Galle: Sri Lankan keeper-batsman Dinesh Chandimal credited the Indian bowlers for their brilliant performance on Day One of the first cricket Test here on Wednesday, as the hosts were bowled out for just 183 runs in their first innings.
“All credit goes to their bowlers and they bowled really well,” said Chandimal, who scored 59, after the day’s play. “The last 2-3 days the pitch was under covers, and suddenly they took it off this morning. With the dew on the wicket there was a bit of turn and the Indian spinners exploited it nicely.”
“The wicket got dry in the afternoon and there was not much turn in the last session. And we didn’t click as a batting unit. It can happen. We are looking forward to the next innings,” he added. Ashwin took his best figures outside India close on the heels of 5-87 against Bangladesh in Fatullah on the previous tour.