Chandimal 119 not out, Sri Lanka bowled out for 253


Fast bowlers Shannon Gabriel and Kemar Roach shared 9 wickets between them and helped the home team to dismiss Sri Lanka for 253 on day 1 of the second Test at Gros Islet yesterday (Jun 14).Sri Lanka fielded a much different side from the first Test with making 4 changes.But opener Mahela Udawatte was dismissed in the second over for a naught and Sri Lanka was 3 down for 59 for at one stage.Then skipper, Chandimal who remained 119 not out off 186 balls, steadied the innings with a 67-run 4th wicket stand with Kusal Mendis who made 45.It was Chandimal’s 11th Test ton.But none of the other batsmen failed to tackle the blistering line and lengths of Gabriel (5 for 59) and Roach (4 for 49).At stumps, the home team was on 2 for no loss.