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Devon Smith hits fifty, rain mars second day of St Lucia Test between West Indies and Sri Lanka

Devon Smith’s fifty was the only highlight on a rain-ruined second day in the Test match at St Lucia between West Indies and Sri Lanka.

cricket Updated: Jun 16, 2018 09:28 IST
Tom Webber
Tom Webber
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West Indies,Sri Lanka,West Indies vs Sri Lanka
Devon Smith slammed a fifty but rain interrupted large parts of the second day in the St.Lucia Test between West Indies and Sri Lanka.(AFP)

Devon Smith made an unbeaten fifty as inclement weather swallowed up huge amounts of day two of the second Test between West Indies and Sri Lanka in St Lucia.

Amid three rain delays that meant only 42.3 overs were bowled, the Windies reached stumps at 118-2 to trail Sri Lanka by 135 runs and keep a strong position heading into a third day that will start early.

Smith and Kraigg Brathwaite (22) put on 59 for the first wicket until the latter was caught behind off Kasun Rajitha (1-25) for his maiden Test scalp.

The left-handed Smith remained immovable despite rain frequently forcing the players from the field, making 53 not out with a quartet of fours and one maximum.

The Windies lost Kieran Powell to Lahiru Kumara (1-48) for 27, with Shai Hope unbeaten on two alongside Smith in the middle.

First Published: Jun 16, 2018 09:26 IST