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Thursday, January 14, 2021

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.

* 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 PWH de Silva 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 156-2 in 61-overs at Stumps - with top scorer by Lahiru Thirimanne 76 not out, Kusal Perera 62 and Kusal Mendis 15.

2nd Innings England best bowler by Sam Curran and Jack Leach both took one-wickets.

Day 3 Highlights

Day 2 Highlights

Day 1 Highlights