With the help of captain Jason Holder and wicket-keeper batsman Shane Droich, the West Indies scored 246 runs for six wickets on the first day of the first cricket Test against Sri Lanka. Holder and Dorich shared a 90-run partnership for the sixth wicket. Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to bowl, which seemed to be proved right but then the holder and Dorich took the innings to a great extent.
For Sri Lanka, Lahiru Tirimane took 3 for 57 in 18 overs in which the holder’s wicket was involved. Holder scored 40 runs off 88 balls with 4 fours. Dorich returned unbeaten after scoring 46 runs, which will take place with Devendra Bishoo on the second day of the match, who did not open the account even after facing 32 balls.
Three years later, Devon Smith, who returned to international cricket, was dismissed disappointingly. Smith, who started the innings with Craig Brathwaite, was run out by Dinesh Chandimal. At the other end, Brathwaite caught on the ball of Suranga Lakmal in the third over and caught by Nirosho Dikewala on the back of the wicket. Kieron Powell added 40 runs for the third wicket with a sparkling half-ball, which was bowled on 38 by Kumarara ball. Rohit Chase (38) trapped Herath in the hands of Mathews.