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30-Nov-2021 15:49:00 GMT
SL vs WI - 2nd Test, Galle, day 2

Veerasammy, Warrican shine as West Indies dominate another rainy day

West Indies 69 for 1 (Blackwood 44) trail Sri Lanka 204 (Nissanka 73, Permaul 5-35, Warrican 4-50) by 135 runs

Galle: West Indies finished the day on 69/1 in the ongoing second Test against Sri Lanka as play was called off due to persistent rain here in Galle on Tuesday.

West Indies is trailing by 135 runs in the first innings and were going good before rain forced an early stumps on day two of the second Test.

Resuming day two at 113/1, Sri Lanka got off to a bad start as the side lost quick wickets in the first hour of play.

West Indies spinner Veerasammy Permaul took five wickets as Sri Lanka crumbled on Tuesday after having made a solid start to the second Test on day one.

Jomel Warrican too joined the party as he picked four wickets to dismantle the Sri Lanka batting lineup. The hosts were eventually folded for 204 in the first innings.

West Indies started their first innings with a potent 50-run partnership as openers Jermaine Blackwood and skipper Kraigg Brathwaite looked solid at the crease.

Praveen Jayawickrama removed Blackwood in the 28th over and West Indies ended the day at 69/1 as rain forced early stumps on Tuesday.

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