Andrew Fernando, inESPNcricinfo, where the title is “Mendis 166* headlines Sri Lanka dominance”
How sweet homecomings can be. Having failed to score 300 in any of their six Test innings in South Africa, Sri Lanka rode Kusal Mendis‘s suave 166 not out to a score of 321 for 4 on the first day in Galle. Along the way, Mendis signed up Asela Gunaratne for a sidekick, forging with him a dominant 196-run fourth-wicket stand, of which Gunaratne’s share was 85.
This Galle pitch deserves a first- innings total of at least 400, so although Sri Lanka’s position is strong for now, it is certainly not an unassailable one. Read the rest of this entry ?