Sri Lanka vs West Indies Highlights Today, Thursday 25-11-2021. 1st Test, West Indies tour of Sri Lanka, from Galle International Stadium.
Post Match Presentation.
Brathwaite: I thought Joshua and Bonner, the way they fought from yesterday evening, was tremendous. I always believe first innings total is important, and then build pressure. The Sri Lanka skipper played well. It was important for us to get close to their score. (Toss is) crucial but at the end of the day you’ve to play good cricket. Gabriel getting two wickets, Roston getting five, we were decent, they batted well but our batting let us down.
Karunaratne is also the Player of the Match: Great Test for me after very long I was playing Test cricket. It’s a good game, none of us played a four-day game after the last Test (in April) so it was a job well done. Our youngsters are getting the experience and we needed someone like Angelo Mathews and Chandimal for these conditions, and our young spinners have done a good job, even our fast bowlers. We didn’t know how the wicket was going to behave because it had been raining for the last few months but we have some idea now and we’ll decide the playing XI for the second game later. When you play well, you need to carry on. I’ve been working hard for the last few years and I have some targets to achieve, so I’m working towards those.
SL won the toss, chose to bat.
Sri Lanka team: 1 Dimuth Karunaratne (capt.), 2 Pathum Nissanka, 3 Oshada Fernando, 4 Angelo Mathews, 5 Dhananjaya de Silva, 6 Dinesh Chandimal (wk), 7 Ramesh Mendis, 8 Suranga Lakmal, 9 Lasith Embuldeniya, 10 Dushmantha Chameera, 11 Praveen Jayawickrama.
West Indies team: 1 Kraigg Brathwaite (capt.), 2 Jeremy Solozano, 3 Nkrumah Bonner, 4 Jermaine Blackwood, 5 Roston Chase, 6 Kyle Mayers, 7 Jason Holder, 8 Joshua Da Silva (wk), 9 Rahkeem Cornwall, 10 Jomel Warrican, 11 Shannon Gabriel.
(last five completed matches, most recent first)
Sri Lanka: WDDDL
West Indies: LWLLD
Match Timings: 04:30 GMT | 10:00 Local
Umpires – Kumar Dharmasena, Ruchira Palliyaguruge
TV Umpire – Raveendra Wimalasiri
Match Referee – Ranjan Madugalle
Reserve Umpire – Lyndon Hannibal
Match number – Test no. 2434