Rangana Herath claimed a 10-wicket haul as Sri Lanka defeated West Indies by an innings and six runs in the first Test in Galle despite Jermaine Blackwood’s hard-fought knock to go 1-0 up in the series.
West Indies leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo feels that his team has to take the game session by session in order to tackle the massive score of 484 set by Sri Lanka on the second day of the first Test in Galle.
An unbeaten 135-run knock by Dimuth Karunaratne established the groundwork for Sri Lanka as the stage is set for the home side to put up a big first innings total against West Indies in the first Test match at Galle.
Udara Jayasundera and Minod Bhanuka hit classy centuries for Sri Lanka Board President’s XI after Suraj Randiv picked a five-wicket haul, capping a poor day in the office for West Indies on day two of the practice game in Colombo.
The three-day practice match between West Indies and Sri Lanka Cricket Board President's XI has been postponed by a day due to heavy rain and a soggy outfield at the Sinhalese Sports Club Ground in Colombo.
The Convenor of West Indies Selectors Clive Lloyd on Tuesday condemned the public outburst of head coach Phil Simmons on the selection of West Indies One-Day International squad for the Sri Lankan tour.