• Last updated on Mon, 18 Jun, 2018, 07:23 PM
Lahiru Kumara will be key to Sri Lanka’s fortunes on the final day © AFP
Shannon Gabriel eventually gets the better of Akila Dananjaya, as the tail ender inside edges the ball on to the stumps. Gabriel ends with eight wickets in the innings. His match figures of 13 for 121 is the third best by a West Indian, and the best by any Windies bowler at home. His innings figures of 8 for 62 is the sixth best by a West Indian.
Not for the first time, Shannon Gabriel gets a wicket – shattering Akila Dananjaya’s stumps – but umpire Ian Gould calls a no ball.
Shannon Gabriel strikes early on Day 5! Seventh wicket of the innings for him. This is the first time a Windies bowler has bagged 12 wickets in a game at home. Suranga Lakmal is trapped legbefore. He takes a review, but that doesn’t help. Surprising why Sri Lanka haven’t declared their innings so far.
Hello and welcome to the Live Blog for the fifth and final day of the second Test between Windies and Sri Lanka at the Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium in Gros Islet, St Lucia. Close to two hours of play that was lost on Day 3 owing to Sri Lanka’s protest, will that come back to hurt them?
A fine batting performance on the penultimate day, led by half-centuries from Kusal Mendis and Niroshan Dickwella, helped the visitors end the day at 334 for 8, leading by 287 runs. Shannon Gabriel bagged a six-wicket haul but Windies weren’t quite up to the mark with the ball, allowing Sri Lanka to extend the lead.
When will Sri Lanka declare? How many more runs would they need to ensure that the target is out of Windies’ reach? Will there be a brave declaration before the start of play? We’ll know that in a while.