West Indies vs Sri Lanka 3rd Test Day 2: Roach, Gabriel give West Indies upper hand in Barbados

Kemar Roach two wickets West Indies Sri Lanka 3rd Test Day 2 Barbados cricket

Kemar Roach removed Kusal Perera and Mahela Udawatte

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West Indies seamers Kemar Roach and Shannon Gabriel took two wickets apiece to put their side on top against Sri Lanka on the second day of the day-night Test in Barbados, where only 59 overs were bowled due to rain.

Starting off the day on 132/5, the West Indies added 36 runs to their overnight score before wicketkeeper-batsman Shane Dowrich was given out lbw off the bowling of Lahiru Kumara for 71, which came off 132 balls and included nine boundaries.

Dowrich reviewed the decision, but replays showed that the ball was pitching in line and going on to hit the stumps.

Devendra Bishoo failed to trouble the scorers as he was caught by Kusal Mendis at second slip off the bowling of Kumara.

Holder went on to score 74 off 123 deliveries, which included 13 boundaries, before he was caught by Dilruwan Perera at gully off the bowling of Kasun Rajitha.

Jason Holder 74 West Indies Sri Lanka 3rd Test Day 2 Barbados cricket

Jason Holder scored his seventh Test fifty

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With Miguel Cummins and Gabriel falling in quick succession, the West Indies were bowled out for 204.

Kumara was the pick of the bowlers with four wickets, while Rajitha took three, stand-in captain Suranga Lakmal snapped up two and Dilruwan chipped in with one.

Trailing by 204 runs, Sri Lanka made a horrible start to their innings as opener Kusal Perera was caught behind off the bowling of Roach for a duck.

Mahela Udawatte only scored four runs before he was trapped lbw off the bowling of Roach.

Mendis and Danushka Gunathilaka steadied things with a 59-run partnership before Mendis was clean bowled by Gabriel for 22.

Gunathilaka ended up making 29 before he was trapped lbw off the bowling of Holder.

Gunathilaka was not given out initially, but the West Indies reviewed the decision. Their gamble paid off as replays showed the ball was pitching in line and going on to hit middle and leg stump.

To make matters worse, Dhananjaya de Silva was on his way back to the pavilion shortly after as he was given out lbw off the bowling of Gabriel for eight runs.

Like Gunathilaka, Dhananjaya was not given out at first, but replays showed that the ball was crashing into middle and leg stump.

Wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella and Roshen Silva managed to amass an unbeaten 14-run partnership before rain brought proceedings to an end for the day.

Dickwella finished on 13 off 16 balls, which included three boundaries, while Silva remained undefeated on three.

Roach and Gabriel took two wickets apiece, while Holder claimed one.

Sri Lanka ended day two on 99/5 and will continue batting on Monday at 14:00 local time or 18:00 GMT.

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