England in Sri Lanka, 2 Test Series, 2021

Sri Lanka vs England - 1st Test

Venue: Galle International Stadium, Galle

Date: 14 January-18 January, 2021

England 76/3

RR: 3.12 | England beat Sri Lanka by 7 wickets

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So England have managed to win the first Test and now go 1-0 up in the series. Can Sri Lanka level the series? Or will England repeat their 2018 heroics against the island nation? All questions will be answered in a few days time as the second Test starts at Galle itself on 22nd January 2021, at 1000 local (0430 GMT). Do join us for that. Till then, take care and goodbye.

England skipper, Joe Root is adjudged the Man of the Match. He says winning away from home in the subcontinent is good. Also praises the effort of their spinners to take two 5-fers in the match. Also praises the entire bowling group and is pleased to start the tour with a win. He adds that there are different challenges playing away from home, especially with quarantine rules, but is happy with how the team trained and put on a good performance. On his own performance, he says he was in a good mindset while playing against the spinners and was happy with the way his feet were moving. Also is pleased that he could convert his fifty into a big score. Ends by saying that he expects the Sri Lankan team to come back strong in the next Test match.

Sri Lanka skipper, Dinesh Chandimal says that the first innings score of 135 lost them the game. Says they needed to get a big score in the first innings to win a match at Galle, with batting getting difficult on Day 4 and 5. Also praises Kusal Perera, Thirimanne and Mathews for their batting effort in the second innings. Says 70-80 runs more would have been good for their bowlers. He adds that their batting unit played like they were batting in South Africa, but would like to learn from their mistakes from this game and looks forward to the next game at Galle.

Jonny Bairstow is down for an interview. He says it was tough to bat in spinning conditions and he was looking to play more off the back foot. He is happy with a win in the subcontinent and credits the entire team including the likes of Root, Leach and Bess for their performance. Says the talk was to score the remaining 36 runs with a positive mindset and keep rotating the strike. He says it was good for him to get a Christmas break and it is tough to stay away from the family in the bio-bubbles. Ends up by saying that wins like these make all the sacrifices worth it. Also ends by thanking the fans back home for their support.

In pursuit of 74, England got off to the worst possible start as they lost 3 wickets with just 14 runs on the board. The spinners Embuldeniya and Perera made the England batters dance to their tunes, but in the end didn't had enough runs to play with. You already know what transpired on Day 5 as England went on to win the match by 7 wickets. Stay tuned for the presentation.

After conceding a lead of 286, Sri Lankan batsmen showed more application in their second innings with openers Kusal Perera scoring a fine half ton, while his partner Lahiru Thirimanne going on to score a fine 111, his 2nd Test century. Angelo Mathews too scored a fighting 71. He received good support from the lower middle order batsmen, as the hosts manage to wipe out the deficit and scored 359, setting a target of 74 to the visitors. England spinners Leach and Bess combined to take 8 wickets in the second essay, with the former taking a 5-wicket haul.

In the course of next two days, Root then went on to play a marathon knock of 228, his 4th double ton in Tests, stitching important partnership of 114 runs first with Bairstow and then a mammoth 173-run stand with the debutant Dan Lawrence. The young lad showed good temperament with the bat in spinning conditions with a good knock of 73. A change of ball, due to its lost shape saw Sri Lanka make a comeback with the ball with Asitha Fernando taking two wickets in consecutive balls. The spinners, Dilruwan Perera and Lasith Embuldeniya then ran through the English lower order, thereby restricting England to a score of 421.

Day 1 saw Sri Lanka win the toss and bat first, only to get bundle out for a paltry 135. The likes of Perera, Mathews and Chandimal all got starts, but failed to continue and were out playing poor shots. For England, Dom Bess was the pick of the bowlers with 5 wickets and got good support from Stuart Broad, who got 3 while Leach got 1. England's innings too started poorly as they lost both their openers early. The duo of Root and Bairstow, though steadied the ship and went unbeaten to stumps.

