GALLE: West Indies had their most productive session of the first Test against Sri Lanka when they grabbed two wickets in the afternoon but could not stop the hosts from going to tea with a daunting total of 448-5 at the Galle International Stadium.
Skipper Angelo Mathews was unbeaten on 48 and batting with him was Kusal Perera on nine.
The two wickets West Indies took in the second session were that of Dinesh Chandimal for a well compiled 151 and that of debutant Milinda Siriwardana for one.
Both wickets were taken by Jerome Taylor off successive overs.
Chandimal perished attempting an uppish cover drive to be caught by Blackwood after stroking 16 fours and two sixes in his 298 ball knock.
Siriwardana survived only eight balls before he went edging a catch to wicket-keeper Denesh Ramdin.
Scores: Sri Lanka 448-5 at tea (Dimuth Karunaratne 186, Dinesh Chandimal 151, A Mathews 48 n.o., Jerome Taylor 2/65) v West Indies.