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West Indies vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test Day 5 in Port of Spain, Highlights: As it Happened

Cricketnext Staff | Updated: June 10, 2018, 11:42 PM IST

1st Test, Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad 06 - 10 June, 2018

Toss won by West Indies (decided to bat)

West Indies beat Sri Lanka by 226 runs

Man of the Match: Shane Dowrich

West Indies vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test Day 5 in Port of Spain, Highlights: As it Happened

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Day 4 Review: Kusal Mendis led a strong Sri Lankan second innings effort but West Indies still held the advantage at stumps on day four of the first Test at the Queen's Park Oval in Trinidad on Saturday. Set a daunting target of 453 when the hosts declared their second innings at 223 for seven just after lunch, the visitors reached 176 for three by the close with Mendis unbeaten on 94. They require another 277 runs on the final day and will be hoping their captain Dinesh Chandimal, who retired unwell on 15 in the afternoon session, can resume his innings to bolster a team that looked completely out of contention at the start of the day's play.

Given that the world record for the highest successful run chase in the fourth innings of a Test match is 418 –- set by the West Indies against Australia in Antigua in 2003 -– the odds are very much stacked against the Sri Lankans, especially with the pitch offering more variable bounce that could prove increasingly hazardous on the final day. However, if Mendis can replicate the determination he showed through nearly four hours at the crease and get the support from his teammates, starting with nightwatchman Lahiru Gamage, then a draw at the very least still remains a possibility.

His innings has not been without incident, though, as he would have been given out caught behind off fast bowler Shannon Gabriel when on six had West Indies captain Jason Holder opted for a television referral of the not out ruling given on the field. Mendis, who has so far faced 186 deliveries and struck two sixes and nine fours, was also dropped on 42 by wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich off leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo. It was Bishoo who claimed the final wicket of the day just before bad light ended play when he had Roshen Silva caught and bowled off a leading edge.

Gabriel had earlier despatched Mendis's opening partner Kusal Perera to a first slip catch by Devon Smith in the fourth over of the innings and after Chandimal left the field with his personal score on 15. Former skipper Angelo Mathews added 74 runs with the resolute Mendis until he fell to a leg-side catch by Dowrich off Holder for 31. Earlier, having pushed the lead beyond the 400-run mark in the morning session when they lost three wickets and added a further 78 runs, including Kieran Powell for a top score of 88, West Indies batted for an additional 15 minutes in the afternoon session before Holder declared. It was the first time since the drawn 1985 fixture against New Zealand in Georgetown, Guyana that the West Indies had declared in both innings of a Test match.

Most of the attention in the morning session surrounded the prospect of Powell reaching a fourth Test century. Impressing with his elegant stroke play in reaching 64 overnight, the left-hander looked well on course to reach three figures but an error of judgement brought an end to his innings as he failed to get to the pitch off an attempted leg-side flick off spinner Dilruwan Perera and substitute fielder Jeffrey Vandersay took a good catch diving forward at midwicket. Fast-medium bowler Lahiru Kumara again led the Sri Lankan effort with figures of three for 40 to finish with seven wickets in the match.

Commentary (Sri Lanka innings)

Right then! That is a quick wrap up on Day 5 - Windies needing less than 30 overs to take the 7 Sri Lankan wickets. Sunil Gavaskar reckons that this is a sign of the Windies' revival. The Lankans do not have too much time to regroup. The second Test begins on Thursday, 14th June, 2018 at Gros Islet. Join us at 10 am local (1400 GMT) for all the action from that Test. Until then, ADIOS! TAKE CARE!

Victorious Windies captain Jason Holder is extremely happy to start the series with a win. He feels that yesterday it was very tough for his bowlers to pick up wickets but still they tried hard. Praises his team overall for the spirited performance. Stresses that he was not worried after Stumps last evening as he believed that the pitch will get tougher to bat on. On Kieran Powell, Jason says that he has a lot of potential and wants him to be more consistent. Adds that he was disappointed with Powell not getting a century. On his viewpoints about his team's performance, Holder says that he will come down very hard on his team for the chances they missed as well. But also praises his fast bowlers for bowling consistently fast and the spinners doing well today.

SHANE DOWRICH HAS BEEN NAMED THE PLAYER OF THE MATCH for his first innings ton. He admits that it is a very good feeling. On the pitch, he says that the batsmen had to work for runs and there was plenty for the bowlers. On his own thought process, he says that he just stuck to the basics. On the plans and preparation in general, he stresses on being consistent and praises his coach Floyd Reifer for his continuous inputs which helped him in his Test while batting.

Sri Lankan captain, Dinesh Chandimal, blames the poor fielding on Day 1, dropping crucial chances, for the defeat. But is quick to add that they need to make a turnaround soon. Looks at the positives in Kusal Mendis' knock and Lahiru Kumara's bowling in both innings. Praises the Windies for playing outstanding cricket throughout the five days. On Dhananjaya de Silva's possible inclusion for the second Test, Chandimal hints that it might well be a possibility, especially since he has played at number 3 in the last 4-5 matches.

Now to the Windies' bowling. It has been a while since we have seen quick bowlers taking wickets for the home side. Bouncing the batsmen out, hitting them in the rib cage, then gloves and eventually making life uncomfortable. The seamers picked 8 wickets in the first innings while the last day was for the spinners - this is only the SECOND TIME that Sri Lanka have lost 7 wickets to spinners in a Test inning outside Asia. Devendra Bishoo and Roston Chase being the beneficiaries - the latter especially striking twice in that last over before Lunch, removing Chandimal and Dickwella. Really disappointing for the Lankans. Stay tuned for the presentation.

Plenty of bowling positives for Sri Lanka initially, with Lahiru Kumara snapping up a 4-fer but then he got no support from the rest. In the second innings too, Kumara was the only one to be talked about. Slyly, Windies prepared a track which had lot of bounce and pace, not much spin and effectively negated Herath. Result? He got only 3 wickets in the entire match.

In the second innings, Sri Lanka probably smelt a chance when they had the Windies at 75/3 but then Kieran Powell kept them at bay. Then with the bat, apart from Kusal Mendis who scored a spectacular century, there was nothing much to talk about the batting again. They are missing someone who can grind it out in the middle.

The first day probably summed up the situation for Sri Lanka. They had the Windies on the mat, at 147/5 but allowed the home side to cross 400, not to mention the numerous dropped catches. Then the batting did not justify itself either, folding up for 185.

A Test win after 10 years for Windies against Sri Lanka. This is also their biggest win against Sri Lanka in Tests and also their biggest against any opponent in terms of runs, at Port Of Spain in this format!

83.2 Chase to Kumara, OUT! That is the end of the innings and match! This was definitely out. Full and outside off, Kumara looked to defend but missed it. Dowrich fumbled and then took it on the second attempt. He appealed, umpire Kettleborough took his time but then raised his finger! Snickometer confirms an inside edge onto Kumara's pads. WINDIES WIN BY 226 RUNS! 226/10

Lahiru Kumara is the last man in...

83.1 Chase to Lakmal, OUT! Given caught behind! Lakmal is not happy at all. Outside off, Suranga looks to defend but misses. The keeper collects, appeals, so does Roston Chase and up goes the umpire's finger! Lakmal stands there disappointed, he perhaps wants the review but there is none. Replays indicate possible daylight between bat and ball. 226/9

82.6 D Bishoo to Lakmal, The batsman works it down the leg side. They pick up a single. 226/8

82.5 Bishoo to Lakmal, RUN OUT MISSED! Oh dear... Bishoo is embarrassed. Short and outside off, Lakmal slices it towards point. He is ball-watching while Dilruwan is already beside him to shake hands. Lakmal has no idea where his partner is and simply goes back. Dilruwan now runs back but is gone for all money. The throw is a simple one to the bowler but Bishoo simply does not collect! 225/8

82.4 D Bishoo to Lakmal, Full and outside off, solidly defended. 225/8

Suranga Lakmal is the new man in.

82.3 D Bishoo to Herath, OUT! Spin, bounce, edge and a catch. A proper leg spinner's dismissal. Full and around off, Herath lunges to defend but the ball spins in, bounces a touch, takes the inside edge and lobs straight to Shai Hope at short leg. Herath walks off even before the finger is raised. 2 wickets more... 225/8

82.2 D Bishoo to Herath, Around off, spinning in, Herath works it towards short leg. 225/7

82.1 D Bishoo to Perera, Full and outside off, Perera comes down the track and works it wide of mid on for a single. 225/7

81.6 R Chase to Perera, Gets it past short leg and earns a single. 224/7

81.5 R Chase to Perera, Full and outside off, DP comes down the track and looks to defend, getting a thick inside edge on his pads. 223/7

81.4 R Chase to Perera, This time he comes forward and works it wide of mid-wicket. 223/7

81.3 R Chase to Perera, Outside off, pushed to the off side. 223/7

81.2 R Chase to Perera, Very full and outside off, Dilruwan stays back to defend but the ball keeps low and goes off the outside edge past slip. 223/7

81.1 R Chase to Perera, Full and outside off, Perera comes forward to defend but is beaten. 223/7

Roston Chase continues...

80.6 D Bishoo to Herath, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 223/7

80.5 D Bishoo to Herath, Gives it air on off, Herath keeps it out. 223/7

80.4 D Bishoo to Herath, That stays low! Another tossed up delivery outside off, this one turns back in and also stays a touch low. Herath lunges forward to defend but is done in by the low bounce. Dowrich goes down low to collect it but fails to do so. 223/7

80.3 D Bishoo to Herath, Flighted ball on off, Rangana defends it onto the ground. 223/7

80.2 D Bishoo to Herath, BEATEN! Loopy ball outside off, Herath plays inside the line and gets beaten. 223/7

80.1 D Bishoo to Perera, Slightly shorter in length on middle, Dilruwan whips it through mid-wicket for a run. 223/7

We are back for what could probably be the last session of the game. Out come the players along with the umpire. Dilruwan Perera will be joined in the middle by Rangana Herath. Devendra Bishoo will continue his spell. Here we go...

... Day 5, Session 2 ...

What can Sri Lanka do now? Play for personal milestones, perhaps. This is that time when you see your numbers 8 and 9 play carefree cricket and get 40s and 50s. A clinical approach would be to guts it out, fight hard and drag it into the third session. But maybe, they might go for some quick runs and give us some entertainment. Join us back at 1240 local (1640 GMT).

Holder's decision to give Chase that over proved to work wonders. First Chandimal played a rash shot and then on the last ball, Dickwella was dismissed. That should probably seal the deal. There is not much batting left in the Lankan camp and there is plenty of time left in the day. 1-0 should not take long, I guess.

Spectacular session for the Windies. They have taken 4 wickets and conceded just 46 runs in a span of 26.2 overs. Gabriel struck the initial blow, removing Mendis early and then the final over of the session was a kind of madness from the visitors.

