Sri Lanka has climbed to the top of the World Test Championship points table after today’s Test victory against West Indies.
Sri Lanka beat West Indies by 187 runs in the 1st Test match at Galle to take the lead in the series. Chasing a tough fourth innings target of 348 runs to win the match, the tourists were bowled out for 160 runs in the second innings to give the Lankans their first win of the second cycle of the ICC World Test Championship (WTC). The victory was set up by Sri Lankan skipper Dimuth Karunaratne, who scored a majestic century in the first innings (147) and followed it up with a fine knock of 83 runs in the second innings. Ramesh Mendis was the pick of the bowlers with 7 wickets in the match while Lasith Embuldeniya picked up a 5-wicket haul in the second innings, which broke the back of the Windies batting.