West Indies suffer innings defeat
GALLE – Sri Lanka needed less than four days to thrash West Indies by an innings and six runs in the opening cricket Test at Galle on Saturday with Rangana Herath leading the victory charge by claiming his fifth ten-wicket haul.
The tourists, who have never won a Test match in Sri Lanka, were bundled out for 227 in their second innings in the afternoon session, after being asked to follow on by the hosts.
Jermaine Blackwood fell just shy of a century, scoring 92 off 135 balls.
Summarised scores: Sri Lanka 484. West Indies 251 and 227 (Jermaine Blackwood 92, Kraigg Brathwaite 34, Darren Bravo 31, Jason Holder 18, Denesh Ramdin 11, Devendra Bishoo 11; Rangana Herath 4-79, Dhammika Prasad 2-28, Milinda Siriwardana 2-60). Sri Lanka won by an innings and six runs. (Reuters)