Cricket News By TODAYLIVESCORE.INFO - Chase leads West Indies' comeback with fifer. This is Roston Chase's fourth five-wicket haul in Tests
This is Roston Chase's fourth five-wicket haul in Tests
Roston Chase picked his fourth Test fifer as West Indies bundled out Sri Lanka for 386 in the post-Lunch session. After a good start to the Test that saw them score 267/3 on the opening day, Sri Lanka lost their next seven wickets for just 119 runs in a session-and-a-half. In response, West Indies openers Kraigg Brathwaite and Jermaine Blackwood played out seven overs for 11 runs.
West Indies started the second session on a similarly confident footing, drying up the runs for Chandimal and Lakmal. Only eight runs came off the first six overs – bowled by Gabriel and Warrican. Warrican in particular was probing, and earned the first reward when he trapped Suranga Lakmal leg before. Warrican made good use of the crease, going wide from around the stumps to create an inward angle before some appreciable turn allowed him to take the ball away from the right handers.
Chandimal now had to find the next gear in the company of the tail, so he looked to take on West Indies spinners as they came at him from both ends. Roston Chase was the benefactor of this shift in plans, as Chandimal was caught while attempted to play a cheeky reverse sweep. The wicket was down to wily anticipation from Rahkeem Cornwall at first slip, who began to move to his right just when Chandimal was getting into position to play that shot.
Warrican picked another in just the next over, dismissing Dushmanta Chameera to leave the hosts nine down. Lasith Embuldeniya swung his bat around for a while, but eventually hit one tossed up ball from Chase to Jermaine Blackwood to give the former his fifth wicket of the innings.
West Indies openers just about saw off the tricky phase of 7 overs without losing a wicket. Lasith Embuldeniya thought he had Kraigg Brathwaite trapped leg before off the final ball of the session, and the onfield umpire agreed with him too, but a late review earned the batsman a repreive. .
Brief scores: West Indies 11/0 trail Sri Lanka 386 (Dimuth Karunaratne 147, Dhananjaya de Silva 61, Pathum Nissanka 56; Roston Chase 5-83, Jomel Warrican 3-87) by 374 runs