Sri Lanka seal the series 2-0 by defeating West Indies in the 2nd Test at Galle

Sri Lanka seal the series 2-0 by defeating West Indies in the 2nd Test at Galle

Sri Lanks vs West Indies, 2nd Test, Galle, Nov 29 – Dec 3 2021, West Indies tour of Sri Lanka

Match Result: Sri Lanka won by 164 runs

Player of the Match: Dhananjaya de Silva

Match Report: Perfect farewell for coach Mickey Arthur. Pathum Nissanka impressed in both innings with crucial fifties. Sri Lanka’s unbeaten record against West Indies at home is Tests stands still. This West Indies never looked good enough on the whole tour. They had no answer for the mysterious questions asked by the spinners. Ramesh Mendis was the pick of the lot in both the tests. He received the Player of the Series award.

West Indies’ batters put up a better fight in the first innings. In the second one, they were all at sea. Bowled out on 132. Bonner was the top scorer for the Caribbeans with a score of 44. Sri Lanka have improved drastically since the failure of 2019 CWC. The team is going through rebuilding process its not easy for a team to bounce back after hard times. But credit should go to the team management for transforming this team into a great shape. Sri Lanka now can surely give a tough competition to other teams. It will be interesting to see how Sri Lanka perform in the overseas Congratulations to Sri Lanka on test series victory.

Dimuth Karunaratne | Sri Lanka captain: “The boys knew what to do in the conditions, especially Ramesh, Pathum and Dhananjaya. Pathum was very confident, and he was rotating the strike, which is what I expect. Hopefully, he can convert his fifties into the big scores. Oshada did a very hard job in the field. He was not scared. I want to lead from the front, and now I am looking forward to the next series against India. Mickey Arthur was a father to me. He was always there for me and the team. We are worried that he is leaving, but I wish him good luck for the future.”

Kraigg Brathwaite | West Indies captain: “Our batting in the first innings. We were in a good position. I should have got a big hundred, but we let ourselves down. We had a chance [when Sri Lanka’s ninth-wicket stand put on hundred in the second innings]. It is not easy starting on this pitch, so it is important to bowl as well as possible. As batters, we need to do it for longer periods. If we can do that, the team can be in a better position.”

Dhananjaya de Silva | Player of the Match: “Batsman can score when under pressure, and I enjoy it. I am working hard for these hundreds, and my father’s blessings are on me. It was tough, the ball was turning when their spinners were bowling on good lines and lengths. We had to be safe, so we had to bat long. That was the plan. I want to mention about Mickey Arthur and Grant Flower for being with us.”

Ramesh Mendis | Player of the Series: “Pleased that I was able to bowl my country to a win, and with the support from my coaches and the other spinners. I thank my coaches, and hard work is the secret of my success. I am more of a bowling bowling allrounder now, though I was more of a batting allrounder in domestic cricket.”

Avishkar Govardhane is a Sports Editor and enthusiast, working here at Clout News covering the latest Cricket News.

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