:10:09 

In reply to mikesiva

Blackwood dash it weh

Narper 2021-11-24 10:10:56 

Day 4: 3rd Session

WI 11/2 (6.4) CRR: 1.65
West Indies need 337 runs

Narper 2021-11-24 10:20:41 

Hope is over
Ramesh Mendis to Shai Hope, out Bowled!! Gone! Ramesh Mendis exults. Regulation offbreak from Ramesh Mendis, Shai Hope goes deep in his crease to whip,but misses, brushes the pad and hits the top of middle and leg. Hope was fooled by the loop, should've been forward to that, instead went back and paid the price. His poor run with the bat continues and West Indies have lost three already

Shai Hope b Ramesh Mendis 3(9)

NYCGURU 2021-11-24 10:23:07 

In reply to Narper

Time to go back to sleep. This may be over today.

FanAttick 2021-11-24 10:25:28 

In reply to Narper

Chase gawn

Narper 2021-11-24 10:25:49 

Gawn BOWLED!!!!!!!!!!!
Embuldeniya to Roston Chase, out Bowled!!

Roston Chase b Embuldeniya 1(7)

Narper 2021-11-24 10:27:26 

Day 4: 3rd Session

WI 15/4 (10.2) CRR: 1.45

West Indies need 333 runs

FanAttick 2021-11-24 10:30:33 

In reply to Narper

Kyle gawn

Narper 2021-11-24 10:31:11 

Gawn again
Ramesh Mendis to Mayers, out Lbw!! Bad leave and Mayers has to walk back. Five-down in no time and West Indies are staring down the barrel here.

Mayers lbw b Ramesh Mendis 2(5)

FanAttick 2021-11-24 10:32:33 

In reply to Narper

Holder gawn

Narper 2021-11-24 10:32:40 

WI 18/5 (11.3) CRR: 1.57

Narper 2021-11-24 10:33:01 

Ramesh Mendis to Holder, out Bowled!! This is something else. This wickets procession from the West Indies. Holder is out first ball and Ramesh Mendis is on a hat-trick.

Holder b Ramesh Mendis 0(1)

mikesiva 2021-11-24 10:33:09 

In reply to FanAttick

Mendis on a hat trick.

WalterWhite 2021-11-24 10:35:18 

Guys are getting bowled by straight balls.

hubert 2021-11-24 10:38:37 

In reply to WalterWhite
Not picking or reading...good variety of deliveries by spinners have the batters guessing.
Playing for non existent turn..very artful bowling on a helpful pitch.

hubert 2021-11-24 10:40:33 

New Zealand's all time low 26 in danger here..

FanAttick 2021-11-24 10:41:56 

In reply to hubert

Averted lol

Narper 2021-11-24 10:45:19 

Day 4: 3rd Session

WI 27/6 (15) CRR: 1.8

- West Indies need 321 runs

Joshua Da Silva 0(11)
Nkrumah Bonner 8(25

Onionman0 2021-11-24 11:22:26 

In reply to Narper

52 for 6....move to 5th day

hubert 2021-11-24 11:23:00 

In reply to FanAttick

Yes...Now to do rain dance tonight.

big grin

mikesiva 2021-11-24 11:27:52 

In reply to Onionman0

Bonner and da Silva have batted with more application than the others.

Bad light stops play.

West Indies 52-6

Bonner 18*
Da Silva 15*

WIForever 2021-11-24 11:34:21 

In reply to mikesiva

These two practice in their off time more than any of the others. They actually try to improve their game before these jokey camps they have before tours.

VIX 2021-11-24 17:13:55 

Fantastic performance by the WI in this antiquated cricket format.

That they were able to cross 200 in an innings against spinners is an achievement in itself! Great going!!

Onionman0 2021-11-25 06:17:12 

Bad break taken by batsman....

Onionman0 2021-11-25 06:19:12 

In reply to Onionman0

Just predicted

mikesiva 2021-11-25 06:23:12 

In reply to Onionman0

Joshua da Silva gets his half century.

But then gets out for 54 (129). He did well, occupying the crease, and using up over 100 balls. A pity the frontline batsmen, aside from Bonner, were unable to do that.

West Indies 125-7 at lunch.

Bonner 42* (164)
Cornwall 5* (21)

Embul 3-37
Mendis 4-41

LBW375 2021-11-25 07:25:18 

Bonner 51*

Slowest 50 by a West Indian v SL

mikesiva 2021-11-25 07:54:56 

In reply to LBW375

Important knock by Bonner.

Cornwall out for 13.

LBW375 2021-11-25 08:00:54 

In reply to mikesiva

Playing the spinners very well.

Plays with his bat, moves around the crease, soft hands...

SL missing a trick tho, haven't bowled the pacers much

shivnotout 2021-11-25 08:09:36 

In reply to LBW375

Galle, Sri Lanka
Thursday 1:00 p.m.

mikesiva 2021-11-25 08:12:41 

In reply to LBW375

Warrican out for one. Nine down.

Gabriel out for a duck.

Bonner left stranded on 68* (220).

West Indies 160 all out.

Embul 5-46
Mendis 4-64

Onionman0 2021-11-25 08:13:38 

In reply to mikesiva

All over

LBW375 2021-11-25 08:16:57 

Couple hours zzzz's now

And now it's raining

One of either Cornwall, Warrican or Gabriel needed to hang around for 1 more over

hubert 2021-11-25 08:17:22 

All over..Fine effort Bonner and DaSilva..Bonner was obviously batting for the rain to come.
Like the dedication. Others must look in mirror. But Sri Lanka more than deserving winner.

tops 2021-11-25 08:18:52 

In reply to mikesiva
Good fight by Bonner. At least he show some fight along with Josh.

Narper 2021-11-25 13:31:19 

SL 386 & 191/4 d

WI 230 & 160

Sri Lanka won by 187 runs

Dimuth Karunaratne

Narper 2021-11-25 13:32:07 

Dimuth Karunaratne | Sri Lanka skipper and Player of the Match:
It's a great Test for me. I'm playing after a long time and I didn't even play any club cricket recently. I think youngsters are gaining experience from the experienced guys and we have guys like Mathews and Chandimal and spinners did a good job. The fast bowlers didn't get many overs but they did the job with the ball. The last couple of months there were heavy rains and we weren't sure how the wicket was gonna behave and that's why we picked two pacers. We will see how the conditions are for the next one before thinking about team selections. We need to carry on the good work and I have some targets to achieve and I'm glad that we are playing well as a unit.

Narper 2021-11-25 13:32:34 

Kraigg Brathwaite | West Indies skipper:
Always believe first innings score was important and we fell short there. Must commend the bowlers, asked for some aggression and they showed it. I thought they were decent and we really let ourselves down with the bat in the first innings. We need to have more clarity with the bat as showed by Joshua and Bonner today morning. If you gotta defend, gotta defend very confidently.