Follow the live cricket results of the first test between Sri Lanka and the West Indies in Galle. The West Indies need 296 runs, Sri Lanka four wickets.
Sri Lanka is ready for the kill on day 5 of the first cricket test against the West Indies. On Thursday, Sri Lanka will need four wickets to score a well-deserved victory and collect some key ICC World Test Championship points. West Indies must score an impossible 296 runs to win on a day 5 wicket at Galle. Only rain can save the Caribbean. Get live SL vs WI cricket results here.
100 for West Indies. Joshua Da Silva is seven out of a well-deserved fifty, while Nkrumah Bonner does not turn out at 36. West Indies 100/6 (48), need 248 runs to win.
From 18/6 in 11.4 overs to 89/6 in 44 overs, Joshua Da Silva and Nkrumah Bonner have strong resistance to Sri Lankan bowlers done. The duo played more than 200 balls for a total of 72 runs. West Indies need 255 runs.
Dropped. Pathum Nissanka drops Joshua Da Silva while sliding his legs. Rames Mendis would have got his fifth place. West Indies 75/6 (38)
Joshua Da Silva and Nkrumah Bonner make it really difficult for Sri Lankan bowlers. The duo have played over 150 deliveries together for just 40 runs. West Indies 61/6 (34)
It is the last day here in Galle and rain is expected according to the weather forecast. West Indies have to play the spinners wary.
Wicketkeeper batsman Joshua Da Silva saved the West Indies from total collapse in the first innings. The 23-year-old from Trinidad has once again resisted the Sri Lankan weirdos who tormented the Caribbean during the first test in Galle. But how long will this bailout last on a worsening day 5 bile pitch is the question.
Application has been a problem with West Indies cricket for over a decade. They were exposed again by the Sri Lankans.
The fact that the West Indies scored 52 for six wickets when the poor light stopped the game early on Wednesday is commendable. Da Silva and Nkrumah Bonner have so far participated in 34 runs with 13.5 overs. This after the West Indies were reduced over to 18 for 6 in the 12th!
Spinners Ramesh Mendis and Lasith Embuldeniya were Sri Lanka’s stars in that match. The hosts declared their second innings at 191-4, betting West Indies on an unlikely 348 runs to win. Sri Lankan captain Dimuth Karunaratne scored 83 runs to follow his 147 in the first innings. Angelo Mathews failed to hit two sixs and six limits for 69.
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