England got victory in Galle test easily
Published: 03:41 PM, 18 January 2021 Updated: 03:42 PM, 18 January 2021
England have won the first Test in Galle by seven wickets on Monday as they losing just three wickets to pass the target of 74 runs on fifth day against the hosts Sri Lanka.
However, England faced the catastrophic condition on Sunday, in chasing an easy target of 74 runs, as they lost the three top-order batsmen within posting just 14 runs on the scorecard.
Zak Crawley and Dom Sibley were sent to the pavilion after just making only 8 and 2 runs respectively while the skipper, scored a double century in the first innings, Joe Root returned for being run out with making only 1 run. Since then Jonny Bairstow and Dan Lawrence took the English to the victory as together they posted an unbeaten stand of 62 for the fourth wicket.
Earlier, Sri Lanka stopped the second innings at 359 runs. Lahiru Thirimanne, who scored a century almost 8 years later, played an innings of 111 runs and Angelo Mathews also scored 73 runs to manage a handsome total.
The Lankans were faced in most trouble by Jack Leach, he bowled 41.5 overs and took 5 wickets for 122 runs. Besides, Dom Base, took 5 wickets in the first innings, took 3 wickets for 100 runs.
Scorecard in Short:
Sri Lanka 135 (Bess 5-30) and 359 (Thirimanne 111, Leach 5-122)
England 421 (Root 228, Lawrence 73) and 76 for 3 (Bairstow 35*)