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Sri Lanka Men 135 & 359 ( 46.1 & 136.5 ) overs
England Men: 421 & 3-76 ( 117.1 & 24.2 ) overs
England win by 7 wickets
Toss - Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat.
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Commentary
In over# 25
Runs : 4 Bowler: Dilruwan Perera Wickets : 0
Over 25. 4 runs. Bowler: Dilruwan Perera. England: 3-76(rr 3.04)
24.2
4
FOUR! Dilruwan Perera to Jonny Bairstow. Off break length ball, down leg side on the front foot sweeping, well timed past deep backward square leg for 4 runs. That's curtains down on the first Test. England has won by seven wickets. Sri Lanka must be killing themselves for not scoring enough in the first innings. Yet the Sri Lankans can pat themselves on the back for coming back strongly and showing great fighting spirit. Joe Root is adjudged as the Player of the Match for his stellar performance with the bat. This is the first time since 1982 that two spinners from England have picked up five wickets in the same match. Join us for the final Test from the same venue on January 22. Until then, Cheers.
24.1
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Dilruwan Perera to Jonny Bairstow. Off break back of a length, to leg on the back foot working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Chandimal.
In over# 24
Runs : 5 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
Over 24. 5 runs. Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya. England: 3-72(rr 3.00)
23.6
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Lasith Embuldeniya to Dan Lawrence. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Chandimal.
23.5
2
Lasith Embuldeniya to Dan Lawrence. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to deep backward point for 2 runs, fielded by Perera.
23.4
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Jonny Bairstow. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot working, to short mid wicket for 1 run, shy attempt by Embuldeniya.
23.3
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APPEAL! Lasith Embuldeniya to Jonny Bairstow. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, bat-pad to silly point for no runs, appeal made for L.B.W.
23.2
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Lasith Embuldeniya to Jonny Bairstow. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump backing away Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
23.1
2
Lasith Embuldeniya to Jonny Bairstow. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 2 runs, fielded by Perera.
In over# 23
Runs : 4 Bowler: Dilruwan Perera Wickets : 0
Over 23. 4 runs. Bowler: Dilruwan Perera. England: 3-67(rr 2.91)
22.6
1
Dilruwan Perera to Jonny Bairstow. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot reverse sweeping, in the air under control to deep backward point for 1 run, fielded by Fernando.
22.5
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Dilruwan Perera to Jonny Bairstow. Off break length ball, off stump on the back foot working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Shanaka.
22.4
2
Dilruwan Perera to Jonny Bairstow. Off break length ball, middle stump down the track working, to fine leg for 2 runs, fielded by Embuldeniya.
22.3
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Dilruwan Perera to Jonny Bairstow. Off break length ball, to leg down the track working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Chandimal.
22.2
1
Dilruwan Perera to Dan Lawrence. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
22.1
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Dilruwan Perera to Dan Lawrence. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track working, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Chandimal.
In over# 22
Runs : 3 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
Over 22. 3 runs. Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya. England: 3-63(rr 2.86)
21.6
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Lasith Embuldeniya to Jonny Bairstow. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Chandimal.
21.5
2
Lasith Embuldeniya to Jonny Bairstow. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track pushing, thick edge to third man for 2 runs, fielded by De Silva.
21.4
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Dan Lawrence. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Fernando.
21.3
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Lasith Embuldeniya to Dan Lawrence. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.
21.2
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Lasith Embuldeniya to Dan Lawrence. Stock ball back of a length, off stump on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Chandimal.
21.1
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Lasith Embuldeniya to Dan Lawrence. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track working, hit pad to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Embuldeniya.
In over# 21
Runs : 4 Bowler: Wanindu Hasaranga Wickets : 0
Over 21. 4 runs. Bowler: Wanindu Hasaranga. England: 3-60(rr 2.86)
20.6
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Wanindu Hasaranga to Jonny Bairstow. Googly half volley, outside off stump on the front foot defending, mis-timed to short leg for no runs, fielded by Shanaka.
20.5
1
Wanindu Hasaranga to Dan Lawrence. Googly back of a length, outside off stump backing away cutting, to backward point for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
20.4
1
Wanindu Hasaranga to Jonny Bairstow. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Embuldeniya.
20.3
1
Wanindu Hasaranga to Dan Lawrence. Leg spinner half volley, down leg side on the front foot flick, to mid on for 1 run, run save by Mathews.
20.2
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Wanindu Hasaranga to Dan Lawrence. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Chandimal.
20.1
1
Wanindu Hasaranga to Jonny Bairstow. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to point for 1 run, fielded by Perera.
Sri Lanka Men: 135 & 359 ( 46.1 & 136.5 ) overs
England Men 421 & 3-76 ( 117.1 & 24.2 ) overs
Toss - Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat.
England win by 7 wickets
RR : 0
CRR : 3.12
Batsman
R
B
4S
SR
L Thirimanne

c: Bairstow b: Broad

4
22
0
18.18
K Perera

c: Root b: Bess

20
28
2
71.43
K Mendis

c: Buttler b: Broad

0
2
0
0
A Mathews

c: Root b: Broad

27
54
1
50
D Chandimal

c: Curran b: Leach

28
71
1
39.44
N Dickwella

c: Sibley b: Bess

12
21
1
57.14
D Shanaka

c: Buttler b: Bess

23
48
3
47.92
W Hasaranga

b: Bess

19
22
2
86.36
D Perera

b: Bess

0
2
0
0
L Embuldeniya

run out (Leach)

