On the first day of the third Test being played in Barbados between the West Indies and Sri Lanka, only 46.3 overs could have been played due to rain disruption. Although the West Indies team scored 132 runs at the loss of 5 wickets to Stumps. Shane Dowrich (60) and Captain Jason Holder (33) have been runners-up till the end of the game. On the other hand, for the team, skipper Suranga Lakmal and Kasuna Regina took two wickets each.
In the first day-night match played in Barbados, the host team decided to bat first before winning the toss, but the Sri Lankan bowlers took advantage of the pitch, proving their decision completely wrong. Suranga Lakmal, who captained Sri Lanka in this match, has already got the big blow to the West Indies team by dismissing openers Devon Smith in the over.
West Indies did not get any help from this shock and after that team lost wickets at regular intervals. The hosts had lost their first three wickets in just 8 runs and half the side was dismissed for a score of 53 runs. After that, wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich and captain Jason Holder shared the 79-run partnership and did not let any other wicket fall until the game was over. During the whole day, the match had to be stopped due to rain.
For Sri Lanka, Suranga Lakmal got wickets for Craig Brathwaite (2) and Devon Smith (2), Kasuna Regina sent the ink hop (11) and Rostan Chez (14) pavilion. In addition, Lahiru Kumara dismissed Kieron Powell (4).
The Sri Lankan team is trailing 1-0 in the three-match Test series this time and their goal is to take advantage of this glorious start to put pressure on the West Indies team. On the other hand, the hosts will expect that Holder and Dourish will be able to bring the team to a respectable score like the first match.