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WI facing another defeat

Published:Friday | October 23, 2015 | 12:00 AM
West Indies opener Kraigg Brathwaite (right) is caught by Sri Lanka's wicketkeeper Kusal Perera on the second day of their second Test in Colombo, Sri Lanka yesterday.

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP):

Sri Lanka extended their lead over West Indies to 113 on day two of the second Test yesterday, reaching 76 for two at stumps despite losing opener Dimuth Karunaratne to the first ball of the second innings.

Opener Kaushal Silva (31) was batting with Dinesh Chandimal on five when bad light stopped play.

West Indies fast bowler Jerome Taylor removed Karunaratne, with the first ball of the innings, when square-leg fielder Devendra Bishoo took an impressive diving catch.

Debutant Kusal Mendis and Silva shared 55 runs for the second wicket before Mendis (39) was caught by wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin off left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican.

Silva successfully reviewed a leg-before-wicket decision against him when replays showed a delivery from Taylor was missing leg stump.

Earlier, Dhammika Prasad took four wickets to help bowl out West Indies for 163 and secure a 37-run first-innings lead. Resuming the day at 17 for one, the tourists lost three more wickets in the morning session, with Prasad causing the biggest damage.


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Night watchman Devendra Bishoo (13) was caught behind by Kusal Perera off Prasad, and Darren Bravo made two before being bowled by Prasad to leave his team on 37-3.

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews took a catch at slip off part-time spinner Milinda Siriwardana to remove Marlon Samuels (13) just before lunch.

West Indies lost their remaining six wickets for 86 runs in the second session.

Batting first, Sri Lanka scored 200 in their first innings, helped largely by Siriwardana's maiden Test fifty, (68 runs) scored off 111 deliveries.