West Indies vs Sri Lanka: Test Series; June 06-27, 2018 in West Indies

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West Indies vs Sri Lanka: Test Series; June 06-27, 2018 in West Indies

Postby Leo » Tue May 29, 2018 6:26 am

Fixture

1st Test: Jun 6-10; Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad
2nd Test: Jun 14-18; Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, Gros Islet, St Lucia
3rd Test: Jun 23-27; Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados
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Re: West Indies vs Sri Lanka: Test Series; June 06-27, 2018 in West Indies

Postby Leo » Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:03 am

Good Luck to both the teams.
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Re: West Indies vs Sri Lanka: Test Series; June 06-27, 2018 in West Indies

Postby raja » Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:45 pm

I read that SL is playing a Test in the Windies after 10 years?
Is this true?

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Re: West Indies vs Sri Lanka: Test Series; June 06-27, 2018 in West Indies

Postby bolero » Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:08 am

West Indies declined with the retirement of Richards, Greenidge, Haynes, Richardson and the pace attack.

Sri Lanka declined with the retirement of Sangakkara, Jayasuriya, Jayawardene, Muralitharan.

Both are teams struggling to regroup to its past glory.

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Re: West Indies vs Sri Lanka: Test Series; June 06-27, 2018 in West Indies

Postby squarecut » Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:18 am

Sri Lanka very wisely avoided playing West Indies in tests during 1980s when West Indies was a world beater. Sri Lanka started to play West Indies only in 1990s after West Indies had ended up becoming a pale shadow of their glory days.

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Re: West Indies vs Sri Lanka: Test Series; June 06-27, 2018 in West Indies

Postby raja » Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:08 pm

This guy Dowrich is a pretty good batsman.
333/6 now.

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Re: West Indies vs Sri Lanka: Test Series; June 06-27, 2018 in West Indies

Postby raja » Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:00 pm

Sri Lanka all out for 185.
Windies did not enforce the follow-on.
This is going to be a tough series for SL.
Windies aren't that bad at home.
Someone or the other puts his hand up and delivers, with bat or ball.

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Re: West Indies vs Sri Lanka: Test Series; June 06-27, 2018 in West Indies

Postby raja » Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:33 pm

209/7 now at lunch, lead of about 450.
Easily more than enough.

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Re: West Indies vs Sri Lanka: Test Series; June 06-27, 2018 in West Indies

Postby Katto » Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:15 am

SL charged with ball tampering

I like how they refuse to take the field every time a charge is laid against them :lol:

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Re: West Indies vs Sri Lanka: Test Series; June 06-27, 2018 in West Indies

Postby Katto » Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:38 am

I'm finding Sri Lanka's denials enormously entertaining

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Re: West Indies vs Sri Lanka: Test Series; June 06-27, 2018 in West Indies

Postby Katto » Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:56 am

Tinsel wrote:334 for 8

At least SL will not Loose 2nd test because Lead now 287 with 90 overs Left in the test.

SL denied ball tampering, they even ready to forfeit second test


I really hope they do

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Re: West Indies vs Sri Lanka: Test Series; June 06-27, 2018 in West Indies

Postby squarecut » Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:04 am

The Sri Lankans refused to take the field for two hours which coincided with a World cup match (Serbia vs Costa Rica) being held. They agreed to take the field as soon as that match was over. :)

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Re: West Indies vs Sri Lanka: Test Series; June 06-27, 2018 in West Indies

Postby Katto » Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:59 am

squarecut wrote:The Sri Lankans refused to take the field for two hours which coincided with a World cup match (Serbia vs Costa Rica) being held. They agreed to take the field as soon as that match was over. :)


I would've thought most of them would be Portugal fans.

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Re: West Indies vs Sri Lanka: Test Series; June 06-27, 2018 in West Indies

Postby raja » Sun Jun 24, 2018 10:33 am

Didn't realise there's a 3rd Test.
Started yesterday.
Weather cost the players half the overs - Windies are now 132/5.
Certainly not out of the woods - but far better than 53/5 which they were at one stage.

Just noticed that Suranga Lakmal is captain.
What happened to Chandimal?
I've not been keeping track of SL cricket much.
Wasn't Angelo also on this tour? Injured?

Also noticed that this is Lakmal's 47th Test?
Wow!
Can't remember anything notable in his career.

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Re: West Indies vs Sri Lanka: Test Series; June 06-27, 2018 in West Indies

Postby raja » Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:48 am

Looks like no one was interested in this series. :-)
Just checked the scorecard of the 3rd Test.
When I'd last checked it, Windies were in a much better position than SL.
Now I see they crashed for 93 in their second innings - and SL have won, to level the series.

Holder not only scored 74 in the first innings, but also picked up 9 wickets in the match.

Underrated?

His batting average is now 30.13, bowling average 34.38
Stokes is at 34.85, bowling 33.83
Mitch Marsh 27.85, bowling 42.06 (ouch!)

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Re: West Indies vs Sri Lanka: Test Series; June 06-27, 2018 in West Indies

Postby raja » Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:58 am

Opened a new thread to discuss Jason Holder.
So further comments on him ón that thread please.

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Re: West Indies vs Sri Lanka: Test Series; June 06-27, 2018 in West Indies

Postby raja » Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:01 am

Moved Paddles' comment to that thread.

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Re: West Indies vs Sri Lanka: Test Series; June 06-27, 2018 in West Indies

Postby Paddles » Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:06 am

raja wrote:Moved Paddles' comment to that thread.


All good, I added to it as a bowler :P
Law 31.6 - benefit of the doubt for an dismissal appeal goes to the batsman
A third umpire call for a run out or stumping is a referral, not a review.