Sangakkara puts SL in control

Associated Press

Kandy, July 24:

Kumar Sangakkara scored a confident century to put Sri Lanka in command of the second Test against the West Indies after a day plagued by rain. Sri Lanka was 340-7 in its second innings on the third day with a 342-run lead with Sangakkara batting on 135 and Rangana Herath on four. Sangakkara partnered with Tillakaratne Dilshan (49) for a 109-run stand for the fifth wicket after the visitors briefly pushed the home side on the back foot with two early wickets. Jermaine Lawson (3-93), snared overnight batsman Mahela Jayawardene and Thilan Samaraweera (0) in the space of two balls. Jayawardene (43) shared 98 runs for the third wicket with Sangakkara. Dilshan and Sangakkara then partnered to steady Sri Lanka’s second innings.