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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.

Coach Gibson has faith in his team

Galle, Sri Lanka – West Indies Head Coach Ottis Gibson is backing his players to do very well on the ongoing tour of Sri Lanka. The former West Indies fast bowling allrounder, who took over the job in late February, said he was pleased with the team's showing in the 1st ERI Test match at the Galle International Stadium.
“We are over 100 runs ahead, and [on Friday], we’ll come with the sort of attitude to have a go and see what happens.

Windies A reach 63/0 at lunch

Arnos Vale, St Vincent - West Indies A progressed to 63 without loss by lunch on day one of the First Digicel ‘Test’ against Pakistan A at the Arnos Vale Sports Complex.

Nevisian left hander Kieran Powell is on 33 from 100 balls while Kraigg Brathwaite has 26 from 90 deliveries.

Windies A left out opener Rajendra Chandrika and fast bowler Brandon Bess.

Pakistan A won the toss and asked the Caribbean side to bat first.

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