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All Gayle at Galle

Galle, Sri Lanka - All the talk about West Indian batsmen inability to cope with the Sri Lankan spinners in Asian conditions was brought to nought by Chris Gayle on the opening day at Galle.

Gayle massacred the inexperienced Sri Lankan bowling attack for an unbeaten 219 – from 247 balls with 26 fours and eight sixes – at the end of day one as the West Indies closed on a commanding 362 for 2.

Gayle not done yet, takes aim at career-best 317

Galle, Sri Lanka – Chris Gayle hit a sensational double century as the West Indies reached an imposing 362-2 on the first day of the 1st ERI Test match against Sri Lanka at the Galle International Stadium on Monday.

The powerful left-hander hit the ball to all parts of the ground and batted all day to end on 219 not out off just 247 balls. It was a record-breaking knock for the 31-year-old who has so far counted eight sixes and 26 fours.

Darren Bravo says he grew as a bastman during today's debut knock

Galle, Sri Lanka – Test match debutant Darren Bravo was clear in his mind what he wanted to achieve when he took to the field against Sri Lanka on Monday. The left-hander got the news on Monday morning that he would get his first Test cap against the Sri Lankans at the Galle International Stadium and he mapped out a plan of action.

Gayle comes alive with 145 not out at tea as Windies reach 238-1

Galle, Sri Lanka – Chris Gayle recorded his 13th Test match century as the West Indies took control over Sri Lanka on Day 1 of the 1st ERI Test at the Galle International Stadium in the southern coastal city of Galle. The powerful left-hander went to tea 145 off as the West Indies moved to 238-1.

From 115-1 at lunch, the Windies added 123 runs in the middle session without losing a wicket. With Gayle at the crease is debutant Darren Bravo on 32. The two left-handers have so far put together 128 runs for the second wicket in just over two hours.

Gayle and Barath make solid start as Windies reach 115-1

Galle, Sri Lanka – West Indies made an excellent start to the 1st ERI Test match reaching 115-1 at lunch on the opening day at the Galle International Stadium in the southern coastal city of Galle. Openers Chris Gayle and Adrian Barath added a superb 110 for the first wicket in just 112 minutes.

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