West Indies vs Sri Lanka On Day 2 of the 2nd Test, the West Indies set a 377-run target for Sri Lanka.

At stumps on Day 4 of the 2nd Test between the West Indies and Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka had scored 29 runs in nine overs in response to the West Indies’ target of 377 runs.

In the ongoing second Test at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, half-centuries from West Indies skipper Kraigg Brathwaite, Kyle Mayers, and Jason Holder helped the hosts set a 377-run target for Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka were 29/0 in nine overs at stumps on day four of the match. At 17 and 11 runs respectively, Lahiru Thirimanne and skipper Dimuth Karunaratne are unbeaten. On the final day of the Test, Sri Lanka needs 348 runs to score. After setting a massive 377-run mark for the tourists, the Windies declared their second innings on 280/4d and are in command.

For the hosts, Braithwaite and John Campbell opened the innings, but the latter did not last long at the crease, departing after scoring 10 runs.

In the seventh over, Niroshan Dickwella got the opener Campbell. Jermaine Blackwood was promoted to the first drop due to Nkrumah Bonner’s back injury, and he scored an eventful 18.

Until Dushmantha Chameera picked up Blackwood, he and Brathwaite scored 44 runs for the second wicket (18). The Windies had a ranking of 58/2.

Kyle Mayers replaced skipper Brathwaite in the centre after Blackwood’s exit. The pair put together an 82-run third-wicket stand to help the team reach three figures. Suranga Lakmal dissolved the dangerous-looking partnership by cutting Mayers after a 55-run knock.

At number five, Jason Holder joined the game. Braithwaite and Holder were careful in their play and contributed runs to the list. For the fourth wicket, the pair put up an 87-run stand.

Brathwaite, meanwhile, hit his half-century in 137 balls. After the tea break, Brathwaite let go of his strings, picking up boundaries in back-to-back overs and seeming to be on his way to a pair of centuries.

Brathwaite was caught 15 runs shy of a century by Dushmantha Chameera, ending his 85-run innings.

After that, Joshua Da Silva and Holder sped up the scoring to bring the team to 250 runs. Holder, meanwhile, reached his tenth Test fifty.

Until Windies called the announcement, the pair added 53 runs off 42 balls. Holder went unbeaten for 71 runs, including seven boundaries, while Da Silva was unbeaten for 20 runs off 16 balls.

On day four, Sri Lanka’s first innings was easily wrapped up when Kemar Roach (3/58) struck twice in an over to dismiss them for 258.

Sri Lanka 258 and 29/0 (Lahiru Thirimanne 17, Dimuth Karunaratne 11); West Indies 354 and 280/4d (Lahiru Thirimanne 17, Dimuth Karunaratne 11).

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