Sri Lanka beat West Indies by 187 runs within the first Test at Galle© AFP
Sri Lanka beat West Indies by 187 runs within the 1st Test match at Galle to take the lead within the collection. Chasing a tricky fourth innings goal of 348 runs to win the match, the vacationers have been bowled out for 160 runs within the second innings to present the Lankans their first win of the second cycle of the ICC World Test Championship (WTC). The victory was arrange by Sri Lankan skipper Dimuth Karunaratne, who scored an imposing century within the first innings (147) and adopted it up with a positive knock of 83 runs within the second innings. Ramesh Mendis was the choose of the bowlers with 7 wickets within the match whereas Lasith Embuldeniya picked up a 5-wicket haul within the second innings, which broke the again of the Windies batting.
As a results of this win Sri Lanka has climbed to the highest of the World Test Championship factors desk. ICC on Thursday shared a photograph of the WTC factors desk because it stands presently, with the caption, “Sri Lanka on prime. The ICC #WTC23 factors desk after the primary #SLvWI Test.”
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The Lankans leapfrogged India, regardless of having solely one Test win beneath their belt as in comparison with India’s two, which got here on the unfinished tour of England. This is as a result of Sri Lanka have the next proportion of factors (PCT), which is one hundred pc as they’ve gained the one Test they’ve performed to this point on this cycle.
India have gained two Tests, misplaced one and drawn one, which places their PCT at 54.17, Pakistan are third as they’ve a PCT of fifty, having gained 1 and misplaced 1 of the 2 matches they’ve performed. The desk standings would change relying upon the results of the primary Test between New Zealand and India, which is presently underway in Kanpur.
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