The unbeaten first Test century by a patient, Nakramah Bonner, won against Sri Lanka as the fifth and final day of the first day of a Test match against Sri Lanka for a day in the West Indies. In just his third Test, the 32-year-old Bonner already raised a considerable reputation as a middle-order batsman with significantly more substance than style.
He compiled 113 not out dogs in just seven hours, during which he faced 274 balls, hitting 13 fours and a six.
Ensuring that his team comfortably saved the match at 236 for four, a possible target of 375 was set.
Having missed a century in each of their first two Tests in Bangladesh last month, the Jamaican right-hander was not denied for the third time in a day when the home side needed their brand of determination once, which Determining that Mila Hai was 341 runs with nine wickets on the final day was not a more realistic prospect.
“I did some work in the nets with the batting coach (Monty Desai) after the first innings,” said Bonner.
“The Sri Lankan bowlers are very disciplined and it was also important for me to be disciplined and put the ball in the ‘V’ at the most.”
He struck a 105-run third-wicket partnership with Kyle Meyers, which took almost three hours and effectively smashed Sri Lankan hopes of completing a poor fight from day one with the victory.
This ensures that both teams will have everything to play for the second and final Test at the same Sir Vivian Richards Stadium on Monday.
However, Sri Lanka would be concerned about the fitness of first-wicketkeeper Niroshan Dikwela, who has either sustained or been injured on more than one occasion during the day, all the time needing long-term treatment on the field. .
Meters, who marked the first match on that Bengali campaign with a sensational, match-winner unbeaten 210 in a chatogram, curbed his naturally aggressive style in reaching 52 before falling to Lasith Ambuldenia’s left-arm orthodox spin. Planted. Beginning of last session.
Ambuldenia claimed the lone success of Sri Lanka’s morning game when they removed Cragg Brathwaite to maintain the tourists’ hopes to press for a win that day.
Batting with exaggerated care to score 23 off 124 balls, the West Indies skipper downed the pitch 20 minutes before lunch, scoring a 66-run partnership for the second wicket.
Sri Lankan hopes again flickered briefly in the final session as the Mayers’ wicket, after the dismissal of Jermaine Blackwood, driven by the impressive Vishwa Fernando on the second ball, was given to the fast bowler for the second wicket of the innings.
At 204 for four, and with more than an hour to play, the visitors kept pushing for more success but Bonner and former captain Jason Holder made sure the West Indians were not grateful to be away from the match. . .
Sri Lankan captain Dimuth Karunaratne said that I am really happy with the way I am fighting in the second innings.
“Today, maybe we tried a lot sometimes but the pitch got to bat better and better and you have to give credit to Bonner and the rest of the West Indies batsmen.
“At least we know what to expect from the pitch as soon as we go to the second Test.”
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