0
1
0
0
A Fernando

not out

0
7
0
0
Extras 2(b 0, lb 1, WD 0, NB 1)
Total 135/10 46.1 overs

FOW:
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
9.0
3
20
3
2.22
4.0
2
8
0
2.00
6.0
1
21
0
3.50
10.1
3
30
5
2.95
17.0
2
55
1
3.24
Batsman
R
B
4S
SR
Z Crawley

c: De Silva b: Embuldeniya

9
26
1
34.62
D Sibley

c: Thirimanne b: Embuldeniya

4
15
0
26.67
J Bairstow

c: Mendis b: Embuldeniya

47
93
2
50.54
J Root

c: Embuldeniya b: Perera

228
321
18
71.03
D Lawrence

c: Mendis b: Perera

73
150
6
48.67
J Buttler

c: Dickwella b: Fernando

30
57
3
52.63
S Curran

b: Fernando

0
1
0
0
D Bess

run out (Sub)

0
4
0
0
J Leach

lbw: Perera

4
20
1
20
M Wood

c: Dickwella b: Perera

2
9
0
22.22
S Broad

not out

11
13
2
84.62
Extras 13(b 7, lb 0, WD 0, NB 6)
Total 421/10 117.1 overs

FOW:
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
45.0
4
176
3
3.91
14.0
1
44
2
3.14
15.0
1
63
0
4.20
36.1
2
109
4
3.01
7.0
1
22
0
3.14
Batsman
R
B
4S
SR
K Perera

c: Leach b: Curran

62
109
5
56.88
L Thirimanne

c: Buttler b: Curran

111
251
12
44.22
K Mendis

c: Buttler b: Leach

15
65
1
23.08
L Embuldeniya

c: Sibley b: Bess

0
11
0
0
A Mathews

c: Root b: Leach

71
219
4
32.42
D Chandimal

c: Root b: Bess

20
28
3
71.43
N Dickwella

c: Buttler b: Bess

29
74
1
39.19
D Shanaka

b: Leach

4
5
0
80
W Hasaranga

c: Root b: Leach

12
18
2
66.67
D Perera

st: Buttler b: Leach

24
38
5
63.16
A Fernando

not out

0
6
0
0
Extras 11(b 7, lb 1, WD 0, NB 3)
Total 359/10 136.5 overs

FOW:
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
17.0
11
14
0
0.82
11.0
1
37
2
3.36
33.0
4
100
3
3.03
21.0
5
49
0
2.33
41.5
6
122
5
2.92
11.0
1
19
0
1.73
2.0
0
10
0
5.00
Batsman
R
B
4S
SR
Z Crawley

c: Mendis b: Embuldeniya

8
21
1
38.1
D Sibley

b: Embuldeniya

2
5
0
40
J Bairstow

not out

35
65
2
53.85
J Root

run out (Dickwella)

1
3
0
33.33
D Lawrence

not out

21
52
0
40.38
Not bat : Jos Buttler,Sam Curran,Dom Bess,Jack Leach,Mark Wood,Stuart Broad
Extras 9(b 4, lb 5, WD 0, NB 0)
Total 76/3 24.2 overs

