Windies Mens Team

Teenager Brathwaite hits 117 not out as Windies A take charge

Kingstown, St Vincent – Kraigg Brathwaite hit his maiden first-class century on Friday as the West Indies A team took full control against Pakistan A in the 1st Digicel four-day "Test" match at the Arnos Vale Sports Complex. The 17-year-old opener ended the second day on 117 not out as the Windies closed on 216-1.

Gayle climbs into Test Top 10 after amazing triple-century

Galle, Sri Lanka – Chris Gayle has rocketed into the top 10 of the Reliance Mobile ICC Player Rankings for Test batsmen for the first time in his career after stroking a magnificent 333 against Sri Lanka in the Galle Test which ended in a draw on Friday. The West Indies opener's second career triple century, which came off 437 balls and included 34 fours and nine sixes, lifted the 31-year-old from 21st position to 10th spot in the latest rankings which were released on Friday.

Job well done, says Sammy

Galle, Sri Lanka – West Indies captain Darren Sammy has given his team top marks for the performance in the 1st ERI Test match against Sri Lanka at the Galle International Stadium. The Windies played well throughout the five days and according to Sammy they left the southern coastal town “feeling good about how we played and what we achieved as a team”.

The Windies batted first and made 580-9 declared. Sri Lanka made 378 in the first innings. Forced to follow-on, they reached 241-4 when rain brought the match to an early end on Friday.

West Indies dominate Sri Lanka in draw

Galle, Sri Lanka - West Indies dominated Sri Lanka in the drawn opening ERI Test at the Galle International Stadium.

Having been asked to bat a second time Sri Lanka started the final day on 89 without loss and ended at 241 for 4 with opener Tharanga Paranavitana missing a century by five runs.

Mahela Jayawardene and Tillakaratne Dilshan also registered half centuries to secure the draw after the home side followed on having been dismissed for 378 in their first innings while responding to the West Indies’ 580 for 9 declared.

Roach takes two before lunch

Galle, Sri Lanka – Fast bowler Kemar Roach grabbed the two wickets to fall in the morning session on Friday as the West Indies continued to push for victory against Sri Lanka on the final day of the 1st ERI Test match.
Bowling with great pace and getting the ball to swing, he had Tillekaratne Dilshan bowled with a superb yorker for 54 and captain Kumar Sangakkara well caught at gully by skipper Darren Sammy for four.
At the break the home side reached 159-2 with Mahela Jayawardena not out on 14, and opener Tharanga Paranavitana, unbeaten on 83.


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