SL Vs WI, 1st Test, Day 1 Highlights : Debutant Jeremy Solozano’s could be discharged by tomorrow.

The first Test between the West Indies and Sri Lanka began today (November 21). Sri Lanka captain Dimuth won the toss and elected to bat first. Nissanka and Dimuth got off to a successful start with 139 runs Opening Partnership for Sri Lanka. At the end of the first day undefeated 97-run Partnership for the fourth wicket with Dhananjaya de Silva to take Sri Lanka to 267/3.

West Indies did not pick up a single wicket in the first session while half-centurion Nissanka was the only wicket to fall in the second. Although they did manage a couple of strikes in the final session,  with Roston Chase getting two quick wickets  those of Oshada Fernando and Angelo Mathews for three each but struggled to keep the pressure on the Lankan batters. Shannon Gabriel took one wicket and Roston Chase took two wickets for West Indies in Day 01 . No other bowler was able to take a wicket.

In an unfortunate incident late in the first session, Jeremy Solozano, who played his debut match today, was hospitalized following an accident, He took a blow to his helmet after coming in the way of a pull shot from Dimuth Karunaratne earlier in the day in Galle.. His injurd is reported to be not serious. However he will most likely miss this match.

West Indies debutant Jeremy Solozano is currently receiving treatment at Nawaloka hospital, Colombo. He was stretchered off the field, and is currently being observed at Nawaloka hospital in Colombo.

“Jeremy Solozano’s scans show no structural damage. He will be kept at the hospital overnight for observation 🙏🏽We will continue to keep you posted on any further updates from our Medical team.” West Indies announced.

Nawaloka hospital sources said that the player could be discharged by tomorrow.

(DAY 01 ) scores: Sri Lanka 267/3 (Dimuth Karunaratne 132*, Dhananjaya de Silva 56*, Pathum Nissanka 56; Roston Chase 2-42, Shannon Gabriel 1-56) 

 

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