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Jacobs runs through SL innings

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Leg-spinner Damion Jacobs snatched a six-wicket haul to propel West Indies A to a crushing innings and 13-run victory over Sri Lanka A, on the final day of the opening four-day “Test” yesterday.

The 32-year-old finished with six for 27 as the visitors, following on by 152 runs, were dismissed cheaply for 139 in their second innings to fall 1-0 behind in the three-match series.

Off-spinner Rahkeem Cornwall supported with three for 53 as Windies A ruthlessly disposed of the Sri Lankans in just three hours.

Sri Lanka A then started brightly with Weerakkody blasting nine fours in a 58-ball cameo as he put on a hasty 82 for the first wicket with Chandragupta.

The introduction of the spinners halted Sri Lanka’s progress, however, as Jacobs and Cornwall grabbed two wickets apiece to leave them struggling on 98 for four at lunch.

Their fortunes fail to improve after the break, as Jacobs ran through the middle order with the last six wickets going down for 41 runs.

The second “Test” bowls off on Thursday at the same venue.(CMC)


WEST INDIES A 364 for eight decl. (Sunil Ambris 106, Vishaul Singh 81, John Campbell 56, Rahkeem Cornwall 36; Malinda Pushpakumara 3-104, Chamika Karunaratne 2-61)
SRI LANKA A 212 (Dhananjaya De Silva 104, Wanindu Hasaranga 24, Dasun Shanaka 20; Keon Joseph 3-33, Rahkeem Cornwall 3-69, Damion Jacobs 2-33, Sheldon Cottrell 2-41) and 139 (Sandun Weerakkody 56, Ron Chandragupta 27; Damion Jacobs 6-27, Rahkeem Cornwall 3-53)