Dowrich top scores for Windies v Sri Lanka

Wicketkeeper Shane Dowrich has hit a patient 46 not out from 133 balls as the West Indies struggled to reach 6-246 by close of play on the first day of the first Test against Sri Lanka.

Dowrich was one of five West Indies batsman to score more than 38 and he was top scorer at stumps with his 46.

On a seaming Queen's Park Oval wicket that was taking spin by the end of the day, the home side was 3-99 by lunch and 5-153 by tea, with just 54 added in the afternoon session. Bad light brought play to a close six overs early.

Young Sri Lanka paceman Lahiru Kumara was the pick of Sri Lanka's bowling, taking 3-57, but wasn't helped by their slip fielders dropping two straightforward catches.

Kieran Powell scored 38, Shai Hope 44, Roston Chase 38 and Jason Holder 40.

Holder and Dowrich put on 90 for the sixth wicket before Holder was given out caught behind after Sri Lanka appealed the umpire's not out decision.

Devendra Bishoo is yet to score and is keeping Dowrich company at stumps.