England started Day 5 needing just 36 runs. The overnight duo of Bairstow and Lawrence managed to play the spinners well and kept rotating the strike without any trouble whatsoever and eventually saw their team home with an unbeaten stand of 62. Sri Lankan spinners bowled their heart out with Embuldeniya getting 2 wickets and Dilruwan Perera getting 1 on late Day 4 but were not able to get any breakthroughs this morning. But one can't blame them, it was their first innings score of 135 that put them on the back foot right from the start.

So England have completed the formalities and have won the first Test match comprehensively by 7 wickets. Sri Lanka hoped that their spinners could replicate yesterday's form, but it was not to be for them. England would be happy though, beating the hosts in their backyard.

24.2
4
Dilruwan Perera to Jonny Bairstow, FOUR! There comes the winning runs! Floated delivery on middle, Bairstow sweeps it through square leg for a boundary. ENGLAND WIN BY 7 WICKETS!
24.1
0
Dilruwan Perera to Jonny Bairstow, Flighted delivery on middle, Bairstow flicks it to mid-wicket.
23.6
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Dan Lawrence, On off, Lawrence drives it to covers.
23.5
2
Lasith Embuldeniya to Dan Lawrence, Tossed up delivery on off, Lawrence punches it through point for a couple. Just 2 needed for England to win this match.
23.4
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Jonny Bairstow, On middle, Bairstow flicks it towards mid-wicket for a quick single.
23.3
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Jonny Bairstow, Loopy delivery on off, Bairstow looks to defend but gets hit on the pads. Appeal there from the bowler but nothing from the umpire.
23.2
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Jonny Bairstow, BEATEN! Short ball outside off, Bairstow looks to cut but misses it due to the turn and bounce on this one.
23.1
2
Lasith Embuldeniya to Jonny Bairstow, Tossed up delivery on off, Bairstow drives it through covers. The batsmen get two runs.
22.6
1
Dilruwan Perera to Jonny Bairstow, Floated on off, Jonny reverse sweeps this towards deep point and gets a single. Just 7 more needed now.
22.5
0
Dilruwan Perera to Jonny Bairstow, On middle, turned on the leg side for nothing.
22.4
2
Dilruwan Perera to Jonny Bairstow, Floated on middle, Jonny comes down and turns this past the leg slip fielder and comes back for a couple.
22.3
0
Dilruwan Perera to Jonny Bairstow, On middle, Jonny comes down and pushes it to mid-wicket for nothing.
22.2
1
Dilruwan Perera to Dan Lawrence, Fullish around off, played down towards long on for a single. 50-partnership up between the two now. These two first weathered the storm yesterday and now have looked quite comfortable at the crease.
22.1
0
Dilruwan Perera to Dan Lawrence, Floated on middle, flicked towards mid-wicket.
21.6
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Jonny Bairstow, Floated delivery on off, Bairstow offers a solid defense on this one.
21.5
2
Lasith Embuldeniya to Jonny Bairstow, On off, Bairstow looks to defend but gets an outside edge. It goes wide of second slip towards third man. The batsmen get two runs.
21.4
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Dan Lawrence, Flighted ball on off, Lawrence drives it through covers for a single.
21.3
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Dan Lawrence, BEATEN! Floated delivery outside off, Lawrence looks to defend but misses it due to the turn on this one.
21.2
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Dan Lawrence, Tossed up ball on off, Lawrence pushes it to covers.
21.1
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Dan Lawrence, Flighted delivery on middle, Lawrence tucks it towards the leg side.

Lasith Embuldeniya is back on.

20.6
0
Wanindu Hasaranga to Jonny Bairstow, On middle, Bairstow defends it to short leg.
20.5
1
Wanindu Hasaranga to Dan Lawrence, Tossed up ball on off, Lawrence guides it through point for a single.
20.4
1
Wanindu Hasaranga to Jonny Bairstow, On middle, Bairstow sweeps it towards fine leg for a single.
20.3
1
Wanindu Hasaranga to Dan Lawrence, Floated delivery on middle, Lawrence pushes it towards mid on for a single.
20.2
0
Wanindu Hasaranga to Dan Lawrence, Flighted ball on off, Lawrence pushes it to covers.
20.1
1
Wanindu Hasaranga to Jonny Bairstow, Tossed up delivery on off, Bairstow punches it towards covers for a single.

