West Indies are touring Sri Lanka for a two-match Test collection and an fascinating little battle between Lankan all-rounder Dhananjaya de Silva and Windies wicketkeeper Joshua da Silva has began to play out.
In the primary Test at Galle, it was Da Silva who was caught by de Silva on the first slip off Lasith Embuldeniya for 54.
In the next match, the tables have been turned when da Silva grabbed de Silva off Veerasammy Permaul to ship him again into the dressing room.
Hilariously, moments earlier than the dismissal, the stump mic caught da Silva saying: “You catch me, I catch you – that’s how it works in cricket.”
Even the commentators on-air took discover of it and stated: “This series has been pretty interesting. It’s been a kind of a contest between de Silva and da Silva. That’s very interesting – da Silva is the West Indian; de Silva is the Sri Lankan. Da Silva returning the favour.”
“You catch me, I catch you – that’s how it works in cricket” – @joshuadasilva08 😂
After being caught by (Dhananjaya) de Silva within the first Test, (Joshua) Da Silva promised revenge – and he acquired it! #SLvWI pic.twitter.com/GqkKR4NM3U
— 🏏FlashScore Cricket Commentators (@FlashCric) November 30, 2021
Meanwhile, off-spinner Ramesh Mendis fueled a Sri Lankan fightback with a maiden five-wicket haul however the West Indies nonetheless led by three runs within the second innings at stumps on the third day of the second check on Wednesday.
Sri Lanka was 46-2 in its second innings at shut having conceded 49-run first innings result in the guests, who have been bowled out for 253. Sri Lanka scored 204 in its first innings.
Captain Dimuth Karunaratne (6) was run out to a superb direct hit from Kyle Mayers and Oshada Fernando (14) was additionally run out. Pathum Nissanka was batting on 21 with Charith Asalanka on 4.
Mendis had bowling figures 6-70 whereas left-arm spinners Praveen Jayawickrama and Lasith Embuldeniya took two wickets every.