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West Indies finish rain-hit Day 3 at 224/9

West Indies were 224/9, trailing Sri Lanka by 162 runs before persistent rain led to early stump on Day 3 of the first Test at Galle International Stadium, here on Tuesday.

West Indies finish rain-hit Day 3 at 224/9

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  24 Nov 2021 4:30 AM GMT

GALLE: West Indies were 224/9, trailing Sri Lanka by 162 runs before persistent rain led to early stump on Day 3 of the first Test at Galle International Stadium, here on Tuesday.

The Windies batters Shannon Gabriel and Joshua Da Silva will resume the Day 4 with an hope to add some more vital runs while Lanka, who scored 386 in their first innings, will aim to wrap things up as quickly as possible.

Starting the day on 113/6, West Indies needed a collective effort from the lower-order batters to avoid the follow on and Kyle Mayers, Jason Holder, Rahkeem Cornwall and Joshua da Silva did that by making significant contributions with the bat.

Mayers and Holder first established a 63-run stand at a decent pace, counter-attacking the Sri Lankan spinners. Mayers was the first one to depart on 45.

Cornwall adopted the aggressive route with some cracking shots, as West Indies headed to lunch at 215/8 adding 102 runs in the session. IANS

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