79.6 R Chase to Dickwella, OUT! LBW! There is no inside edge and the decision stays as it is! This is probably the fastest I have seen Roston Chase run - that was how plumb it looked. Full and around off, Dickwella looks to defend that, playing for the turn. But the ball skids on, goes past the bat and hits the pads. Umpire Kettleborough immediately raises his finger but Dickwella takes the review, probably more out of hope. Snickometer does not detect any inside edge while Hawk Eye shows it to be crashing into the stumps. THAT WILL BE LUNCH ON DAY 5! 222/7

Dickwella seems to be gone too! Umpire Kettleborough has raised his finger on an appeal regarding an LBW against the southpaw. A review has been taken but... there needs to be an inside edge for the decision to be turned down. Seems plumb.

79.5 R Chase to N Dickwella, Driven towards the mid off region. 222/6

79.4 R Chase to Dickwella, Tries the paddle again but this time, nearly scoops a catch to short leg. 222/6

79.3 R Chase to Dickwella, FOUR! Takes this on the full, reaches out and paddles it fine for a boundary! 222/6

Dilruwan Perera walks in at number 8, replacing his captain.

79.2 R Chase to Chandimal, OUT! Oh no, oh no, if you are a Sri Lankan fan. Oh my, oh my, what luck, if you are in the opposite camp. Chandimal has thrown it away. That too, with 6 minutes to Lunch. He played a poor shot at a similar juncture in the first innings but this is an atrocious one. Full and outside off, Chandimal comes down the track and has a wild hoick. He only gets a top edge which is taken near mid-wicket by Kraigg Brathwaite. Chandimal will be admonishing himself. It is not a bad ploy to attack the part-timer but then one needs to be careful as well. 218/6

79.1 R Chase to Chandimal, Full and outside off, solidly defended. 218/5

78.6 D Bishoo to Dickwella, Outside off, solidly defended. 218/5

78.5 D Bishoo to Dickwella, FOUR! WALLOP! A bit of a loop from Bishoo, Dickwella gets down and sweeps it powerfully over mid-wicket for a boundary. He gets his third and the stand is now worth 23. 218/5

78.4 D Bishoo to Dickwella, Landed outside off, Niroshan goes back and just about puts bat to ball as he looks to defend. 214/5

A bit more crowd coming in near the batsman. A silly point is being employed.

78.3 D Bishoo to Dickwella, Full and outside off, Dickwella reaches out and pushes it to the off side. 214/5

78.2 D Bishoo to Dickwella, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 214/5

78.1 D Bishoo to N Dickwella, Full and outside off, driven straight to the bowler. 214/5

77.6 R Chase to Chandimal, Full and outside off, driven straight to cover. 214/5

77.5 R Chase to Chandimal, The batsman failed to make contact and was hit low on the pads. 214/5

77.4 R Chase to Chandimal, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 214/5

77.3 R Chase to Chandimal, Full and outside off, watchfully pushed back. 214/5

77.2 R Chase to Chandimal, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 214/5

77.1 R Chase to Chandimal, Full and outside off, Chandimal gets down to sweep but misses and is hit on the pads. There is an LBW appeal but it is denied as the impact was outside off. 214/5

Interesting. Holder goes to Roston Chase. 14 minutes to go to Lunch.

76.6 D Bishoo to Dickwella, A touch short, around off, Niroshan stays back and defends. 214/5

76.5 D Bishoo to Dickwella, On middle and leg, this is flicked towards short leg, 214/5

76.4 D Bishoo to Dickwella, Outside off, on a length, Dickwella looks to defend but there is extra bounce and he fends it off in an awkward manner. 214/5

76.3 D Bishoo to Dickwella, Similar ball, once again ND reaches out to push it towards point. 214/5

76.2 D Bishoo to Dickwella, Full and outside off, Niroshan reaches out and pushes it towards point. 214/5

76.1 D Bishoo to Dickwella, Tossed up outside off, Dickwella comes forward and defends. 214/5

75.6 K Roach to Chandimal, Around off, well blocked out. 214/5

75.5 K Roach to Chandimal, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 214/5

75.5 K Roach to Chandimal, NO BALL. Roach oversteps by a big margin and Chandimal tucks it behind square leg for a couple. 239 more to win. 214/5

Oh dear! Another instance of an edge not being picked! In Roach's previous over, on ball number 5 - meaning 73.5 - there was an edge! Strangely, no one heard it and subsequently no one appealed either!

75.4 K Roach to Chandimal, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 211/5

75.3 K Roach to Chandimal, The batsman defends it from within the crease. 211/5

75.2 K Roach to Chandimal, Stays back in his crease and blocks. 211/5

75.1 K Roach to Chandimal, Outside off, left alone. 211/5

74.6 D Bishoo to Dickwella, The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. 211/5

74.5 D Bishoo to Dickwella, Around off, solidly defended. 211/5

74.4 D Bishoo to Dickwella, Played to the point region by the batsman. 211/5

74.3 D Bishoo to D Chandimal, Comes down the track and drives it towards long off for a single. 211/5

74.2 D Bishoo to Chandimal, FOUR! The wrong 'un from Bishoo, but it is wrong in length as well. It is short and Chandimal heaves it over mid-wicket for a one-bounce boundary. 210/5

74.1 D Bishoo to Chandimal, Full and outside off, Chandimal lunges and defends. 206/5

73.6 K Roach to Dickwella, This one is let through to the keeper. 206/5

73.5 K Roach to Dickwella, Outside off, a play and a miss. 206/5

73.4 K Roach to Dickwella, Full and outside off, solidly blocked. 206/5

73.3 K Roach to Dickwella, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 206/5

73.2 K Roach to N Dickwella, FOUR! Better from Roach. He angles this from around the wicket and forces Dickwella back in his crease. Then he gets the ball to straighten and induces an outside edge as Niroshan looks to defend. But it goes along the ground and beats gully to the third man fence. 206/5

73.1 K Roach to Dickwella, FOUR! HANDSOME! Finally some runs for Sri Lanka. A confident-looking shot. Full and outside off, Dickwella leans and drives it through the covers. No stopping that. 200 UP FOR THE LANKANS. Can this pair see this session off? 202/5

72.6 D Bishoo to Chandimal, Beaten! Full and outside off, Chandimal looks to defend but the ball spins away sharply to beat the outside edge. 198/5

72.5 D Bishoo to Chandimal, Very full outside off, DC dead-bats it. 198/5

72.4 D Bishoo to Chandimal, Full and outside off, Dinesh comes down the track and pushes it straight to cover. 198/5

72.3 D Bishoo to Chandimal, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 198/5

72.2 D Bishoo to Dickwella, The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads for a single. 198/5

72.1 D Bishoo to Dickwella, Full and outside off, Dickwella looks to sweep but misses. 197/5

71.6 K Roach to Chandimal, The batsman rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball. 197/5

71.5 K Roach to Chandimal, On middle and leg, worked to the leg side. 197/5

71.4 K Roach to Chandimal, Nearly a no ball. Roach is coming from well wide of the crease and is almost touching the return crease with his right foot. In this case, his toe touches the ground and then the heel makes contact with the return crease. Hence, not a no ball. Coming to the delivery, it is pitched on a good length outside off, comes in a bit and is left alone. 197/5

71.3 K Roach to Chandimal, Outside off, jags back sharply, Chandimal is squared up and pushes it back awkwardly. 197/5

71.2 K Roach to Chandimal, Outside off, on a length, pushed towards cover. 197/5

71.1 K Roach to Dickwella, On middle and leg, tucked towards deep backward square leg for a single. 197/5

A change from the Pavilion End. Kemar Roach replaces Miguel Cummins. Holder is giving the batsman something to think about - two fielders on the leg side - in the deep. Probably making Dickwella think whether the length will be short.

70.6 D Bishoo to Chandimal, Full and outside off, pushed back to the bowler. 196/5

70.5 D Bishoo to Chandimal, Outside off, turning away, left alone. 196/5

70.4 D Bishoo to Dickwella, On middle and leg, spinning in, ND goes back and plays it through mid-wicket for a run. 196/5

70.3 D Bishoo to Dickwella, The batsman defends it from within the crease. 195/5

70.2 D Bishoo to Dickwella, Appeal for a catch but it is turned down. Floated outside off, Niroshan stretches out to sweep but the ball goes off his arm to leg slip. Wait a second - replays show the ball hitting the glove! Have the Windies missed a moment again? 195/5

70.1 D Bishoo to Dickwella, Tossed up outside off, Dickwella stays back and defends it to the off side. 195/5

69.6 M Cummins to Chandimal, This time it is solidly blocked. 195/5

69.5 M Cummins to Chandimal, Peach, apple, mango, cherry - call it what you like. Unplayable ball from Cummins. He lands it on a length outside off and it comes in sharply after pitching. Chandimal is squared up as he looks to defend and his good luck avoids an outside edge. 195/5

69.4 M Cummins to Chandimal, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 195/5

69.3 M Cummins to Chandimal, Stays back in his crease and blocks. 195/5

69.2 M Cummins to Chandimal, Pushed to the cover region by the batsman. 195/5

69.1 M Cummins to Chandimal, Outside off, solidly blocked out. 195/5

The last ray of hope for Sri Lanka - Niroshan Dickwella - comes out to bat at number 7, replacing Gamage.

68.6 Bishoo to Gamage, OUT! No bat and Gamage has to depart. The googly from Bishoo, pitched outside off, Lahiru comes forward to defend, anticipating a leggie but is done in by the wrong 'un. Is hit right in front of the stumps, on the pads and umpire Aleem Dar has absolutely no hesitation in raising his finger. Gamage starts to walk but Chandimal insists that the review should be taken. Probably because of the long stride which Gamage got. Sadly, for the Lankans, that cannot save them either. They end up losing a review as The Hawk Eye shows the ball to be hitting the middle stump. Windies 5 wickets away from a 1-0 series lead. 195/5

Gamage has been adjudged LBW! However, he has been asked to wait by Chandimal. Sri Lanka are taking the review. Looks dead though - unless there is bat.

68.5 D Bishoo to Gamage, Tossed up nicely, outside off, Gamage comes forward and blocks. 195/4

68.4 D Bishoo to Gamage, Full and outside off, solidly defended. 195/4

68.3 D Bishoo to Chandimal, Full and outside off, driven towards long off for a single. 195/4

68.2 D Bishoo to Chandimal, Full and outside off, pushed to the off side. 194/4

68.1 D Bishoo to Chandimal, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 194/4

67.6 M Cummins to Gamage, On a length, around off, defended in front of short leg. 194/4

67.5 M Cummins to Gamage, A bouncer, on middle, Lahiru ducks. 194/4

67.4 M Cummins to Gamage, The batsman defends it from within the crease. 194/4

67.3 M Cummins to Chandimal, On middle and leg, flicked through mid-wicket for a single. Or is it? A leg bye signalled. 194/4

67.2 M Cummins to Chandimal, Down the leg side, flick shot missed. 193/4

67.1 M Cummins to Chandimal, Ooohh... on a length outside off, Chandimal looks to tuck it to the leg side but gets a bit of a leading edge to the off side. 193/4

66.6 D Bishoo to L Gamage, Full and outside off, Gamage comes forward to defend but gets an outside edge. However, since he played that with soft hands, the edge did not carry to Jason Holder at gully. 193/4

66.5 D Bishoo to Gamage, Outside off, this one does not turn, left alone. 193/4

66.4 D Bishoo to Chandimal, Short and outside off, cut through point for a single. 193/4

66.3 D Bishoo to Chandimal, Outside off, solidly defended. 192/4

Holder comes in now, at gully.

