Written by Tharushan Fernando
15 Oct, 2015 | 4:29 pm
Sri Lanka ended their first innings at the crease with 484 runs on the board on the second day of the first test against West Indies in Galle.
Dimuth Karunaratne and Dinesh Chandimal put up a sturdy third wicket partnership of 238 runs before Karunaratne was dismissed by Samuels for 186 runs. Chandimal continued to play an anchoring role with Skipper Angelo Mathews to put up 4th wicket partnership of 86 runs.
Chandimal was dismissed by Taylor after chipping in 151 runs while skipper Angelo Mathews was caught out, soon after tea to a short ball by Holder for 48.
The West Indians continued their momentum as the tail end collapsed under pressure but the massive contributions at the top gave Sri Lanka a good score to bowl at.
D. Bishoo gave the visitors hope as he targeted the tail end picking up 3 wickets in a short span of time to take his total tally up to 4 wickets in 40 overs for 143 run.
Sri Lankan left-arm spinner Rangana Herath had West Indies in early trouble in their reply by dismissing openers Kraigg Brathwaite and Shai Hope heaply to send the visitors to stumps on 2-66, and trailing Sri Lanka by 418 runs.
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