West Indies’ Joshua da Silva was on the wicket at the end of the day as well as at the start of the fourth day of the Gaul Test. But 11 wickets fell in it. Four of the wickets in the second innings of Sri Lanka. The remaining seven are in the second innings of the West Indies.
West Indies, who started the day with 224 runs for 9 wickets, were bowled out for 230 in the first innings. Da Silva, who came down to bat at No. 6, remained unbeaten on 15 runs.
Sri Lanka then went on to bat in their second innings. Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne declared the innings with 191 runs for 4 wickets. He scored the highest 63 runs for Sri Lanka in the second innings. Karunaratne hit nine fours in the 104-ball innings. The second highest unbeaten 69 runs by Angelo Mathews.
West Indies were bowled out for 348 in the second innings by the West Indies. They finished the day with 52 runs for 6 wickets. Da Silva, who scored an unbeaten 15 in the first innings, is on the wicket. He is also unbeaten on 15 runs in this innings. Bonner, another batsman on the wicket with him, scored 18 runs. The duo have hit double figures so far in the second innings of the West Indies. The West Indies need 296 runs to win the fifth and final day of the Test tomorrow. And Sri Lanka need only four wickets.
Today, two Sri Lankan spinners have made the West Indies random. Off-spinner Ramesh Mendis bowled 11 overs and took 4 wickets for just 18 runs. Left-arm spinner Lasith Embuldenia gave away 17 runs in 10 overs to take 2 wickets.