The first One-day International between Sri Lanka and West Indies was abandoned because of rain at Sinhalese Sports Club in Colombo on Monday.


West Indies captain Darren Sammy won the toss and elected to bat first and his team made 245-5 in 50 overs before rain started during the innings break. The steady rain eventually forced match officials to abandon the game.

The West Indies top order failed to get the start they wanted, losing Chris Gayle with the total on six and Darren Bravo at 42.

Gayle (4) edged seamer Nuwan Kulasekara to wicketkeeper Kumar Sangakkara and Bravo was run out after making eight.

But Barath (113) and Ramnaresh Sarwan , who returned to form with 75, shared 165-runs for the third wicket.

Barath hit eight boundaries and two sixes in 129 balls, while Sarwan's 100-ball innings included a six and four boundaries.