News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. Oct. 15, 2015: Sri Lanka finished the opening day of the first Test against West Indies strong yesterday with a whopping 250 for two.
Opening batsman Dimuth Karunaratne led the way with his third Test century. Karunaratne’s unbeaten 135 and a knock of 72 not out from Dinesh Chandimal put the hosts firmly on top at the Galle International Stadium.
West Indies senior pacers Jerome Taylor, Kemar Roach and Shannon Gabriel as well as spinners Devendra Bishoo and Jomel Warrican have a lot of work to do today.
West Indies is on tour under brand new captain Jason Holder.
West Indies: Jason Holder (capt), Kraigg Brathwaite, Devendra Bishoo, Jermaine Blackwood, Carlos Brathwaite, Darren Bravo, Rajendra Chandrika, Shane Dowrich, Shannon Gabriel, Shai Hope, Denesh Ramdin (wk), Kemar Roach, Marlon Samuels, Jerome Taylor, Jomel Warrican.
Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews (capt), Lahiru Thirimanne, Kaushal Silva, Dimuth Karunaratne, Dinesh Chandimal, Kusal Perera, Milinda Siriwardana, Kusal Mendis, Rangana Herath, Dilruwan Perera, Tharindu Kaushal, Dhammika Prasad, Nuwan Pradeep, Suranga Lakmal, Dushmantha Chameera.