SRI LANKA 1st innings To bat: J Blackwood, D Ramdin, *J Holder, D Bishoo, J Taylor, K Roach, S Gabriel Fall of wickets: 1-33 (Brathwaite), 2-49 (Hope). Bowling: Prasad 4-3-4-0, Pradeep 5-0-29-0, Herath 8-2-14-2, Kaushal 4-1-91-0. Position: West Indies trail by 418 runs with eight wickets intact. Toss: Sri Lanka. UMPIRES: Marais Erasmus, Richard Illingworth; TV – Simon Fry. (overnight 250 for two) D. Karunaratne c and b Samuels 186 D. Chandimal c Blackwood b Taylor 151 *A. Mathews c & b Holder 48 M. Siriwardana c wk Ramdin b Taylor 1 +K. Perera b Gabriel 23 D. Prasad c Holder b Bishoo 13 R. Herath lbw b Bishoo 0 T. Kaushal not out 9 N. Pradeep c Gabriel b Bishoo 0 Extras (b4, lb5, w5, nb6) 20 TOTAL (all out, 152.3 overs) 484 Fall of wickets: 1-56 (Silva), 2-101 (Thirimanne), 3-339 (Karunaratne), 4-425 (Chandimal), 5-427 (Siriwardana), 6-448 (Mathews), 7-467 (Prasad), 8-467 (Herath), 9-475 (Perera), 10-484 (Pradeep) Bowling: Taylor 20-4-65-4, Roach 19-3-57-2, Holder 21-4-36-1, Gabriel 20-2-76-1, Samuels 27-4-84-1, Bishoo 40.3-2-143-4, Brathwaite 5-0-14-0. K. Brathwaite lbw b Herath 19 S. Hope b Herath 23 D.M. Bravo not out 15 M. Samuels not out 7 Extras (nb2) 2 TOTAL (2 wkts, 21 overs) 66 Karunaratne extended his domination into day two, collecting boundaries on either side of the wicket off Taylor in the day’s fifth over to pass 150 for the second time in Tests. The left-hander was largely untroubled and looked to be marching towards a maiden double hundred when he tugged an innocuous short delivery from part-time off-spinner Samuels back to the bowler to fall three overs before lunch. Chandimal, meanwhile, played positively to reach three figures, about 40 minutes before the interval. He moved into the 80s with a boundary in separate overs off seamer Kemar Roach but was then dropped for the second time in his innings on 82 when Jermaine Blackwood failed to hold on to a chance at point off speedster Shannon Gabriel in the first over of the bowler’s first spell of the morning. Unfazed by the let-off, Chandimal whipped Bishoo to the mid-wicket boundary before punching Gabriel over mid-off for another four to record his second straight century in Galle. SCOREBOARD Rocking on 49 for two, the Windies were steadied by left-hander Darren Bravo, unbeaten on 15, and Marlon Samuels, on seven not out, who safely navigated their way to the close. Heading into a pivotal third day, West Indies are still adrift by 418 runs with eight wickets intact. Earlier, big centuries from Karunaratne (181) and Chandimal (151) laid the foundation for Sri Lanka’s dominance after the hosts resumed the day on 250 for two. The pair extended their overnight third-wicket stand of 149 to 238 before being separated, as Sri Lanka controlled the morning session to add 94 runs for the loss of just one wicket. The left-handed Karunaratne, unbeaten on 135 overnight, posted a career-best knock, facing 354 balls in a shade over eight hours at the crease, and striking 16 fours and a six. Chandimal, meanwhile, who was 72 not out at the start, completed his fifth Test century with an innings which included 16 fours and two sixes and lasted 298 balls and six and a half hours. Captain Angelo Mathews chipped in with a breezy 48 off 65 deliveries, adding a further 86 for the fourth wicket with Chandimal. Once Karunaratne fell before lunch, however, Sri Lanka declined to lose their last eight wickets for 145 runs. Leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo finished with four for 143 from a marathon 40 overs, while fast bowler Jerome Taylor picked up two for 65. Almost a double century GALLE, Sri Lanka (CMC): West Indies lost both their openers cheaply in the final hour to suffer a major setback after big centuries by Dimuth Karunaratne and Dinesh Chandimal had given Sri Lanka command of the opening Test here yesterday. Facing a massive challenge after Sri Lanka piled up a massive 484 in their first innings, West Indies were further undermined by the quick departures of Kraigg Brathwaite (19) and Shai Hope (23) to the left-arm spin of Ragana Herath to close the second day at the Galle International Stadium tentatively placed on 66 for two. The pair added 33 for the first wicket before Brathwaite missed an arm ball, was struck on the back leg and adjudged leg before wicket after just over 36 minutes at the crease. He had earlier had a similar decision overturned on review, on 14. Hope, in only his fourth Test, played authoritatively for just over an hour and struck three fours but perished when Herath got one to drift past his forward defensive prod, and hit off-stump, about 20 minutes before the close. WEST INDIES 1st Innings SMOOTH SAILING
