GALLE: The spin trio of Praveen Jayawickrama (2/25), Ramesh Mendis (3/23), and Lasith Embuldeniya (1/39) shared the six wickets as West Indies struggled to 113/6 in their first innings on Day Two of the first Test, trailing by 273 runs.
Kyle Mayers was batting on 22 with Jason Holder (1) at stumps on the second day. The visitors need 273 runs to overtake the hosts with only four wickets in their hands.
Sri Lanka started the day on 267/3, were all out for 368 in 133.5 overs as skipper Dimuth Karunaratne got out for 147. West Indies allowed them to add a few runs and when it was their turn to bat, their batsmen failed to put up a big score, landing them in the predicament they find themselves in now.
Brief scores: Sri Lanka 386 all out in 133.5 overs (Dimuth Karunaratne 147, Pathum Nissanka 56, Dhananjaya de Silva 61, Dinesh Chandimal 45; Roston Chase 5-83, Jomel Warrican 3-87, Shannon Gabriel 2-69) vs West Indies 113/6 in 42 overs (Kraigg Brathwaite 41; Ramesh Mendis 3-23, Praveen Jayawickrama 2-25, Lasith Embuldeniya 1-39). IANS