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Thursday, 07 June 2018 - 9:11
SL - WI 1st Test - Lahiru Kumara bags 3 wickets on day 1
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West Indies reached 241 for 6 at stumps on day 1 of the first Test against Sri Lanka at Trinidad.
 
Shane Dowrich was 46 not out off 133 deliveries at stumps and with him was Devendra Bishoo, who was scoreless off 32 balls.
 
Sri Lanka's bowlers were largely disciplined even through the wicketless spells, and despite the Trinidad heat, but the team may have another problem.
 
Having finished six overs short of their quota for the day, Captain Dinesh Chandimal is now at risk of ICC censure.
 
This, despite having two specialist spinners in the XI. Dilruwan Perera and Rangana Herath delivered 32 overs between them.
 
On what was at times a slow-moving Test match day, Kumara produced the most excitement.
 
He was erratic right through, often firing balls way outside off, or down the leg side.
 
But as he regularly breached the 140 kph mark, he could also be dangerous on the occasions he was on target.
 
His first wicket, near the end of the morning session, was that of Kieran Powell, who had his leg-stump uprooted by a swinging delivery that took a ricochet into the stumps.
 
Later, in the afternoon, Shai Hope was caught gloving a ball down the leg side.
 
His final victim was Holder, who attempt to play a full, wide delivery through the offside, managed only to get an edge to the keeper - a fact that was only revealed after Sri Lanka had asked for a review.
 
Easily the least disciplined of Sri Lanka's bowlers, Kumara ended the day with 3 for 57 off 18 overs..





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