West Indies were 268 for 8 wickets for a first innings lead of 99 runs by the second day of the first Test against Sri Lanka at Antigua yesterday.
No.9 batsman Rahkeem Cornwall top scored with a 79-ball unbeaten 60 hitting 9 boundaries and 2 sixes with No.7 Joshua Da Silva making 46 off 124 with 5 boundaries after opening batsman John Campbell made 42 off 148 with 4 boundaries and No. 4 Kyle Mayers 45 off 70 hitting 6 boundaries and 2 sixes.
Sri Lanka got into a position of shifting the balance their way when the West Indies were 169 for 7 when strike bowler Suranga Lakmal claimed four of those wickets before Joshua Da Silva was joined by Cornwall in ensuring West Indies stayed ahead by sharing in a productive eighth wicket alliance of 90 runs. Lakmal claimed 5 wickets for 45 runs while Dushmantha Chameera took 2 for 71.
SRI LANKA 169
(Lahiru Thirimanne 70, Niroshan Dickwella 32, Jason Holder 5/27)
WEST INDIES: 268/8 (101 Overs) RR: 2.65
(Rahkeem Cornwall 60, Joshua Da Silva 46, Kyle Mayers 45. John Campbell 42, Suranga Lakmal 5/45, Dushmantha Chameera took 2/71.