FOW: (Jos Buttler) , (Sam Curran) , (Dom Bess) , (Jack Leach) , (Mark Wood) , (Stuart Broad)
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
12.0
3
29
2
2.42
11.2
2
34
0
3.00
1.0
0
4
0
4.00
In over# 47
Runs : 0 Bowler: Dom Bess Wickets : 1
46.1
W
OUT! Bowled. Dom Bess to Wanindu Hasaranga. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot reverse sweeping, missed to. You miss, I hit! Hasaranga looks to reverse sweeps this away but misses it completely, and the ball crashes onto the stumps. It's tea on Day 1. Sri Lanka have been bundled out for 135 under 50 overs. For Sri Lanka, Dinesh Chandimal top-scored with 28 and was well supported by Angelo Mathews with 27. Poor batting display from Sri Lanka in the first innings overall and this is the lowest score in the first innings on this ground. On behalf of England, Dominic Bess bagged five wickets to his name. Stuart Broad with three and Jack Leach with a wicket to his name. Excellent bowling display from England bowlers. Join us for England's first innings shortly.
In over# 44
Runs : 4 Bowler: Jack Leach Wickets : 1
43.5
W
OUT! Run Out. Jack Leach to Wanindu Hasaranga. Stock length ball, off stump down the track driving, back to bowler, direct hit by Leach. Gives away his wicket! Hasaranga drives this one away back to the sticks at the non-striker's end, and Embuldeniya was far from the crease. The third umpire confirms that Leach has a fingertip on the ball and Embuldeniya walks back.
43.1
4
FOUR! Jack Leach to Wanindu Hasaranga. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control past deep extra cover for 4 runs.
In over# 43
Runs : 0 Bowler: Dom Bess Wickets : 2
42.5
W
OUT! Bowled. Dom Bess to Dilruwan Perera. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to. Cleaned him up! Perera looks to drive this away but misses it as the ball crashes onto the stumps.
42.3
W
OUT! Caught. Dom Bess to Dasun Shanaka. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, mis-timed to wicketkeeper, by Buttler. Third wicket for Bess! Shanaka looks to sweep but mistimes it. The ball ricochets off Bairstow's ankle, and the keeper takes a simple catch.
In over# 42
Runs : 4 Bowler: Jack Leach Wickets : 0
41.4
4
FOUR! Jack Leach to Dasun Shanaka. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs.
In over# 41
Runs : 4 Bowler: Dom Bess Wickets : 0
40.3
4
FOUR! Dom Bess to Wanindu Hasaranga. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs.
In over# 39
Runs : 0 Bowler: Dom Bess Wickets : 1
38.1
W
OUT! Caught. Dom Bess to Niroshan Dickwella. Off break short, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to backward point, by Sibley. Gotcha! 6th wicket down for Sri Lanka! Dickwella makes room and looks to cut this one away but mistimes it. The ball goes straight into the hands of Sibley who takes a regulation catch. Dickwella departs for 12.
In over# 36
Runs : 4 Bowler: Jack Leach Wickets : 0
35.5
4
FOUR! Jack Leach to Dasun Shanaka. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot sweeping, well timed in the air under control past deep square leg for 4 runs.
In over# 34
Runs : 4 Bowler: Jack Leach Wickets : 0
33.2
4
FOUR! Jack Leach to Dasun Shanaka. Stock length ball, middle stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control past long on for 4 runs. Battered down the ground! Shanaka steps out and smashes hard to the long-on ropes for a boundary.
In over# 33
Runs : 4 Bowler: Mark Wood Wickets : 0
32.6
4
FOUR! Mark Wood to Niroshan Dickwella. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot glancing, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs.
In over# 30
Runs : 0 Bowler: Jack Leach Wickets : 1
29.2
W
OUT! Caught. Jack Leach to Dinesh Chandimal. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to cover, by Curran. Throws away his wicket! Chandimal miscues the shot as it goes straight towards Curran who takes a sitter.
In over# 29
Runs : 0 Bowler: Stuart Broad Wickets : 1
28.6
W
OUT! Caught. Stuart Broad to Angelo Mathews. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, top edge to first slip, by Root. Edged and taken! Broad takes his third wicket! Mathews tries to cut but gets a top edge. Root at first slip takes a safe catch.
In over# 25
Runs : 4 Bowler: Stuart Broad Wickets : 0
24.4
4
FOUR! Stuart Broad to Angelo Mathews. Leg cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, outside edge past third man for 4 runs. Mathews tries to block this one but gets an edge. The ball races away to the ropes for a boundary with that Mathews registers his 6000 Test runs.
In over# 17
Runs : 4 Bowler: Dom Bess Wickets : 0
16.4
4
FOUR! Dom Bess to Dinesh Chandimal. Off break full toss, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed past long off for 4 runs. With this boundary, Chandimal brings up his 4000 Test runs.
In over# 11
Runs : 0 Bowler: Dom Bess Wickets : 1
10.2
W
OUT! Caught. Dom Bess to Kusal Perera. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot reverse sweeping, Gloved to first slip, by Root. Bess takes a wicket in his very second ball! Kusal goes for the reverse sweep, but the ball brushes his gloves. Root takes a simple catch at first slip.
