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Sri Lanka vs West Indies: Dimuth Karunaratne, Pathum Nissanka shine on Day 1 of first Test

Sri Lanka vs West Indies: Dimuth Karunaratne, Pathum Nissanka shine on Day 1 of first Check | Cricket Information

Galle: Dimuth Karunaratne, Dhananjaya de Silva and Pathum Nissanka have been the shining mild as Sri Lanka dominated Day 1 of the continuing first Check towards West Indies right here on the Galle Worldwide Stadium on Sunday.
At stumps, Sri Lanka`s rating reads 267/3– with Karunaratne (132*) and Dhananjaya (56*) unbeaten on the crease.Opting to bat first, Sri Lanka openers Pathum Nissanka and Dimuth Karunaratne offered an excellent begin to the hosts because the duo noticed out the opening session. 
Each batters noticed out 27 overs within the first session, scoring 61 runs.Nissanka and Karunaratne began from their left off and the duo introduced up the 100-run opening stand within the thirty ninth over of the innings. 
Each batters went previous their half-century mark, however the 139-run opening stand was lastly damaged by Shannon Gabriel as he dismissed Nissanka (56) within the fiftieth over. 
Oshada Fernando (3) failed to go away a mark as he was despatched again to the pavilion by Roston Chase and Sri Lanka was lowered to 164/2.
Angelo Mathews (3) additionally departed cheaply as he was dismissed by Chase, however Karunaratne marched on and the skipper went on to register the three-figure mark. 
Ultimately, Karunaratne and Dhananjaya ensured that the hosts don’t undergo extra hiccups earlier than the shut of play on Day 1. 
Transient Scores: Sri Lanka 267/3 (Dimuth Karunaratne 132*, Dhananjaya de Silva 56*; Roston Chase 2-31) vs West Indies.

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