Lasith Embuldeniya (5-46) bagged his maiden fifer against West Indies while Ramesh Mendis got a vocation best 4-64 to assist Sri Lanka with conquering Nkrumah Bonner and Joshua Da Silva’s obstruction and register a 187-run triumph on Day 5 of the initial Test in Galle. Having diminished West Indies to 18/6 on Day 4, Sri Lanka saw Bonner and Da Silva put on a century organization. Yet, notwithstanding the seventh wicket pair confronting near 350 conveyances, Sri Lanka figured out how to get the triumph in the second meeting on Thursday (November 25).
Set 348 for an impossible success, West Indies were bowled out for 160 as their sit tight for their first Test win in Sri Lanka proceeded. Bonner stayed abandoned on 68 off 220 conveyances when Shannon Gabriel was the last wicket, turning into Embuldeniya’s fifth scalp. Prior in the meeting, Rahkeem Cornwall, who was associated with a 49-run remain with Bonner, was quick to fall after Lunch when he attempted to hang a Praveen Jayawickrama conveyance. A couple of overs later, Jomel Warrican gave a catch to Oshada Fernando at senseless point. Gabriel couldn’t do a lot of when he was settled by Embuldeniya.
West Indies began the day at 52/6 and battled for a significant part of the initial meeting as Da Silva and Bonner burrowed profound. Their firmness went on until not long before Lunch when Da Silva edged to initially sneak off Embuldeniya, which finished a stand worth precisely 100. Cornwall attempted to construct an association with Bonner yet Sri Lanka wrapped things up rapidly in the subsequent meeting to take the series lead.
Sri Lanka did themselves the greatest blessing by picking to bat. And afterward their captain Dimuth Karunaratne drove home the benefit by scoring a ton while Pathum Nissanka and Dhananjaya de Silva scored fifties. A sum of 386, if not overwhelming, looked full enough to put the resistance under tension and West Indies didn’t actually set up a very remarkable battle. Regardless of a small bunch of players getting begins in their first innings, none scored a fifty as West Indies were packaged out for 230.
Karunaratne set the ball rolling again in the subsequent innings and Angelo Matthews participated in this time as Lanka added some fast hurries to provide West Indies with an objective of 348, which demonstrated well past their compass notwithstanding the battle shown by Bonner and Da Silva.
Sri Lanka and West Indies go head to head at a similar setting in the second Test what begins on November 29.
Brief scores : Sri Lanka 386 (Dimuth Karunaratne 147, Dhananjaya De Silva 61, Roston Chase 5-83) & 191/4 decl. (Dimuth Karunaratne 83, Angelo Mathews 69*) beat West Indies 230 (Kyle Mayers 45; Praveen Jayawickrama 4-40) and 160/10 (Nkrumah Bonner 68*, Joshua Da Silva 54, Lasith Embuldeniya 5-46) by 187 runs.