Nissanka defies West Indies


North Sound (Antigua): Inclement weather and a stoic knock from Pathum Nissanka prevented West Indies from wrapping up Sri Lanka’s first innings on the third day of the second Test on Wednesday, leaving the match firmly in the balance. Nissanka, playing only his second Test, was 49 not out when rain brought a premature close with Sri Lanka 250/8, still trailing by 104 runs. The 22-year-old, who scored a century on debut in the first Test, showed maturity as he scored quickly to cut into the deficit and frustrate the hosts on a day hit by rain and high winds. Only 42 overs were possible at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium. West Indies had scored 354 in their first innings.

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