A big accident happened on the field today with the West Indies cricketer who came out to play his first match. During the fielding on the first day of the first Test against Sri Lanka, youngster Jeremy Solozano was hit by a dangerously straight ball.
The matter is of the 24th over in the first session of the match. Bowling Roston was chasing. Sri Lankan captain Dimuth Karunaratne played a pull shot off the short ball, which hit the grille of the helmet and came off the back of 26-year-old Jeremy’s helmet.
Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat at the Galle International Stadium. After the end of the first day’s play, Sri Lanka stood in a strong position. Captain and opener Dimuth Karunaratne is unbeaten on scoring a century. He will open his innings on the second day with 132 runs.
He added a century partnership with Prathum Nisanka (56). Dhananjay de Silva (56 not out) helped handle the innings after three wickets fell in the form of Fernando and Mathews.
Karunaratne, however, also got a gift of life. When he was batting on 14, Rahkim Cornwall’s ball took the outer edge of his bat and reached the hands of Jermaine Blackwood standing in the slips but the West Indies vice-captain squandered an easy opportunity. In a hurry to take wickets, West Indies lost both their reviews in the first session itself.