Wanindu Hasaranga is on.

19.6
1
Dilruwan Perera to Jonny Bairstow, Tossed up ball on middle, Bairstow flicks it towards square leg for a run.
19.5
0
Dilruwan Perera to Jonny Bairstow, On off, Jonny defends it off the front foot.
19.4
1
Dilruwan Perera to Dan Lawrence, Loopy delivery on middle, Lawrence pushes it through mid on for a single.
19.3
2
Dilruwan Perera to Dan Lawrence, On middle, Lawrence flicks it through mid-wicket for a couple.
19.2
1
Dilruwan Perera to Jonny Bairstow, Floated delivery on middle, Bairstow looks to drive but gets an inside edge. It goes towards square leg. The batsmen cross ends.
19.1
1
Dilruwan Perera to Dan Lawrence, Tossed up delivery on middle, Bairstow flicks it through square leg for a run.
18.6
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Jonny Bairstow, Outside off, Bairstow keeps it out.
18.5
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Dan Lawrence, On middle, Lawrence flicks it through mid-wicket for a single. 50 up now for England. They need just 24 another runs now.
18.4
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Dan Lawrence, On off, Lawrence pushes it towards the off side.
18.3
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Dan Lawrence, Tossed up delivery outside off, Lawrence leaves it alone.
18.2
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Dan Lawrence, Loopy delivery on off, Lawrence pushes it to point.
18.1
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Jonny Bairstow, Flighted delivery on middle, Bairstow sweeps it towards fine leg for a single.
17.6
1
Dilruwan Perera to Jonny Bairstow, Tossed up ball on middle, Bairstow sweeps it through square leg for a single.
17.5
1
Dilruwan Perera to Dan Lawrence, On middle, Lawrence flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.
17.4
0
Dilruwan Perera to Dan Lawrence, Floated delivery on off, Lawrence looks to defend but gets hit on the pads. The bowler appeals for lbw but the umpire denies it. Replays are in and guess what..it was Three Reds. Sri Lanka will rue the fact that they didn't take the review.
17.3
1
Dilruwan Perera to Jonny Bairstow, Tossed up delivery on off, Bairstow looks to defend but gets an outside edge. It goes wide of the first slip fielder towards third man. The batsmen cross ends.
17.2
0
Dilruwan Perera to Jonny Bairstow, Outside off, Bairstow looks to play the reverse sweep but misses it.
17.1
1
Dilruwan Perera to Dan Lawrence, Flighted delivery on middle, Lawrence flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.
16.6
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Jonny Bairstow, Flatter around off, blocked on the off side.
16.5
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Jonny Bairstow, Floated around off, turns and bounces away, Bairstow leaves that alone.
16.4
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Jonny Bairstow, Floated outside off, left alone by Jonny.
16.3
4
Lasith Embuldeniya to Jonny Bairstow, FOUR! SHOT! A short ball around off, Bairstow rocks back and cuts this towards the third man region for a boundary.
16.2
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Dan Lawrence, Tossed up outside off, Dan drives this one towards covers for another run.
16.1
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Jonny Bairstow, Fullish outside off, driven through the covers for a run. First runs in the morning.
15.6
0
Dilruwan Perera to Dan Lawrence, Floated delivery on middle, Lawrence pushes it to mid on.
15.5
0
Dilruwan Perera to Dan Lawrence, On middle, Lawrence flicks it to short leg.
15.4
0
Dilruwan Perera to Dan Lawrence, NOT OUT! There is a spike as the ball passes the glove. Flighted delivery on middle, Lawrence looks to reverse sweep that one. He misses it and gets hit on the pads. The bowler appeals for lbw but the umpire shakes his head. Sri Lanka take the review. Ultra Edge shows that there is a spike as the ball passes the glove. Lawrence survives!

Review time!  Sri Lanka have taken a review for LBW against Lawrence. Replays are in...Ultra Edge shows there is a spike when the ball passes the glove. The original decision stays.

