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Sri Lanka vs West Indies 1st Test 2021 Highlights

Cricket Highlights - Sri Lanka vs West Indies 1st Test 2021


Watch the highlights of Sri Lanka vs West Indies 1st Test 2021 - West Indies tour of Sri Lanka 2-match Test series of the 1st Test match played between Sri Lanka and West Indies at Galle International Stadium, Galle in 21st November to 25th November 2021.

Sri Lanka vs West Indies 1st Test 2021 Highlights
Sri Lanka players celebrate after getting the last West Indies wicket © Associated Press

Captain Dimuth Karunaratne, spinners Ramesh Mendis and Lasith Embuldeniya stars as Sri Lanka crushing 187-run victory over West Indies, despite a Nkrumah Bonner's last-man standing innings and take a 1-0 lead in a rain-affected one-sided game of the first Test match.

Match Stats :
  • Sri Lanka's 386 was their seventh highest score against West Indies in Test matches.
  • 139 : Pathum Nissanka and Dimuth Karunaratne set up the record first-wicket partnership for Sri Lanka against West Indies in Test matches, previously held by the 130-run stand between Michael Vandort and Malinda Warnapura at Providence in 2008 and Sri Lanka's ninth highest any-wicket stand in Tests.
  • Roston Chase's 5 for 83 was his second best bowling figures for West Indies in Test matches and the best bowling figures by an West Indies bowler at Galle in Tests, surpassing the previous record of 4 for 123 held by Shane Shillingford in 2010.

* Dimuth Karunaratne's century, Half-centuries from Pathum Nissanka and Dhananjaya de Silva's fifties build the foundation for the Sri Lanka in the opening day of the first Test match.

* Sri Lanka on top again as Ramesh Mendis and Praveen Jayawickrama's combined 5-wickets run through West Indies 113 for 6, despite a Roston Chase's five-for in the day 2 of the first Test match.

Rain washes of third session after West Indies avoid follow-on in the day 3 of the first Test match.

Spinners Ramesh Mendis' four-for and Lasith Embuldeniya's two wickets to leave West Indies at 52 for 6 after Dimuth Karunaratne, Angelo Mathews fifties put Sri Lanka in command position on the day 4 of the first Test match.

Sri Lanka 1st Innings scored 386 for all-out in 133.5 overs with top scorer by Dimuth Karunaratne 147 off 300-balls - which was his 13th Test hundred & his second century against West Indies in Tests.

Dhananjaya de Silva 61, Pathum Nissanka 56 and Dhananjaya de Silva 56 not out, Dinesh Chandimal 45 and Lasith Embuldeniya 17.

1st Innings West Indies best bowler by Roston Chase claimed a 5-wicket haul for 83-runs in 28.5-overs including three maidens, Jomel Warrican picked up 3-wickets and Shannon Gabriel took 2-wickets.

West Indies 1st Innings scored 230 for all-out in 85.5 overs with top scorer by Kyle Mayers 45, Kraigg Brathwaite 41, Rahkeem Cornwall 39 Jason Holder 36, Jermaine Blackwood 20 and Joshua De Silva 15 not out.

1st Innings Sri Lanka best bowler by Ramesh Mendis, Praveen Jayawickrama claimed a 4-wickets for 40-runs in 19.5-overs including six maidens, Ramesh Mendis picked up 3-wickets, Suranga Lakmal, Dhananjaya de Silva and Lasith Embuldeniya each took one-wickets.

Sri Lanka 2nd Innings scored 191-4 for declared in 40.5 overs with top scorer by Dimuth Karunaratne 83, Angelo Mathews 69 not out and Oshada Fernando 14.

2nd Innings West Indies best bowler by Jomel Warrican and Rahkeem Cornwall both took 2-wickets.

West Indies 2nd Innings scored 160 for all-out in 79 overs with top scorer by Nkrumah Bonner 68 not out, Joshua De Silva 54 and Rahkeem Cornwall 13.

2nd Innings Sri Lanka best bowler by Lasith Embuldeniya claimed a 5-wicket haul for 46-runs in 29-overs including 12 maidens, Ramesh Mendis picked up 4-wickets for 64-runs in 31-overs including five maidens and Praveen Jayawickrama took one-wicket.

Dimuth Karunaratne named Player of the match for his captain innings to scored a 147 & 83-runs in an match.

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