Brathwaite half-century lifts Windies
Captain Kraigg Brathwaite posted an unbeaten half-century as the West Indies progressed to 2-145 at lunch on day three of the second cricket Test against Sri Lanka.
Resuming Wednesday on 1-69, the West Indies added 76 runs in the first session, losing only one wicket against Sri Lanka's spin bowlers on a turning pitch.
Overnight batsman Nkrumah Bonner was lbw to off-spinner Ramesh Mendis for 35, ending his 75-run partnership with Brathwaite for the second wicket.
Braithwaite was 62 at the interval, after positing his 23rd Test half-century, and Shai Hope was on one.
Spinners Praveen Jayawickrama and Mendis have taken a wicket each.
West Indies still trail the hosts by 59 runs with eight wickets in hand, having dismissed Sri Lanka for 204 in the first innings.
Sri Lanka won the first Test by 187 runs at the same venue, meaning West Indies must win here to draw the series.
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