Low-scoring 2nd “Test” ends in draw

JermaineBlackwood-2Matara, Sri Lanka — The West Indies A bowlers forced another Sri Lanka A collapse on the fourth and final day of the 2nd “Test” but a result wasn’t possible for either team as the match ended in a draw.

Sri Lanka A started the final day in an uncertain position on 63/4, having a first innings lead of 15 runs. However, on another rain-hit day in which only 25 overs were possible, the West Indies A bowlers almost dismissed the hosts in their second innings.

Jermaine Blackwood finished the pick of the bowlers with 3-44. Shannon Gabriel and Miguel Cummins had two wickets each. Tail-enders, Tharindu Kaushal (33) and Niroshan Dickwella (24) top scored for Sri Lanka A at the end.

The host finished on 161/9, having an overall lead of 176 runs. The draw keeps the Sri Lankans ahead in the 3-match “Test” series with a 1-0 lead. The 3rd “Test” starts on Saturday.

Summarized Scores:

Sri Lanka A 1st Innings: 166 All Out (40.5 Overs). Kithuruwan Vithanage+ 54, Ashan Priyanjan 40, Dimuth Karunaratne 25, Upul Tharanga 16; Shannon Gabriel 10-2-29-5, Miguel Cummins 11.5-1-49-3, Shane Shillingford 9-0-54-2, Carlos Brathwaite 6-2-17-0.

West Indies A 1st Innings: 151 All Out (40.4 Overs). Kraigg Brathwaite 74, Chadwick Walton+ 25, Sheldon Cottrell 12, Shannon Gabriel 7*; Tharindu Kaushal 14.4-0-73-5, Nuwan Pradeep 10-2-28-3, Kasun Madushanka 9-3-30-2, Vishwa Fernando 7-1-20-0.

Sri Lanka A 2nd Innings: 161/9 (52 Overs). Upul Tharanga* 40, Tharindu Kaushal 33, Niroshan Dickwella 24, Jehan Mubarak 17; Jermaine Blackwood 9.3-2-44-3, Miguel Cummins 9-0-31-2, Shannon Gabriel 12-1-45-2, Carlos Brathwaite 9-5-11-1.

Match drawn

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