In over# 7
Runs : 0 Bowler: Stuart Broad Wickets : 2
6.5
W
OUT! Caught. Stuart Broad to Kusal Mendis. Leg cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, outside edge to wicketkeeper, by Buttler. Four ducks in a row for Mendis! Broad gets his second wicket as he dismissed him for a duck.
6.3
W
OUT! Caught. Stuart Broad to Lahiru Thirimanne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to leg slip, by Bairstow. Gotcha! Thirimanne works it straight towards Bairstow who takes a comfortable catch.
In over# 5
Runs : 4 Bowler: Stuart Broad Wickets : 0
4.4
4
FOUR! Stuart Broad to Kusal Perera. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs.
In over# 3
Runs : 4 Bowler: Stuart Broad Wickets : 0
2.6
4
FOUR! Stuart Broad to Kusal Perera. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past long off for 4 runs. First boundary of the match! Kusal smacks it hard past the bowler's head to the long-off ropes for a boundary.
In over# 118
Runs : 0 Bowler: Dilruwan Perera Wickets : 1
117.1
W
OUT! Caught. Dilruwan Perera to Joe Root. Off break length ball, to leg down the track Slog, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to deep mid wicket, by Embuldeniya. Wonderful innings comes to an end! Root dances down the track and slogs the ball but mistimes it straight into the hands of Embuldeniya who takes a great catch to dismiss Root for 228. That's the end of England's innings as they scored 421-10. Joe Root top-scored with 228 and was well supported by Lawrence with 73. For Sri Lanka, Dilruwan Perera picked up four wickets to his name. Embuldeniya picked up three wickets, followed by Asitha with two wickets. Join us for the post-lunch session in another 40 minutes.
In over# 117
Runs : 8 Bowler: Asitha Fernando Wickets : 0
116.6
4
FOUR! Asitha Fernando to Stuart Broad. Bouncer, down leg side backing away pulling, top edge in the air uncontrolled past fine leg for 4 runs.
116.5
4
FOUR! Asitha Fernando to Stuart Broad. Short, down leg side backing away pulling, well timed in the air under control past deep backward square leg for 4 runs.
In over# 114
Runs : 0 Bowler: Dilruwan Perera Wickets : 1
113.4
W
OUT! Caught. Dilruwan Perera to Mark Wood. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, top edge in the air uncontrolled to short leg, by Dickwella. Top edged and gone! Wood tries to sweep but gets a top edge. The ball skies up in the air. Dickwella takes a simple catch to dismiss Wood for 2.
In over# 113
Runs : 4 Bowler: Dasun Shanaka Wickets : 0
112.3
4
FOUR! Dasun Shanaka to Joe Root. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot flick, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs.
In over# 112
Runs : 0 Bowler: Dilruwan Perera Wickets : 1
111.2
W
OUT! L.B.W. Dilruwan Perera to Jack Leach. Off break back of a length, middle stump on the back foot defending, hit pad to. Trapped in front! Leach looks to defend but misses it as the ball raps onto his pads. A loud shout for LBW and the umpire signals out. England opts for the review. The replay shows three reds and wickets would be hitting.
In over# 110
Runs : 4 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
109.3
4
FOUR! Lasith Embuldeniya to Jack Leach. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs, mis-fielded by Perera.
In over# 109
Runs : 4 Bowler: Asitha Fernando Wickets : 0
108.4
4
FOUR! Asitha Fernando to Joe Root. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs.
In over# 106
Runs : 8 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 1
105.6
W
OUT! Run Out (Sub). Lasith Embuldeniya to Joe Root. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot sweeping, to leg gully, by Dickwella. Mix up in the middle! Root sweeps the ball towards leg gully. There's miscommunication between the runners and a good throw from Bhanuka to the keeper's end ensures that Bess is run out. Bess departs without scoring.
105.2
4
FOUR! Lasith Embuldeniya to Joe Root. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs.
105.1
4
FOUR! Lasith Embuldeniya to Joe Root. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Root brings up his fourth 200 plus score in style with a magnificent boundary.
In over# 105
Runs : 0 Bowler: Asitha Fernando Wickets : 2
104.2
W
OUT! Bowled. Asitha Fernando to Sam Curran. Seaming in length ball, middle stump on the front foot driving, missed to. Harder, Better, Faster! Two in a row! Curran tries to drive but misses it as the ball crashes onto the stumps. Curran departs for a golden duck.
104.1
W
OUT! Caught. Asitha Fernando to Jos Buttler. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, outside edge to wicketkeeper, by Dickwella. Asitha with a peach! Buttler looks to drive but gets an outside edge. Dickwella takes a simple catch to dismiss Buttler for 30.
In over# 101
Runs : 12 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
100.6
4
FOUR! Lasith Embuldeniya to Joe Root. Stock length ball, outside off stump moves in front sweeping, well timed past deep backward square leg for 4 runs.
100.4
4