66.2 D Bishoo to Chandimal, EDGED, SHORT! Bishoo makes an impact straightaway. Full and outside off, spinning away, Chandimal lunges to defend but the ball turns, takes the outside edge and almost carries to Devon Smith at first slip who dives to his right and stops runs. 192/4

66.1 D Bishoo to Chandimal, Full and outside off, pushed to the off side. 192/4

Finally. Devendra Bishoo comes into the attack. He should be able to make use of the inconsistent bounce.

DRINKS are on the field. What an attritional hour of cricket. 12.2 overs, only 16 runs and the big wicket of Kusal Mendis. The Windies have been exceptionally consistent with their bowling and the result is that the Lankans have been forced to go into a shell. The pitch has shown signs of inconsistent bounce right from the first over this morning and batting definitely will not be easy. A positive for Sri Lanka is that night watchman Lahiru Gamage has managed to absorb the pressure. However, the home side will feel that it is just 2 wickets away from enforcing a collapse. As of now, the win looks out of the window for the Lankans. They will hope that Chandimal and later on Dickwella see off this bowling. 14 overs to go for the second new ball.

65.6 M Cummins to Gamage, Outside off, solidly blocked out to end the over. 192/4

65.5 M Cummins to Gamage, Outside off, left alone again. 192/4

65.4 M Cummins to Gamage, That kicks off again. Cummins bends his back and gets the ball to rise from short of a length. Lahiru is in the air while trying to fend and just about misses it. 192/4

65.3 M Cummins to Gamage, On a length and straight, Gamage does well to keep it down in front of short leg. 192/4

65.2 M Cummins to Gamage, Outside off, on a length, moving away, shouldered arms to. 192/4

65.1 M Cummins to Chandimal, On middle and leg, flicked through square leg for a single. 192/4

64.6 K Roach to Gamage, The batsman chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump. 191/4

64.5 K Roach to Gamage, Around off, comes back in sharply, stays low as well, Lahiru defends watchfully. He has NOT played even one shot in anger. 191/4

64.4 K Roach to Gamage, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 191/4

64.3 K Roach to Gamage, A bouncer now, ducked under. 191/4

64.2 K Roach to Gamage, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 191/4

64.1 K Roach to Gamage, Full and outside off, well defended again. 191/4

63.6 M Cummins to Chandimal, On a length outside off, nicely blocked out. 191/4

63.5 M Cummins to Chandimal, The batsman shoulders arms to let that one through. 191/4

63.4 M Cummins to Chandimal, Stays back in his crease and blocks. 191/4

63.3 M Cummins to Chandimal, Outside off, quietly left alone. 191/4

63.2 M Cummins to Chandimal, The batsman has attempted to put bat on ball - but fails. 191/4

63.1 M Cummins to Chandimal, IS THAT OUT? Nope. What a start from Cummins. He lands it on back of a length outside off and forces Chandimal to play at that. The ball kicks off the surface and nearly takes the outside edge. Windies appeal but it is not given. Replays confirm the ball whizzing past the edge. 191/4

Double change. Miguel Cummins into the attack.

62.6 K Roach to Gamage, Outside off, a play and a miss from Gamage. 191/4

62.5 K Roach to Gamage, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 191/4

62.4 K Roach to Chandimal, On middle and leg, flicked aerially, wide of the fielder at short mid-wicket for a single. That was not too far from the fielder. 191/4

62.3 K Roach to Chandimal, The batsman has punched that ball through the off side. 190/4

62.2 K Roach to Chandimal, Wider, outside off again, let through once more. 190/4

62.1 K Roach to Chandimal, On a length outside off, pretty wide, left alone. 190/4

Kemar Roach comes into the attack. As expected, Shannon Gabriel is going off the field. His last spell read - 4.2-0-8-1 - simply terrific. It might be the last we could see of him till Lunch.

61.6 S Gabriel to Gamage, Full and just outside off, extra bounce, played well though, to the off side. 190/4

61.5 S Gabriel to Gamage, Outside off, left alone. 190/4

Sunil Gavaskar on air observes the Mendis dismissal once again, trying to find any error in the batsman's footwork. He does not find any. Rather, he sympathizes with the batter. Says that when one is well set, he normally tends to get closer to the ball. Even if Mendis had been on the back foot, it would not have made any difference, opines Gavaskar. However, he adds that had it been a new man at the crease, he would have been tentative and might have played and missed.

61.4 S Gabriel to Chandimal, Played to the mid-wicket region by the batsman. One run added to the total. 190/4

61.3 S Gabriel to Chandimal, OOPS... This one comes off the crack from outside off, Dinesh feels for it but the ball stays low. It takes the bottom edge and goes perilously close to the off stump, bouncing in front of the keeper. 189/4

61.2 S Gabriel to Chandimal, Around off, defended watchfully. 189/4

61.1 S Gabriel to Chandimal, Full and just outside off, watchfully defended. 189/4

60.6 J Holder to Gamage, Full and just outside off, watchfully defended. 189/4

60.5 J Holder to L Gamage, The batsman gets an inside edge and the ball hits him on the pads. 189/4

60.4 J Holder to Gamage, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 189/4

60.3 J Holder to Gamage, Outside off, left alone again. 189/4

60.2 J Holder to Gamage, Very full, on middle and leg, Gamage misses his flick and is hit on the pads. Holder starts to appeal but then bails out. Probably going down leg... 189/4

60.1 J Holder to Gamage, Outside off, left alone. 189/4

Skipper Dinesh Chandimal walks out now. Remember, he had gone off the field due to poor health last afternoon.

59.6 S Gabriel to Mendis, OUT! UNPLAYABLE! That is a snorter from Gabriel and Mendis is out of here. What a ball. It is landed on a good length outside off and Kusal comes half-forward to defend. Nothing wrong about that - on pitches with uncertain bounce, that is the way one should play. But suddenly, the ball shoots up, takes the glove and rises even higher. Dowrich leaps and takes it. Tough luck for Mendis. He could have done NOTHING about that. Gabriel has provided the knockout punch. Well played, Mendis. 189/4

59.5 S Gabriel to Mendis, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 189/3

59.4 S Gabriel to Mendis, Outside off, a push and a miss. 189/3

59.3 S Gabriel to Mendis, ALMOST! A yorker outside off, KM looks to dig it out. Then, the ball bounces and hits the back of his bat. It threatens to hit the stumps and he tries to swish it away, almost hitting the stumps himself! In the end, everything is fine. 189/3

59.2 S Gabriel to Mendis, Down the leg side, Kusal misses his flick. 189/3

59.2 S Gabriel to Mendis, NO BALL. Second for the day. And this is bigger than the previous one. Unfortunately, that is good only in high jump events. Mendis defends it towards cover. 189/3

The drizzle is back! It is heavy again. However, the umpires are staying out in the middle. In fact, as I type that, the drizzle has disappeared as well.

59.1 S Gabriel to Mendis, On a length outside off, defended to the off side. 188/3

More repairs for Gamage's finger. The physio has come out again.

58.6 J Holder to Gamage, LBW shout but not out. A length ball, on middle, angling down, Gamage misses his flick and is hit on the pads. Holder appeals but to no avail. Probably going down leg. Yup, Hawk Eye confirms. 188/3

58.5 J Holder to Gamage, Around off, defended watchfully. 188/3

58.4 J Holder to Gamage, One more leave outside off. 188/3

58.3 J Holder to Gamage, Outside off, left alone. 188/3

58.2 J Holder to Gamage, On a length this time, outside off, pushed towards point. 188/3

58.1 J Holder to Gamage, A short ball outside off, rising steeply, Gamage plays that nicely by rising with the bounce and fending it to the off side. 188/3

57.6 S Gabriel to Gamage, The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. One run added to the total. 188/3

The physio is out in the middle now. Gamage is certainly not happy. Remember, he is a fast bowler and the second Test begins on the 14th. Out comes the magic spray.

57.5 S Gabriel to Gamage, OUCH! That has stung. Gabriel bends his back and extracts steep bounce. Gamage looks to fend that but is beaten by pace. Is pinged on the gloves and immediately drops his bat down, wringing his hand in pain. 187/3

Did you know? 3 of Kusal Mendis' previous 4 tons have ended up in scores of 175-plus. All the best, Windies!!!

57.4 S Gabriel to K Mendis, Driven towards the mid on region. They pick up a single. 187/3

57.4 S Gabriel to Mendis, NO BALL. Gabriel opens his overstepping account for the day. This is by a big margin as well. Mendis defends watchfully. 186/3

57.3 S Gabriel to K Mendis, Fuller, pushed straight towards mid on. 185/3

57.2 S Gabriel to Mendis, Around off, well blocked out. 185/3

57.1 S Gabriel to Mendis, Landed outside off, Mendis is squared up but adjusts well to push it towards gully. 185/3

56.6 J Holder to Gamage, Outside off, comes back in a long way, Lahiru gets across and looks to flick but misses and is hit on the pads. Holder starts to appeal but then withdraws it quickly. 185/3

56.5 J Holder to Gamage, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 185/3

56.4 J Holder to Gamage, Around off and outside off, solidly defended. 185/3

56.3 J Holder to Mendis, On middle and leg, another flick, this time only for a single. The stand is worth 10 now. 185/3

56.2 J Holder to Mendis, FOUR! HUNDRED FOR MENDIS! His fifth in Test cricket but perhaps his second best in terms of importance after that 176 against Australia. A loose ball from the usually tight Holder, a half volley on the pads, Mendis just flicks it casually behind square leg and finds the fence. He does not celebrate as magnanimously as Dowrich, but just removes his helmet and accepts the applause from the Lankan dressing room. His team mates are standing up for him. This is a big knock. But it needs to get bigger for the Lankans and Mendis realizes that. Let's move on. 269 more needed for a victory. 184/3

56.1 J Holder to Mendis, Outside off, comes in a long way, left alone. 180/3

55.6 S Gabriel to Gamage, Down the leg side, Lahiru misses his tuck and the ball goes off his thigh pads towards leg gully. 180/3

55.5 S Gabriel to Gamage, Down the leg side, tucked past short leg for a couple of runs. 180/3

55.4 S Gabriel to Gamage, A sharp bouncer, right at the head, Gamage ducks. 178/3

55.3 S Gabriel to Mendis, On middle and off, this is clipped through mid-wicket for a single. 178/3

55.2 S Gabriel to Mendis, AND NOW THIS DOES NOT BOUNCE! Already the pitch is showing signs of venom. The previous one saw the ball shoot up, while this one does not bounce much at all. The length was not much different from the previous one - just outside off and on a length. Only this time, Mendis decided to play it from the crease - probably because of the previous ball and looked to defend - only to get beaten. 177/3

55.1 S Gabriel to Mendis, On a length around off, bounces awkwardly, Mendis gets across but does well to push it towards mid on. That was very well played. Many times, when a batsman comes forward and there is sudden bounce, he is unable to play and ends up nicking it behind. 177/3

54.6 J Holder to Mendis, Down the leg side, flicked through square leg for a single. 177/3

54.5 J Holder to Mendis, Another ball down the leg side, KM misses his flick. That definitely seems to be a ploy by the Windies - get the batsman or batsmen caught down the leg side. 176/3

54.4 J Holder to Mendis, Full and just outside off, solidly defended. 176/3

54.3 J Holder to Mendis, Outside off, left alone. 176/3

54.2 J Holder to Mendis, Ahh... teasing. Holder bowls it full and wide outside off, tempting Kusal to go after that one. Mendis thinks about the drive and almost commits, before stopping himself at the last moment. A play and a miss results. 176/3

54.1 J Holder to Mendis, Strays this down the leg side, Mendis nearly nicks it to the keeper. Dowrich fumbles. 176/3

The drizzle has left us as quickly as it arrived. It is bright and sunny now. Jason Holder to start off proceedings for the day. Slip and a gully in place for Kusal Mendis.

