Player of the Match
Player of the Match

2:15pm: That is all we have for you. Do read Karthik's report and look out for analyses from Andrew. Be back for the second Test, starting Thursday. Until then, goodbye.

Mathews: "We have had some individual brilliance. Dimuth Karunaratne got his highest score, Chandimal played well and Herath was outstanding. You can't have him out of the Galle Test. He [Siriwardana] was useful and he is a top-order batter. He is a useful allrounder for us."

Holder: "We had a lot of things to learn. We did not put enough runs and struggled. We had chances and we din't take them. Hopefully, we can set things right in the next game. We have to be a lot more confident and decisive against Herath. We are a pretty young team. Hopefully, we can come up with a better show in the next Test."

Herath, the Man of the Match: "Galle is where I started my career. There is something for me and all spinners. I wish I can reach the 300-mark this series."

2:05pm: Time for the presentation

Bharath Seervi: "Herath has taken 10 wickets in a match 5 times since Muralitharan's retirement in Tests - Most by any bowler. "

1:55pm: Prasad plucks out a stump as a souvenir. Herath has a big smile as the fans jive and dance. He now has a chat with Bishoo and Warrican.

Herath has been at the forefront of the win, claiming his third 10-for in Galle and fifth overall. He began the day with a double-strike, nipping out nightwatchman Bishoo and Samuels. Pradeep and Siriwardana also pitched in but Blackwood slowed Sri Lanka's charge with a punchy 92.... Prasad then put the seal on the win inside the second session on the fourth day. Do stick around for the presentation.

68.3
W
Prasad to Blackwood, OUT, Prasad finishes the job. Sri Lanka win by an innings and six runs! Blackwood holes out. Length and outside off, the batsman uses his feet and carves it to deep cover

J Blackwood c Silva b Prasad 92 (169m 135b 10x4 3x6) SR: 68.14

68.3
1w
Prasad to Blackwood, 1 wide, Blackwood steps down the track, Prasad bangs a bouncer outside off. Far too high and wide called
68.2
0
Prasad to Blackwood, no run, too full and straight, worked through midwicket. Blackwood farms the strike
68.1
0
Prasad to Blackwood, no run, short and on off, Blackwood keeps back and fends it onto the pitch

Mathews turns to Prasad.

END OF OVER:
68 | 6 Runs | WI: 226/9

  • Shannon Gabriel7 (13b)
  • Jermaine Blackwood92 (132b)
  • Rangana Herath22-5-79-4
  • Nuwan Pradeep14-1-28-1
67.6
0
Herath to Gabriel, no run,
67.5
2
Herath to Gabriel, 2 runs, flat and on off, dragged to cow corner for two
67.4
0
Herath to Gabriel, no run, fullish and on middle, kept out again
67.3
0
Herath to Gabriel, no run, flighted and drifts in, defended
67.2
4
Herath to Gabriel, FOUR runs, slides on outside off, slogged away to deep midwicket
67.1
0
Herath to Gabriel, no run, tossed up and drifts in, Gabriel manages an inside edge onto the pad and weathers an lbw appeal

Vicky: "Come on, Blackwood! Make SL bat again.. Super knock so far."

END OF OVER:
67 | 5 Runs | WI: 220/9

  • Jermaine Blackwood92 (132b)
  • Shannon Gabriel1 (7b)
  • Nuwan Pradeep14-1-28-1
  • Rangana Herath21-5-73-4

Time for some hydration.

66.6
4
Pradeep to Blackwood, FOUR runs, another lifting ball outside off, Blackwood ramps it over lone slip, deep third man is beaten and Blackwood motors into the 90s
66.5
0
Pradeep to Blackwood, no run, another bouncer down leg, Blackwood sinks under it
66.4
1
Pradeep to Gabriel, 1 run, pretty full and curls in, Gabriel jabs and gets a thick inside edge behind square
66.3
0
Pradeep to Gabriel, no run, short and on off, tentatively blocked back
66.2
0
Pradeep to Gabriel, no run, good length and swerves in, Gabriel manages an inside edge onto the pad
66.1
0
Pradeep to Gabriel, no run, bouncer down leg, ducked under

Pradeep has a crack at the No.11.

Promising start

7

Fifty-plus scores by Blackwood in Tests including this one. He's got one fifty-plus score in 7 of the 11 Tests he has played.

Bogey Team

9.85

Samuels' ave in Tests against SL - his duck in this Test was his 8th single-digit score against them in 15 inns.

Ran-galle Herath

8

Five-wicket hauls by Herath in Galle - only one other bowler - Muralitharan - has taken more five-fors at a single venue. Botham also took 8 at Lord's.

Bottom heavy

3

No. of consecutive Test inns in which WI's 7th or lower wickets have put on the highest stand, including this inns.

can hang around

103

The longest in terms of balls played Kemar Roach has batted in a Test innings. WI will need an encore from him.

A Handy no.7

34.54

Holder's batting ave in Tests. He has made once century and two fifties in eight Tests before this.

good track record

3

No. of fifties Bravo has made in just four innings in Sri Lanka before this one. He averages 68.66 in this country

Marlon's Bogey Team

10.58

Marlon Samuels' batting ave in Tests against SL from 13 inns before this one. He's made 127 runs including one fifty against them.

Firing together

2010

Last time before this two or more Sri Lanka batsmen made 150-plus in a Test inns. Mahela and Sanga against India at the SSC.

Opening high

120

The previous highest by a SL opener against WI in Tests, by Malinda Warnapura in 2008. Karunaratne has bettered that score in this innings.

Karunaratne's highest in Galle

79

Karunaratne's previous highest in Galle, which came against Pakistan earlier this year. He has now bettered that.