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Day 1 report: Sri Lanka skipper Dimuth Karunaratne scored an unbeaten hundred to offer the house staff a powerful begin in Sunday’s opening Check towards the West Indies.
Sri Lanka have been 267-3 on Day 1 when unhealthy gentle pressured an early finish to the play.
The house staff gained the toss and opted to bat first as Karunaratne and Pathum Nissanka put up a 139-run stand for the primary wicket.
After losign three fast wickets, Karunaratne made 97 runs along with Dhananjaya de Silva for the fourth wicket to stabilise the innings.
Karunaratne completed the day on 132 not out which is his thirteenth Check century.
Younger West Indies debutant Jeremy Solozano was stretched off the sector after being hit on his helmet whereas fielding at brief leg. The West Indies staff administration posted on social media a short while after that the participant was not feeling effectively and needed to be transferred to a hospital in Colombo for scans and additional therapy.
Solozano underwent scans at a hospital, and was saved in a single day for commentary.
Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne (captain), Pathum Nissanka, Oshada Fernando, Angelo Mathews, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dinesh Chandimal, Ramesh Mendis, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Embuldeniya, Praveen Jayawickrama, Dushmantha Chameera
West Indies: Kraigg Brathwaite (captain), Jeremy Solozano, Jermaine Blackwood, Nkrumah Bonner, Roston Chase, Kyle Mayers, Jason Holder, Joshua Da Silva, Rahkeem Cornwall, Shannon Gabriel, Jomel Warrican.
Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena and Ruchira Palliyaguruge (SRI)
TV umpire: Raveendra Wimalasiri (SRI)
Match referee: Ranjan Madugalle (SRI)
With AP inputs