Baugh hits 50 as 2nd Test ends in a draw

Colombo, Sri Lanka – The 2nd ERI Test between West Indies and Sri Lanka ended in a predictable draw on Saturday as over 200 overs were lost to rain and bad light. The first three days were all cut short, the fourth day was completely washed out and the fifth day got started after lunch.

On the final afternoon, West Indies resumed at 165-5 and were dismissed 243 on Saturday’s fifth day at the R Premadasa International Cricket Stadium, replying to Sri Lanka’s first innings total of 387-9 declared. Batting a second time the home side made 57-1 declared and set the Windies a victory target of 202 to which they replied with 12-2 before the match was called off.

In the Windies first innings wicket-keeper Carlton Baugh batted well to make 50 – his second half-century at this level. He added 44 for sixth wicket with Dwayne Bravo (20). Left-arm spinner Rangana Herath captured 3-76 on his recall to the side. He was supported by off-spinner Ajantha Mendis who had 2-56 and pacer Suranga Lakmal, who picked up 2-84 on debut.

The Series now moves to Kandy where the third and final Test will be played at the new Pallekele Stadium. First ball is Wednesday at 10 am (12.30 am Eastern Caribbean Time/11.30 pm Tuesday Jamaica Time).

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