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WI vs SL 2nd Test: Kraigg Brathwaite's unbeaten 99 gets Windies back on track

West Indies captain Kraigg Brathwaite led from the front on Monday (March 29) as he scored an unbeaten 99 to help the West Indies to 287/7 at close on the first day of the second Test against Sri Lanka. An unbeaten 65-run partnership with Rahkeem Cornwall handed the impetus to the hosts after the battle between the two teams had see-sawed through the day. We take a look at a rollercoaster opening day through these collection of pictures.

Rahkeen Cornwall launches fight back

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Rahkeen Cornwall launches fight back

West Indies all-rounder Rahkeem Cornwall en route to scoring unbeaten 43 on Day 1 of second Test against Sri Lanka. Cornwall smashes one six and six fours in his 54-ball knock. (Photo: Cricket West Indies)

Kraigg Brathwaite's leads from the front

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Kraigg Brathwaite's leads from the front

WI skipper Kraigg Brathwaite on his way to scoring an unbeaten 99 on opening day of the second Test against Sri Lanka. Brathwaite's knock included 11 fours in his 239-ball knock. (Photo: Cricket West Indies)

Lasith Embuldeniya on the mark

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Lasith Embuldeniya on the mark

Sri Lanka's left-arm spinner Lasith Embuldeniya celebrates after taking a wicket on Day 1 of the 2nd Test. Embuldeniya picked up 1/79 on the opening day. (Source: Twitter)

Sri Lanka keep hosts Windies in check

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Sri Lanka keep hosts Windies in check

Sri Lankan players walk off the field after a moderately successful first day's play against West Indies. The visitors reducted Windies to 222/7 before an unbeaten 65-run partnership for the eighth wicket between Kraigg Brathwaite and Rahkeem Cornwall. (Source: Twitter)

Suranga Lakmal rocks WI early

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Suranga Lakmal rocks WI early

Sri Lanka paceman Suranga Lakmal celebrates after picking up a wicket on Day 1 of the 2nd Test against West Indies. Lakmal was the pick of the Sri Lankan bowlers on the opening day, picking up 3/71 in 20 overs. (Source: Twitter)

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