53.6 S Gabriel to Gamage, Very full outside off, but wide enough to be shouldered arms to. 176/3

53.5 S Gabriel to Gamage, On a length outside off, Gamage plays inside the line but gets beaten. 176/3

Everyone is out in the middle now. Gabriel will complete his pending over from last night. Gamage to face...

The umpires are walking out to the middle but they are being accompanied by heavy droplets. It seems to be a condition in which play can be possible because the men who matter are not bothered much.

PITCH REPORT - Sunil Gavaskar doing the pitch report observes that the track is still a batting beauty. There are some cracks which are opening up due to the soil getting loose but they are not that alarming. Praises the curator for preparing a very good pitch.

Angelo Mathews is having a chat with Roshan Abeysinghe. The former skipper says that the Lankans aim to play positive cricket and try and see whether the target can be chased down. On the plans, he slyly says that those are for the team and he will keep it to himself. On the wicket, he expects it to be very unpredictable and hopes his batsmen will be careful enough. Praises Windies for their bowling attack and admits that the Lankans need to be up to the challenge and play accordingly. Feels that the wicket is not turning as much but the invariable bounce is what is causing problems for the batsmen. On his own soft dismissal in the second innings, he feels himself unfortunate to get caught down the leg side. Is even more disappointed because he could not convert his start. On Chandimal's fitness, Mathews says that he is fine and will come out to bat if needed.

For the Windies, Devendra Bishoo will play a very, very key role. The focus will be on the fast bowlers but the leggie will have to pick up wickets as he will be bowling for most part of the day. Yesterday evening, he struck at a very crucial juncture, removing Roshen Silva. The first job for the Windies will be to remove the night watchman Lahiru Gamage and then keep striking. The first hour will be important.

There is a word called 'Kushalta' in Hindi language, which means well-being. No rocket science - if Sri Lanka have to emerge victorious or prevent defeat, KUSAL MENDIS has to bat for a long, long while. He is 6 short of a century but he has to be around at least till Tea for the visitors to have a chance. Also, it will be intriguing to see if Dinesh Chandimal is fit and when does he come out to bat. He will play a crucial role too.

The track seems to have eased out a lot ever since the third day. There is turn available but not as much as one would expect on the concluding days of a Test. The Windies batted long enough to keep Sri Lanka on the field but the Asian team has fought back hard. Day 4 was not the best of days for the home side, as it looked listless for a major portion. However, today is a new day and we might see a rejuvenated unit.

Cannot get better than this. One side needs 277 runs while the other requires 7 wickets. 540 legal balls will be allotted to both. Who will triumph? Or will neither win? Hello and a warm welcome accompanied by a heartfelt gratitude for joining us. It is Day 5 of the first Test between Windies and Sri Lanka in Trinidad.

... FINAL DAY ...

Too many questions to answer on the final day. Will the weather hold fine? If it does, will Chandimal come out to bat, if needed that is? Will Sri Lanka continue their spirited fightback or will the Windies run through the remaining wickets? Join us to find out on what promises to be a super Sunday at 1000 local (1400 GMT). Till then, take care and goodbye.

The Windies bowlers, on the other hand, did bowl well but in patches. Shannon Gabriel once again was lethal with the new ball but Roach did not provide the support he needed. Holder got the priced scalp of Mathews and also kept it tight. Bishoo did get purchase off the wicket and he too was rewarded towards the end. They still need another seven wickets and would surely fancy their chances heading into Day 5!

Chasing a massive target, the Lankans lost Kusal Perera early. Kusal Mendis however, continued on his merry way. He constructed vital stands first with his skipper, Chandimal, who went back retired ill. Then a 74-run stand and a 52-run partnership with Mathews and Silva respectively before the two got out in a soft manner. A lot will be depending on the shoulders of the young Mendis and his captain Chandimal if and when he comes out to bat on Day 5. The former rode his luck along but is fighting it out there. They still need another 277 and the away side will hope, the opener is the mainstay and the rest bat alongside him.

The light has been offered to the batsmen and they haven taken it. IT IS STUMPS ON DAY 4! This game is far from over. But it will be the Windies who will walk off the field as the happier side due to the late wicket of Roshen Silva. Sri Lanka though will feel pleased with the fact that they still have Kusal Mendis out there who is just six short of a ton.

53.4 S Gabriel to Gamage, A yorker on middle, Gamage does well, really well to jam it out. 176/3

53.3 S Gabriel to Gamage, Howzat? The answer to that question is not out. The inside edge saved Gamage there. On a length and around off, this one comes back in sharply. Gamage tries to defend it off the front foot but the ball takes the inside edge and goes onto hit the pads. The players appeal but the umpire shakes his head. Holder and his teammates think about a review but do not go for it. 176/3

53.2 S Gabriel to Gamage, Short and outside off, the batsman lets it be. 176/3

53.1 S Gabriel to Mendis, Back of a length on middle, Mendis tucks it towards mid-wicket. The fielder there is a bit deep. Mendis wanted a run but Gamage was on his heels. Kusal however, went through with it and Lahiru eventually had to go for it. The fielder from that position comes running in and has a shy at the non-striker's end but misses. 176/3

52.6 D Bishoo to Gamage, Floats it up on off, defended. 175/3

Lahiru Gamage, the nightwatchman, walks out to the middle.

52.5 Bishoo to Silva, OUT! Caught and bowled! A wicket at a very critical moment. Another soft one. A nothing delivery. It was short and on middle, Roshen goes back and tries to play it. The ball stops on him. It takes the leading edge and lobs towards the bowler who moves to his right and accepts a dolly. Another stand which has been not converted and the Windies are on top now. Can they take one more before Stumps? 175/3

52.4 D Bishoo to Silva, Driven through mid on by the batsman. 175/2

52.3 D Bishoo to Mendis, Works it around the corner for a run and moves to 93. 175/2

52.2 D Bishoo to Mendis, FOUR! Into the nervous 90s! Also another 50-run stand comes up. Another vital one. A short ball on middle, Kusal picks the length early, rocks back and pulls it over the mid-wicket fence for a boundary. 174/2

52.1 D Bishoo to Mendis, Comes around the wicket and bowls it a touch short. Mendis goes back and works it through square leg for a couple. 170/2

51.6 S Gabriel to Silva, Lands it on a length around off, Roshen defends it onto the ground. 168/2

51.5 S Gabriel to Silva, Changes the angle and goes around the wicket. Bowls it on the pads. Silva flicks it through backward square leg and gets two. 168/2

51.4 S Gabriel to Mendis, Back of a length on off, Mendis guides it through point for a run. 166/2

51.3 S Gabriel to Mendis, Fuller in length on middle, Mendis shows the straight bat and drives it to mid on. 165/2

51.2 S Gabriel to Silva, Goes fuller on middle, Roshen flicks it towards wide mid on for a run. 165/2

51.1 S Gabriel to Silva, Shorter in length on middle, Silva ducks under it. 164/2

50.6 D Bishoo to Mendis, Flatter on middle, Kusal defends it onto the ground. 164/2

50.5 D Bishoo to Mendis, Loopy ball on middle, Mendis defends it onto the ground. 164/2

50.4 D Bishoo to K Mendis, FOUR! A gift, a full toss on off. Mendis says, thank you so much and he drives it down the ground. The ball rolls to long on fence and Kusal picks up another boundary. 164/2

50.3 D Bishoo to Mendis, The batsman tries flicking a ball that is down the leg side. 160/2

50.2 D Bishoo to Mendis, Similar delivery to the last one. Mendis pads this. It lobs up and hits his helmet. 160/2

50.1 D Bishoo to Mendis, Oh yes! He bowls this down the leg side. Mendis pads it away. 160/2

A leg slip in place. A change in line for the leggie, a leg stump one maybe.

49.6 S Gabriel to Mendis, Shorter on the body, Mendis works it to fine leg and retains strike for the next over. He moves onto 81. 160/2

49.5 S Gabriel to K Mendis, EDGY FOUR! Sri Lanka will take it any which way. On a length around off, straightens after pitching. Mendis lunges forward and tries to defend but the ball takes the outside edge and goes down to the third man fence. 159/2

49.4 S Gabriel to Mendis, Back of a length on off, it is pushed to the man at covers. 155/2

49.3 S Gabriel to Mendis, Defended off the back foot by the batsman. 155/2

49.2 S Gabriel to Mendis, Fuller on middle, Mendis gets this through mid-wicket for another brace. The target score is under 300 now. 298 to be precise. 155/2

49.2 S Gabriel to Mendis, No ball as Shannon oversteps again. He bowls it fuller on middle, Mendis works it through square leg for a brace. 153/2

49.1 S Gabriel to Mendis, Lands it on a length at 134 clicks. Signs of his tiredness. Mendis defends it onto the ground. 150/2

Shannon Gabriel is back for a final burst for the day.

48.6 D Bishoo to Mendis, Whips it against the turn and through mid-wicket for a run. 150 up for the visitors. 150/2

48.5 D Bishoo to Mendis, Flatter on the off stump, Mendis goes back and keeps it out. 149/2

48.4 D Bishoo to R Silva, Eases it down to long on for a run. 149/2

48.3 D Bishoo to K Mendis, Streaky runs! Bishoo floats this up on off, Mendis goes for the drive but the ball turns away. It takes the outside edge goes through short third man and the batsmen take three. 148/2

48.2 D Bishoo to Mendis, Loopy ball on off, it is driven to covers. 145/2

48.1 D Bishoo to Mendis, Slower through the air outside off, Mendis goes back and lets it be. 145/2

Devendra Bishoo is back on.

