RESULT
1st Test, Galle, October 14 - 17, 2015, West Indies tour of Sri Lanka
(f/o) 251 & 227

Sri Lanka won by an innings and 6 runs

Player Of The Match
6/68 & 4/79
rangana-herath
Sri Lanka 1st Innings
West Indies 1st Innings
West Indies 2nd Innings (Following on)
Match Details
Sri Lanka 1st Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Dimuth Karunaratne c & b Samuels18635448216152.54
Kaushal Silva c †Ramdin b Roach1749921034.69
Lahiru Thirimanne c sub (R Chandrika) b Bishoo1662871025.80
Dinesh Chandimal c Blackwood b Taylor15129838616250.67
Angelo Mathews (c)c & b Holder48651245173.84
Milinda Siriwardana c †Ramdin b Taylor18100012.50
Kusal Perera  b Gabriel2331652074.19
Dhammika Prasad c Holder b Bishoo1335301037.14
Rangana Herath lbw b Bishoo011000.00
Tharindu Kaushal not out 912172075.00
Nuwan Pradeep c Gabriel b Bishoo0611000.00
Extras(b 4, lb 5, nb 6, w 5)20
TOTAL152.3 Ov (RR: 3.17)484
Fall of wickets: 1-56 (Kaushal Silva, 17.6 ov), 2-101 (Lahiru Thirimanne, 40.6 ov), 3-339 (Dimuth Karunaratne, 113.6 ov), 4-425 (Dinesh Chandimal, 133.4 ov), 5-427 (Milinda Siriwardana, 135.2 ov), 6-448 (Angelo Mathews, 141.1 ov), 7-467 (Dhammika Prasad, 148.4 ov), 8-467 (Rangana Herath, 148.5 ov), 9-475 (Kusal Perera, 149.4 ov), 10-484 (Nuwan Pradeep, 152.3 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Jerome Taylor2046523.25949005
133.4 to LD Chandimal, Chandimal picks out extra cover. He can't get to his 200 either. Good length and outside off, Chandimal plays on the up, and drives it into the lap of Blackwood who makes no mistake here. 425/4
135.2 to TAM Siriwardana, Two in two for Taylor. He plugs away outside off and snatches the outside edge. Full and moves away outside off as Siriwardana hangs his bat out and nicks off for 1. 427/5
Kemar Roach1935713.00875000
17.6 to JK Silva, Roach comes back and has Silva nicking behind to break the opening partnership. Teasing full length, angled in close to the off stump. Silva prods from the crease and edges it to Ramdin. Roach reaps reward for disciplined bowling. 56/1
Jason Holder2143611.711002000
141.1 to AD Mathews, Holder strikes first ball after tea to dismiss his opposite number. Undone by the short ball. Mathews is left in a tangle as he hops and aims to work it to the leg side. He pops it in the air off a leading edge as Holder runs in from his follow through and completes a smart catch. 448/6
Shannon Gabriel2027613.808610011
149.4 to MDKJ Perera, dragged on. Gabriel has some success. Full ball outside off, Kusal aims to wallop it over the covers but does not get enough bat on it. He can only play on off a thick inside edge. The middle stump is tilted back. 475/9
Marlon Samuels2748413.111165300
113.6 to FDM Karunaratne, Samuels strikes, no double-century for Karunaratne. Soft, soft, dimissal just seven minutes before lunch. Pushed through short outside off, Karunaratne wants to punch/force it away off the back foot through the off side but ends up lobbing it back to the bowler who moves to his left and snaffles it. 339/3
Devendra Bishoo40.3214343.5316113100
40.6 to HDRL Thirimanne, Taken on the rebound. Bravo would be relieved. Bishoo strikes to remove Thirimanne. Spins back in, the batsman skips down the track and hacks it in the air off the inner half of the bat. The fielder (Chandrika) at short midwicket leaps and pouches it on the second attempt after parrying it.... 101/2
148.4 to KTGD Prasad, West Indies hold onto a catch. Impressively flighted and outside off, Prasad pushes without much feet movement and feeds an outside edge to Holder at first slip. 467/7
148.5 to HMRKB Herath, Full and straight, trapped in front. Umpire Illingworth's finger goes up. Herath does not connect with the sweep and is struck on the back pad. The tracker shows that it would have hit off. 467/8
152.3 to N Pradeep, Pradeep holes out to deep midwicket as Sri Lanka have been bowled out for 484. Bishoo pushes another short ball, Pradeep wants to launch it out of Galle but does not connect well enough. He mis-hits a pull and Gabriel settles under it in the deep. 484/10
Kraigg Brathwaite501402.80180000
West Indies 1st Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Kraigg Brathwaite lbw b Herath1924374079.16
Shai Hope  b Herath2349663046.93
Darren Bravo c Chandimal b Herath501071588146.72
Marlon Samuels  b Herath1128312039.28
