Sarwan keeps Windies in the hunt

PORT OF SPAIN: Vice-captain Ramnaresh Sarwan steadied West Indies after it lost three quick wickets on the fourth day of the second Test against Sri Lanka on Sunday.

At lunch, West Indies, chasing 253 and seeking to square the series, was 93 for three with Sarwan on 45.

Shivnarine Chanderpaul was unbeaten on 13 at lunch, which was taken 20 minutes early due to a rain shower. Earlier, Thilan Samaraweera collected his sixth Test hundred as the visitor was dismissed for 268 in the second innings just before the scheduled close on Saturday.— Agencies


Sri Lanka - 1st innings: 278.

West Indies - 1st innings: 294.

Sri Lanka - 2nd innings: M. Vandort (run out) 1, M. Warnapura c Chattergoon b Taylor 0, K. Sangakkara c Samuels b Powell 14, M. Jayawardene b Edwards 12, T. Samaraweera (run out) 125, T. Dilshan b Taylor 25, C. Silva c Samuels b Taylor 13, C. Vaas c Ramdin b Gayle 45, T. Thushara c Ramdin b Bravo 10, M. Muralitharan c Powell b Taylor 4, I. Amerasinghe (not out) 0. Extras: (b-1,lb-10, w-6, nb-2) 19. Total: (in 75.1 overs) 268 .

Fall of wickets: 1-2, 2-4, 3-32, 4-32, 5-73, 6-99, 7-237, 8-252, 9-268.

West Indies bowling: Powell 13-4-49-1, Taylor 15.1-1-52-4, Edwards 14-1-62-1, Bravo 19-5-64-1, Gayle 14-0-30-1.

West Indies - 2nd innings: C.Gayle c Dilshan b Thushara 10, S.Chattergoon lbw b Vaas 11, R. Sarwan(batting) 45, M. Samuels c Warnapura b Vaas 11, S. Chanderpaul (batting) 13. Extras: (lb-1, w-2) 3. Total (for three wkts. in 29 overs at lunch) 93.

Fall of wickets: 1-23 2-24 3-73.

Sri Lanka bowling: Vaas 12-2-33-2, Thushara 8-2-35-1, Amerasinghe 2-0-2-0, Muralitharan 7-1-22-0.

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