Kusal Janith Perera Sri Lanka West Indies 2018
Kusal Perera surrounded by the medical team. He would later be taken away in an ambulance © AFP

Sri Lanka batsman Kusal Janith Perera has been cleared of any serious injury after he suffered a nasty collision during the ongoing final Test of the ongoing three-match series against West Indies at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados. Kusal Perera, 27, sustained the injury when he crashed into the advertising hoarding while attempting a catch at the long-on boundary during the second innings of West Indies. He was immediately limped off the field and rushed to the hospital. He was clearly in pain as the players and the team staff rushed to his aid.

“He is cleared of any serious injury, but we will have to wait and see, how he will come up tomorrow morning, before making a decision on whether to bat him or not,” said Sri Lankan team manager Asanka Gurusinha, according to a press release.

Danushka Gunathilaka was called in to open the batting for Sri Lanka in their second innings instead of Kusal Perera. Sri Lanka, who are trailing the series 0-1, have reached 81 for 5 wickets at stumps and need 63 more runs to draw the series.

Brief scores:

West Indies 204 (Shane Dowrich 71, Jason Holder 74; Lahiru Kumara 4 for 58, Kasun Rajitha 3 for 68) and 93 (Suranga Lakmal 3 for 25, Kasun Rajitha 3 for 20) lead Sri Lanka 154 (Niroshan Dickwella 42; Shannon Gabriel 3 for 52, Jason Holder 4 for 19) and 81 for 5 (Jason Holder 4 for 21) by 62 runs.