The West Indies started off the second Test at Galle with enough promise, but as usual, they lost their way despite gaining the upper hand. The spin duo of Sri Lanka Lasith Embuldeniya and Ramish Mendis spun the web around West Indian batters to gift Mickey Arthur a perfect farewell.
Since 1993, the West Indies have met Sri Lanka eleven times where they drew just four times and three of those came in a rain-affected Test series where Chris Gayle and Kumar Sangakkara shone with the bat. At the start of the new century, the duel between Brian Lara and Muttiah Muralitharan generated hype where both of them had been at their pristine best, but Lara dominating Murali is still a part of West Indian cricket folklore. Otherwise, it has been all about Sri Lanka in their backyard.