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SL vs WI 1st Test: Sri Lanka four wickets away from victory against West Indies in Galle Test – Latest Cricket News


Sri Lanka’s team has strengthened its hold in the Galle Test. Sri Lanka bowled out West Indies for 52 runs in 25.3 overs for six wickets in 25.3 overs in the second innings of the first Test of the two-Test series on Wednesday. Chasing 348 runs for victory, The team succumbed to the spin bowlers Ramesh Mendis and Lasith Imbuldeniya.

The team had lost six wickets for 18 runs in the fourth innings but Nkrumah Bonner (18 not out) and Joshua da Silva (15 not out) put on an unbroken 34-run partnership for the seventh wicket until the game ended early due to poor light. was not allowed to cause any further damage. West Indies need another 296 runs to win on the fifth and final day of the match while Sri Lanka need just four wickets. Mendis took 4 for 17 while left-arm spinner Imbuldeniya took 2 for 18.

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In response to Sri Lanka’s 386 runs in the first innings, West Indies were all out for 230 runs adding six runs to their yesterday’s score. After taking a 156-run lead in the first innings, Sri Lanka declared the innings at 191 for four in 40.5 overs, batting aggressively in the second innings. Dimuth Karunaratne, who made 147 in the first innings, made 83 in the second innings while the experienced Angelo Mathews made an unbeaten 69 with the help of two sixes and four fours.

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