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Day 5

664dThe Bulletin Andrew Fernando in Galle

Paranavitana, Mahela ensure draw on final day

A lacklustre post-lunch performance from West Indies, and rain clouds that once again swooped over Galle in the afternoon, ensured that Sri Lanka held on for a draw in the first Test in Galle

664dAndrew Fernando in Galle

Gayle turns umpire

Plays of the day from the fifth day of the first Test between Sri Lanka and West Indies in Galle

664dSa'adi Thawfeeq in Galle

We had a winning mindset - Sammy

Darren Sammy, West Indies' new captain, was thrilled with the way his team dominated the first Test against Sri Lanka

664dSa'adi Thawfeeq in Galle

Sangakkara not surprised by West Indies' performance

Kumar Sangakkara has said he was not surprised by the way in which West Indies dominated the drawn first Test in Galle but added the difference in bowling between the teams was an "eye-opener"

Day 4

664dSa'adi Thawfeeq in Galle

Prasanna Jayawardene rues not avoiding follow-on

Prasanna Jayawardene has rued not being able to avoid the follow-on but said his team could finish on a positive note after the encouraging start provided by openers in the second innings

738dSa'adi Thawfeeq in Galle

West Indies in the ascendancy - Gibson

West Indies coach Ottis Gibson has said his team is in the "ascendancy" in the first Test in Galle despite the Sri Lankan openers responding strongly after following on

Day 3

664dAndrew Fernando at Galle

Jayawardene resists before rain ruins third day

A testing morning spell from the West Indies bowlers had the hosts struggling at 165 for three on the third day in Galle, before bad light, then rain, intervened to offer them some respite

Day 2

664dSa'adi Thawfeeq in Galle

Onus on West Indies spinners - Nash

Brendan Nash, the West Indies vice-captain, said taking early wickets was the key to West Indies' push for a win against Sri Lanka

664dSa'adi Thawfeeq in Galle

'Scared Chris would get 400' - Mendis

Sri Lanka spinner Ajantha Mendis admitted that he was scared that West Indies opener Chris Gayle would get to Brian Lara's world record score of 400

Day 1

664dAndrew Fernando at Galle

Explosive Gayle puts West Indies on top

An unsettled West Indies were expected to struggle against the formidable Sri Lanka, but Chris Gayle blasted an attractive double-century in Galle to leave the visitors in charge

664dAndrew Fernando in Galle

Gayle takes a siesta

Plays of the Day from the first day of the first Test between Sri Lanka and West Indies in Galle


664dSa'adi Thawfeeq

Sammy ready for Sri Lanka challenge

West Indies captain Darren Sammy has said his team is prepared to face the challenges posed by Sri Lanka ahead of the first Test starting at Galle on Monday

664dSa'adi Thawfeeq

Sangakkara confident of spin options

Captain Kumar Sangakkara has backed the trio of spinners named in Sri Lanka's squad for the first Test against West Indies starting on Monday at the Galle International Stadium, saying Sri Lankan spin is in good hands despite the retirement of Muttiah Mur

Sri Lanka 3rd innings Partnerships

1st102TM DilshanNT Paranavitana
2nd8KC SangakkaraNT Paranavitana
3rd87DPMD JayawardeneNT Paranavitana
4th36DPMD JayawardeneTT Samaraweera
5th8TT SamaraweeraAD Mathews