Jermaine Blackwood c Siriwardana b Prasad1137571029.72
Denesh Ramdin c †Perera b Pradeep2366994034.84
Jason Holder (c)c †Perera b Prasad1928404067.85
Kemar Roach st †Perera b Herath22801081027.50
Jerome Taylor c Mathews b Kaushal31313941100.00
Devendra Bishoo not out 2348524047.91
Shannon Gabriel  b Herath011000.00
Extras(b 5, lb 6, nb 7, w 1)19
TOTAL82 Ov (RR: 3.06)251
Fall of wickets: 1-33 (Kraigg Brathwaite, 7.3 ov), 2-49 (Shai Hope, 15.1 ov), 3-70 (Marlon Samuels, 23.6 ov), 4-111 (Jermaine Blackwood, 36.2 ov), 5-132 (Darren Bravo, 45.2 ov), 6-165 (Jason Holder, 54.4 ov), 7-171 (Denesh Ramdin, 58.1 ov), 8-217 (Jerome Taylor, 68.2 ov), 9-251 (Kemar Roach, 81.5 ov), 10-251 (Shannon Gabriel, 81.6 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Dhammika Prasad1563822.53768000
36.2 to J Blackwood, Blackwood nicks off to slip. Juggle, juggle, and caught. The umpires check for a possible no ball. Prasad looks okay. Back of a length and outside off with some extra bounce, Blackwood goes for an ill-advised jab away from the body and edges it. Siriwardana moves to his left, juggles, and holds on. 111/4
54.4 to JO Holder, and that's Prasad's riposte. Full and largely holds its line outside off, Holder is stuck to the crease as he pokes and edges it behind to Kusal. 165/6
Nuwan Pradeep1545613.736910011
58.1 to D Ramdin, Ramdin edges behind. Loose, loose shot. Back of a length and outside off, Ramdin slashes a cut and feeds a simple catch to Kusal. 171/7
Rangana Herath3396862.061639000
7.3 to KC Brathwaite, Herath gets Brathwaite now. Arm-ball, Brathwaite plays down the wrong line and is rapped on the back pad in front of middle and off. No question about this, it looked pretty adjacent. 33/1
15.1 to SD Hope, bowled'em. Another beauty from Herath as he cleans up the other opener too. He generously flights this, gets it to drift and turn ever so slightly past the outside edge of Hope's crooked prod to strike the top of off. 49/2
23.6 to MN Samuels, Herath has his man now. Darted short and way down the leg side, Samuels wants to smite it over midwicket after getting his front foot across the leg stump but to no avail. The ball deflects off the inside of the left thigh and disturbs the leg stump. The bail gets tipped off. 70/3
45.2 to DM Bravo, cracker of a catch from Chandimal. Tossed up and wide outside off, Bravo does not middle it. He drags it off the inside half of the bat... he seemed safe until Chandimal flew to his right from short midwicket and pulled off a stunning one-handed catch. Bravo throws his head back in despair. He has tossed it away. 132/5
81.5 to KAJ Roach, Kusal whips the bails off. Flighted and biting turn outside off, leaving Roach prodding and missing. Roach, who had lunged forward, can't drag his back foot back in time. The back foot is on the line and Roach has to go. The TV umpire confirms it as well. Sharp work from Kusal. Herath claims his 23rd five-for. He now has a five-wicket haul against every Test nation he has played against.... 251/9
81.6 to ST Gabriel, Herath cleans Gabriel up. Gabriel is the only West Indies batsman to have not passed double-figures. Looped up and drifts in, Gabriel aims a slog and fails to connect. Herath, though, hits the stumps. 251/10
Tharindu Kaushal1446514.64596206
68.2 to JE Taylor, Some joy for Kaushal. Flighted and inviting outside off, Taylor goes for a big drive and has to settle with an outside edge that is held easily by Mathews now at slip. He moves to his right and takes it. 217/8
Milinda Siriwardana521302.60232000
West Indies 2nd Innings (Following on) 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Kraigg Brathwaite lbw b Herath3475873045.33
Shai Hope  b Siriwardana632360018.75
Darren Bravo c †Perera b Pradeep3166992246.96
Devendra Bishoo c Mathews b Herath1025281040.00
Marlon Samuels lbw b Herath011000.00
Jermaine Blackwood c Silva b Prasad9213516910368.14
Denesh Ramdin c Silva b Siriwardana1131502035.48
Jason Holder (c)run out (Mathews)1826500169.23
Kemar Roach st †Perera b Herath5681083.33
Jerome Taylor lbw b Prasad54610125.00
Shannon Gabriel not out 713301053.84
Extras(lb 3, nb 3, w 2)8
TOTAL68.3 Ov (RR: 3.31)227
