The two-match Test series was shared between the two teams as both games ended in a draw. On the final day of the second Test, Sri Lanka finished on 193-2 while chasing 377 for the win. Dimuth Karunaratne (39 off 144), Oshada Fernando (66* off 199), and Lahiru Thirimanne (75 off 176) held fort on the final day as they safely secured a draw for the visitors.
Speaking after the game in the post-match presentation, Kraigg Brathwaite was satisfied with his side's overall display.
"We would have liked to win, but I was very happy with the attitude we had and the discipline. Very happy with the fast bowlers' effort. We didn't give up; we need to keep going from strength to strength. For me, it's all about discipline. We have shown that in back-to-back series, we can be consistent. South Africa, potentially next series, they are a good team, we need to have different pans. We are heading in the right direction." Brathwaite said.
Sri Lanka resumed on the final day on 29/0. However, the hosts were never in with a chance to win the game as the Sri Lankan batsmen batted cautiously with the pitch not offering much to the bowlers.
"You want to lead from the front"- Kraigg Brathwaite
Kraigg Brathwaite earned the Man of the Match award for his knocks of 126 & 85 in the two innings in the second Test. The opener highlighted that he had a simple plan while batting and backed himself to get the big runs for his side.
"As a leader of the team, you want to lead from the front. Happy to get those two scores. I wanted to keep it simple, made sure I had a solid plan and backed it 100 per cent. I could change at times; I always play to the situation of the game. I am pretty confident that I could score at whatever rate I choose to. Very happy; it was a good pitch." the West Indies skipper said.
After winning an away Test series against Bangladesh with a depleted side, West Indies have now earned a commendable draw against Sri Lanka in the two-match Test series. On the personal front, Brathwaite finished the Sri Lanka series with 237 runs to his name, scoring at an impressive average of 59.25.