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Sangakkara tons up as Lanka progress on rain hit day

Colombo, Sri Lanka - Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara stroked his 24th career ton as Sri Lanka moved to 294 for 5 at the end of the second day of the Second ERI Test at the R Premadasa Stadium.

Resuming on 84 for 3, Sangakkara and Thilan Samaraweera put on 170 for the 4th wicket before Samaraweera fell for a well played 80 from 170 balls with eight fours and a six.

Roach keeping it straight and fast

Colombo, Sri Lanka – West Indies fast bowler Kemar Roach is working hard and the hard work is paying off. The 22-year-old bowled a superb new ball spell which rocked the Sri Lanka top order on the opening day of the 2nd ERI Test at the R Premadasa International Cricket Stadium, on Tuesday. The home side closed the day on 84-3 off 37.2 overs on a day cut short by rain and bad light.

West Indies rock Lankan top order on gloomy day

Colombo, Sri Lanka - Bad light robbed the opening day of the second ERI Test at the R Premadasa Stadium of 62.4 overs of play as West Indies rocked the Sri Lankan top order to reduce them to 34 for 3.

By the time bad light stopped play Sri Lanka had made a recovery, adding another 50 runs without any further loss to be 84 for 3.

Kemar Roach removed the two openers – Tharanga Paranavitana for 16 and Tillakeratne Dilshan for 4 – to leave the home team staggering at 31 for 2.

Roach and Sammy strike before tea

Colombo, Sri Lanka – West Indies opening bowlers Kemar Roach and Darren Sammy were brilliant in the first session of play as the West Indies captured three Sri Lankan wickets on the opening day of the 2nd ERI Test match at the R Premadasa International Stadium on Tuesday. At tea the home side reached 83-3. Roach has so far taken 2-24 – T.M. Dilshan bowled and Tharanga Paranavitana well caught at second slip by Dwayne Bravo. Sammy has 1-25 from 17 consecutive overs.

Sri Lanka bat first in 2nd Test

Colombo, Sri Lanka – Sri Lanka won the toss and chose to bat on the opening day of the 2nd ERI Test against West Indies on Tuesday at the R Premadasa International Cricket Stadium.
The Sri Lankans have made three changes, with debutant fast bowler Suranga Lakmal, seamer Nuwan Kulasekara and with left-arm spinner Rangana Herath, replacing Thilan Mirando Thushara, Suraj Randiv, and Dammika Prasad.

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