15.3
0
Dilruwan Perera to Dan Lawrence, Loopy delivery on middle, Dan flicks it to mid-wicket.
15.2
0
Dilruwan Perera to Dan Lawrence, Flighted ball on middle, Lawrence pushes it to mid on.
15.1
0
Dilruwan Perera to Dan Lawrence, Perera starts the day with a tossed up delivery on middle, Lawrence flicks it to mid-wicket.

Jos Buttler is down for an interview. He says it was twitchy last evening when they lost quick wickets. Also hopes for a couple of partnerships to take them home. Also praises Leach and Bess for their bowling. He says that the team is getting used to the conditions and also says the boys have fought really hard. On his first stumping, he says he was about to appeal for the catch but later was happy to get the batter stumped.

Pitch Report - Russel Arnold is there for the pitch report. He says the pitch is very helpful for the spinners. And they have to bowl full to make the batter drive.

Welcome one and all to Day 5 of the first Test between England and Sri Lanka in Galle. The match would have ended on Day 4, had the Sri Lankan batters including the likes of Lahiru Thirimanne and Angelo Mathews not put their hand up. It was due to their efforts, that England had to bat again. In pursuit of a target of 74, the Britts lost 3 wickets for just 14 runs. The duo of Bairstow and Lawrence weathered the storm yesterday and would like to score the remaining 36 runs without any more hiccups. Can Sri Lanka get some more wickets and pull off a rabbit out of the hat? Everything coming up soon in the morning session, which starts shortly.

... Day 5, Session 1 ...

Right then! When the day began, it looked unlikely that Sri Lanka would end up gaining a lead but they managed to get a lead of 73 which is proving to be too much for the opposition. Still, 36 adrift are England for a win and it should be their game with Bairstow and Lawrence there unbeaten and Buttler to follow. Sri Lanka would hope that they take the remaining wickets quickly and get a come from behind win. Who will have 1-0 against their name? Join us to find as the Final Day of this Test unfolds tomorrow at 0945 local (0415 GMT). Till then cheers and take care.

Sri Lanka defending a paltry 73 to aim for an unlikely win ended up taking three quick wickets to make the target of 73 look like 173 for the opposition. Dilruwan Perera and Lasith Embuldeniya spitted venom as the ball danced to their tunes. Turn and bounce made life look like hell for the England batsmen out there in the middle. Embuldeniya ended the day with a couple of wickets and a brilliant effort from the wicket-keeper Niroshan Dickwella saw the back of England skipper Joe Root. Sri Lanka would hope that they could get the remaining wickets quickly on Day 5 to win the Test.

England once again began their chase on a faulty note as they lost their both the openers quickly. Chasing a target of 74 runs, England once again wanted their skipper to lead from the front but the double centurion from the first innings became a victim of miscommunication as he was run out for just a solitary run. Jonny Bairstow and Dan Lawrence then combined to weather the storm generated by the Sri Lankan spinners to see England end the day without any further hiccup.

The day began with Sri Lanka trailing by 130 runs and gradually and slowly Mathews and Thirimanne ate up on the lead. Despite losing Embuldeniya early, the other lower-order batsmen hung around to take Sri Lanka into the lead. Mathews stitched substantial stands with Thirimanne, Chandimal, Dickwella and Dilruwan Perera as he brought up his half-ton in the process. Thirimanne too went onto getting to his 2nd Test ton as Sri Lanka ended with 359 runs and with a handy lead of 73 runs. For England with the ball, Jack Leach ended up with a 5-wicket haul but conceded 122 runs. Dom Bess, the man who had taken a 5-wicket haul in the Sri Lankan first innings ended up with 3 wickets in the second innings. Curran had two to his name as Broad and Wood ended wicketless. Root and Lawrence too rolled their arms but they could not get a wicket to their name. 

Once again the rain does not come to play the spoilsport but the bad light at the fag end does take the game into Day 5. England need 36 runs more to win this first Test. For that we will have to wait for Day 5 to commence as it is STUMPS for the day.

As Wanindu Hasaranga comes onto bowl the umpires take the reading on the light meter and they feel that the light is not apt to continue. The players go off for now. This should be the day as we wait for the official confirmation.

