- Roston Chase took the best five-wicket haul for the West Indies
- Apart from Roston Chase, Jomel Warrican also took three wickets.
- Sri Lankan captain Dimuth Karunaratne scored 147 runs for his team
West Indies, led by off-spinner Roston Chase (5 for 83), bounced back on the second day of the opening Test of the two-match series to bundle out Sri Lanka’s first innings for 386 runs. West Indies scored 12 runs for no loss in their first innings till the tea break. Left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican took three wickets for 87 runs for the West Indies.
Sri Lanka started the day with 267 runs for three wickets. At that time captain Dimuth Karunaratne was on 132 and Dhananjay D’Silva was on 56. However, de Silva, adding just five runs to his score yesterday, was hit for a wicket by Shannon Gabriel in the seventh over of the day. He shared a 111-run partnership with Karunaratne for the fourth wicket.
Shortly after this, Chase ended his 147-run innings by getting Karunaratne stumped. Karunaratne hit 15 fours in his 300-ball innings. Veteran wicket-keeper batsman Dinesh Chandimal played an innings of 45 runs in 83 balls, partnering with the tail batsmen to take the score beyond 360 runs.
Lasith Imbuldeniya (17) and Praneev Jayawickrama (8 not out) put on 25 runs for the last wicket as Sri Lanka posted 386 in the first innings. Debutant youngster Jeremy Solozano was ruled out of the match due to a ‘concussion’ on the first day of the match on Sunday after he was hit by a helmet hitting the ball while fielding at short leg. Shai Hope has been included in the West Indies team in his place.
The West Indies Cricket Board tweeted, “Jeremy Solozano has a concussion problem. He will return to the team hotel today (from the hospital) and will follow proper protocol. Shai Hope will replace Solozano in the current Test match.
The board said earlier on Sunday, “Jeremy Solozano’s scan shows no external serious injury.” He will be kept under the supervision of the hospital doctors overnight. We will keep you informed about any other updates (further information) from our medical team.
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