Quick bowler Rahkeem Cornwall made an unbeaten 50 years and joined in a 90-run eighth-wicket association with Joshua Da Silva which guided the West Independents to a 99-run lead over Sri Lanka on the second day of the main cricket Test.
Cornwall was 60 not out at stumps, the principal Antiguan to score a Test 50 years at the Sir Vivian Richards Arena.
Wickekeeper Da Silva made 46 and held together the West Non mainstream players lower center request as they edged past Sri Lanka’s first innings of 169. The home side coordinated with that absolute with six wickets down and Cornwall and Da Silva conveyed them to 268-8 at stumps.
Da Silva’s patient stand was the most significant of the innings until it was outperformed by Cornwall. He steadied the West Independents when they were 133-5 and the match was as yet to be determined.
Cornwall had been resolved to say something with the bat. He told a nearby correspondent before the match to “advise the world I’ve come to make a score.”
The husky 1.96-meter paceman was on the up and up, arriving at his first test 50 from 62 balls and thinking outside the box on a day of moderate scoring with nine fours and two sixes.
“I realize I have great batting abilities,” Cornwall said.
“I just attempted from the start to bat with Joshua, attempt to get us to a decent score and simply attempt to bat myself.
“I was certain. I’ve been placing in some work in the nets with the batting mentor and I disclosed to myself I need to score a few runs, I’m not working out quite as well as I can do with the bat.”The association among Cornwall and Da Silva changed the course of the match. Prior, Sri Lanka had bowled well to contain the West Independents’ batsmen.
A 56-run second wicket association between John Campbell (42) and Nkrumah Bonner (31) was the best exertion by the West Independents top request. In any case, veteran Sri Lanka paceman Suranga Lakmal made advances into the West Non mainstream players setup, taking 5-45, his fourth five-wicket pack in tests.
Lakmal excused West Non mainstream players chief Kraigg Brathwaite (3), at that point eliminated Kyle Mayers when he looked perilous on 45. He got back to bowl Jermaine Blackwood (2) and Jason Holder (19), leaving the West Non mainstream players 169-6. Alzarri Joseph (0) was his fifth wicket.
The West Non mainstream players were 261-7 when Joshua was out quickly before stumps, gotten behind in the wake of being tricked into a free shot by a short ball from Dushmantha Chameera.