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1st Test Sri Lanka v England: England build big lead on rain affected second day

Joe Root celebrates his century
Joe Root celebrates his century
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On a rain affected second day, England piled on the runs against Sri Lanka, in the 1st Test at the Galle International Stadium, Galle.

 

Match Summary

 

Sri Lanka 135/10 (46.1)

England 320/4 (94)

Stumps - Day 2 - England lead by 185 runs

Scorecard

 

 

After Jonny Bairstow’s demise early on for 47, Joe Root 168* and Dan Lawrence 74 took England into an unassailable position on the second day of the match, leading by 185 runs. The only thing that can save Sri Lanka from here will be the rain.

Fall of wickets: 1-10 (Dom Sibley - 4.2 ov), 2-17 (Zak Crawley - 8.4 ov), 3-131 (Jonny Bairstow - 42.2 ov), 4-304 (Dan Lawrence - 85.3 ov)

 

Playing XIs

 

Sri Lanka - Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Perera, Dinesh Chandimal(c), Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Niroshan Dickwella(wk), Dasun Shanaka, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dilruwan Perera, Lasith Embuldeniya, Asitha Fernando

England - Zak Crawley, Dominic Sibley, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root(c), Dan Lawrence, Jos Buttler(wk), Sam Curran, Dom Bess, Jack Leach, Mark Wood, Stuart Broad

 

Match Details

 

Start Time: 04:30

Toss: Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to bat

Venue: Galle International Stadium, Galle

Officials: Handunnettige Dharmasena, Ruchira Palliyaguruge, Lyndon Hannibal, Raja Wimalasiri, Ranjan Madugalle

 

 

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