1st Test, England tour of Sri Lanka 2018, Watch ENG v SL Cricket highlights today – First test day one from Galle International Stadium (Sri Lanka) Tuesday 6th November 2018. England lost eight wickets in today’s played and scored 321 runs with facing 91 overs. Above three hundred runs in first innings are always good scores for first batting team but they lost eight wickets in the first day. RJ Burns the debutant and the opener of the England team scored just nine runs and out when it was (2.3 no such luck this time! Strangled down leg. Swing from Lakmal, on a good length, and Burns thinks this is easy runs. Doesn’t get enough of it though and it’s a good take by Dickwella. End of Burns’ first Test knock. 10/1).
KK Jennings contributed 46 runs off 54 deliveries and out, MM Ali has gone with duck. The captain of the team JE Root added 35 runs to his team scorecard, BA Stokes 7, JC Buttler 38, SM Curran 48 and AU Rashid 35. It was the second debutant BT Foakes † who scored 87 runs off 184 balls not out and MJ Leach 14 not out. MDK Perera bowled 28 overs and took four wickets with 70 runs, RAS Lakmal dismissed two English batsmen RJ Burns and MM Ali. A Dananjaya and HMRKB Herath took one wicket each of them.
England won the toss and elected to bat.
JK Silva, FDM Karunaratne, BKG Mendis, LD Chandimal (c), AD Mathews, N Dickwella †, DM de Silva, MDK Perera, RAS Lakmal, A Dananjaya, HMRKB Herath.
RJ Burns, KK Jennings, MM Ali, JE Root (c), BA Stokes, JC Buttler, BT Foakes †, SM Curran, AU Rashid, MJ Leach, JM Anderson.