Smith makes fifty on rain-hit second day

West Indies put themselves in a solid position thanks to Devon Smith, despite weather limiting playing time in St Lucia.

Devon Smith scored an unbeaten 53.   -  Getty Images

Devon Smith made an unbeaten fifty as inclement weather swallowed up huge amounts of Day Two of the second Test between West Indies and Sri Lanka in St Lucia.

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Amid three rain delays that meant only 42.3 overs were bowled, the Windies reached stumps at 118 for 2 to trail Sri Lanka by 135 runs and keep a strong position heading into a third day that will start early.

Smith and Kraigg Brathwaite (22) put on 59 for the first wicket until the latter was caught behind off Kasun Rajitha (1 for 25) for his maiden Test scalp.

The left-handed Smith remained immovable despite rain frequently forcing the players from the field, making 53 not out with a quartet of fours and one maximum.

The Windies lost Kieran Powell to Lahiru Kumara (1 for 48) for 27, with Shai Hope unbeaten on two alongside Smith in the middle.

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