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West Indies value to wrap up Test series against Sri Lanka

Dickwella can star for Lankans with the bat

Number six Niroshan Dickwella may have to bail out Sri Lanka in St Lucia
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Second Test
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West Indies wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich scored an epic unbeaten century, batting for 468 minutes, to set up a crushing win over Sri Lanka in Trinidad and the Windies have a great chance of victory in St Lucia.

Dowrich and the lower order hauled them from 147-5 to 414-8 in the first innings before some fiery pace bowling and the spin of Devendra Bishoo and Roston Chase proved too sharp for Sri Lanka's batting.

Angelo Mathews, the tourists' most senior batsman, has since returned home for personal reasons and they face a tough task to turn around the three-match series.

Wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella was batting well before being carelessly run out for 31 in the first innings of the first Test.

The number six, who has reached 50 in six of his 18 Test first innings and made 74 in the warm-up game against a WICB 11, is a big price to top-score given the West Indies' threat with the new ball.

Recommendations
West Indies 
3pts 11-8 general
N Dickwella top Sri Lanka first-innings runscorer
1pt 7-1 bet365, Betfred


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