By NAN Sports Editor
News Americas, GALLE, Sri Lanka, Fri. Dec. 3, 2021: Sri Lanka soundly trashed the West Indies cricket team today to secure not just a win in the second test but a series win.
The West Indies lost by a whopping 164 runs on the final day of the second Test at the Galle International Stadium as Sri Lanka claimed the series win – 2-0.
The lone top scores for the Windies did not even manage a half-century. Kyle Mayers scored 45 runs as the Windies collapsed at 132.
Chasing 297 to win, the West Indies reached 65-2 in the second innings at lunch but were bowled out for 132 in the third session. They lost their last eight wickets for 40 runs.
SRI LANKA 204 (Pathum Nissanka 73, Dimuth Karunaratne 42, Angelo Mathews 29; Veerasammy Permaul 5-35, Jomel Warrican 4-50); Roston Chase 5-83, Jomel Warrican 3-87, Shannon Gabriel 2-69) and 345 for 9 decl. (Dhananjaya de Silva 155 not out, Pathum Nissanka 66, Lasith Embuldeniya 39, Ramesh Mendis 25; Veerasammy Permaul 3-106, Roston Chase 2-82)
WEST INDIES 253 (Kyle Mayers 45, Kraigg Brathwaite 41, Rahkeem Cornwall 39, Jason Holder 36, Jermaine Blackwood 20; Praveen Jayawickrama 4-40, Ramesh Mendis 3-75) and 132 (Nkrumah Bonner 44, Jermaine Blackwood 36; Lasith Embuldeniya 5-35, Ramesh Mendis 5-66)