Saturday 27 November 2010 

Wickets Tumble Before Colombo Test Is Drawn

Wickets Tumble Before Colombo Test Is Drawn
Wickets Tumble Before Colombo Test Is Drawn
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Sri Lanka 387-9 dec. (Sangakkara 150) & 57-1 dec. drew with
West Indies 243 (DM Bravo 80) & 12-2
Second Test, Colombo

The final day of the second Test between Sri Lanka and the West Indies saw wickets tumble before the match ended up in a draw with bad light ending play early.

The West Indies ended the match in the unsteady position of 12 for two in their second innings having been set 202 to win when the umpires decided that conditions were unsuitable for any further play.

After the fourth day was washed out, and the game had been interrupted by the weather throughout, the West Indies resumed their first innings on 165 for five and advanced to 243 before they were dismissed in reply to Sri Lanka's 387 for nine declared.

Darren Bravo had made 80 on day three and Carlton Baugh also scored 50 before Rangana Herath's haul of three for 76 allied with a brace of wickets apiece from Ajantha Mendis and Suranga Lakmal ensured Sri Lanka secured a big lead.

They then declared their second innings on 57 for one to set up a potentially intriguing final session of play and when the West Indies lost Adrian Barath (8) and Chris Gayle (3) in consecutive overs, the chances of a positive result materialising heightened.

However, following the two dismissals, Darren Bravo and Shivnarine Chanderpaul fended off 32 deliveries without scoring a run before the game was declared a draw.

Sri Lanka's first innings was set up by 150 from captain Kumar Sangakkara and 80 from Thilan Samaraweera as Kemar Roach bagged figures of five for 100.

The opening match, also badly hit by rain in Galle, was also drawn and the third and final game gets underway on 1st December in Pallakele,

© Cricket World 2010

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