Sri Lanka beat West Indies by 187 points in first test in Galle© TBEN
Sri Lanka beat the West Indies by 187 points in the 1st test match in Galle to take the lead. Chasing a difficult goal of 348 points in the fourth inning to win the game, the Tourists were eliminated for 160 points in the second inning to give the Lankans their first victory of the second round of the ICC World Testing Championship. The victory was set up by Sri Lankan skipper Dimuth Karunaratne, who scored a century of majesty in the first heats (147) and followed it with a fine 83 points in the second run. Ramesh Mendis was the bowlers pick with 7 wickets in the game while Lasith Embuldeniya collected 5 wickets in the second inning breaking the back of the Windies stick.
Following the victory, Sri Lanka rose to the top of the World Trials points table. ICC on Thursday shared a photo of the WTC scorecard as it currently stands, with the caption: “Sri Lanka leading the way. ICC # WTC23 table of points after the first #SLvWI Test.”
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The Lankans edged out India, although they only have one test victory under their belt compared to the two from India, who took part in the unfinished tour of England. This is because Sri Lanka has a higher points percentage (PCT), which is 100%, as they have won the only test they have played so far in this round.
India have won two tests, lost one and drawn, which puts their PCT at 54.17, Pakistan is third with a PCT of 50, having won 1 and lost 1 of the two matches they have disputed. The table standings will change depending on the outcome of the first test between New Zealand and India, which is currently underway in Kanpur.
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