West Indies vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test Day 2: Smith shines on rain-affected day

Devon Smith 53 not out West Indies Sri Lanka 2nd Test Day 2 St Lucia cricket

Devon Smith struck four boundaries and a six during his unbeaten knock of 53

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Only 42.3 overs were bowled on the second day in St Lucia, but West Indies opener Devon Smith struck an unbeaten 53 to keep his side on top against Sri Lanka.

Starting off the day on 2/0, Kraigg Brathwaite and Smith added 57 runs to the score before Brathwaite was caught behind off the bowling of debutant Kasun Rajitha for 22.

Interestingly, Brathwaite reviewed the decision, but replays confirmed that he had edged the ball.

Brathwaite’s dismissal came just prior to the lunch break, during which the rain came and play was suspended for two-and-a-half hours.

However, 30 minutes later, the players were off the field again as the rain returned.

After a delay of slightly more than 30 minutes, play resumed and the West Indies continued with their innings.

Smith even brought up his fifty before the it started raining once again. After almost 90 minutes, the players were back out on the field.

Sri Lanka benefited from the latest rain delay as Lahiru Kumara removed Kieran Powell for 27.

Smith and Shai Hope could only muster an unbeaten three-run partnership before bad light brought play to an end for the day.

Smith finished on 53 off 134 balls, which included four boundaries and a six, while Hope remained undefeated on two runs.

Rajitha and Kumara claimed one wicket each.

The West Indies ended day two on 118/2 and will continue batting on Saturday at 10:00 local time or 14:00 GMT.

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