14.6
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Jonny Bairstow, Floated outside off, Bairstow lets it be.
14.5
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Dan Lawrence, Fuller around off, driven towards cover-point for a run.
14.4
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Dan Lawrence, FOUR LEG BYES! A tossed up ball around middle, spins away sharply and bounces extra to beat the outside edge of the Dan and Dickwela too fails to stop the ball behind the stumps. The ball runs away towards the third man fence. The ball seemed to have touched nothing but still the umpire has signalled leg byes there.
14.3
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Dan Lawrence, Floated around off, Dan blocks it back to the bowler.
14.2
2
Lasith Embuldeniya to Dan Lawrence, Slightly short around off, Dan punches this off his back foot through the covers and comes back for a couple.
14.1
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Dan Lawrence, Tossed up on off, Dan comes forward and block this out.
13.6
0
Dilruwan Perera to Jonny Bairstow,  Floated on off, Bairstow keeps it out off the back foot.
13.5
1
Dilruwan Perera to Dan Lawrence, Floated on leg, tucked towards square leg for a single.
13.4
0
Dilruwan Perera to Dan Lawrence, On off, pushed back to the bowler.
13.3
0
Dilruwan Perera to Dan Lawrence, On off, played to point by Lawrence.
13.2
1
Dilruwan Perera to Jonny Bairstow, Tossed up on leg, played to mid-wicket for a single.
13.1
0
Dilruwan Perera to Jonny Bairstow,  Tossed up middle and leg, Bairstow goes for the sweep but fails to get it off the middle as the ball rolls to the leg side.
12.6
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Jonny Bairstow, Fuller around off, pushed again through the covers for a single.
12.5
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Jonny Bairstow, Floated around off, turns away, Bairstow prods forward and leaves it alone.
12.4
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Jonny Bairstow, Fuller on middle, kept out by Bairstow.
12.3
2
Lasith Embuldeniya to Jonny Bairstow, Fuller around off, Bairstow drives this one through the covers and comes back for a brace.
12.2
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Jonny Bairstow, Tossed up outside off, Bairstow lets it go through.
12.1
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Jonny Bairstow, Floated on off, Bairstow defends this off his front foot.
11.6
0
Dilruwan Perera to Dan Lawrence, On middle, kept out to the leg side this time.
11.5
0
Dilruwan Perera to Dan Lawrence, Floated on middle, tucked to short leg.
11.4
1
Dilruwan Perera to Jonny Bairstow, Tossed up on middle, Bairstow tucks it to the leg side for a single.
11.3
0
Dilruwan Perera to Jonny Bairstow, FOUR BYES! Free runs for England! Tossed up on middle, Biarstow goes for the reverse sweep but the ball spins past his attempted shot as it also beats the keeper. The ball races to the fine leg fence for byes.
11.2
0
Dilruwan Perera to Jonny Bairstow, Fuller on off, pushed to covers off the front foot.
11.1
0
Dilruwan Perera to Jonny Bairstow, Tossed up on leg, spinning down further as Jonny lets it be.
10.6
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Dan Lawrence, Fuller around off and middle, Dan blocks this out on the pitch.
10.5
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Dan Lawrence, Floated around off, again turns away sharply beating the outside edge of the batsman.
10.4
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Dan Lawrence, Floated on off, Dan keeps this out.
10.3
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Dan Lawrence, Tossed up around off, turns away sharply. Dan looks to fend from his back foot but does so awkwardly on the off side.
10.2
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Dan Lawrence, Shortish around off, played on the off side.
10.1
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Dan Lawrence, Beatiful ball from Embuleniya. A tossed ball on middle, Dan looks to defend but gets beaten by the sharp away turn there.
9.6
0
Dilruwan Perera to Jonny Bairstow, Floated around off, defended to the off side.
9.5
0
Dilruwan Perera to Jonny Bairstow, Beaten! Tossed up outside off, Bairstow looks to cut it through point but the extra bounce on this means that he is beaten on the outside edge.
9.4
0
Dilruwan Perera to Jonny Bairstow, Flighted around middle and leg, Bairstow tucks it to square leg.
9.3
0
Dilruwan Perera to Jonny Bairstow, On off, kept out to the off side.
9.2
0
Dilruwan Perera to Dan Lawrence, Tossed up outside off, Lawrence goes for the sweep but is beaten to get rapped on the pads. Perera appeals as the ball goes to the short third man regin. The umpire does not give it in as the batsmen take a leg bye.
9.1
0
Dilruwan Perera to Dan Lawrence, Full on off, clipped towards mid-wicket.
8.6
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Jonny Bairstow, On off, kept out by Bairstow.
8.5
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Jonny Bairstow, Tossed up on middle, Jonny comes forward and blocks this out back to the bowler.
8.4
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Jonny Bairstow, Fuller on middle, blocked out by Bairstow.
8.3
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Jonny Bairstow,  Uppish.. and safe! A floated ball around off Bairstow looks to drive but gets an outside edge towards the point region. The ball was in the air but falls wide of the fielder at point.
8.2
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Jonny Bairstow, On middle and off, kept out by Bairstow.
8.1
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Dan Lawrence, Misfield and a run. A full ball around off, pushed towards covers. Chandimal there misfields and allows the batters to cross for a single.
7.6
0
Dilruwan Perera to Jonny Bairstow, On off, kept out.
7.5
1
Dilruwan Perera to Dan Lawrence, Floated around middle and leg, tucked towards the leg side for a single by Lawrence.
7.4
0
Dilruwan Perera to Dan Lawrence, Full and on off, pushed to mid on.
7.3
1
Dilruwan Perera to Jonny Bairstow, Floated around middle, tucked towards mid-wicket for a single.
7.2
0
Dilruwan Perera to Jonny Bairstow, Another floated one on leg, Jonny plays it to the leg side.
7.1
0
Dilruwan Perera to Jonny Bairstow, On midlde, tucked to square leg.
6.6
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Dan Lawrence, Tossed up around off, Dan makes a leave here.
6.5
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Jonny Bairstow, Shortish around off, pushed through the covers for a single.
6.4
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Jonny Bairstow, On off, kept out by Bairstow.
6.3
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Dan Lawrence, Flatter on off, pushed through the covers for a single.
6.2
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Dan Lawrence, Fuller on off, pushed towards mid off for nothing.
6.1
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Jonny Bairstow, Chance again? A flighted ball on off, Bairstow looks to defend but the ball balloons after taking an outside edge on the off side. Lawrence calls him for a quick single. The fielder there has a shy at the bowler's end and had he hit, Bairstow was a goner there.

