West Indies vs Sri Lanka, 2nd Test: West Indies in strong position with Craig Braithwaite’s century, Sri Lanka trailing by 218 runs

Craig Braithwaite’s century (Photo: Windies Cricket Board)

 

 

 

 

 

 

With the help of captain Craig Braithwaite’s ninth Test century, the West Indies kept their upper hand heavy on the second day of the second Test cricket match against Sri Lanka. Brathwaite led his innings by 99 runs. He needed only two balls on the second day to reach his first century after July 2018. He completed his first century as West Indies captain by playing Suranga Lakhmal for the second ball of fine leg.
Braithwaite is the 16th batsman to remain unbeaten on 99 after the end of the day’s play. All of them completed a century on the following day.

Brathwaite scored 126 runs off 311 balls with 13 fours and a 103-run partnership for the eighth wicket with Rakim Conwall (73). With this, West Indies scored 354 runs after being invited to bat first. Sri Lanka have scored 136 runs for three wickets till the end of the second day in response and are 218 runs behind the West Indies.Lahiru Tirimane, who played innings of 70 and 76 in the first Test, continued his good form and scored 55 runs but he again failed to convert it into a century. Dinesh Chandimal (34 not out) and Dhananjay DeSilva (23 not out) did not let the wicket fall for 25 overs. Both of them have added 59 runs for the fourth wicket so far.

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