Sri Lanka gets off to a fast start against the West Indies.

Sri Lanka vs. West Indies, 2nd Test: After rain postponed play in the second Test in Galle until after tea on Monday, Sri Lanka’s openers got off to a fast start against the West Indies.

After the second Test at Galle was postponed due to rain, Sri Lanka’s openers got off to a solid start. Officials extended play after the hosts won the toss, but bad lighting cut it short after 34.4 overs. Pathum Nissanka hit his third Test fifty, outscoring skipper Dimuth Karunaratne with a boundary drive down the ground. He was undefeated with 61 off 109 balls, four fours, and a six.

“The track has a lot of spin, and it’s going to grow worse as the game progresses,” Dhananjaya de Silva, who bats at number five, told reporters.

“On this track, anything over 300 is going to be a wonderful total, and Pathum is going to be important for us,” he said.

De Silva stated Karunaratne was unfazed about being out for 42 after returning a catch to Roston Chase.

“Dimuth is an endearing person.” According to De Silva,

“Dimuth is a pleasant person. He isn’t bothered by the wicket twisting or seaming. He comes in with a cheerful mentality, which spreads to the rest of the team.” De Silva claims that

Holder’s leg-before shout against Nissanka was reviewed twice, the first by the West Indies.

The tourists next requested a caught behind penalty with Oshada Fernando yet to score, but were once again denied.

The wicket is already favourable to spin bowlers, and the track is expected to deteriorate significantly during the course of the match.

Sri Lanka made one change to the side that defeated Australia by 187 runs in the first Test, dropping fast bowler Dushmantha Chameera in favour of Charith Asalanka, who made his Test debut.

In place of Shannon Gabriel and Rahkeem Cornwall, the West Indies brought in fast bowler Kemar Roach and spinner Veerasammy Permaul.

Permaul, along with fellow left-arm spinner Jomel Warrican, will play his first Test match in six years.

The West Indies bowling coach Roddy Estwick suggested two left-arm spinners would be more successful with Roston Chase already off-spin.

And Permaul is clearly on his way back after a layoff, so I expect him to be fine tomorrow.

Roach, the West Indies’ eighth highest Test wicket-taker, was a surprise withdrawal from the first Test.

To make up for lost time, games will start 15 minutes earlier over the next four days.

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