West Indies vs Sri Lanka BP XI (2D3D - Galle, Sri Lanka, Dec 4)

West Indies vs Sri Lanka BP XI (2D3D - Galle, Sri Lanka, Dec 4)

Post by Vasanthan S. Das » Mon, 06 Dec 1993 11:54:46

   West Indies ground their way to 287 for six at the close of the
second day in the three-day match against the Sri Lanka Board
President's XI on Saturday.  Carl Hooper, Roger Harper and Roland
Holder collected half-centuries as the tourists took in some useful
batting practice before the one-off Test against Sri Lanka next week.
The weather once again intervened, with play called off one hour early
due to rain.

   Resuming from their overnight total of 93 for 1, the West Indies
lost opener Phil Simmons in the ninth over of the morning session.
Attempting to cut paceman Rumesh Ratnayake, Simmons offered a simple
catch to Hemantha Wickremaratne at gully.  Batsman and part-time
bowler Asanka Gurusinha, fighting to get back into the Sri Lankan Test
team after injury, took two wickets either side of the lunch break to
reduce West Indies to 139 for four.

   Jimmy Adams was Gurusinha's first victim, caught by wicketkeeper
Pubudu Dasanayake for four.  Immediately after lunch, Gurusinha's slow
medium pace bagged the important wicket of Carl Hooper, who missed the
line to be judged leg before for 89.  Keith Arthurton, coming way down
the batting order, was next to go when he hit a full toss from leg
spinner Piyal Wijetunga to Wickremaratne fielding on the deep mid
wicket boundary.  At 165 for five, the home team seemed to have the
edge, but Harper and Holder calmly wrested the initiative back with a
113 run partnership, before Harper was caught behind for 55.  Holder,
who was unbeaten on 72, was joined by Junior Murray, but rain brought
about a premature end.

West Indies
   D.L. Haynes c Wickremaratne b Vaas ............10
   P.V. Simmons c Wickremaratne b Ratnayake.......31
   C.L. Hooper lbw Gurusinha .....................89
   J.C. Adams c Dasanayake b Gurusinha ............4
   R. Holder not out .............................72
   K.L.T. Arthurton c Wickremaratne b Wijetunga ...7
   R.A. Harper c Dasanayake b Hathurusinghe ......55
   J.R. Murray not out ............................0
   Extras (b3, nb6, lb1) .........................10
   Total (6 wkts, 106 overs) ....................278

   Fall of wickets: 1-14, 2-97, 3-127, 4-139, 5-165, 6-278

   Bowling: Vaas 24-13-35-1, Ratnayake 15-7-16-1,
            Gurusinha 13-6-26-2, Wijetunga 25-1-100-1,
            Hathurusinghe 7-2-25-1, Chandana 16-2-45-0,
            Atapattu 6-0-27-0.
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