A meticulous unbeaten century by Shane Dowrich has given the West Indies the high ground after the second day of the main cricket Test against Sri Lanka.
Dowrich made 125 not out from 325 balls Thursday in an innings which highlighted gloomy safeguard, to lead the West Indies to an affirmation at 414-8.
At stumps and in the wake of confronting just 10 overs, Sri Lanka was 31-3 in answer. Opener Kusal Mendis (4) and Kusal Perera (0) and previous chief Angelo Mathews (11) had fallen; Dinesh Chandimal was 3 not out and Roshen Silva 1 not out.
Dowrich’s steadfast innings possessed the majority of the day. He first observed off the risk of the new ball, which swung toward the beginning of the day, at that point opposed the threat of the Sri Lanka spinners later in the day.
Dowrich shared associations of 102 for the seventh wicket with Devendra Bishoo (40) and 90 for the 6th wicket with Jason Holder (40) which enabled the West Indies to recoup from 145-5.
The West Indies quicks were then profoundly successful in the short section of play before stumps. Shannon Gabriel, particularly, grieved the home batsmen with exact short-pitched bowler and with conveyances that swung late. Gabriel, Kemar Roach and Holder shared the wickets that fell before stumps.