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Herath claims 6-68 as Windies struggle to avoid innings defeat

Galle: West Indies were struggling to avoid an innings defeat yesterday as they ended Day Three of the first Test against Sri Lanka on 67-2 in their second innings, still needing another 166 to force their hosts to bat again.

Sri Lanka spinner Rangana Herath acknowledges the crowd after claiming 6-68 in the first innings yesterday. PIC/AFP
Sri Lanka spinner Rangana Herath acknowledges the crowd after claiming 6-68 in the first innings yesterday. PIC/AFP

Forced to follow on after making 251 the first time round, West Indies face a mammoth task to save the match at the Galle International Stadium with two days still left to play.

After taking 6-68 in the West Indies’ first innings, veteran spinner Rangana Herath then claimed the wicket of opener Kraigg Brathwaite, who fell for 34 as play drew to a close, for the second time in the match.

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