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West Indies vs Sri Lanka: Kraigg Brathwaite closing in on century after opening day of second Check | Cricket Information

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Rahkeem Cornwall smashes 43 off 54 balls as he shares in unbroken 65-run partnership with Kraig Brathwaite for the eighth wicket after Suranga Lakmal earlier claims 3-71 for Sri Lanka to have the West Indies in bother

Final Up to date: 29/03/21 11:53pm

West Indies captain Kraigg Brathwaite ended the opening day of the second Check not out on 99

West Indies captain Kraigg Brathwaite led from the entrance as he scored an unbeaten 99 to assist the West Indies recuperate to 287-7 by stumps on day oneĀ of the second Check in opposition to Sri Lanka in Antigua.

Brathwaite shared in an unbeaten 65-run partnership with Rahkeem Cornwall (43no), wrestling the impetus the way in which of the house facet after a see-sawing opening day.

Brathwaite batted cautiously, his innings utilizing up 239 deliveries, whereas extra adventurous workforce mates fell round him after Sri Lanka received the toss and put their hosts into bat.

Brathwaite survived an enormous likelihood when he was on 37. A wholesome edge off a Vishwa Fernando supply was dropped at third slip by Oshada Fernando when the Windies have been solely 113-3.

Sri Lanka opening bowler Suranga Lakmal (3-71) made early inroads, taking the wickets of John Campbell (5) and Nkrumah Bonner (0) within the morning session, piling on the stress with six successive maidens.

Kyle Mayers countered for the West Indies, scoring 49 off 61 balls as he placed on 71 runs with Brathwaite for the third wicket.

Jermaine Blackwood (18) and Jason Holder (30) departed earlier than tea and wicketkeeper Joshua da Siva hung round for 35 balls however scored only one run earlier than being caught behind off Dushmantha Chameera.

Alzarri Joseph additionally batted with aggression earlier than being trapped lbw by Lasith Embuldeniya for 29, having been dropped simply an over earlier, however it was Cornwall who noticed his skipper to the cusp of a ninth Check century.

The primary check, additionally on the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, led to a draw.



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