FOUR! Lasith Embuldeniya to Jos Buttler. Stock ball short, middle stump Deep in crease pulling, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. One bounce and four! Buttler pulls the ball powerfully to the ropes for a boundary.
100.3
4
FOUR! Lasith Embuldeniya to Jos Buttler. Stock ball full toss, outside off stump on the front foot reverse sweeping, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs.
In over# 96
Runs : 4 Bowler: Dilruwan Perera Wickets : 0
95.3
4
FOUR! Dilruwan Perera to Jos Buttler. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot reverse sweeping, well timed past third man for 4 runs. Delightful shot! Buttler reverse sweeps the ball with ease to the ropes for a boundary.
In over# 95
Runs : 4 Bowler: Asitha Fernando Wickets : 0
94.3
4
FOUR! Asitha Fernando to Joe Root. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs.
In over# 86
Runs : 0 Bowler: Dilruwan Perera Wickets : 1
85.3
W
OUT! Caught. Dilruwan Perera to Dan Lawrence. Off break back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, Gloved to short leg, by Mendis. Dilruwan provides the much-needed breakthrough! Lawrence looks to work the ball but gloves it. Mendis takes a good reflex catch to dismiss Lawrence for 73.
In over# 83
Runs : 4 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
82.5
4
FOUR! Lasith Embuldeniya to Joe Root. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past long on for 4 runs.
In over# 81
Runs : 8 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
80.4
4
FOUR! Lasith Embuldeniya to Joe Root. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs.
80.1
4
NEW BALL. FOUR! Lasith Embuldeniya to Joe Root. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. Sublime shot! Root gracefully cuts the ball to the ropes for a boundary.
In over# 77
Runs : 4 Bowler: Wanindu Hasaranga Wickets : 0
76.3
4
FOUR! Wanindu Hasaranga to Joe Root. Leg spinner full toss, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Loose delivery put away! Root sweeps the full toss to the ropes for a boundary.
In over# 73
Runs : 4 Bowler: Wanindu Hasaranga Wickets : 0
72.1
4
FOUR! Wanindu Hasaranga to Joe Root. Leg spinner full toss, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, well timed past deep square leg for 4 runs.
In over# 72
Runs : 4 Bowler: Dasun Shanaka Wickets : 0
71.5
4
FOUR! Dasun Shanaka to Dan Lawrence. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. Oozing class! Lawerence gently drives the ball to the ropes for a boundary.
In over# 59
Runs : 4 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
58.2
4
FOUR! Lasith Embuldeniya to Joe Root. Stock ball full toss, middle stump on the front foot sweeping, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs.
In over# 58
Runs : 4 Bowler: Dilruwan Perera Wickets : 0
57.5
4
FOUR! Dilruwan Perera to Dan Lawrence. Off break length ball, outside off stump moves in front sweeping, well timed in the air under control past deep backward square leg for 4 runs.
In over# 56
Runs : 4 Bowler: Wanindu Hasaranga Wickets : 0
55.4
4
FOUR! Wanindu Hasaranga to Dan Lawrence. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long off for 4 runs.
In over# 54
Runs : 4 Bowler: Wanindu Hasaranga Wickets : 0
53.6
4
FOUR! Wanindu Hasaranga to Dan Lawrence. Leg spinner back of a length, off stump Deep in crease cutting, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. Into the gap! Lawerence cuts away with ease to the boundary ropes for a boundary.
In over# 51
Runs : 4 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
50.3
4
FOUR! Lasith Embuldeniya to Dan Lawrence. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump backing away cutting, well timed past deep point for 4 runs.
In over# 44
Runs : 4 Bowler: Dilruwan Perera Wickets : 0
43.1
4
FOUR! Dilruwan Perera to Dan Lawrence. Off break full toss, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs.
In over# 43
Runs : 0 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 1
42.2
W
OUT! Caught. Lasith Embuldeniya to Jonny Bairstow. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, outside edge to second slip, by Mendis. Spin troubles for Bairstow! Bairstow looks to defend but gets an outside edge. A loud shout for a catch and the field umpire gives the soft signal as out. The replay shows that the catch was legit and the third umpire signals out. Bairstow departs for 47.
In over# 42
Runs : 4 Bowler: Dilruwan Perera Wickets : 0
41.5
4
FOUR! Dilruwan Perera to Joe Root. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long off for 4 runs.
In over# 41
Runs : 4 Bowler: Asitha Fernando Wickets : 0
40.3
4
FOUR! Asitha Fernando to Jonny Bairstow. Full toss, middle stump on the front foot flick, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs, mis-fielded by Embuldeniya.
In over# 40
Runs : 4 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
39.4
4
FOUR! Lasith Embuldeniya to Joe Root. Stock ball full toss, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs.
In over# 38
Runs : 4 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
37.1
4
