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Skipper happy as bowlers keep Windies on top after three days

Galle, Sri Lanka – West Indies bowlers stuck to their guns and made inroads against Sri Lanka as the third day of the 1st ERI Test match was hit by heavy rain. Only 30.5 overs were possible Wednesday. The players left the field for bad light just after lunch and then showers came to bring an end to the day.

In the time played Sri Lanka moved from 54-1 to 165-3 as the Windies bowlers took two vital wickets. Sri Lanka need to reach 381 to avoid the follow-on after the Windies made 580-9 declared, with a record-breaking topscore of 333 coming from Chris Gayle.

Rain halts Sri Lanka at 164 f 3

Galle, Sri Lanka - Sri Lanka’s reply to West Indies’ mammoth 580 for 9 declared was halted by rain shortly after lunch on day three of the opening Test at the Galle National Stadium. Starting the day on 54 for 1, Sri Lanka lost opener Tharanga Paranavitana for 10 and captain Kumar Sangakkara for 73 in reaching 165 for 3 before the rain curtailed play.

Mahela Jayawardene is not out on 51 and Thilan Samaraweera is on 11. Jayawardene has faced 91 balls and struck five boundaries as he and Sangakkara added 71 for the third wicket.

Dwayne Bravo grabs key wicket of Sangakkara before lunch

Galle, Sri Lanka - West Indies bowlers put in a spirited bowling performance on the third morning to grab two wickets as Sri Lanka reached 148-3 at lunch at the Galle International Stadium.

Starting the day on 54-1 in reply to West Indies mammoth 580-9 declared, the hosts lost skipper Kumara Sangakkara and Tharanga Paranavitana – both bowled through the gate. Fast bowler Kemar Roach and seamer Dwayne Bravo took the wickets.

Gayle's epic 333 shatters a slew of records

Galle, Sri Lanka - Chris Gayle’s epic 333 against Sri Lanka at Galle now holds the record for the highest individual score by a West Indian outside the Caribbean.

President Hunte sends congratulations to Gayle

St John's, Antigua - President of the West Indies Cricket Board Dr Julian Hunte sent congratulations to Chris Gayle on his historic innings of 333 against Sri Lanka.

Following is the text of the letter Dr Hunte sent to Gayle:

It fills me with pride to send you heartfelt congratulations on your historic innings of 333 against Sri Lanka at Galle.

Congratulations firstly on achieving your highest individual score and one which propelled the West Indies to 580 allowing for a declaration.


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