SL vs WI: Dhananjaya de Silva was dismissed by way of hit-wicket on Monday.© AFP
Dhananjaya de Silva put in a superb batting show throughout Sri Lanka’s ongoing first Take a look at match in opposition to West Indies on the Galle Worldwide Stadium. Regardless of his knock of 61 off 95 balls on Day 2, the all-rounder was dismissed in a wierd method. Whereas making an attempt to stop getting bowled out, he ended up knocking the balls off the stumps. The 30-year-old’s keep within the crease was purchased to an finish by Shannon Gabriel within the opening phases of Day 2 on Monday. Within the ninety fifth over of the innings, the pacer delivered a size ball, outdoors off, which De Silva tried to defend on the backfoot. However he was greatly surprised by the sudden bounce within the supply and making an attempt to vary the route of the ball in a state of panic, he ended up hitting it on the leg-stump. Right here is the video of De Silva’s hit-wicket :
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Sri Lanka managed to submit a primary innings rating of 386 on Day 2. Captain Dimuth Karunaratne was in sensible type, smashing 147 off 300 balls. He additionally registered 15 fours.
In the meantime, Dinesh Chandimal additionally contributed with the bat with a knock of 45 in 83 deliveries.
Roston Chase was in good type for West Indies, taking 5 wickets.
After the house facet’s first innings, West Indies reached 113 for six inside 42 overs in Day 2. Opener Kraigg Brathwaite smashed 41 off 115 balls earlier than shedding his wicket to Ramesh Mendis. With Kyle Mayers (22*) and Jason Holder (1*) within the crease, West Indies can be aiming for some momentum on Day 3.
In the meantime, Mendis has been in good bowling type for the hosts and took three wickets on Day 2.
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