West Indies v Sri Lanka 2007-08

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Close and cigar

Mar 31, 2008: A tight win on one of the flattest tracks possible made for quite a pleasing maiden Test victory in the West Indies

Kumar Sangakkara

West Indies v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Guyana

Bad umpiring decisions not to blame

Mar 28, 2008: West Indies have too many problems of their own making to even bother about protesting against a few umpiring decisions, says Fazeer Mohammed

Fazeer Mohammed

West Indies v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Guyana, 5th day

Gayle looks to regroup before second Test

Mar 27, 2008: West Indies captain Chris Gayle is looking for a quick regrouping from his team in time for next week's second and final Digicel Test match against Sri Lanka at the Queen's Park Oval

Garth Wattley

West Indies v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Guyana, 5th day

Vaas stands tall to seal tight success

Mar 26, 2008: Mahela Jayawardene praised his bowlers as they wrapped up an historic first Test win in the West Indies with only 16 minutes remaining on the final day

ESPNcricinfo staff

West Indies v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Guyana, 5th day

Sri Lanka create history in the Caribbean

Mar 26, 2008: Sri Lanka achieved their quest for a maiden Test win on Caribbean soil in their fifth attempt

The Bulletin by Jamie Alter

West Indies v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Guyana, 4th day

History tells Dyson to remain hopeful of record win

Mar 25, 2008: John Dyson, the West Indies coach, believes a record-breaking chase of 437 is possible

ESPNcricinfo staff

West Indies v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Guyana, 4th day

Sri Lanka hold advantage over spirited West Indies

Mar 25, 2008: A refreshingly positive West Indian response to a record target of 437 from 113 overs has set up an intriguing conclusion at the Providence Stadium

The Bulletin by Jamie Alter

West Indies v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Guyana, 3rd day

'We would like more pace and bounce' - Sarwan

Mar 24, 2008: Ramnaresh Sarwan says West Indies have been done no favours by a Providence Stadium pitch more typical of Sri Lankan grounds than Caribbean conditions

ESPNcricinfo staff

West Indies v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Guyana, 3rd day

Efficient Sri Lanka maintain upper hand

Mar 24, 2008: Sri Lanka's two best bowlers weren't at their menacing best but backed up by a large total, combined efficiently to leave West Indies 269 for 9 and needing eight runs to avoid the follow-on

The Bulletin by Jamie Alter

West Indies v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Guyana, 2nd day

Captain confident Sri Lanka cannot lose

Mar 23, 2008: Mahela Jayawardene, the Sri Lanka captain, says his players must push hard for a result after batting themselves into an almost unbeatable position after two days of the first Test against West Indies

ESPNcricinfo staff

West Indies v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Guyana, 2nd day

Jayawardene and Vaas shut out sloppy Windies

Mar 23, 2008: A distinctly subcontinental surface allowed Mahela Jayawardene his first hundred against West Indies and Chaminda Vaas a fifty before Sri Lanka declared on 476 for 8

The Bulletin by Jamie Alter

West Indies v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Guyana, 1st day

Practice game was big help - Warnapura

Mar 23, 2008: Sri Lanka opener Malinda Warnapura said playing a practice game at the same ground was a huge help and played down the pressure of replacing big names

ESPNcricinfo staff

West Indies v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Guyana, 1st day

Warnapura ton gives Sri Lanka the edge

Mar 22, 2008: Malinda Warnapure's maiden Test century gave Sri Lanka the opening day's honours against West Indies at Providence

The Bulletin by Jamie Alter

West Indies v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Guyana

West Indies and Sri Lanka seek to end long wait

Mar 21, 2008: Given the unpredictable form of West Indies, they should have enough to match a below-full strength Sri Lankan outfit

The Preview by George Binoy
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