West Indies lower-order managed to show some fight against Sri Lanka in the first innings before rain forced early stumps on Day 3 of the ongoing first Test at the Galle International Stadium.
At stumps, West Indies’ were on 224/9, still trailing by 162 runs. For the hosts, Joshua Da Silva was unbeaten on 11 and Shannon Gabriel yet to open his account.
Resuming Day 3 on 113/6, overnight batters Kyle Mayers and Jason Holder managed to add 50 more runs to the total before Mayers was sent back to the pavilion by Dhananjaya de Silva.
Soon after, Holder also perished off the bowling of Praveen Jayawickrama, and Windies was reduced to 175/8 in the 61st over.
Rahkeem Cornwall and Joshua Da Silva then got together at the crease and the duo put on 49 runs for the ninth wicket, but as soon as Windies began gaining momentum, Cornwall was sent back to the pavilion by Suranga Lakmal.
After Cornwall’s dismissal, rain played spoilsport and play did not resume, and as a result, umpires called early stumps.