Windies lose by innings
GALLE, Sri Lanka– West Indies lost against Sri Lanka by innings and six runs within four days in their opening test at the Galle International Stadium here on Saturday.
The only bright spot in the West Indies performance was a score of 92 by Jermaine Blackwood. West Indies following on were bowled out for 227 in the second session of the day.
Left arm spinner Rangana Herath continued his first innings exploits with a four wicket haul to finish the match with his fifth 10-wicket haul in tests.
West Indies, resuming the day on 67 for two, facing a deficit of 166, failed to make full use of an over reliance on Herath and lost their final eight wickets for just 160 runs on a slow Galle pitch.
Marlon Samuels, one of Herath's victims, was dismissed for a first ball duck, staying on the back foot to a ball he should have been playing on the front to.
Sri Lanka 1st Innings: 250/2 (90 Overs). Dimuth Karunaratne 186, Dinesh Chandimal 151, Angelo Matthews* 48, Kusal Perera 23; Davendra Bishoo 40.3-2-143-4, Jerome Taylor 20-4-65-2, Jason Holder 21-4-36-1, Kemar Roach 19-3-57-1.
West Indies 1st Innings: 251 All Out (82 Overs). Darren Bravo 50, Jerome Taylor 31, Davendra Bishoo 23*, Shai Hope 23; Rangana Herath 33-9-68-6, Dhammika Prasad 15-6-38-2, Nuwan Pradeep 15-4-56-1, Tharindu Kaushal 14-4-65-1.
West Indies 2nd Innings: 227 All Out (68.3 Overs). Jermaine Blackwood 92, Kraigg Brathwaite 34, Darren Bravo 31, Jason Holder* 18; Rangana Herath 22-5-79-4, Dhammika Prasad 9.3-3-28-2, Milinda Siriwardana 12-1-60-2, Nuwan Pradeep 14-1-28-1.
Sri Lanka won by an innings and 6 runs
Sri Lanka 1st Innings 250/2 (90 Overs)
West Indies 1st Innings 251 All Out (82 Overs)
West Indies 2nd Innings (Overnight 67/2)
K Brathwaite LBW Herath 34
S Hope b Siriwardana 6
D Bravo c Perera b Pradeep 31
D Bishoo c Mathews b Herath 10
MN Samuels LBW Herath 0
J Blackwood c Silva b Prasad 92
D Ramdin+ c Silva b Siriwardana 11
J Holder* run out (Mathews) 18
K Roach st Perera b Herath 5
J Taylor LBW Prasad 5
S Gabriel not out 7
Total: 227 All Out (68.3 Overs)
Extras: (lb 3, w 2, nb 3) 8
Fall of Wicket: 1-18 (Hope, 9.6 ov), 2-60 (Brathwaite, 23.3 ov), 3-74 (Bishoo, 31.1 ov), 4-74 (Samuels, 31.2 ov), 5-88 (Bravo, 34.6 ov), 6-136 (Ramdin, 47.1 ov), 7-172 (Holder, 59.6 ov), 8-178 (Roach, 61.2 ov), 9-189 (Taylor, 62.4 ov), 10-227 (Blackwood, 68.3 ov).
Sri Lanka 2nd Innings Bowling: D Prasad 9.3-3-28-2, R Herath 22-5-79-4, N Pradeep 14-1-28-1, M Siriwardana 12-1-60-2, T Kaushal 11-3-29-0.
Toss: Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat
Result: Sri Lanka won by an innings and 6 runs
Series: Sri Lanka 1-0 West Indies
Man of the Match: Rangana Herath (Sri Lanka)
Test Debut: Milinda Siriwardana (Sri Lanka)
Umpires: Marais Erasmus (South Africa) & Richard Illingworth (England)
TV Umpire: Simon Fry (Australia)
Match Referee: David Boon (Australia)
Reserve Umpire: Ruchira Palliyaguruge