Chris Gayle smashed a brilliant triple-century as the West Indies declared at 580/9 in their first innings on the second day at the Galle International Stadium.
The former captain made a career-best 333 which came of 437 balls with the help of 34 fours and 9 massive sixes.
Gayle is the fourth batsman to score two triple-centuries in Tests after Australian Don Bradman, India’s Virender Sehwag and the West Indies’ Brian Lara. Gayle became the first West Indies batsman to hammer a triple-century in an away Test.
In reply to West Indies, Sri Lanka lost early wicket of Dilshan for a duck. Kumar Sangakkara and Tharanga Paranavitana moved the score on to 54 for one at stumps.