Gaul: Sri Lanka won the first cricket Test against the West Indies by 187 runs.
Score: Sri Lanka 386 in the first innings and 191 in the second innings. West Indies 230 in the first innings and 160 in the second innings.
The Windies had a huge target of 348 runs to cross. At the end of the innings, the Windies needed 296 runs to win with four wickets in hand.
Lasith Embuldenia (5 for 46) and Ramesh Mendis (4 for 64) were the main contributors. Praveen Jayawickrema took one wicket. Encruma Bonner (68 not out off 220 balls) and Joshua da Silva (54) were the main contributors to Sri Lanka’s victory.
Skipper Craig Broadweight (0), Jermaine Blackwood (nine), Shay Hope (three), Roston Chase (one), Kyle Myers (two) and Jason Holder (0) were not out. Bonner-Silva alliance breaks down Embuldenia Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to field. Dimuth Karunaratne, the Sri Lankan captain and opener, scored a century (147) in the first innings and a half – century (83) in the second innings. Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to field.