Port of Spain: The West Indies, who lost their six wickets at 246 for the spectacular West Indies wicketkeeper Shane Doverich (125 not out), declared his innings on 414 for the second day of the first test against Sri Lanka. Did it In their first innings in the match on the Queens Park Oval ground, Sri Lanka had lost their three wickets on 31 stumps to Stumps on the second day.
On the first day, after scoring 246 runs for six wickets, the West Indies added 168 runs in their account on the second day. Dorich, who remained unbeaten on 46 of the first day, also completed his century. Doverich, with a magnificent century from Devendra Bishoo (40), made West Indies a score of 339, but Bishnoi was trapped in the hands of Roshan de Silva on the ball of Sri Lanka’s bowler Suranga Lakmal.
75 runs partnership changed the match
Doverich, after handling the team’s innings on one end, Kemar Roach (39) gave a strong partnership of 75 runs to the team’s score of 414. Lahiru Kumara, Dinesh Chandimal, dropped the eighth wicket of the West Indies. West Indies declared their innings at this score. Lahiru Kumara took four wickets for Sri Lanka, while Lakmal took two wickets and Rangana Herath took one wicket. Team batsman Devon Smith was run out
Sri Lanka’s poor start
The start of the innings for Sri Lanka in the first innings was bad and the innings started poorly. The team scored two runs, Kemar Roach, Kusal Perera, caught out at the hands of the Ruston Chase without being given the opportunity to open the account and sent the pavilion. After this, Shanan Gabriel then dismissed Kusal Mendis (4) in the hands of Jason Holder, and also dropped Sri Lanka‘s second wicket. Sri Lanka lost their third wicket on 30 totals as Angelo Mathews (11) He was caught by the Chase at the Holder’s Ball.
Captain Dinesh Chandimal (3) and Roshan de Silva (1) are unbeaten on 33 runs. West Indies captain Jason Holder and wicket-keeper batsman Shane Doreich shared a 90-run partnership for the sixth wicket, with the West Indies cricket team starting on the first day of the first Test against Sri Lanka starting on the Queens Park Oval ground on Wednesday. In his first innings, he scored 246 runs for six wickets.
The first day was a bad start to the hosts
Earlier, on the first day of the game, West Indies won the toss and decided to bat first. The hosts faced a total of 84 overs and raised runs at an average of 2.92. Craig Brathwaite (3) and Devon Smith (7) disappointed, but the batsmen who came after this, brought the team to a respectable total while playing with patience.
Kieran Powell (38), Shay Hopp (44), Roger Chess (38), wicketkeeper Shane Doverich (46 not out) and captain Jason Holder (40 not out) Powell put up six boundaries in his 68-ball innings. Apart from this, Hope scored nine fours in 70 balls while Chase reached the ball in the 83-ball innings five times across the boundary. Doveritch has scored five boundaries in unbeaten innings of 133 balls. Captain smashed four fours in 88 balls.