West Indies bat first in 1st ODI against Sri Lanka

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Colombo, Jan 31 (AP) West Indies captain Darren Sammy wonthe toss and elected to bat first against Sri Lanka in theopening one-dayer of a three-match series at Sinhalese SportsClub.

The series is being played to make up for a five-matchseries washed out because of rain last month.

Sri Lanka: Kumar Sangakkara (captain), MahelaJayawardene, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Thilan Samaraweera, UpulTharanga, Chamara Kapugedera, Nuwan Kulasekara, LasithMalinga, Anjelo Mathews, Ajantha Mendis, Muttiah Muralitharan

West Indies: Darren Sammy (captain), Chris Gayle, AdrianBarath, Ramnaresh Sarwan, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, DwayneBravo, Kieron Pollard, Carlton Baugh, Kemar Roach, NikitaMiller, Ravi Rampaul.

Umpires: Asoka de Silva, Sri Lanka and Bruce Oxenford,Australia.

TV Umpire: Tyron Wijewardena, Sri Lanka.

Match Referee: Andy Pycroft, Zimbabwe. (AP) CM

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