Gaul. Sri Lanka won the second Test by 164 runs on the back of a brilliant performance by the spinners under the leadership of Ramesh Mendis. Chasing a target of 297 runs on the fifth and final day of the second Test (Sri Lanka vs West Indies) on Friday, the West Indies team was reduced to 132 runs. Sri Lankan spinners took all 20 wickets of West Indies in the match. Off-spinner Mendis took 11 wickets. In this way, Sri Lanka have captured the 2-match series 2-0. Spin bowlers took 67 wickets in the series. This is also a world record.
On the 5th and final day of the match, Sri Lanka started playing 328 for 8 in the second innings. The team declared the innings by scoring 345 for 9 wickets. Dhananjaya de Silva remained unbeaten on 155. He faced 262 balls. Hit 11 fours and 2 sixes. The team scored 204 in the first innings while West Indies scored 253 runs. The team was behind on the basis of first innings. In this way West Indies got the target of 297 runs.
Last 8 wickets lost for 40 runs
Chasing the target, West Indies did not have a good start. captain Craig Brathwaite scoring 6 runs Ramesh Mendis got out on the ball. After this, Jermaine Blackud scored 36 and Ann Bonner took over the team by scoring 44 runs. At one time the team’s score was 92 runs for 2 wickets. In the end, the team was reduced to 132 runs in 56.1 overs. 6 players could not touch the tens digit. Ramesh Mendis took 5 for 66 while left-arm spinner Lasith Embuldeniya took 5 wickets for 35 runs.
Got more than 65 wickets for the first time
Spin bowlers took 67 wickets in the 2-match series. This is the best performance of spin bowlers in the 2-match series. Earlier, in the two-match series played against England and Bangladesh in 2016-17, spin bowlers got 62 wickets. Sri Lanka The spin bowlers took all 20 wickets in a Test for the third time. Earlier, spinners did this against South Africa in 2018 and against England in 2018. All three Sri Lankan spinners made this record at home. Sri Lanka team World Test Championship (WTC) I topped with 100 per cent marks.