47.6 J Holder to Mendis, From around the wicket he bowls it on the pads. Mendis works it very fine on the leg side for a run. 145/2

47.5 J Holder to Silva, Nudges it fine down the leg side and gets to the other end. 144/2

47.4 J Holder to Silva, JAFFA! This is first angled into the batsman which means he has to play at it. Roshen lunges in the attempt to keep it out. The ball shapes away and the batsman gets beaten. 143/2

47.3 J Holder to Silva, A little too wide outside off, left alone. 143/2

47.2 J Holder to Silva, Back of a length on off, defended. 143/2

47.1 J Holder to Silva, On the pads, the batsman flicks it towards square leg. The fielder there dives over it and concedes two. 143/2

46.6 K Roach to Mendis, Length again on off, Mendis defends it onto the ground. 141/2

46.5 K Roach to Mendis, Goes back to bowling length on off, Kusal defends it onto the ground. 141/2

46.4 K Roach to K Mendis, SIX! He has picked the bones out of that one! Short and on the leg pole. Mendis shuffles across, gets into position early and pulls it over the fine leg fielder for a maximum. This is now his highest Test score outside Asia. 141/2

46.3 K Roach to Silva, Goes fuller and on middle, similar to the delivery he bowled to Silva on the first innings. Roshen this time flicks it through to fine leg for a run. 135/2

46.2 K Roach to Silva, Good length outside off, the batsman makes a good leave. 134/2

46.1 K Roach to Silva, Shorter and aimed at the rib cage of the batsman. Silva tries to work it fine but misses. 134/2

45.6 J Holder to Silva, Three runs! Good shot! Fuller and on middle, Silva prods forward and strokes it through mid on. Gabriel gives it a chase. The ball slows down as it reaches towards the ropes. He manages to pull it back in and the batsmen run three. 134/2

45.5 J Holder to Silva, Hits the length again on off, it comes back in. Silva defends it off the front foot. 131/2

45.4 J Holder to Silva, Down the leg side and the keeper collects it. 131/2

45.3 J Holder to Silva, Hits the length hard on off, the batsman keeps it out. 131/2

45.2 J Holder to Silva, Angles this on the pads, Silva flicks it through square leg and bags a brace. 131/2

45.1 J Holder to R Silva, OHHH! This is on a length around off, it comes back in. Silva is first thinking of leaving it but then in the end gets his bat down in time. It hits his gloves and goes to the slip fielder on the bounce. 129/2

44.6 K Roach to Mendis, The batsman defends it from within the crease. 129/2

44.5 K Roach to Mendis, FOUR! Mendis is going along his merry way! This is full and on off, Kusal lunges forward and drives it through covers for a boundary. 129/2

44.4 K Roach to Mendis, Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman. 125/2

44.3 K Roach to Silva, A low full toss on off, Silva drives it towards mid off for a run. 125/2

44.2 K Roach to Mendis, Works it with the angle towards square leg for a run. 124/2

44.1 K Roach to K Mendis, On a length around off, Mendis defends it. 123/2

43.6 J Holder to Silva, Not the right ball to bowl first up. He should be making the new batsman play. He bowls it wide outside off, left alone. 123/2

Roshen Silva is the next man in.

43.5 J Holder to Mathews, OUT! GONE! The skipper provides the much, much-needed breakthrough. The change of ends does the trick. However, this was by no means a wicket-taking delivery but he won't care. This is down the leg side. Mathews tries to tickle it fine but he hits it too close to the keeper. Dowrich moves to his left and accepts an easy catch. The Windies players appeal and the umpire raises his finger. Mathews can't believe it as he trudges off slowly. End of the 74-run stand. The Windies are all pumped up. Is this the opening they wanted? They have less than 12 overs to go for Stumps. Can they eke out another? 123/2

43.4 J Holder to Mathews, This is wide outside off, left alone. 123/1

43.3 J Holder to Mathews, Good football skills there by Roach! Once again Jason errs in line and bowls it on the pads. Mathews fails to tuck it away. It brushes the pads and goes towards fine leg. Roach there runs across and stops it with his leg. The batsmen run two leg byes. 123/1

43.2 J Holder to Mathews, Poor delivery! Way down the leg side, the ball does not bounce at all. Dowrich fumbles behind but does not concede a bye. 121/1

43.1 J Holder to Mendis, Starts off with a short ball on the body. The batsman nudges it down to fine leg for a run. 121/1

Change of ends for Jason Holder.

42.6 K Roach to K Mendis, Good shot for a run! Fuller and on off, Mendis drives it towards wide mid off for a run. 120/1

42.5 K Roach to Mendis, Bowls it on the pads, Mendis easily works it to square leg. 119/1

42.4 K Roach to Mendis, Changes his length and bangs it short. The batsman does well to duck under it. 119/1

42.3 K Roach to Mendis, Tucks it with the angle to the man at mid-wicket. 119/1

42.2 K Roach to Mendis, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 119/1

42.1 K Roach to Mathews, Shorter in length on off, Angelo guides it towards point. The fielder there misfields and the batsmen take a run. 119/1

Kemar Roach is back on.

41.6 M Cummins to Mendis, FOUR! Width on offer and Mendis pounces on it. Short and outside off, Mendis off the back foot guides it through backward point and the ball races away. 118/1

41.5 M Cummins to Mendis, Back of a length on off, Mendis guides it to point. 114/1

41.4 M Cummins to Mendis, Bowls this one outside off, Mendis shoulders arms to it. 114/1

41.3 M Cummins to K Mendis, Slightly shorter outside off, Mendis cuts it to the man at point. 114/1

41.2 M Cummins to Mathews, Works it with the angle towards fine leg for a run. Once again Cummins oversteps and the umpire fails to spot it. 114/1

41.1 M Cummins to A Mathews, In the air... but safe! Another short ball which takes off after pitching. Mathews jumps as he tries to defend it but it goes off the shoulder of the bat and falls on the off side. Another no ball has been missed by the umpire there. 113/1

40.6 J Holder to K Mendis, Well timed! Fuller and on middle, Kusal prods forward and strokes it to mid on. The first over after the Drinks Break is a maiden. 113/1

40.5 J Holder to Mendis, Nicely bowled! Bangs this one in a touch short on off, Mendis hops as he tries to defend it but is beaten by the extra bounce. 113/1

40.4 J Holder to Mendis, Back of a length on off, Mendis this time is solid in defense. 113/1

40.3 J Holder to Mendis, Goes fuller this time on off, Mendis plays a shot he could have avoided. Drives it away from his body to the man at mid off. 113/1

40.2 J Holder to K Mendis, Angles this into the batsman. Mendis defends it to mid on. 113/1

40.1 J Holder to Mendis, Starts off with a length ball outside off, Mendis guides it to point. 113/1

Jason Holder is back on.

Drinks break. Boy! This has been one incredibly fightback from the visiting team. These two have batted with a lot of positivity post Tea and have kept scoreboard ticking. Mendis has registered his sixth Test fifty, while Mathews too has looked in great rhythm. West Indies, on the other hand, have only themselves to blame. Their bowlers did create a few opportunities which were grassed by their fielders. An interesting final phase of the day is in the store for us, just don't go anywhere.

39.6 M Cummins to Mendis, That's 50 to Mendis, this has been an incredible knock from the talented young lad. He was handed a couple of reprieves and has made full use of it. His team desperately needed someone to stand tall in this chase and he has answered the call. Though there is still a long way to go in this match and he needs to make this into a three-digit score. Coming to the ball, Mendis gets a delivery on his pads and he works it to fine leg for a single. 113/1

39.5 M Cummins to K Mendis, The batsman has driven it through mid off. 112/1

39.4 M Cummins to Mendis, Muted appeal for caught behind! Shortish delivery from Cummins outside off, Mendis goes on the back foot and looks to play the square cut but it seems he has made no contact with the ball. Dowrich collects the ball and it is followed by an appeal but they can't get any a response from the umpire. 112/1

39.3 M Cummins to Mendis, Shortish delivery on off, Mendis dabs with a aim to find the third man fence but the ball rolls to the man at gully. 112/1

39.2 M Cummins to Mendis, Fuller in length from Cummins and closer to the off stump, Mendis pushes it to mid off. 112/1

39.1 M Cummins to Mendis, Angling in from outside off and Mendis gets right behind it and defends it solidly. 112/1

38.6 R Chase to Mendis, Down the leg side from Chase and Mendis works it towards square leg for a single. 112/1

38.5 R Chase to Mendis, On the middle and leg stump line and Mendis taps it to mid-wicket. 111/1

38.4 R Chase to Mathews, Shorter in length from Chase and Mathews powers it down the ground to long on for a single. 111/1

38.3 R Chase to Mathews, The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. 110/1

38.2 R Chase to Mathews, The batsman works it in the same area and once again finds the fielder. 110/1

38.1 R Chase to Mathews, Mathews closes the face of the bat and tucks it to short fine leg. 110/1

37.6 M Cummins to Mendis, Driven towards the mid-off region. 110/1

37.5 M Cummins to Mendis, Shorter in length from Cummins and the batsman slaps it through cover-point for a brace. 110/1

37.4 M Cummins to Mendis, MIX UP! No harm done though! Mendis plays a drive to a fuller delivery from Cummins. The ball rolls wide of the man at backward point. Chase gets to the ball quickly with a slide and throws it closer to the stumps. Now, let's see what happened between the two batsmen. Mendis called for a run and takes few steps down the track before seeing Mathews not coming to his end. He turns around quickly and puts in the dive. Now, let me tell you what the fielder from the square leg region did. He rushed to the stumps, collects the throw and breaks the stumps but on the second attempt. The batsman by then makes it in. 108/1

37.3 M Cummins to Mendis, Similar in length but a touch straighter, Mendis defends it. 108/1

37.2 M Cummins to Mendis, Fuller from Cummins, Mendis gets on the front foot and pushes it to backward point. 108/1

37.1 M Cummins to Mendis, Short delivery down the leg side, Mendis doesn't try anything out of the box. He moves inside the line of it and lets it go. 108/1

36.6 R Chase to Mathews, Spears it full on the pads and Mathews taps it to short leg. 108/1

36.5 R Chase to Mathews, Flatter ball outside off, Mathews goes back and pushes it to Holder at mid-wicket. 108/1

36.4 R Chase to Mendis, Shortens his length a little, Mendis flicks it, it is in the air for a while but he played it wide of the man at short leg. 108/1

36.3 R Chase to Mendis, Loopy off break from Chase, the right-hander defends another one. 107/1

36.2 R Chase to Mendis, Floated delivery on the stumps, the batsman defends it back to the bowler. 107/1

36.1 R Chase to Mendis, Flatter ball outside off, Mendis backs away and cuts it to backward point. He can't find the gap though. 107/1

35.6 M Cummins to Mendis, Shortish delivery on the stumps, Mendis jumps across and nudges it to fine leg for a single. 107/1

35.5 M Cummins to Mendis, On a length outside off from Cummins, the batsman doesn't offer a stroke to it. 106/1

35.4 M Cummins to Mendis, Beaten! A rarity in this session! Bowls a good length delivery on off, the ball straightens a bit. Mendis plays down the wrong line and the ball whizzes past the outside edge. 106/1

35.3 M Cummins to Mendis, Bowls from wide of the crease and it angles in. The batsman defends it by hopping back. 106/1

35.2 M Cummins to Mathews, Shorter in length from Cummins, Mathews jumps inside the line of it and flicks to deep square leg for a single. 106/1

35.1 M Cummins to Mathews, Steams in from over the wicket and bowls it full on the off stump line, Kusal defends it down the track. 105/1

Miguel Cummins comes into the attack.

