Captain Dimuth Karunaratne’s excellent batting and domination from the spin assault guided Sri Lanka to seal a 187-run victory over West Indies in the Galle Test on Thursday.
The hosts gained the toss and scored 386 of their first innings, due to a scintillating century by Karunaratne. The left-handed batter performed an unbeaten knock of 147 runs with the assistance of 15 boundaries.
Other than the skipper, opening batter Pathum Nissanka (56), middle-order batsman Dhananjaya de Silva (61), and wicketkeeper Dinesh Chandimal (45) made beneficial contributions to the workforce’s whole.
The guests then replied with 230 — conceding a 156-run result in their opponents after resuming on 224/9. Praveen Jayawickrama shined with the ball within the first innings, taking a four-wicket haul in 19.5 overs.
Within the second innings, Sri Lanka declared at 191/4 and set West Indies an enormous goal of 348 runs to win. Karunartne, who hit 100 within the first innings, continued the identical momentum and once more top-scored with an 83-run knock. Senior batter Angelo Mathews additionally chipped in with an unbeaten 69, together with eight boundaries.
Chasing 384, the vacationers crumbled towards a top-quality spin assault and acquired bundled out for simply 160 runs. Ramesh Mendis and Lasith Embuldeniya had been the decide of the bowlers for the house workforce. Whereas Mendis picked up 4 scalps within the second innings, Embuldeniya bagged an incredible five-wicket haul.
Right here is how Twitter reacted:
— Dasun Shanaka (@dasunshanaka1) November 25, 2021
— Dimuth Karunarathna (@IamDimuth) November 25, 2021
No higher feeling than profitable a recreation of cricket! Happy with the boys @IamDimuth was particular @dds75official @chandi_17 @LEmbuldeniya #praveen#ramesh and all others we’re tremendous. On to the following pic.twitter.com/ZqyGtRbpm6
— Angelo Mathews (@Angelo69Mathews) November 25, 2021
— Lahiru Thirimanna (@thiri66) November 25, 2021
Congratulations to Sri Lanka on their 187 run victory over the West Indies. The timing of the final wicket could not have been extra exact with the rain showing instantly afterwards.
— Roshan Abeysinghe (@RoshanCricket) November 25, 2021
Nicely performed skipper @IamDimuth 👍 completely sensible knock.
— Mahela Jayawardena (@MahelaJay) November 22, 2021
Good win @OfficialSLC 👏🏼 so many issues to admire & applaud proper all through. 3 Younger spinners very spectacular , Nicely lead by @IamDimuth & good to see everybody contributing in the direction of this win. Greatest optimistic for me is having the gang again after so lengthy❤️ #SLvsWI
— Farveez Maharoof (@farveezmaharoof) November 25, 2021
— Dhananjaya De Silva (@dds75official) November 25, 2021