New Delhi. Sri Lanka hosted the West Indies in the first Test of the series (SL vs WI 1st Test) by a huge margin of 187 runs. In this test match played in Galle, Sri Lanka set a target of 348 runs for West Indies to win. West Indies’ second innings was reduced to 160 runs. Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne He was adjudged the player of the match, who contributed 147 runs in the first innings and 83 runs in the second innings. Sri Lanka have thus taken a 1-0 lead in the 2-match series. The second and final Test match of the series will be played at this ground from November 29.
this match captain of Sri Lanka in Dimuth Karunaratne won the toss and decided to bat first. He also played a powerful innings of 147 runs, which made Sri Lanka 386 runs. Apart from them, Pathum Nisanka (56) and Dhananjay de Silva (61) also scored half-centuries. For West Indies, Roston Chase took 5 wickets for 83 runs in the first innings while Jomel Warican got 3 wickets. West Indies’ first innings was reduced to 230 runs. Kyle Meyers scored the most runs, who contributed 45 runs off 62 balls with the help of 8 fours. Praveen Jayavikrama took 4 for 40 in the first innings while the off-spinner Ramesh Mendis Took 3 wickets.
Sri Lanka declared the second innings by scoring 191 runs for 4 wickets. Captain Dimuth Karunaratne once again showed greatness with the bat and scored 83 runs in 104 balls with the help of 9 fours. Angelo Mathews played an unbeaten innings of 69 runs. West Indies got a target of 348 runs to win. N Bonner made Sri Lanka wait a long time to win. He faced 220 balls and scored 68 runs with the help of 7 fours. He returned to the pavilion unbeaten. Apart from him, Joshua da Silva played a brilliant innings of 54 runs. Both also shared a 100-run partnership for the 7th wicket.
The most important thing was that in both the innings of the West Indies, 18 out of 20 wickets were taken by the Sri Lankan spinners. While off-spinner Ramesh Mendis took a total of 7 wickets, left arm spinner Lasith Embuldeniya took a total of 6 wickets. He took 5 wickets in the second innings, which is the fourth time in his 12-match Test career. Another spinner Praveen Jayavikrama also took a total of 5 wickets.