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Still, the governor faces an uphill battle luring the Latino electorate which has traditionally supported Democratic and union causes. Several of the ballot measures supported by Schwarzenegger including one that would limit union use of members’ dues for political causes and one that would increase the time it takes teachers to gain tenure have drawn battle lines with the unions. And a poll by the Public Policy Institute of California last week showed that 76 percent of Latinos disapprove of the governor’s job performance. Still, Schwarzenegger’s campaign efforts include at least two ads running on Spanish TV neither featuring the governor, who does not speak Spanish. One features young children playing with blocks that have the numbers 74, 75, 76 and 77 on them while a voice-over argues the measures will benefit schools. Another ad features four people speaking about why they support each of the governor’s four initiatives. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! As Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger struggles to make his case for reform measures on the Nov. 8 special-election ballot, he and opponents have stepped up their battle for the state’s Latino voters., The governor taped a town-hall forum on Spanish-language Univision that aired statewide over the weekend, even as opponents launched their first Spanish-language TV ads featuring Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa attacking the governor’s proposals. The high-profile events are just the latest campaign efforts aimed at courting the 2 million Latinos registered to vote in California accounting for 14 percent of the statewide electorate. “We’ve been on the air with a seven-figure Spanish TV buy for the last three weeks,’ said the governor’s campaign spokesman Todd Harris. “In the past week the governor has been endorsed by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the Latino Coaliton, the Hispanic 100, the Hispanic Business Roundtable. Very influential statewide Latino groups have been joining the governor’s reform campaign in droves.’ Harris, who was involved in Schwarzenegger’s recall campaign, said this year’s effort has more staff and resources dedicated toward courting the Latino vote than the 2003 campaign. Officials with the Alliance for a Better California, the main labor-backed coalition fighting the governor’s agenda, also have been working hard to court the Latino vote. The Alliance has featured Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa in its television and print ads, and has mobilized Spanish-speaking union members to go door-to-door in urban neighborhoods. They have also capitalized on Schwarzenegger’s ties to former Gov. Pete Wilson, who became unpopular in the Latino community after backing anti-immigrant measures, by featuring the two side-by-side or morphing into each other in ads and asking voters to stop the “Wilson-Schwarzenegger agenda.’ Another alliance ad features a schoolteacher discussing the effects Schwarzenegger’s measure would have on schools and then cuts to Villaraigosa urging voters to oppose the measures. Still, some analysts argue neither campaign has not been courting Latinos to the extent they have in past elections. Antonio Gonzalez, president of the William C. Velasquez Institute, a nonpartisan organization that studies and seeks to improve Latino political participation, believes both campaigns are focusing more on high-propensity voters who tend to be white and affluent than they do in a regular election when wider turnout is projected. “The political consultants are scared of voters that don’t have a clear track record on these issues, so they don’t do the kind of big turnout activities you do when it’s a race between candidates and parties,’ Gonzalez said. “Just by the definition of this campaign, you don’t have the same amount of resources or attention or messaging going to Latino communities as, say, the white communities. That’s a function of dollars and cents. It’s also a function of a special election on insider-baseball type initiatives.’ @tagline columnist:Harrison Sheppard can be reached at (916) 446-6723, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.