FOUR! Lasith Embuldeniya to Joe Root. Stock ball half volley, down leg side on the front foot sweeping, well timed past deep backward square leg for 4 runs, mis-fielded by Fernando.
In over# 34
Runs : 4 Bowler: Wanindu Hasaranga Wickets : 0
33.2
4
FOUR! Wanindu Hasaranga to Joe Root. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Times it perfectly! Root sweeps this delivery to the deep mid-wicket ropes for a four.
In over# 28
Runs : 4 Bowler: Wanindu Hasaranga Wickets : 0
27.3
4
FOUR! Wanindu Hasaranga to Jonny Bairstow. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, well timed past third man for 4 runs. Beautifully placed! Bairstow late cuts this one to the deep third man ropes for a four.
In over# 27
Runs : 4 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
26.1
4
FOUR! Lasith Embuldeniya to Joe Root. Stock ball half volley, off stump on the front foot sweeping, well timed past deep backward square leg for 4 runs.
In over# 17
Runs : 4 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
16.6
4
FOUR! Lasith Embuldeniya to Joe Root. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, well timed in the air under control past deep square leg for 4 runs.
In over# 9
Runs : 0 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 1
8.4
W
OUT! Caught. Lasith Embuldeniya to Zak Crawley. Stock length ball, middle stump down the track driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to mid off, by De Silva. Gives away his wicket! Crawley comes down the track and looks to drive this one away but mistimes it and Hasaranga takes a fantastic catch at mid-off.
In over# 6
Runs : 4 Bowler: Asitha Fernando Wickets : 0
5.3
4
FOUR! Asitha Fernando to Zak Crawley. Length ball, off stump on the front foot working, well timed past deep square leg for 4 runs, mis-fielded by Shanaka.
In over# 5
Runs : 0 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 1
4.2
W
OUT! Caught. Lasith Embuldeniya to Dominic Sibley. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, outside edge to first slip, by Thirimanne. Edged and taken! Sibley looks to defend but gets a faint edge, and the slip takes a comfortable catch. Huge appeal but the umpire is not interested. Sri Lanka opts for a review. The ultra edge confirms the spike and the third umpire signals out.
In over# 137
Runs : 0 Bowler: Jack Leach Wickets : 1
136.5
W
OUT! Caught. Jack Leach to Angelo Mathews. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, outside edge to first slip, by Root. Gotcha! Mathews looks to drive but gets an edge and Root takes a simple catch at first slip. That brings the Sri Lankan innings to an end. Sri Lanka got bowled out for 359. After all the resistance and fight back, Sri Lanka could manage to set just 74 as a target. As for England are concerned only an asteroid attack could stop them from winning this game. Join us England's second innings in about a few minutes.
In over# 135
Runs : 4 Bowler: Jack Leach Wickets : 0
134.1
4
FOUR! Jack Leach to Angelo Mathews. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot reverse sweeping, well timed past third man for 4 runs.
In over# 133
Runs : 0 Bowler: Jack Leach Wickets : 1
132.5
W
OUT! Stumped. Jack Leach to Dilruwan Perera. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper, by Buttler. Leach is spinning the game in England's favour! Perera looks to defend but misses it completely. Buttler dislodges the bails in a flash. A loud shout for a stumping. The third umpire signals out.
In over# 131
Runs : 4 Bowler: Jack Leach Wickets : 0
130.3
4
FOUR! Jack Leach to Dilruwan Perera. Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot sweeping, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs.
In over# 128
Runs : 4 Bowler: Mark Wood Wickets : 0
127.1
4
FOUR! Mark Wood to Dilruwan Perera. Length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long on for 4 runs. Divine drive! Perera drives the ball with ease to the ropes for a boundary.
In over# 127
Runs : 4 Bowler: Jack Leach Wickets : 0
126.3
4
FOUR! Jack Leach to Dilruwan Perera. Stock ball yorker, off stump on the back foot Steer, thick edge past third man for 4 runs.
In over# 125
Runs : 4 Bowler: Jack Leach Wickets : 0
124.1
4
FOUR! Jack Leach to Dilruwan Perera. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs.
In over# 124
Runs : 8 Bowler: Dom Bess Wickets : 0
123.5
4
FOUR! Dom Bess to Angelo Mathews. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot reverse sweeping, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs.
123.2
4
FOUR! Dom Bess to Dilruwan Perera. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track Slog, well timed in the air under control past long on for 4 runs.
In over# 123
Runs : 0 Bowler: Jack Leach Wickets : 1
122.2
W
OUT! Caught. Jack Leach to Wanindu Hasaranga. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot driving, outside edge to first slip, by Root. Velcro hands! A magnificent catch by Root! Leach picks his third wicket! Hasaranga tries to drive but gets an outside edge. Root takes an excellent reflex catch to dismiss Hasaranga for 12.
In over# 122
Runs : 8 Bowler: Dom Bess Wickets : 0
121.6
4
FOUR! Dom Bess to Wanindu Hasaranga. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long off for 4 runs.
