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Byline: The Nation.
West indies gain control of rain-hit Sri Lanka Test
Galle, Sri Lanka
The West Indies took two early wickets to put Sri Lanka under pressure in the opening Test despite half-centuries from Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene yesterday.
Skipper Sangakkara hit an impressive 73, while Jayawardene was unbeaten with a solid 51 as Sri Lanka reached 165-3 in their first innings in reply to West Indies' 580-9 declared before the third day's play was called off due to rain.
Thilan Samaraweera was the other not-out batsman on 11 as only 4.1 overs were bowled in the afternoon session.