Jaik Mickleburgh and Tom Westley smashed fluent centuries as Essex posted 412 for four and took a 158-run lead before declaring their innings, leaving the Sri Lankan bowlers to toil hard on day two of the tour match in Chelmsford.
Kusal Mendis and Niroshan Dickwella hit fifties and were the only bright spots for the Sri Lankans as they were bowled out for 254 runs in 63 overs on the first day of the tour match against Essex in Chelmsford.
At the end of the first week of the County Championship, Nottinghamshire and Essex topped Division One and Division Two respectively after being the only two teams to claim a win in the first round. With the second week all set to get underway, do check out the key statistics.
Mitchell Marsh scored his second consecutive century, following a David Warner blitz earlier in the day, as Australia piled on a massive 440 runs on day one of their second tour game against Essex in Chelmsford.