121.5
4
FOUR! Dom Bess to Wanindu Hasaranga. Off break back of a length, outside off stump backing away driving, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs.
In over# 117
Runs : 0 Bowler: Jack Leach Wickets : 1
116.2
W
OUT! Bowled. Jack Leach to Dasun Shanaka. Stock ball half volley, down leg side on the front foot defending, missed to. Leach with a peach! Shanaka looks to defend but misses it completely as the ball crashes onto the stumps. Shanaka departs for 4..
In over# 116
Runs : 0 Bowler: Dom Bess Wickets : 1
115.1
W
OUT! Caught. Dom Bess to Niroshan Dickwella. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, top edge to wicketkeeper, by Buttler. Dial Bess for wicket! Dickwella looks to steer but edges it. Buttler takes a good catch to dismiss Dickwella for 29.
In over# 115
Runs : 4 Bowler: Jack Leach Wickets : 0
114.1
4
FOUR! Jack Leach to Angelo Mathews. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, bottom edge past third man for 4 runs, mis-fielded by Buttler. Lucky boundary! Mathews looks to cut but gets a bottom edge as the ball races to the ropes for a boundary.
In over# 96
Runs : 4 Bowler: Dom Bess Wickets : 0
95.4
4
FOUR! Dom Bess to Niroshan Dickwella. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Swept away with style! Dickwella sweeps the ball to the ropes for a boundary.
In over# 92
Runs : 0 Bowler: Dom Bess Wickets : 1
91.3
W
OUT! Caught. Dom Bess to Dinesh Chandimal. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, outside edge to first slip, by Root. Edged and taken! Chandimal looks to drive but nicks it. Root takes a good reflex catch to dismiss Chandimal for 20.
In over# 88
Runs : 4 Bowler: Mark Wood Wickets : 0
87.3
4
FOUR! Mark Wood to Dinesh Chandimal. In-swinging length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past deep extra cover for 4 runs. Stand and deliver! Chandimal smashes the ball to the ropes for a boundary.
In over# 85
Runs : 4 Bowler: Sam Curran Wickets : 0
84.6
4
FOUR! Sam Curran to Dinesh Chandimal. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot defending, thick edge past third man for 4 runs.
In over# 84
Runs : 4 Bowler: Mark Wood Wickets : 0
83.2
4
FOUR! Mark Wood to Dinesh Chandimal. Short, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed in the air under control past third man for 4 runs.
In over# 83
Runs : 0 Bowler: Sam Curran Wickets : 1
82.1
W
OUT! Caught. Sam Curran to Lahiru Thirimanne. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, inside edge to wicketkeeper, by Buttler. Curran works his magic with the second new ball! It's curtains down on Thrimanne's gritty innings. Thirimmane looks to drive but gets an inside edge. Buttler takes a simple catch to dismiss Thirimanne for 111.
In over# 77
Runs : 4 Bowler: Dan Lawrence Wickets : 0
76.4
4
FOUR! Dan Lawrence to Lahiru Thirimanne. Off break full toss, down leg side no foot movement pulling, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs.
In over# 75
Runs : 4 Bowler: Dom Bess Wickets : 0
74.2
4
FOUR! Dom Bess to Lahiru Thirimanne. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. What a way to bring up his second Test century. An innings marked with style and grace.
In over# 71
Runs : 4 Bowler: Dom Bess Wickets : 0
70.4
4
FOUR! Dom Bess to Lahiru Thirimanne. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. Placement perfection! Thirimanne cuts the ball to the ropes for a boundary.
In over# 70
Runs : 4 Bowler: Jack Leach Wickets : 0
69.5
4
FOUR! Jack Leach to Angelo Mathews. Stock ball back of a length, off stump backing away cutting, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs.
In over# 67
Runs : 8 Bowler: Dom Bess Wickets : 0
66.6
4
FOUR! Dom Bess to Lahiru Thirimanne. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep point for 4 runs. Into the gap! Thirimanne cuts the ball with ease to the ropes for a boundary.
66.5
4
FOUR! Dom Bess to Lahiru Thirimanne. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control past long off for 4 runs.
In over# 64
Runs : 4 Bowler: Stuart Broad Wickets : 0
63.1
4
FOUR! Stuart Broad to Lahiru Thirimanne. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs, mis-fielded by Bess.
In over# 63
Runs : 0 Bowler: Dom Bess Wickets : 1
62.6
W
OUT! Caught. Dom Bess to Lasith Embuldeniya. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, mis-timed to short extra cover, by Sibley. The nightwatchman walks back to the pavilion! Embuldeniya drives the ball but mistimes it straight into the hands of Sibley. Who takes a simple catch to dismiss Embuldeniya for a duck.
In over# 60
Runs : 0 Bowler: Jack Leach Wickets : 1
59.5
W
OUT! Caught. Jack Leach to Kusal Mendis. Stock length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, Gloved to wicketkeeper, by Buttler. Batting woes continue for Mendis! Mendis looks to defend but gloves it to the keeper. Buttler takes a comfortable catch to dismiss Mendis for 15.
In over# 54
Runs : 4 Bowler: Jack Leach Wickets : 0
53.1
4
FOUR! Jack Leach to Kusal Mendis. Stock ball full toss, down leg side on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs.
