Sri Lanka Vs England, 1st Test at Galle-: England beat Sri Lanka by 211 runs
9Nov

Sri Lanka Vs England, 1st Test at Galle-: England beat Sri Lanka by 211 runs

A good win for England. They were put on the mat in the first innings but Ben Foakes came to the rescue on his debut and score a fine ton, and then the English bowlers wrapped the hosts early to take a massive 139-run first inning lead.

Then, Keaton Jennings finally came to the party and contributed with a massive ton of his own, setting a big target of 462 for Sri Lanka. After that, the visitors' spinners weaved their web around the Lankan batsmen once more and got the job done before the end of Day 4.

A standing ovation from the crowd as Herath makes his way back to the dressing room. The English team walks up to him to shake the great man's hand one last time. This Test might have been won by England, but all eyes will turn towards just one man. He's most definitely earned it.

Plenty to work on for Sri Lanka, especially in the batting department. Only two fifties were scored in the entire game and both came from Angelo Mathews. The spinners got their share of the wickets, but since they weren't backed by the batting department, not much could have been done. Lots to be done for the second Test. It is something they shall surely work on in the nets.

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