England tour of Srilanka , ( jan 14-jan 23 , two test )
First test , Host skipper D. Chandimal won the toss and decided to bat first at galle , L.thirimanne and K. Perera open the innings for Srilanka . But none batsman could cross 30 personal runs as Srilanka bold out for just 135 their lowest first innings total at Galle ( srilanka’s Gabbas )
Dom Bess took the jammiest five-for you’ll ever see, but it’s still a five-for, and it brings his Test average down from a forgettable 40 to a thrifty 33. Stuart Broad varied his pace to take three for 20 – all three in the top four – and show why England preferred him to Jimmy Anderson, who becomes the first Englishman ever to be left out straight after taking his 600th Test wicket.
captain Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow absorbed the pressure and counter-attacked, putting on an unbroken 110* to help England go through to stumps primed for a second-day assault. En route that solid partnership, Root brought up his 50th half-century in Test cricket, Bairstow a typically dominant 47*, and Sri Lanka were left to reflect on one of the tougher days they’ve faced in their Galle fortress.
Day 2 , Session 2
SL – 135 46.1 Overs
England – 207/3 61.2 over
Run Rate: (Current: 3.4)ENG lead by 75 runs
Last Wicket: Jonny Bairstow c Kusal Mendis b Lasith Embuldeniya 47 (93) – 131/3 in 42.2 Over
Joe Root (C)
102* (164) 7×4, 0x6
41 (75) 5×4, 1×6