Dowrich pro­vides re­lief for Test hosts

Yorkshire Post - Sports Monday - - CRICKET -

IN­TER­NA­TIONAL: Shane Dowrich’s un­beaten half-cen­tury res­cued the the West Indies on a rain-short­ened open­ing day of the third and fi­nal Test against Sri Lanka at Bridgetown.

Rain meant only 46.3 overs were bowled on day one of the day-night Test and Sri Lanka ini­tially gained the up­per hand when the West Indies slipped to 53-5 af­ter elect­ing to bat first.

But the hosts, who hold a 1-0 lead in the se­ries, ral­lied cour­tesy of an un­bro­ken 79-run part­ner­ship be­tween Dowrich and cap­tain Ja­son Holder (33no).

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