34.6 R Chase to Mendis, Loopy ball from Chase but he doesn't get any purchase from the wicket. Mendis defends it. 105/1

34.5 R Chase to Mathews, Down the leg side and Mathews works it towards deep square leg for a single. 105/1

34.4 R Chase to Mathews, Mathews flicks it but the ball hits the man at short leg. 104/1

34.3 R Chase to Mathews, Fires it full on the stumps, the right-hander taps it on the leg side. 104/1

34.2 R Chase to Mathews, On the middle and leg stump line, Mathews taps it to the short leg fielder. 104/1

34.1 R Chase to Mathews, Darts it flat on the stumps, the batsman defends it down the track. 104/1

33.6 S Gabriel to Mendis, Fullish delivery on the stumps, Mendis drives it to mid on. Cummins rushes to his left and makes a good stop. Once again, Kettleborough misses out on a MASSIVE no ball. 104/1

33.5 S Gabriel to Mendis, Bowls it fuller on the stumps, Mendis defends it off the back foot. 104/1

33.4 S Gabriel to Mendis, Ripper from Gabriel, he bent his back and delivers it short. The ball rises sharply onto the batsman. Mendis stands tall to defend that but the ball got big on him. It hits the shoulder of the bat and balloons on the offside. Luckily for Menids it lands well wide of the man at gully. 104/1

33.3 S Gabriel to Mendis, Bowls it full at a good pace. 150 clicks from Gabriel, Mendis hangs back and defends it watchfully. That was a BIG BIG no ball but the umpire missed it. 104/1

33.2 S Gabriel to Mendis, Fuller in length from Gabriel, the batsman defends it down the track. 104/1

33.1 S Gabriel to K Mendis, Short of a length ball on off, Mathews defends it wide of the man at covers. Calls for a quick single and his young partner obliges. Brathwaite attacks the ball but fails to hit the stumps. Single completed. 104/1

32.6 R Chase to Mendis, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 103/1

32.5 R Chase to Mathews, Fires it down the leg side, the batsman uses the angle and tickles it down to fine leg for a single. 103/1

32.4 R Chase to Mathews, Tossed up delivery, it grips in a little. The batsman goes forward to defend that but misses and gets hit on the pads. 102/1

32.3 R Chase to Mendis, Full delivery on middle, Mendis steps out and drills it to long on for a single. 102/1

32.2 R Chase to Mathews, Darts this on the middle and leg stump line, the right-hander works it towards square leg for a single. 101/1

32.1 R Chase to Mathews, Faster one on the stumps, Mathews crouches low and flicks it but finds the man at short leg. 100/1

The leg spinner replaced by the offie. Roston Chase comes for a new spell.

31.6 S Gabriel to Mendis, The batsman defends it from within the crease. 100/1

31.5 S Gabriel to Mendis, Mendis goes for the drive and hits it to mid off. He fails to get the timing right. 100/1

31.4 S Gabriel to Mendis, On off and middle from Gabriel, Mendis defends it right under his eyes. 100/1

31.3 S Gabriel to Mendis, Slightly wider from Gabriel, seeing it outside off, Mendis decides to leave it. 100/1

31.2 S Gabriel to Mendis, The right-hander presents the full face and blocks that one down the track. 100/1

31.1 S Gabriel to Mendis, Length ball from the bowler, angling in from outside off, Mendis defends it. 100/1

30.6 D Bishoo to Mathews, Played to the mid-wicket region by the batsman. 100/1

30.5 D Bishoo to Mendis, Flatter ball and Mendis chops it through cover-point for a single. 100 up for Sri Lanka, they still need 353 runs to win! 100/1

30.4 D Bishoo to Mendis, Was there a nick? You bet. The Ultra Edge just confirms that. Flatter ball from Bishoo, spins away from the batsman, who backs away and looks to cut that. The ball goes off the bottom edge to the keeper. Dowrich makes a mess of it. It was a relatively simple chance and Bishoo is pretty disappointed, he has every right to be. This can be pretty costly as Mendis is not the man you want give too many opportunities. 99/1

30.3 D Bishoo to Mendis, Once again, it's fuller from the pacer, the right-hander goes for the drive but mistimes it to the left of the bowler. 99/1

30.2 D Bishoo to Mathews, Mathews pushes it to mid on for a quick single. Brings up the 50-run partnership with Mendis. This is a good effort from the duo but the job is not even half-done. They need to carry on in the same vein and make the home team sweat. 99/1

30.1 D Bishoo to Mathews, Flatter ball, Mathews defends it down the track. 98/1

Now Kusal Mendis calls for a new bat. The 12th man runs in with a few options and the opener chooses one from them.

29.6 S Gabriel to Mendis, Once again, it's fuller from the pacer, the right-hander goes for the drive but mistimes it to the left of the bowler. 98/1

29.5 S Gabriel to Mendis, Full ball, Mendis flicks it towards the man at short mid-wicket. 98/1

29.4 S Gabriel to Mendis, Wobbly seam from Gabriel. He bowls it on a length outside off and it shoots through. Mendis goes on the back foot to cut that but fails to connect as the ball goes underneath his bat. 98/1

29.3 S Gabriel to Mendis, Pushes Mendis on the back foot with a quick delivery on a shorter length. The batter defends it comfortably. 98/1

29.2 S Gabriel to Mendis, Gabriel bowls it touch shorter on this occasion, Mendis guides it towards backward point. 98/1

29.1 S Gabriel to Mendis, Fuller delivery from Gabriel and Mendis blocks it with a lot of intent. 98/1

28.6 D Bishoo to Mathews, And that's another defensive stroke to end the over. 98/1

28.5 D Bishoo to Mathews, Drifts it in from outside off, Mathews defends it back to the bowler. 98/1

28.4 D Bishoo to Mathews, Flatter delivery from Bishoo outside off, the batsman lets it be. 98/1

28.3 D Bishoo to Mathews, Tosses it full on the stumps, Mathews gets right behind it and blocks. 98/1

28.2 D Bishoo to Mendis, Drifting on middle and leg, Mendis sweeps it to deep mid-wicket for a single. These two have added 49 so far. 98/1

28.1 D Bishoo to Mendis, Faster one on the stumps, the batsman defends it out. 97/1

27.6 S Gabriel to A Mathews, FOUR! That's an audacious strike from the veteran! Shortish delivery from Gabriel, Mathews stands tall and slams it pretty hard down the ground. Beats the man at mid on comfortably and picks up a boundary. 97/1

27.5 S Gabriel to Mathews, Bowls it fuller and outside off, Mathews looks to drive that but doesn't get the timing right. 93/1

27.4 S Gabriel to Mendis, Nicely played! Fuller delivery on the stumps from Gabriel, Mendis flicks it through mid wicket. A long chase for the fielder, who manages to pull that inside the ropes. Three runs added to the tally. 93/1

27.3 S Gabriel to Mendis, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 90/1

27.2 S Gabriel to Mendis, Good length ball on middle, Mendis defends it back to the bowler. 90/1

27.1 S Gabriel to Mathews, Big shout from the fielders but the umpire is unmoved! Gabriel starts with a pacey delivery, angling down leg. The batsman goes back to flick that but misses it and wears it on the pads. There is a big appeal but it seemed to be heading down leg and Ball Tracking just confirms that. They take a leg bye. 90/1

Shannon Gabriel comes for another burst.

26.6 D Bishoo to Mendis, Faster one from Bishoo outside off, Mendis chops it to the man at backward point. 89/1

26.5 D Bishoo to Mendis, Floated delivery outside off, the batsman defends it out. 89/1

26.4 D Bishoo to Mathews, Drifting on the leg stump line and Mathews milks to square leg. Rotates the strike with a single. 89/1

26.3 D Bishoo to Mathews, Well bowled! Bishoo gives it more revs and bowls it outside off. Mathews looks to play the drive away from the body but he misses it as the ball turns away from him. 88/1

26.2 D Bishoo to Mathews, Slider on off and middle, Mathews defends it out. 88/1

26.1 D Bishoo to Mathews, Mathews gets on the front foot and pushes it to mid off. 88/1

Change of bat for Angelo Mathews. He was doing pretty well with the old stick not sure what happened to it.

25.6 K Roach to Mendis, Shorter in length from Roach, Mendis defends it out. 20 off last two overs for Sri Lanka, they are getting a move on. 88/1

25.5 K Roach to Mendis, FOUR! Vintage! That is right from the coaching manuals! Fullish delivery on off, Mendis leans into the drive and hits it on the up. Finds the gap to perfection between mid off and covers and the ball races to the boundary. 88/1

25.4 K Roach to Mendis, Goes wide of his crease and attacks the stumps with a length delivery, Mendis defends it towards mid on. 84/1

25.3 K Roach to Mendis, Drags his length back and pushes the batsman on the back foot. Mendis ducks under it with ease. 84/1

25.2 K Roach to Mendis, Drifting on middle and leg, the batsman taps it on the leg side. 84/1

25.1 K Roach to Mendis, SIX! Wow, that's a brilliant shot! Suddenly, these two have woken up! Fuller length ball on the pads, Mendis moves across and whips it stylishly over square leg. It seems to have cleared the fence but the umpire wants it to be checked. Replays confirm that it's the first maximum off the innings. 84/1

24.6 D Bishoo to Mathews, FOUR! BOLD STRIKE! Mathews doesn't want the leg spinner to settle. He jumps down the track, gets closer to the pitch of it and blasts it past the non-striker. The ball rockets to the long on fence. An expensive over from Bishoo, 10 runs from it. 78/1

24.5 D Bishoo to Mendis, Faster one on middle, Mendis works it against the spin towards square leg for a run. 74/1

24.4 D Bishoo to Mathews, Sliding down leg and Mathews tickles it round the corner for a single. 73/1

24.3 D Bishoo to Mathews, Pushes it quicker through the air and Mathews defends it on the pitch. 72/1

24.2 D Bishoo to Mathews, FOUR! High-risk shot from Mathews but he played it really well. Floated leg break outside off, the batsman steps out and slams it flat and hard. Just gets it wide of the mid off fielder and picks up a boundary. 72/1

24.1 D Bishoo to Mathews, Loopy leg break from Bishoo on the stumps, Mathews lunges on the front foot and defends. 68/1

23.6 K Roach to Mendis, Angling in from outside off, the batsman defends it down the track. 68/1

23.5 K Roach to Mendis, Good length ball from Roach, Mendis goes back and defends it right under his eyes. 68/1

23.4 K Roach to Mendis, In the channel outside off, Mendis covers his stumps and lets it go. 68/1

23.3 K Roach to K Mendis, Effort ball from Roach. He hits the deck hard and it rises sharply. The batsman looks to defend that but the ball hits the higher part of the bat. 68/1

23.2 K Roach to K Mendis, Shortish delivery on off, Mendis plays with soft hands and dabs it wide of gully. They take a couple. 68/1

23.1 K Roach to Mendis, Widish delivery from Roach, Mendis doesn't play at it. 66/1

22.6 D Bishoo to Mathews, Floated delivery from the leggie outside off, the batsman drives it to mid off. 66/1

22.5 D Bishoo to Mathews, Flatter ball from Bishoo and Mathews pushes it defensively. 66/1

22.4 D Bishoo to Mathews, Low full toss and the batter flicks it to mid-wicket. Holder makes a good stop, but as he throws it, the ball hits his leg and rolls away from him. That was pretty comical. 66/1

22.3 D Bishoo to Mathews, Tosses it full and outside off, Mathews blocks it. 66/1

22.2 D Bishoo to Mendis, Drops it short. Spinning away from the stumps the batsman makes room and slaps it through cover-point for a single. 66/1

22.1 D Bishoo to Mendis, Floated delivery on off, Mendis gets right behind it and blocks. 65/1

Devendra Bishoo comes from the other end.

