The second Test match between host West Indies and Sri Lanka at Gros Islet in St. Lucia ended in a draw. Sri Lanka after winning the toss and opting to bat first could score only 253 runs with the help of captain Dinesh Chandimal's awesome knock of 119* runs, for West Indies Shannon Gabriel took 5 wickets.
In response, West Indies scored 300 runs and took a lead of 47 runs. Shannon Gabriel fired in second innings too and reduced Sri Lanka to 48/4 at one stage but Kusal Mendis's 87 and Niroshan Dickwella's 62 runs knock pulled things back for Sri Lanka and helped to set a target of 296 runs for West Indies on the 5th day.
West Indies also lost their first 4 wickets quickly but Kraigg Brathwaite, Shai Hope, Jason Holder and bad light helped West Indies to draw the match. West Indies lead by 1-0 in 3 Test match series. Shannon Gabriel (13/121) was named Man of The Match.
All the key stats and facts from the Second Test match between West Indies and Sri Lanka at Gros Islet in St. Lucia :
2 - Dinesh Chandimal is the second Sri Lanka captain to score a Test hundred against West Indies in West Indies after Mahela Jayawardene who scored 136 runs at Guyana in 2008.
8/62 - Shannon Gabriel's bowling figures of 8/62 are his best and 6th best bowling figures in an innings for West Indies in Test cricket.
Best bowling figures in an innings for West Indies in Test -
Jack Noreiga - 9/95 vs IND at Port of Spain, 1971
Colin Croft - 8/29 vs PAK at Port of Spain, 1977
Lance Gibbs - 8/38 vs IND at Bridgetown, 1962
Sir Curtly Ambrose - 8/45 vs ENG at Bridgetown, 1990
Devendra Bishoo - 8/49 vs PAK at Dubai, 2016
SHANNON GABRIEL - 8/62 vs SL at St. Lucia, 2018
8/62 - Shannon Gabriel's bowling figures of 8/62 are also best bowling figures in an innings in Test by a fast bowler since Glenn McGrath's 8/24 against Pakistan at Perth in 2004.
13/121 - Shannon Gabriel's match bowling figures of 13/121 are third best by a West Indies bowler in Test cricket history and best at home.
Best Test match bowling figures for West Indies -
Michael Holding - 14/149 vs ENG at The Oval, 1976
Courtney Walsh - 13/55 vs NZ at Wellington, 1995
SHANNON GABRIEL - 13/121 vs SL at St. Lucia, 2018
Andy Roberts - 12/111 vs IND at Chennai, 1975
100 - Shannon Gabriel became the 22nd West Indies bowler to take 100 Test wickets. He completed 100 wickets in the 34th Test match at an average of 30.66 with 4 five wickets hauls.
155 - Number of wickets taken by Kemar Roach in Test cricket - he became the 13th West Indies player to take 150 or more Test wickets.
3020 - Kraigg Brathwaite became the 25th West Indies player to score 3000 Test runs. The Windies opener has scored 3020 runs at an average of 37.28 in 46 Tests with 6 hundreds and 17 fifties.