Sri Lanka won the first test against West Indies by an innings and 6 runs. Rangan Herath was the man of the match because he took 10 wickets in total,6 of which came in the first innings while the other 4 in the second innings.
In the Second innings after receiving a follow on the West Indies batsman was not able to win the test match. Jermaine Blackwood was the highest run getter from the west Indian innings as he made 92 runs of 135 balls. His innings include 10 fours and 3 sixes.
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He was unfortunate to miss out his century as he was out on 92 when he was caught by Kaushel Silva of Dhammika Prasad’s brilliant ball. West Indies opener Kraigg Brathwaite was the second highest run getter as he made 34 of 75 balls with 4 fours. However Devendra Bishoo, Denesh Ramdin and Jason Holder was the only other batsman who was able to cross the 10 run mark while the other remaining batsman was not able to come to the 2 digit scores.
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Sri lanka’s bowling was good right from the beginning of the innings as it took wickets at regular intervals. Man of the match Rangana Herath took four wickets, Dhammika Prasad and Milinda Siriwardina got 2 wickets each. Nuwan Pradeep took one wicket while Kaushal was wicket less. The highest partnership was for the 6th wicket that too was as small as just 48 runs.
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