21.6 K Roach to Mathews, Mathews plays a drive to the cover region but can't find the gap. 65/1

21.5 K Roach to Mathews, Delivers it from wide of the crease and slanting in at pace. Mathews goes back to flick that but gets an inside edge on it. The ball hits him on the back leg. 65/1

21.4 K Roach to Mathews, Roach bowls a back of a length ball and gets a defensive reply from the batsman. 65/1

21.3 K Roach to Mathews, Angling in from outside off and Mathews taps it to mid-wicket. 65/1

21.2 K Roach to Mathews, Short of a length ball, angling in and the batsman defends it out. 65/1

21.1 K Roach to Mathews, Shortish delivery from Roach, but it doesn't rise enough. Mathews keeps his hands low and lets it go. Dowrich does well to collect that with one hand and saves Devon Smith at first slip. It was heading right towards his face. 65/1

Welcome back. Players are taking their positions. Kusal Mendis and Angelo Mathews to resume their innings. The hosts have gone to their premium pacer, Kemar Roach, to start the proceedings.

... Day 4, Session 3...

The Sri Lankan skipper though left the field few overs before Tea as he wasn't feeling 100 percent. Angelo Mathews then joined forces with Mendis and the duo batted pretty watchfully and ensured no further damage was inflicted. Sri Lanka still need plenty and they will only focus to bat time for the next few sessions. While, the home team will be hoping to get some early wickets in the next phase and get into the lower-order as quickly as possible. Join us back in a while for the final session of the day.

This has been a good batting stint so far from the Lankans. They weren't overawed by the total they had in front of them. While the Windies will be disappointed with the way this session penned out. The home team played for three overs before declaring and set a massive target. The visitors in reply got off to the worst possible start. They received an early jolt in form of Kusal Perera. However, Dinesh Chandimal and Kusal Mendis batted positively thereafter.

20.6 D Bishoo to Mendis, Bishoo bowls a quicker one to end the spell. Mendis blocks another one down the track. That is TEA ON DAY 4! 65/1

20.5 D Bishoo to Mendis, Fullish delivery on off, Mendis defends it out. 65/1

20.4 D Bishoo to Mendis, Floated delivery on off, gets on the front foot and defends it. 65/1

20.3 D Bishoo to Mendis, Mendis chops it to backward point, where Chase fumbles but recovers quickly and doesn't concede a run. 65/1

20.2 D Bishoo to Mathews, Quicker ball on the stumps, the batsman tucks it on the leg side for a single. 65/1

20.1 D Bishoo to Mathews, Defended off the back foot by Mathews. 64/1

19.6 R Chase to Mendis, Full ball on the stumps and Mendis whips it to mid-wicket. The fielder dives over the ball and lets it through. A couple more added to the total. 64/1

19.5 R Chase to Mendis, Darts it on the stumps and Mendis defends it down the track. 62/1

19.4 R Chase to Mathews, Fires it fuller on the stumps and the batsman works it on the leg side for a single. 62/1

19.3 R Chase to Mathews, Fullish delivery from Chase and the batsman pushes it to covers. 61/1

19.2 R Chase to Mathews, Plays a defensive stroke and the ball rolls back to the bowler. 61/1

19.1 R Chase to Mathews, Faster off break from Chase, it keeps a little low. Mathews still manages to defend it off the back foot. 61/1

Some more spin, Roston Chase comes from the other end.

18.6 D Bishoo to Mendis, Full ball and Mendis drives it back to the bowler. Maiden over from Bishoo. 61/1

18.5 D Bishoo to Mendis, Mendis sits back in his crease and pushes it to cover-point. 61/1

18.4 D Bishoo to Mendis, Similar delivery and it gets the same response. 61/1

18.3 D Bishoo to Mendis, Tossed up delivery on the stumps, another defensive stroke from the batsman. 61/1

18.2 D Bishoo to Mendis, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 61/1

18.1 D Bishoo to Mendis, Turn straightaway for Bishoo, this will encourage him and his skipper! Loopy ball on middle and off, spinning away, Mendis decides to leave it. 61/1

Time for some spin, Devendra Bishoo comes into the attack. Can he get a breakthrough before Tea?

17.6 K Roach to Mathews, Roach once again delivers it shorter than a good length and Mathews is happy to defend those. 61/1

17.5 K Roach to Mathews, Another solid back foot defensive stroke from Mathews. 61/1

17.4 K Roach to Mathews, On the middle and leg stump line, the right-hander taps it to mid-wicket. 61/1

17.3 K Roach to Mathews, Good length ball on the stumps, defended by Mathews. 61/1

17.2 K Roach to Mathews, Angling in from outside off and Mathews blocks it out. 61/1

17.1 K Roach to Mathews, NOT OUT! Yes, it is too high and the Windies lose a review! Short of a length ball from Roach, slanting in sharply from outside off. Mathews jumps back to defend that but misses and gets hit on the back leg. There is a loud shout for an LBW but the umpire isn't convinced. After a chat, the home team decides to take the review and the case has been sent upstairs. No issues with the front foot as we move further. No inside edge as well, but the ball tracking shows it to be missing the stumps. Seeing that, the Lankans will breathe easy. 61/1

There is a review for an LBW appeal from West Indies. It did look high to me and the hosts will need all three reds to overturn the on-field call.

Kemar Roach comes into the attack.

The physio is out in the middle with the magic spray. Kusal Mendis is the man being attended.

16.6 J Holder to K Mendis, Knuckle buster! Short of a length ball, rising sharply after pitching. Mendis goes back to defend that but the ball hits him on the thumb. 61/1

16.5 J Holder to Mendis, Digs it in short and Mendis sways away from the line of it and lets it be. 61/1

16.4 J Holder to Mathews, Drops it on the off side and they take a quick single to rotate the strike. 61/1

16.3 J Holder to Mathews, A wide delivery from Holder, slanting down leg, Mathews leaves it. 60/1

16.2 J Holder to Mathews, The batsman shoulders arms to let that one through. 60/1

16.1 Holder to Mathews, Appeal for caught behind but the umpire is unmoved! Short of a length ball down the leg side, Mathews goes across to glance that but misses it as it goes through to the keeper, though there is a noise as it goes past the batsman. The noise was off ball brushing the thigh pad. 60/1

16.1 J Holder to Mathews, No ball! Mathews defends a length delivery from Holder down the track. The bowler has overstepped and that's a no ball. 60/1

15.6 M Cummins to Mendis, In the channel outside off and the batsman leaves it all alone. 59/1

15.5 M Cummins to Mendis, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 59/1

15.4 M Cummins to Mendis, Mendis goes on the back foot and defends it on the leg side. 59/1

15.3 M Cummins to Mendis, Loose shot from Mendis, he needs to regather here. Fuller length ball from Cummins and it shapes away late. Mendis plays a loose drive away from the body. The ball goes past the outside edge. 59/1

15.2 M Cummins to Mendis, Bowls from the edge of the crease and attacks the stumps. Mendis blocks it down the track. 59/1

15.1 M Cummins to Mendis, Nearly finds the outside edge! Good length ball from Cummins. It moves away after pitching and Mendis looks to punch off the back foot. He is beaten by the late movement. 59/1

14.6 Holder to Mathews, Good ball to end the over! Holder bowls from wide of the crease and dishes out a yorker. Mathews jams his bat down in time and digs it out. 59/1

14.5 J Holder to Mathews, Similar delivery and Holder gets a similar response from the batter. 59/1

14.4 J Holder to Mathews, In the channel outside off, Mathews lifts his bat and lets it through. 59/1

14.3 J Holder to Mathews, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 59/1

14.2 J Holder to Mathews, Holder delivers it outside off and the batsman opts to leave it. 59/1

14.1 J Holder to Mathews, The bowler bowls a good length ball and Mathews defends. 59/1

13.6 M Cummins to Mendis, On the shorter side outside off, Mendis leaves it all alone. 59/1

13.5 M Cummins to Mendis, Mendis goes across to flick that one but the ball goes off the inner half in front of square leg for a brace. 59/1

13.4 M Cummins to Mendis, Cummins bowls it short on the stumps, Mendis bends down in time and lets it go. 57/1

13.3 M Cummins to Mendis, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 57/1

13.2 M Cummins to K Mendis, FIVE RUNS! This is sloppy from the home team. Mathews drops it on the off side and takes off for a quick single. Bishoo attacks the ball from short extra cover and throws it really hard but Powell, who runs from short leg, takes evasive action and lets it through. Roach at fine leg rushes towards the ball, gets a hand to it but fails to stop it cleanly. 57/1

13.1 M Cummins to Mathews, That's nasty! Short ball from Cummins, angling in from outside off. Mathews takes his eyes off it as he looks to avoid that one. He gets hit on the shoulder. The Windies have opted for the short ball ploy to Mathews. 52/1

12.6 J Holder to Mendis, Swinging away from the batsman who decides to leave it alone. 52/1

12.5 J Holder to Mendis, The ball is down the leg side but the batsman still goes after it but can't put bat to ball. 52/1

12.4 J Holder to Mendis, Another wide delivery and once again left by the right-hander. 52/1

12.3 J Holder to Mendis, Fuller length ball outside off, the batsman covers his stumps and lets it through. 52/1

12.2 J Holder to Mendis, Soft leading edge! A good length ball from Holder on the leg stump line and Mendis tries to flick it. He closes the face of the bat too early and gets a leading edge on the off side. 52/1

12.1 J Holder to Mendis, Slipping on the pads and Mendis works it through mid wicket for a brace. 52/1

11.6 M Cummins to Mathews, Mathews hangs back in his crease and blocks it solidly. 50/1

11.5 M Cummins to Mendis, Uppish... but wide of the short leg fielder! Shortish delivery and the batsman looks to fend it. He ends up lobbing it to the right of the man close in on the leg side and collects a single. 50 up for Sri Lanka with that run, though there is still a long way to go in this chase. 50/1

11.4 M Cummins to Mendis, Shortish delivery from Cummins, angling into the batsman. Mendis stands tall and defends. 49/1

11.3 M Cummins to Mendis, Defended off the back foot by the batsman. 49/1

11.2 M Cummins to Mendis, Short of a length ball outside off, the batsman lets it be. 49/1

11.1 M Cummins to Mendis, Slipping it down the leg side and the batsman tries to glance it but fails to connect. 49/1

The physio is out in the middle, Chandimal is not feeling well, he is taking fluid. He is still not 100 percent and is leaving the field. He is holding his head as he walks towards the pavilion. This is a big blow for Sri Lanka, they will be hoping it is not something serious as they will definitely need his duties with the bat. Meanwhile, Angelo Mathews is the next man in.

