1st Test, Sri Lanka v England TEST Series 2018, 6 Nov 2018

Result
ENG
342/10
| 322/6d
SL
203/10
| 250/10
(85.1 ov)

England won by 211 runs

RR: 2.94 | This over: 0 Run(s) 1 w(s)
Batsmen
R
B
4
6
Sr
Suranga Lakmal
14
25
1
1
56.00
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
EC
Adil Rashid
18.1
0
59
1
3.25
Moeen Ali
20
2
71
4
3.55

Recent Balls:

85.1 - A Rashid to R Herath

Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot reverse sweeping, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Stokes, by Foakes. What a way to finish your Test match career. Rangana Herath scurries through for the second but he's no young pup now and Stokes has a bullet throw right over the top of the stumps. Out by the smallest of margins with the bat on the line and England win by a huge margin of 211 runs.From start to finish the England team have been brilliant with bat and ball. Galle is usually a fortress for Sri Lanka but the heavy rain and lack of sun made the pitch less favourable to their attack and the spinners found it very difficult to break through. Along with that their batsmen did not perform as they would have hoped and giving up such a big lead after the first innings was always going to be trouble. Credit has to go to the two centurions, Ben Foakes and Keaton Jennings. In both innings England needed someone to step up and that is exactly what they both did.We now head to Pallekele for the second Test and Sri Lanka will need to make at least one change with Herath now retiring and the fitness of their captain Dinesh Chandimal also a worry. Join us on the 14th to see who comes out on top in the next game in the series.
W
Over
85
Runs Scored:
0 1 0 0 0 0

84.6 - M Ali to S Lakmal

Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, fielded by Rashid.
0

84.5 - M Ali to S Lakmal

Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot flick, to square leg for no runs, fielded by Root.
0

84.4 - M Ali to S Lakmal

Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track flick, hit pad to silly point for no runs, fielded by Foakes.
0

84.3 - M Ali to S Lakmal

Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot flick, to square leg for no runs, fielded by Root.
0

84.2 - M Ali to R Herath

Off break half volley, off stump on the front foot sweeping, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Curran.
1

Match Detail

VenueGalle International Stadium - Galle
Series
Toss
England won the toss and elected to bat.
Umpires
Marais Erasmus
Christopher Gaffaney
Match Referee
Andrew Pycroft
TV Umpire
Sundaram Ravi

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