Dan Lawrence is the new man in.

5.6
0
Dilruwan Perera to Jonny Bairstow, OUT! RUN OUT! England panicking out there! They have lost their most reliable cricketer, the double centurion from the first innings departs for just 1 run. Tossed up ball on off, Bairstow taps it to the vacant point region and takes off for a single but stops in between. He again takes off for a single as Dickwella there runs to the ball, turns and throws at the bowler's end. Root who is running to the danger end has got his bat stuck out into the ground as he fails to make it in time when the bails are dislodged off a direct hit. The umpires just for confirmation take it upstairs and the replays confirm that Root was indeed short of his ground and the ball dislodged the bails and not the fielder standing close to the stumps.

Run out check sent upstairs. Root looks to be out and that is a massive blow to England. Direct hits are always dangerous and  the double centuion from the first innings has to depart.

5.5
0
Dilruwan Perera to Jonny Bairstow, Flatter around off, defended on the on side.
5.4
1
Dilruwan Perera to Joe Root, Root this time sweeps this floated ball on off for a run.
5.3
0
Dilruwan Perera to Joe Root, Outside off, played on the off side by Root.
5.2
0
Dilruwan Perera to Joe Root, Fuller ball outside off, Root goes for the sweep but doesn't connect and the ball lobs to first slip after hitting his pads. Some appeal but nothing from the umpire.
5.1
1
Dilruwan Perera to Jonny Bairstow, Flatter on middle, tucked on the on side behind square for a run.

