The first match of the two-match Test sequence between Sri Lanka and England is being performed on the Gaul International Stadium. On the primary day of the match, England first bowled closely, bowling the Sri Lankan crew for 135 runs and then dropping two wickets to 127 runs, has strengthened its position. Off-spinner Dom Bess took 5 wickets, whereas captain Joe Root returned for 66 not out, each of which have given England a strong position on their very own.
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Bess took 5 wickets for 30 runs and performed a key position to place Sri Lanka, who had determined to bat first, for 135 runs. In response, England have scored 127 runs for 2 wickets until the tip of the primary day’s play and are simply eight runs behind Sri Lanka, with eight wickets in hand. England additionally didn’t have a superb begin and at one time their rating was 17 runs for 2 wickets. Captain Joe Root and Johnny Bairstow (not out 47) took over from right here. Both of them have added 110 runs for the third wicket to this point. Sri Lanka began the bowling with left-arm spinner Lesith Imbuldenia and additionally proved it proper by dismissing each openers Dom Sibley (4) and Jock Crowley (9).
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Earlier, Sri Lankan performing captain Dinesh Chandimal received the toss and determined to bat. He scored the very best 28 runs. Sri Lanka common captain Dimuth Karunaratne couldn’t play as a consequence of a thumb fracture. The Sri Lankan cricket crew, enjoying the primary Test on its soil in ten months after the lockdown as a result of Corona epidemic, had a poor begin. Veteran quick bowler Stuart Broad took two wickets in an over, whereas off-spinner Bess picked up the wicket on the second ball. Broad took three wickets for 20 runs in the match.
Lahiru Tirimane, who changed Karunaratne, was out for 4 off Broad. One ball later Kusal Mendis additionally misplaced his wicket. Bess caught Kusal Perera in the primary slip by the hands of Joe Root. Chandimal and Angelo Mathews added 56 runs for the fourth wicket however had been dismissed for 2 consecutive overs after lunch. Mathews scored 27 runs and grew to become the fifth batsman of Sri Lanka to finish 6000 Test runs. For Sri Lanka, extra runs have been scored by Kumar Sangakkara (12,400), Mahela Jayawardene (11,814), Sanath Jayasuriya (6,973) and Arvind DeSilva (6,361).