Monday, September 20

Nkrumah Bonner Hit a Century as West Indies draw in 1st Test Match

 Nkrumah Bonner scored his first test century allow the West Indies to draw the first cricket test against Sri Lanka on Thursday
Nkrumah Bonner scored his first test century allow the West Indies to draw the first cricket test against Sri Lanka on Thursday

Nkrumah Bonner recorded his maiden Test century, helping the West Indies to a draw against Sri Lanka in the 1st Test on Thursday evening at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua.

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  • Pathum Nisanka scored a century on debut and Niroshan Dikwela scored four runs short of the first century on Wednesday as Sri Lanka captured the first Test match against West Indies on the fourth day.
  • Starting 102 runs behind on the first innings, Sri Lanka reached 476 in their second innings for a lead of 374 in 1 Test Match.
  • Sri Lanka then made an important breakthrough in 20 overs before stumps, dismissing John Campbell (11) to leave the West Indies 34-1, still 340 runs behind.
  • Captain Kraigg Brathwaite was 8 not out and Nkrumah Bonner
  • Nisanka and Dikwela came together at that point and batted for 179 runs for the sixth wicket in the first and second seasons.

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Nkrumah Bonner registered his maiden Test Hundred

  • Nkrumah Bonner, riding his luck several times during his game, shared a 66-run partnership for the 2nd wicket with captain Craig Brathwaite (23) for the majority of the morning session.
  • He and Kyle Mayers (52) then added 105 for the third wicket in 36.1 overs.
  • Bonner completed his century off 243 balls and won the draw with Jason Holder (18 *) adding an unbeaten 32 runs.
  • Nkrumah Bonner was duly voted Man of the Match for his match-saving innings.

What did Nkrumah Bonner say After the Match?

  • This is my childhood dream and I’m really happy I got this monkey off my back.
  • In the first innings, my foot wasn’t moving as much as I wanted it to.
  • Sri Lankan bowlers are very disciplined so it was very important to me to stay disciplined and play in the V as much as possible.
  • I think Suranga Lakmal was challenging – Nkrumah Bonner said.
  • All of them are challenging but he was a cut above the rest.

There was thrill throughout the match. After winning the toss, the West Indies beat Sri Lanka 5-27 to dismiss Sri Lanka at a score of 169.

The second test begins Monday, also at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium.

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