In over# 53
Runs : 4 Bowler: Dom Bess Wickets : 0
52.3
4
FOUR! Dom Bess to Lahiru Thirimanne. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. Beautiful drive! Thirimanne drives the ball with grace to the ropes for a boundary.
In over# 43
Runs : 4 Bowler: Jack Leach Wickets : 0
42.2
4
FOUR! Jack Leach to Lahiru Thirimanne. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot reverse sweeping, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs.
In over# 40
Runs : 4 Bowler: Sam Curran Wickets : 0
39.2
4
FOUR! Sam Curran to Lahiru Thirimanne. Length ball, off stump on the front foot flick, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs.
In over# 39
Runs : 4 Bowler: Jack Leach Wickets : 0
38.1
4
FOUR! Jack Leach to Lahiru Thirimanne. Stock length ball, to leg on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed in the air under control past deep backward square leg for 4 runs.
In over# 38
Runs : 0 Bowler: Sam Curran Wickets : 1
37.4
W
OUT! Caught. Sam Curran to Kusal Perera. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to deep backward point, by Leach. Alas, a wicket! Gritty innings comes to an end! Perera looks to cut but mistimes it straight into the hands of Leach. Who takes a simple catch to dismiss Perera for 62.
In over# 37
Runs : 4 Bowler: Jack Leach Wickets : 0
36.5
4
FOUR! Jack Leach to Kusal Perera. Stock ball back of a length, to leg on the back foot glancing, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs.
In over# 31
Runs : 4 Bowler: Dom Bess Wickets : 0
30.5
4
FOUR! Dom Bess to Lahiru Thirimanne. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs.
In over# 30
Runs : 4 Bowler: Mark Wood Wickets : 0
29.4
4
FOUR! Mark Wood to Kusal Perera. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs.
In over# 24
Runs : 4 Bowler: Jack Leach Wickets : 0
23.2
4
FOUR! Jack Leach to Kusal Perera. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs.
In over# 9
Runs : 4 Bowler: Mark Wood Wickets : 0
8.5
4
FOUR! Mark Wood to Lahiru Thirimanne. Length ball, down leg side on the front foot flick, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. Top shot! Thirimanne flicks it with style to the ropes for a boundary.
In over# 6
Runs : 8 Bowler: Sam Curran Wickets : 0
5.2
4
FOUR! Sam Curran to Kusal Perera. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. Back to back boundaries for Perera! Perera drives the ball with grace to the ropes for a boundary.
5.1
4
FOUR! Sam Curran to Kusal Perera. Seaming away back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, thick edge in the air uncontrolled past deep backward point for 4 runs.
In over# 25
Runs : 4 Bowler: Dilruwan Perera Wickets : 0
24.2
4
FOUR! Dilruwan Perera to Jonny Bairstow. Off break length ball, down leg side on the front foot sweeping, well timed past deep backward square leg for 4 runs. That's curtains down on the first Test. England has won by seven wickets. Sri Lanka must be killing themselves for not scoring enough in the first innings. Yet the Sri Lankans can pat themselves on the back for coming back strongly and showing great fighting spirit. Joe Root is adjudged as the Player of the Match for his stellar performance with the bat. This is the first time since 1982 that two spinners from England have picked up five wickets in the same match. Join us for the final Test from the same venue on January 22. Until then, Cheers.
In over# 17
Runs : 4 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
16.3
4
FOUR! Lasith Embuldeniya to Jonny Bairstow. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump backing away Late Cut, well timed past third man for 4 runs.
In over# 6
Runs : 0 Bowler: Dilruwan Perera Wickets : 1
5.6
W
OUT! Run Out. Dilruwan Perera to Jonny Bairstow. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to short extra cover, direct hit by Dickwella. Sri Lanka reaping the benefits of England's hastiness! Bairstow pushes the ball and tries to get a quick single. But a direct hit from Dickwella to the keeper's end ensures that Root will walk back to the pavilion for one.
In over# 5
Runs : 0 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 1
4.6
W
OUT! Caught. Lasith Embuldeniya to Zak Crawley. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, outside edge to second slip, by Mendis. Goodness gracious! Embuldeniya is causing trouble to the English batters! Crawley looks to drive but edges it. Mendis takes a simple catch to dismiss Crawley for 8.
In over# 2
Runs : 4 Bowler: Dilruwan Perera Wickets : 0
1.4
4
FOUR! Dilruwan Perera to Zak Crawley. Off break back of a length, outside off stump Deep in crease driving, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs.
In over# 1
Runs : 0 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 1
0.6
W
OUT! Bowled. Lasith Embuldeniya to Dominic Sibley. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Leave, missed to. Cleaned him up! That's very poor from the England opener! Sibley leaves as the ball crashes onto the stumps. Sibley departs for 2.

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