Sri Lanka vs West Indies, 1st Test - Galle

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link WIForever Joined: Jun 28, 2010
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11/24/21, 7:34:21 AM 
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These two practice in their off time more than any of the others. They actually try to improve their game before these jokey camps they have before tours.

link VIX Joined: Feb 6, 2003
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11/24/21, 1:13:55 PM 
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Fantastic performance by the WI in this antiquated cricket format.

That they were able to cross 200 in an innings against spinners is an achievement in itself! Great going!!

link Onionman0 Joined: Mar 5, 2020
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11/25/21, 2:17:12 AM 
Bad break taken by batsman....

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11/25/21, 2:19:12 AM 
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Just predicted

link mikesiva Joined: Jan 11, 2007
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11/25/21, 2:23:12 AM 
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Joshua da Silva gets his half century.

But then gets out for 54 (129). He did well, occupying the crease, and using up over 100 balls. A pity the frontline batsmen, aside from Bonner, were unable to do that.

West Indies 125-7 at lunch.

Bonner 42* (164)
Cornwall 5* (21)

Embul 3-37
Mendis 4-41

link LBW375 Joined: Nov 28, 2002
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11/25/21, 3:25:18 AM 
Bonner 51*


Slowest 50 by a West Indian v SL

link mikesiva Joined: Jan 11, 2007
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11/25/21, 3:54:56 AM 
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Important knock by Bonner.

Cornwall out for 13.

link LBW375 Joined: Nov 28, 2002
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11/25/21, 4:00:54 AM 
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Playing the spinners very well.

Plays with his bat, moves around the crease, soft hands...


SL missing a trick tho, haven't bowled the pacers much

link shivnotout Joined: Nov 29, 2009
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11/25/21, 4:09:36 AM 
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Galle, Sri Lanka
Thursday 1:00 p.m.
Cloudy/Drizzle

link mikesiva Joined: Jan 11, 2007
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11/25/21, 4:12:41 AM 
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Warrican out for one. Nine down.

Gabriel out for a duck.

Bonner left stranded on 68* (220).

West Indies 160 all out.

Embul 5-46
Mendis 4-64

link Onionman0 Joined: Mar 5, 2020
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11/25/21, 4:13:38 AM 
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All over

link LBW375 Joined: Nov 28, 2002
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11/25/21, 4:16:57 AM 
Couple hours zzzz's now


And now it's raining

One of either Cornwall, Warrican or Gabriel needed to hang around for 1 more over

link hubert Joined: Nov 13, 2002
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11/25/21, 4:17:22 AM 
All over..Fine effort Bonner and DaSilva..Bonner was obviously batting for the rain to come.
Like the dedication. Others must look in mirror. But Sri Lanka more than deserving winner.

link tops Joined: Jan 12, 2003
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11/25/21, 4:18:52 AM 
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Good fight by Bonner. At least he show some fight along with Josh.

link Narper Joined: Jan 3, 2003
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11/25/21, 9:31:19 AM 
SL 386 & 191/4 d

WI 230 & 160

Sri Lanka won by 187 runs

PLAYER OF THE MATCH
Dimuth Karunaratne

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11/25/21, 9:32:07 AM 
Dimuth Karunaratne | Sri Lanka skipper and Player of the Match:
It's a great Test for me. I'm playing after a long time and I didn't even play any club cricket recently. I think youngsters are gaining experience from the experienced guys and we have guys like Mathews and Chandimal and spinners did a good job. The fast bowlers didn't get many overs but they did the job with the ball. The last couple of months there were heavy rains and we weren't sure how the wicket was gonna behave and that's why we picked two pacers. We will see how the conditions are for the next one before thinking about team selections. We need to carry on the good work and I have some targets to achieve and I'm glad that we are playing well as a unit.

link Narper Joined: Jan 3, 2003
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11/25/21, 9:32:34 AM 
Kraigg Brathwaite | West Indies skipper:
Always believe first innings score was important and we fell short there. Must commend the bowlers, asked for some aggression and they showed it. I thought they were decent and we really let ourselves down with the bat in the first innings. We need to have more clarity with the bat as showed by Joshua and Bonner today morning. If you gotta defend, gotta defend very confidently.

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