Sri Lanka stumble as they look to level series

West Indies took five Sri Lanka wickets in the first innings with only 99 runs on board as the home side took the honours on another day that was curtailed by rain in the third and final Test in Barbados.

Only 59 overs were possible on day two with Sri Lanka struggling on 99/5 in reply to the West Indies’ total of 204 all out.

Kemar Roach started the rot for the tourists when he removed Sri Lanka openers Kusal Perera (0) and Mahela Udawatte (4) with only 16 runs on the board.

Danushka Gunathilaka (29) and Kusal Mendis (22) then added 59 or the third wicket before Mendis was bowled by Shannon Gabriel after going for an almighty swing across the line from a straight delivery.

Jason Holder then trapped Gunathilaka in front before Gabriel did the same to Dhananjaya de Silva (8) as the visitors were left struggling before rain washed out the remainder of the day.

Roshan Silva (3 not out) and Niroshan Dickwella (13 not out) will resume on the third day hoping to put Sri Lanka in a better position.

Earlier, Holder top-scored with 74 and Shane Dowrich hit 71 as the Windies were bowled out for 204 after resuming the day on 132/5.

Fast bowler Lahiru Kumara continued his good form with 4-58 while fellow seamer Kasun Rajitha took 3-68.