Joe Root is the new man in.

4.6
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Zak Crawley, OUT! CAUGHT! Sri Lanka have sent both the openers once again quickly. Nicley tossed up by Embuldeniya, Crawley goes for the drive away from the body but the spin and turn on it means that the ball takes the outside edge and settles into the bucket hands of Kusal Mendis at short gully.
4.5
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Zak Crawley, Tossed up on off, Crawley defends it off the back foot.
4.4
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Zak Crawley, Tossed up on off, Crawley looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads. The bowler appeals but aborts too quickly.
4.3
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Zak Crawley, On off, pushed to mid on.
4.2
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Zak Crawley, BEATEN! Tossed up around off, Crawley comes on the front foot to defend but fails to get bat on ball as he gets beaten on the outside edge.
4.1
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Zak Crawley, Floated on off, pushed to covers.
3.6
1
Dilruwan Perera to Zak Crawley, Tossed up on middle, played towards gully for a single.
3.5
1
Dilruwan Perera to Jonny Bairstow, Darted on middle, swept through to square leg for a single.
3.4
0
Dilruwan Perera to Jonny Bairstow, Floated on off, pushed off the back foot.
3.3
0
Dilruwan Perera to Jonny Bairstow, Tossed up on off, pushed back to the bowler.
3.2
1
Dilruwan Perera to Zak Crawley, Tossed up on middle, Crawley tucks it to the leg side for a single.
3.1
1
Dilruwan Perera to Jonny Bairstow, Tossed up on off, Bairstow reverse sweeps it through to third man for a single.
2.6
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Zak Crawley, Full on middle and leg, blocked by Zak.
2.5
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Zak Crawley, Shortish on middle, played straight back to the bowler.
2.4
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Zak Crawley, Tossed up around off, Crawley looks to defend but the ball hits the shoulder of the bat and goes in the gap just past the silly point fielder. 
2.3
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Zak Crawley, Floated on middle and off, Bairstow looks to tuck but misses and gets hit on the pads. Huge appeal there from the Lankans but the umpire is unmoved. It was too high there so they do not opt for the review.
2.2
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Zak Crawley, Similar ball around off, Crawley prods forward and defends it out on the off side.
2.1
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Zak Crawley, Floated on off, defended on the off side.
1.6
1
Dilruwan Perera to Zak Crawley, Tossed up and spinning into Crawley, Zak tucks it past the leg slip and gets a single.
1.5
0
Dilruwan Perera to Zak Crawley, Full and on off, Crawley goes for the reverse sweep but can get it only to the fielder at slip.
1.4
4
Dilruwan Perera to Zak Crawley, FOUR! Creamed! That is poor from Perera! Tossed up outside off, Crawley drives it through the covers to get a boundary.
1.3
0
Dilruwan Perera to Zak Crawley, Another tossed up ball on off, Crawley defends it out.
1.2
0
Dilruwan Perera to Zak Crawley, Tossed up on off, kept out off the front foot by Crawley.
1.1
0
Dilruwan Perera to Zak Crawley,  DROPPED! Beautifully bowled! Slower and tossed up. Crawley comes on the front foot to defend but ends up getting a thick outside edge that goes to Dickwella who fumbles to take the catch.

Jonny Bairstow is the new man in. Dilruwan Perera to bowl from the other end.

0.6
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Dom Sibley, OUT! BOWLED! Sri Lanka strike early. A tossed up ball around off, Sibley goes on the back foot and lets it go through thinking the ball might turn. But the ball doesn't turn and goes straight to hit the off stump. England lose a wicket in the first over.
0.5
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Dom Sibley, Floated outside off, left alone by Sibley.
0.4
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Dom Sibley, Floated again outside off, Sibley lets it go through.
0.3
2
Lasith Embuldeniya to Dom Sibley, Flatter around off, turned towards mid-wicket for a brace.
0.2
0
Lasith Embuldeniya to Dom Sibley, Tossed up around off, lets it be does Sibley.
0.1
1
Lasith Embuldeniya to Zak Crawley, Floated around off, pushed through the covers for a single.