West Indies Under-19 captain struck a counter-attacking 94 off 93 balls for West Indies A but fell agonizingly short of a century on day two of the third unofficial four-day ‘Test’ against Sri Lanka A in Dambulla.
The 19 year-old Guyana Jaguars left-hander, struck 17 boundaries and helped his team reach 183-4 at stumps in response to the home side’s 318.
Hetmyer, featured in a 104-run partnership for the third wicket with captain Shamarh Brooks which steadied the Windies after the quick losses of Rajendra Chandrika (11) and Kieron Powell (8) with the score on 35.
Vishaul Singh, who has been in splendid form in the series departed for 15 but Brooks (43 not out) and wicketkeeper/batsman Jahmar Hamilton 15 not out are the crease with the team still trailing by 135 runs.
Earlier, Sri Lanka’s A total was built on half centuries by Sandun Weerakkody (79) and Test player Kusal Perera (69), who added 133 for the first wicket.
Left-arm seamer Delron Johnson and off-spinner Rakheem Cornwall took 4-65 and 3-93 respectively to limited the Sri Lankans; leg-spinner Damion Jacobs picked up 2-64.
The series is currently tied 1-1 after Sri Lanka won the first match by seven wickets, followed by the visitors winning by 333 runs.