SL vs WI: Hosts beat Windies by 178 runs in Galle Test© AFP
Host Sri Lanka defeated the West Indies by 187 runs in the first cricket test in Galle on Thursday. The West Indies chased a target of 348 and were bowled out for 160 before tea on the final day. Sri Lanka secured a 156-run lead in the first innings and set the visitors up a mountainous 348 to win at Galle International Stadium. With 52 for six at the end of day four, the West Indies clung on in the opening session but collapsed after lunch. Lasith Embuldeniya finished with five wickets while Ramesh Mendis complemented him well with four headers.
Nkrumah Bonner was unbeaten at 68 for the Tourists – one of only three West Indies batsmen to make it in double figures in their second innings, the other was Joshua Da Silva, who made 54, and Rahkeem Cornwall with 13.
The second test starts on Monday, also in Galle.
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