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Sri Lanka vs England 1st Test 2021 Highlights

Cricket Highlights - Sri Lanka vs England 1st Test 2021


Watch the highlights of Sri Lanka vs England 1st Test 2021 - England tour of Sri Lanka 2-match Test series of the 1st Test match played between England and Sri Lanka at Galle in 14th January to 18th January 2021.

Joe Root celebrates his fourth double-century © SKY SPORTS

Dom Bess's five-for and Stuart Broad's three-for restricted Sri Lanka to 135 before Joe Root's 50th fifty and Jonny Bairstow's 47* as England take control in the day 1 of the first Test match.

Joe Root's masterclass unbeaten 168 and Dan Lawrence's debut fifty sets up to England takes massive 185-run lead in the day 2 of the first Test match.

Joe Root posts record-breaking 228 but Lahiru Thirimanne stands firm to give Sri Lanka hope of saving Galle Test.

Jack Leach's five-for restricted Sri Lanka to 359 before England lost 38 for 3 and England needed 36-runs to win Galle Test.

Dom Bess, Joe Root and Jack Leach guided England comfortable seven-wicket victory over Sri Lanka and take a 1-0 lead in the first Test match.

* Sri Lanka's 135 was their sixth lowest score against England in Test matches and it is their second worst total at Galle International Stadium in Tests.

* Angelo Mathews became the fifth Sri Lankan player to reach 6,000 Test runs after Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Sanath Jayasuriya and Aravinda de Silva.

* Dan Lawrence became the 112th England player to score 50 or more runs on debut Test match.

* Dom Bess's 5 for 30 was his best bowling performance for England in Test matches and the tenth best bowling figures by an England bowler against Sri Lanka in Tests.

* Joe Root became the fourth England batsman to score a four double-centuries in Test matches after Wally Hammond (7), Alastair Cook (5) and Leonard Hutton (4).

* Joe Root's 228 was his second best score for England in Test matches and the highest score by an England batsman against Sri Lanka in Tests, surpassing the previous record of 203 held by Jonathan Trott at Cardiff in 2011.

* Joe Root's 228 was the highest score by an England batsman in Sri Lanka in Test matches, surpassing the previous record of 151 held by Kevin Pietersen at Colombo (PSS) in 2012.

* 30y 17 days : Joe Root became the third youngest player to reach 8000 runs in Test matches after Alastair Cook (29y 3 days) and Sachin Tendulkar (29y 27 days).

Sri Lanka 1st Innings scored 135 for all-out in 46.1 overs with top scorer by Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews, Dasun Shanaka 23, Kusal Perera 20 and Wanindu Hasaranga 19.

1st Innings England best bowler by Dom Bess claimed a 5-wicker haul for 30-runs in 10.1-overs including three maidens, Stuart Broad picked up 3-wickets for 20-runs in 9-overs included three maidens and one for Jack Leach.

England 1st Innings scored 421 for all-out in 117.1 overs with top scorer by Joe Root 228 off 321-balls - which was his 4th Test double-century and his second double-hundred against Sri Lanka in Tests.

Debutant Dan Lawrence - who scored 73-runs on his debut Test match, Jonny Bairstow 47 and Jos Buttler 30.

Sri Lanka best bowler by Dilruwan Perera claimed a 4-wickets for 109-runs in 36.1-overs, Lasith Embuldeniya picked up 3-wickets and Asitha Fernando took 2-wickets.

Sri Lanka 2nd Innings scored 359 for all-out in 136.5 overs with top scorer by Lahiru Thirimanne 111 off 251-balls - which was his 2nd Test hundred and his first century against England in Tests.

Angelo Mathews 71, Kusal Perera 62, Niroshan Dickwella 29, Dinesh Chandimal 20 and Angelo Mathews 15.

2nd Innings England best bowler by Jack Leach claimed a 5-wicket haul for 122-runs in 41.5-overs, Dom Bess picked up 3-wickets and Sam Curran took 2-wickets.

England chased 76-3 in 24.2 overs with top scorer by Jonny Bairstow 35 not out, Dan Lawrence 21 not out.

2nd Innings Sri Lanka best bowler by Lasith Embuldeniya took 2-wickets for 29runs in 12-overs including three maidens.

Joe Root named Player of the match for his record-breaking  magnificent 228-runs knocked off facing 321-balls including 18-fours and a six.

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