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1st Test Sri Lanka v England; England close in on Sri Lanka on day 4

Jack Leach took 5-122 for England
Jack Leach took 5-122 for England
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England are closing in on victory, in the 1st Test in Galle, after an enthralling day’s play, with Sri Lanka fighting back hard.

 

Match Summary


Sri Lanka 135/10 (46.1) & 359/10 (136.5 ov)

England 421/10 & *38/3 (15 ov)

Stumps - Day 4 - England need 36 runs to win

Scorecard


 

Match Analysis

 

1st Innings

Sri Lanka 135/10 - Fall of wickets: 1-16 (Lahiru Thirimanne - 6.3 ov), 2-16 (Kusal Mendis - 6.5 ov), 3-25 (Kusal Perera - 10.2 ov), 4-81 (Angelo Mathews - 28.6 ov), 5-81 (Dinesh Chandimal - 29.2 ov), 6-105 (Niroshan Dickwella - 38.1 ov), 7-126 (Dasun Shanaka - 42.3 ov), 8-126 (Dilruwan Perera - 42.5 ov), 9-130 (Lasith Embuldeniya - 43.5 ov), 10-135 (Wanindu Hasaranga - 46.1 ov)

 

England 421/10 (117.1) - 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), 5-372 (Jos Buttler - 104.1 ov), 6-372 (Sam Curran - 104.2 ov), 7-382 (Dom Bess - 105.6 ov), 8-398 (Jack Leach - 111.2 ov), 9-406 (Mark Wood - 113.4 ov), 10-421 (Joe Root - 117.1 ov)

 

2nd Innings

Sri Lanka Fall of wickets: 1-101 (Kusal Perera - 37.4 ov), 2-155 (Kusal Mendis - 59.5 ov), 3-158 (Lasith Embuldeniya - 62.6 ov), 4-210 (Lahiru Thirimanne - 82.1 ov), 5-243 (Dinesh Chandimal - 91.3 ov), 6-291 (Niroshan Dickwella - 115.1 ov), 7-296 (Dasun Shanaka - 116.2 ov), 8-314 (Wanindu Hasaranga - 122.2 ov), 9-352 (Dilruwan Perera - 132.5 ov), 10-359 (Angelo Mathews - 136.5 ov)

 

England Fall of wickets: 1-3 (Dom Sibley - 0.6 ov), 2-12 (Zak Crawley - 4.6 ov), 3-14 (Joe Root - 5.6 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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