By NAN Sports Writer
News Americas, GALLE, Sri Lanka, Fri. Oct. 16, 2015: Chasing a mammoth 484 scored by Sri Lanka in their opening innings, the West Indies were yesterday at 66-2.
Left-arm spinner Rangana Herath removed both West Indies openers to give Sri Lanka complete control of the game as the visitors now need 418 runs to come even in the first innings.
Sri Lanka’s mammoth total was set up by big centuries from young batsmen Dimuth Karunaratne (186) and Dinesh Chandimal (151).
West Indies has never won a test match in Sri Lanka.
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.