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2nd Test Sri Lanka v England Day 1: Angelo Mathews puts Sri Lanka in strong position

Angelo Mathews 107*
Angelo Mathews 107*
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Angelo Mathews put Sri Lanka in a strong position by end of play on day 1 of the 2nd Test in Galle. He was 107* and Niroshan Dickwella 19* with Sri Lanka 229-4 when bad light stopped play.

 

Match Summary


Sri Lanka *229/4 (87 ov)

England – still to bat

Stumps - Day 1 - Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat

Scorecard

 

Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat and were soon in trouble at 7-2, with Jimmy Anderson taking 2 wickets in his first spell. However, they recovered some poise with Lahiru Thirimanne 43 and Dinesh Chandimal 52, along with Angelo Mathews , giving them a good platform to go into day 2.

Match Analysis

Fall of wickets: 1-7 (Kusal Perera - 4.1 ov), 2-7 (Oshada Fernando - 4.5 ov), 3-76 (Lahiru Thirimanne - 26.2 ov), 4-193 (Dinesh Chandimal - 68.6 ov)

 

Playing XIs

Sri Lanka - Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Perera, Oshada Fernando, Dinesh Chandimal(c), Angelo Mathews, Niroshan Dickwella(wk), Ramesh Mendis, Dilruwan Perera, Suranga Lakmal, 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, James Anderson

 

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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