Sri Lanka led the West Indies by 153 runs with six second innings wickets in hand by stumps on the third day of the first cricket Test.
On a day of changing fortunes, Sri Lanka first wrapped up the West Indies first innings for 271, a lead of 102 over its own first innings of 169. Sri Lanka then reached stumps at 255-4.
Lahiru Thirimanne and Oshada Fernando kept up Sri Lanka’s concerted fight back On Tuesday, batting the tourists into a strong position at 170-1. Thirimanne made 76 to follow his 70 in Sri Lanka’s first innings and Fernando made 91 in a partnership of 162 for the second wicket from 301 balls.