Bonner looking to salvage first Sri Lanka Test

    Nkrumah Bonner (Photo credit: Cricket West Indies)

    West Indies batter Nkrumah Bonner has tasked himself and Joshua Da Silva with salvaging the first Test against Sri Lanka.

    At stumps on Day Four, West Indies are 52/6 in their second innings, 296 runs away from their target or an entire day away from a possible draw.

    Bonner is on 18 from 47 balls and Da Silva is on 15 from 52 balls, making them the only batters in this innings to get into double figures.

    They are also the last of the full-fledged batters, with only all-rounder Rahkeem Cornwall and bowlers Jomel Warrican and Shannon Gabriel to come.

    However, Bonner, who says everyone in the team is disappointed, has a game plan he hopes to execute.

    “We have about 640 balls to bat tomorrow – If me and Josh can bat the majority of that. You know, obviously we want to play each ball on its merit, respect the bowlers and put away the bad balls. So it’s a simple plan tomorrow. Just to bat time and score as many runs as possible too.”

    West Indies will be seeking to salvage a draw as there are World Test Championship points up for grabs.