West Indies bowled out for 176 against Sri Lanka Presidents XI

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Thilina thushara celebrates after his dismissal of West Indies cricketer Shivnarine Chanderpaul during the first day of a three day practice match between the West Indies and the Sri Lanka Cricket Board President's XI team in Colombo on November 10, 2010. AFP PHOTO/Lakruwan WANNIARACHCHI.

November 10, 2010 (Island Cricket): West Indies have been bowled out for 176 in their first innings against Sri Lanka President's XI in the ongoing three-day warm up match at the Sinhalese Sports Club grounds in Colombo.

Having won the toss, skipper Darren Sammy chose to put his side in to bat, but the visitors only managed to last for 55.3 overs.

Left arm medium pacer Chanaka Welegedara took the first wicket for the home team sending Chris Gayle back for just five runs. Welegedara finished with 3-37 in 13 overs and was ably assisted by his left arm pace counterpart Thilan Thushara who also finished with impressive figures of 2-28 in 11 overs.

The West Indies' top four batsman succumbed to the left arm pacemen while the rest of their batting found it hard to negotiate Ajantha Mendis and leg spinner Malinga Bandara.

Bandara picked up 3-39 in nine overs and Mendis ended with figures of 2-28 in 13.3 overs.

For the tourist, Brendan Nash top scored with 62 off 107 deliveries and Shivnarine Chanderpaul made a valuable 33 off 83 balls before Thushara sent him back, caught behind by wicket keeper Prasanna Jayawardene. The duo put on 89 for the fourth wicket; the West Indies' highest partnership in their first innings.

In response, Sri Lanka President's XI are 59-3 in 13 overs at stumps on day one. At the crease are Kaushal Silva 13 not out and Thilina Kandamby who is yet to get off the mark.


West Indies 1st innings: 176 all out - Brendan Nash 62, Shivnarine Chanderpaul 33, Adrian Barath 21 - Chanaka Welegedera 3/37, Malinga Bandara 3/39, Ajantha Mendis 2/28.

Sri Lanka President's XI 1st innings: 59/3 in 13 overs - Lahiru Thirimanne 30, Kaushal Silva 13 not out, Dimuth Karunaratne 11 - Kemar Roach 1/33, Darren Sammy 1/0, Nelon Pascal 1/20.

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Hilal's picture
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The SSC does offer the seamers assistance. It's probably one of the only tracks on the island that has offered decent pace and bounce in the last 10 years. I guess that took the Windies top order by surprise.

SL are not in good shape either at 59/3.

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Nuwan Pradeep didnt get any wickets which is surprising. He is faster than Wela and Thushara.

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@ Coverdriver

Pace isn't everything especially in sub continent

(Last edited by Radcliffe on November 11, 2010 - 03:05)

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