Despite the fact that bad weather washed off play for 2 complete days, the low scoring 2nd Test between Sri Lanka and the West Indies remains in the balance on Day 5 at the P Sara Oval, Colombo. A win or a tie in the 2nd Test would certainly swing the series in favor of the home side.
After a poor first innings score of just 163, the West Indians have dominated the first session of Day 5, creating some hope out of nothing.
However, the Sri Lankan spinners have responded equally, picking up vital breakthroughs at regular intervals.
Currently 6 down, the visitors have certainly lost their momentum after a couple of quick wickets from Sri Lanka’s leading wicket-taker, Rangana Herath.
Misery continued for Marlon Samuels as Dilruwan Perera delivered a beauty after keeping things tight for quite a while.
If the West Indians are to turn things around, the current paid would certainly have to bat their hearts out with courage and determination. On the other hand, Milinda Siriwardena has certainly played his part by keeping things tight from the other end.
While bad weather remains a threat, the match has certainly swung in favor of Sri Lanka. Two more wickets for Sri Lanka at this stage is all they require to get their hands on the Sobers-Tissera trophy 2015.