Fall of wickets: 1-18 (Shai Hope, 9.6 ov), 2-60 (Kraigg Brathwaite, 23.3 ov), 3-74 (Devendra Bishoo, 31.1 ov), 4-74 (Marlon Samuels, 31.2 ov), 5-88 (Darren Bravo, 34.6 ov), 6-136 (Denesh Ramdin, 47.1 ov), 7-172 (Jason Holder, 59.6 ov), 8-178 (Kemar Roach, 61.2 ov), 9-189 (Jerome Taylor, 62.4 ov), 10-227 (Jermaine Blackwood, 68.3 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Dhammika Prasad9.332822.94453022
62.4 to JE Taylor, Sri Lanka close in. Full and comes in, Taylor sits back and is smacked on the back pad in front of middle. Umpire Illingworth's forefinger goes up. It would have crashed into middle. 189/9
68.3 to J Blackwood, 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. 227/10
Rangana Herath2257943.59978300
23.3 to KC Brathwaite, Herath gets Brathwaite lbw, again. Umpire Erasmus gives it out. The batsman reviews it. Drifts in on middle, Brathwaite plays down the wrong line and is hit below the knee roll on the front pad. The impact is in line and the ball would have rattled the leg stump. 60/2
31.1 to D Bishoo, Herath stuck in his second over yesterday; he strikes in his third over today. Pushed through flat and outside off, Bishoo wants to cut it away but he has to settle with a thickish edge, which is snapped up by Mathews, moving to his left and taking it with both hands. Sharp reflexes and the nightwatchman is gone.... 74/3
31.2 to MN Samuels, Samuels now has to depart for a first-ball duck. Herath produces a double-strike. Samuels has been given out lbw, he goes for a review more out of wild hope rather than conviction. Arm-ball from Herath, snakes in with the angle, Samuels, who hangs back, offers no stroke and is rapped on the back pad in front of off. 74/4
61.2 to KAJ Roach, Herath hangs it in the air and gets turn outside off, Roach has a whoosh and misses. He is out stumped in the second innings too. His back foot is on the line. There is nothing grounded behind the line. Herath has extended his match tally 10. 178/8
Nuwan Pradeep1412812.00663000
34.6 to DM Bravo, West Indies are sliding quickly. Full tempter, which angled in, and straightens as Bravo has a leaden-footed waft at it and edges it behind to Kusal. 88/5
Milinda Siriwardana1216025.00444300
9.6 to SD Hope, maiden Test wicket for Siriwardana. Pushed through and turns outside off, Hope seeks to force it away on the leg side, poor shot selection. He only drags it onto the middle stump off a thick inside edge. 18/1
47.1 to D Ramdin, Silva plucks it out. Dangled up and spins outside off, Ramdin throws his hands at a drive and edges it to second slip, where Silva hangs onto the fast-travelling ball. 136/6
Tharindu Kaushal1132902.63503001
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MATCH DETAILS
Galle International Stadium
TossSri Lanka, elected to bat first
Series
Season2015/16
Player Of The Match
Sri Lanka
Rangana Herath
Series resultSri Lanka led the 2-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 2181
Hours of play (local time)10am start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00
Match days14,15,16,17 October 2015 - day (5-day match)
Test debut
Milinda Siriwardana
Milinda Siriwardana
Umpires
South Africa
Marais Erasmus
England
Richard Illingworth
TV Umpire
Australia
Simon Fry
Reserve Umpire
Sri Lanka
Ruchira Palliyaguruge
Match Referee
Australia
David Boon
CLOSE OF PLAY
Wed, 14 Oct - day 1 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 250/2 (Dimuth Karunaratne 135*, Dinesh Chandimal 72*, 90 ov)
Thu, 15 Oct - day 2 - West Indies 1st innings 66/2 (Darren Bravo 15*, Marlon Samuels 7*, 21 ov)
Fri, 16 Oct - day 3 - West Indies 2nd innings 67/2 (Darren Bravo 20*, Devendra Bishoo 6*, 27 ov)
Sat, 17 Oct - day 4 - West Indies 2nd innings 227 (68.3 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
  • Over 31.2: Review by West Indies (Batting), Umpire - M Erasmus, Batsman - MN Samuels (Struck down)
  • Drinks: West Indies - 99/5 in 41.0 overs (J Blackwood 12, D Ramdin 1)
  • West Indies: 100 runs in 41.2 overs (251 balls), Extras 5
  • West Indies: 150 runs in 51.6 overs (315 balls), Extras 5
  • Lunch: West Indies - 156/6 in 55.0 overs (J Blackwood 49, JO Holder 8)
  • J Blackwood: 50 off 91 balls (5 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • West Indies: 200 runs in 65.3 overs (396 balls), Extras 7
  • Over 65.4: Review by Sri Lanka (Bowling), Umpire - M Erasmus, Batsman - J Blackwood (Struck down)
  • Drinks: West Indies - 220/9 in 67.0 overs (J Blackwood 92, ST Gabriel 1)
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