The home team West Indies captain Kraigg Brathwaite won the toss and ask the visitor team, Sri Lanka, to bat first. Sri Lanka used 69.4 overs from the first day and scored 169 all out. The opener and the captain of the team Dimuth Karunaratne scored just 12 runs and out. Niroshan Dickwella † contributed 32 runs. Dhananjaya de Silva added 13 runs to his team’s scoreboard. Lahiru Thirimanne tried his best by scoring 70 runs off 180 deliveries.
Kemar Roach bowled 16 overs and gave 47 runs by taking three wickets. Rahkeem Cornwall took one wicket, Jason Holder dismissed five Sri Lankan batsmen in 17.4 overs by leaking just 27 runs. The remaining 13 overs were used by the home team. Kraigg Brathwaite faced 36 balls and scored 3 runs. John Campbell scored 7 runs off 44 deliveries.
WI vs SL Highlights today Sunday, 3-21-2021 – 1st Test, Sri Lanka tour of West Indies from Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound, Antigua.
Kraigg Brathwaite won the toss and chose to bowl first.
West Indies team: Brathwaite (capt), Campbell, Bonner, Mayers, Blackwood, Silva (wk), Holder, Cornwall, Joseph, Roach, Gabriel.
Sri Lanka team: Karunaratne (capt), Thiramanne, Fernando, Chandimal, Dhananjaya, Nissanka, Dickwella (wk), Lakmal, Vishwa, Embuldeniya, Chameera.
Match Timings: 14:00 GMT | 10:00 Local
Umpires – Gregory Brathwaite, Joel Wilson
TV Umpires – Nigel Duguid
Match Referee – Richie Richardson
Reserve Umpire – Leslie Reifer
Match number – Test no. 2416