Rain puts dampener on Windies' chase

25 October 2015

Rain interrupted the West Indies' chase on day four // Getty Images


Day four of second Test called off without a ball bowled as wet weather frustrates Windies' chase

Sri Lanka v West Indies Tests, Second Test


Rain has delayed West Indies' run chase in the second and final Test against Sri Lanka, with wet conditions forcing the fourth day to be abandoned without a ball bowled on Sunday.

The tourists need another 224 runs to win with nine wickets in hand - and one day left to play - to record their first Test win on Sri Lankan soil. 

On day three, a stunning spell of bowling from part-time off-spinning opening batsman Kraigg Brathwaite put West Indies on track to level the series. 

Brathwaite, who previously had one Test wicket and three first-class wickets to his name, ripped through Sri Lanka with 6-29 to blow the match wide open.   

In their chase, West Indies had progressed to 20 when Dhammika Prasad beat Kraigg Brathwaite's forward grope, and the hero with the ball was ruled plumb in front for three. 

Shai Hope (17 not out) and Darren Bravo (0 not out) will resume for the tourists on day five.

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