Hosts West Indies defeated Sri Lanka by 226 runs in the first Test match at the Queen's Park Oval in Port of Spain and went 1-0 up in the three Test series.
West Indies after winning the toss and opting to bat first, declared at 414/8 in the first innings, wicket kepper batsman Shane Dowrich scored unbeaten 125 runs. And took 229 runs lead after bundling out Sri Lanka for just 185 runs in their first innings.
West Indies set a target of 453 runs for the visitors and in the fourth innings of match Sri Lanka put up a fight on the fourth day as they ended on 176 for 3 and needed 277 runs on the last day but after Kusal Mendis's dismissal Sri Lanka collapsed and lost the last 7 wickets for just 37 runs. Shane Dowrich was named Man of the Match for his splendid 125* runs knock.
All the key stats and facts from the First Test match between West Indies and Sri Lanka in Port of Spain :
1 - For the first time ever West Indies defeated Sri Lanka in a Test match while batting first. All the previous three Test wins came while batting second.
4/15 - Roston Chase's bowling figures of 4/15 is the third best bowling figures in an innings by a West Indies spinner against Sri Lanka in Test cricket.
Best Test bowling figures in an innings against SL for WI (By Spinners)
6/29 - Kraigg Brathwaite at Colombo, 2015
5/26 - Carl Hooper at Kingstown, 1997
4/15 - Roston Chase at Port of Spain, 2018
5 - Kusal Mendis scored his fifth Test hundred of career and first outside Asia. And at the age of less than 24 only Mahlea Jayawardene (9) scored more Test hundreds for Sri Lanka than him.
103 - Roston Chase completed 100 wickets in First Class cricket. He has taken 103 wickets at an average of 30.68 in 62 FC matches with 5 five wickets haul so far.
125* - Highest individual score for Shane Dowrich in Test cricket. The previous highest was 103 against Zimbabwe at Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo.
1040 - Runs scored by Niroshan Dickwell in Test cricket. He became the 33th player from Sri Lanka to achieve 1000 Test runs milestone.
1041 - Shai Hope became the 57th player to score 1000 Test runs for West Indies. He has scored 1041 runs at an average of 32.53 in 18 Tests with 2 hundreds so far.