Gaul. Sri Lanka won the first Test match of the two-match series (SL vs WI 1st Test) has stepped towards victory against West Indies. In the second innings, till the end of the fourth day’s play on Wednesday, West Indies took six wickets (25.3 overs) for 52 runs and strengthened their grip in the match. Sri Lanka declared the second innings after scoring 191 runs for 4 wickets, giving the West Indies team a target of 348 runs to win.
this test match Chasing the target in the West Indies team, the spin bowlers Ramesh Mendis (Ramesh Mendis) and Lasith succumbed to Imbuldeniya’s spin. The team lost 6 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 7th wicket. Bonner and Joshua did not allow any further damage to the team until the game ended early due to bad light.
West Indies need another 296 runs to win on the fifth and last 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. In response to Sri Lanka’s 386 runs in the first innings, the West Indies team was 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. The captain who made 147 in the first innings Dimuth Karunaratne scored 83 runs in the second innings, while the experienced Angelo Mathews played an unbeaten 69 with the help of two sixes and four fours. Dimuth Karunaratne faced 104 balls in the second innings and hit 9 fours.