Rangana Herath picked up his fifth 10-wicket match haul in Tests as Sri Lanka wrapped up victory by an innings and six runs inside the second session of day four
West Indies captain Jason Holder was complimentary of his attack's disciplined but held the sloppy fielding most responsible for his team's innings defeat in Galle
Stats highlights from the first Test between Sri Lanka and West Indies in Galle where the hosts completed an innings win
Tharindu Kaushal's indifferent outing at Galle raised concerns over whether he could become Rangana Herath's spin-bowling successor, but Herath himself could still play for some time yet
Rangana Herath bowled Sri Lanka into a formidable position in the Galle Test, picking up a six-wicket haul to force West Indies to follow on before striking late in the final session to dismiss Kraigg Brathwaite
Stats highlights from the third day of the first Test between Sri Lanka and West Indies in Galle where Rangana Herath got another five-for
Tharindu Kaushal and Rangana Herath are both spin bowlers but, with one wiry and energetic and the other ambling in contentedly, they might have come from different galaxies
Rangana Herath bowled Sri Lanka back into the dominant position achieved by their top order and squandered somewhat by a collapse that cost them their last seven wickets for 59 runs
Stats highlight from the second day's play from the first Test between Sri Lanka and West Indies, in Galle
West Indies succumbed to Galle's humidity as chances went down and Sri Lanka's score mounted inexorably on the second day of the first Test
An unbeaten century from Dimuth Karunaratne ensured Sri Lanka negotiated the opening day of the series with a sense of calm and lost only two wickets on a slow Galle pitch
Statistical highlights from the first day's play of the first Test between Sri Lanka and West Indies in Galle
Sri Lanka used to show tourists the delights of the Galle Coast and then impose big, bruising wins upon them. They have lost that knack, although a hundred from Dimuth Karunaratne was a reminder of old times
Jack Cheetham's side won admiration by drawing a Test series in Australia that everyone expected them to fail miserably in
Marlon Samuels, the West Indies allrounder, has been reported for a suspect bowling action during the first Test against Sri Lanka
West Indies' seamers bring more wickets and experience to this series than their counterparts, but will still have to deliver brief, intense spells to be successful in Sri Lanka, bowling coach Curtly Ambrose has said
A move to No. 3 may help end Lahiru Thirimanne's lean trot, Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews has said ahead of the first Test against West Indies in Galle
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.
Samuels' ave in Tests against SL - his duck in this Test was his 8th single-digit score against them in 15 inns.
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.
No. of consecutive Test inns in which WI's 7th or lower wickets have put on the highest stand, including this inns.
The longest in terms of balls played Kemar Roach has batted in a Test innings. WI will need an encore from him.
Holder's batting ave in Tests. He has made once century and two fifties in eight Tests before this.
No. of fifties Bravo has made in just four innings in Sri Lanka before this one. He averages 68.66 in this country
Marlon Samuels' batting ave in Tests against SL from 13 inns before this one. He's made 127 runs including one fifty against them.
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.
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 previous highest in Galle, which came against Pakistan earlier this year. He has now bettered that.