WI vs SL 1st Test Day 4 Stumps – WI (34/1), need 341 runs to win on final day: Pathum Nissanka’s century on debut and brilliant 96 by Niroshan Dickwella has put Sri Lanka in a commanding position leading into the 5th day of the 1st test. Equation for the final day is very exciting where West Indies needs 341 runs to win or three sessions to survive & Sri Lanka require 9 wickets to register historic victor.
W.I vs SL – Nissanka & Dickwella 179-run stand for the sixth wicket, compiled over two sessions, helped set the West Indies a 375-run target, 34 of which the hosts had knocked off by stumps for the loss of just John Campbell. Kraigg Brathwaite and Nkrumah Bonner were at the crease on 8 and 15 respectively.
W.I vs SL Day 4: It’s a day where so much happened, a first over wicket, a debutant scoring a century, Dickwella missing out on yet-another one, the Sri Lankans batting and batting and setting up a massive target, and then the West Indians blocking them out for over an hour.
The pitch has eased out considerably. All the lateral movement that the first two days had having just disappeared.
West Indies 271 (Cornwall 61, Lakmal 5-47) and 34 for 1 (Brathwaite 8*, Bonner 15*) need another 341 runs to beat Sri Lanka 169 and 476 (Nissanka 103, Dickwella 96)