10.6 J Holder to Chandimal, Dinesh Chandimal sits on the back foot and blocks another one from Holder. He straightaway turns around and calls for the physio. 49/1

10.5 J Holder to Chandimal, Dishes out a fuller delivery and gets some movement. Chandimal sits back and defends it back to the bowler. 49/1

10.4 J Holder to Chandimal, Angling in from outside off, Chandimal pushes it down the leg side. 49/1

10.3 J Holder to Chandimal, Bowls from wide of the crease, angling it in. The batsman covers his stumps and lets it be. 49/1

10.2 J Holder to Chandimal, Much shorter in length from Holder, Chandimal defends it out. 49/1

10.1 J Holder to Chandimal, OHHH! That one is a leg cutter from Holder, pitching on the leg stump line and moves away a little, Chandimal ends up playing down the wrong line and gets hit near the box. 49/1

Drinks break. This has been a positive start from the visitors despite losing Kusal Perera cheaply. Chandimal and Mendis have looked positive since then. The former is going at a strike rate of 88.24. West Indies will be aiming to break this partnership in the next phase of the game.

9.6 M Cummins to Mendis, That one jumps sharply after hitting the pitch. Mendis stands tall and blocks it on the off side. 49/1

9.5 M Cummins to Mendis, Shortish delivery on off, the batsman defends it out. 49/1

9.4 M Cummins to Mendis, Touch straight from Cummins, Mendis goes across and taps it on the leg side 49/1

9.3 M Cummins to K Mendis, Shorter in length from Cummins, Mendis stands back to defend that but he gets an inside edge and the ball hits him on the chest. 49/1

9.2 M Cummins to Chandimal, Shortish delivery outside off from Cummins, Chandimal goes back to cut that but misses it. The ball rises and the keeper fails to collect that cleanly. A bye taken. 49/1

9.1 M Cummins to Chandimal, FOUR! Punched off the back foot! Fine shot from Chandimal, he gets a short of a length ball from Cummins. Forces it through the covers for a boundary. 48/1

Miguel Cummins comes into the attack.

8.6 J Holder to K Mendis, Fuller length ball outside off, the right-hander goes for the drive but he mistimes it to mid off. 44/1

8.5 J Holder to Mendis, Holder goes wide and delivers it in line with the stumps. The batsman blocks it. 44/1

8.4 J Holder to K Mendis, Drifting it down the leg side, Kusal Mendis moves across and pushes it gently to mid on. 44/1

8.3 J Holder to Mendis, Holder serves up a length delivery outside off, Mendis doesn't play at that one. 44/1

8.2 J Holder to Mendis, Short of a length ball on the stumps, Mendis gets right behind it and defends it on the off side. 44/1

8.1 J Holder to Mendis, Is there an edge? No. It is on a good length from Holder, moving away from the batsman. Mendis is squared up by it. The ball shapes away even more after it misses the outside edge. 44/1

7.6 S Gabriel to Chandimal, The batsman chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump. 44/1

7.5 S Gabriel to Chandimal, Another wayward delivery. Down the leg side, Dinesh lets it be. 44/1

7.4 S Gabriel to D Chandimal, Fuller on off, it is driven towards mid off. Chandimal waits and sees if there is an opportunity for a run. But seeing the fielder get to it, he opts against it. 44/1

7.3 S Gabriel to Mendis, A quick delivery and it is a well-directed one. On the body of the batsman. Mendis nudges it to fine leg for a run. 44/1

7.2 S Gabriel to Mendis, A bumper down the leg side. Mendis ducks under it. 43/1

7.1 S Gabriel to Chandimal, A tad short but on the pads, Chandimal flicks it through backward square leg for a run. 43/1

6.6 J Holder to Mendis, Hits the length again and attacks the stumps. Mendis easily plays it out. 42/1

6.5 J Holder to Mendis, Right off the middle but finds the fielder. Works it towards square leg with the angle. 42/1

6.4 J Holder to Mendis, No swing this time as the angles into the off pole. Mendis defends it onto the ground. 42/1

6.3 J Holder to Mendis, Lovely stuff! Perfect outswinger! On a length and around off, this one moves away from the batsman and also keeps climbing up. Mendis is drawn into the defense but is beaten by the movement. 42/1

6.2 J Holder to Mendis, Gets it right this time as he bangs it on a length around off, kept out. 42/1

6.1 J Holder to Mendis, FOUR! Not the right start by the Windies skipper. This is on the pads, Mendis nudges it fine down the leg side and picks up another boundary. 411 more needed. 42/1

5.6 S Gabriel to Chandimal, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 38/1

5.5 S Gabriel to Chandimal, Good running! This is on a length around middle, Chandimal works it through square leg. They run the first one hard and then go for the second. The fielder in the deep gets to the ball quickly and fires a poor throw to the keeper. Dowrich collects and whips the bails off but the batsman is well in. Runs are coming thick and fast here for Lanka. 38/1

5.4 S Gabriel to Chandimal, Hits the length hard on off, Chandimal defends it off the front foot. 36/1

5.3 S Gabriel to Chandimal, Fullish on off at 150 clicks. Chandimal drives it through covers and gets a brace. 36/1

5.2 S Gabriel to Chandimal, Fuller in length on middle, Dinesh is solid in defense. 34/1

5.1 S Gabriel to Chandimal, Wayward by Gabriel. We know he can miss the radar quite a few times. This is down the leg side. Chandimal misses the flick. Dowrich does well to dive to his left and take it. 34/1

4.6 K Roach to Mendis, Another ball on a length around off, Mendis is solid in defense. 34/1

4.5 K Roach to Mendis, Bowls a tighter line, on the off stump. Mendis defends it onto the ground. 34/1

4.4 K Roach to Mendis, Similar shot to the last one but this time the ball does not go to the fence. The batsmen get a brace. 34/1

4.3 K Roach to Mendis, FOUR! That made a cracking sound off the bat! Back of a length on off, Mendis off the back foot punches it through cover-point and the ball races away. 32/1

4.2 K Roach to Chandimal, Goes fuller but a little too straight. Chandimal works it through mid-wicket and gets three. 28/1

4.2 K Roach to Chandimal, No ball! The batsman shoulders arms to let that one through. No Ball signalled by the Umpire. The bowler has overstepped there. 25/1

4.1 K Roach to Chandimal, Goes fuller on off, Dinesh drives it to the man at covers. 24/1

3.6 S Gabriel to Mendis, Edge? The umpire says no. But a beauty from Gabriel. Good length again on off, this one jags away. Mendis tries to defend it off the back foot but he seems to have been beaten. The keeper collects it and there is a loud appeal but the umpire shakes his head. The Windies players have a chat but they decide against the review. Holder seemed to be quite confident there and now we know why. Replays later on show a spike on Snicko. An opportunity goes abegging and Kusal gets a life. He would surely want to make the Windies pay here. On this occasion too, it looks like Gabriel has overstepped but the umpire failed to notice it. 24/1

3.5 S Gabriel to Chandimal, Works it with the angle through mid-wicket for a run. 24/1

3.4 S Gabriel to Chandimal, Full and on off, Chandimal strokes it through covers and bags a brace. 23/1

3.3 S Gabriel to K Perera, OUT! EDGED AND GONE! Kusal Perera once again departs quickly and it is Shannon Gabriel who gets him. This is on a length around middle. Perera tries to work it across the line with the angle but the ball straightens. Takes the outside edge and goes into the hands of Devon Smith at first slip who takes it. The left-hander also gets a send off from Shannon as he walks back to the hut. An early wicket for the Windies. Ideal start for them. 21/1

3.2 S Gabriel to Perera, Easy Perera! Gabriel once again offers width outside off. Kusal tries to slap it but the ball whizzes past the outside edge. 21/0

3.1 S Gabriel to Perera, Very full and on off, Perera jams it out to point. 21/0

2.6 K Roach to Mendis, This was not off the crack but a beauty! Angles this into the batsman first and the gets it to leave him. Mendis plays inside the line and gets beaten. 21/0

2.5 K Roach to Mendis, Off the crack! Wow! You just can't play those. Just hope that it misses the edge. On a length around off, it pitches on one of the crack and then takes off. It also straightens. Mendis tries to keep it out off the back foot but gets beaten. The keeper behind the stumps collects it well above his head. 21/0

2.4 K Roach to Mendis, Down the leg side, it bounces in front of the keeper. He only gets a hand to it and it goes down to fine leg for two byes. 21/0

2.3 K Roach to Mendis, Good length on off, Mendis defends it to mid off. 19/0

2.2 K Roach to Mendis, FOUR! Short and wide and Roach pays the price. Width on offer outside off, Mendis pounces on it as he cuts it through backward point for a boundary. 19/0

2.1 K Roach to Perera, Angles this one onto the pads, Perera works it down to fine leg and gets to the other end. 15/0

1.6 S Gabriel to Mendis, Good delivery to end! On the off stump and on a length. The batsman defends it onto the ground. 14/0

1.5 S Gabriel to Perera, Angles this into the batsman. Perera works it towards square leg for a run. 14/0

1.5 S Gabriel to Perera, A beauty but he has overstepped and by a big, big margin. He almost bowled that from 20 yards, that is how bad this was. On a length around off, this one stays very low. Perera tries to defend but it goes underneath his bat. 13/0

1.4 S Gabriel to Perera, Defended off the back foot by the batsman. 12/0

1.3 S Gabriel to Perera, FOUR! Perera is on a roll here! 10 from the first three balls he has faced. Full and on off, Kusal shows the full face of the bat. It goes off the middle and races to the long off fence. 12/0

1.2 S Gabriel to Perera, A couple to follow the boundary! This time it is fuller on off, Kusal drives it towards covers. Chase there makes a half stop and the batsmen get a brace. 8/0

1.1 S Gabriel to Perera, FOUR! Poor start by Shannon. Short and wide outside off, Perera knows no other way to play. He goes hard at it with a cut shot and it races away to the point fence. Off the mark in style is Kusal. 6/0

Shannon Gabriel to bowl from the other end.

0.6 K Roach to Mendis, Uppish but in the gap and Sri Lanka are underway. On the pads, Mendis clips it through the vacant mid-wicket region and gets two. 2/0

0.5 K Roach to Mendis, Good pacey delivery on middle, this one jags back in. Mendis tries to block it but gets hit on the thigh pad. 0/0

0.4 K Roach to Mendis, Misses his radar this time and bowls it way outside off. Mendis lets it be. 0/0

0.3 K Roach to Mendis, Once again right on the money. On a length around off, this one does not swing. Mendis defends it back to the bowler. 0/0

0.2 K Roach to Mendis, Lovely stuff! Once again in the corridor of uncertainty. This one shapes away. Mendis has a feel for it but gets beaten. Brilliant start by Roach. 0/0

0.1 K Roach to Mendis, A peach to start with! No looseners for Roach. On a length outside off, he bent his back on this one. It takes off after pitching. Mendis did the right thing as he pulled out of the shot. 0/0

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