Sri Lanka vs England 2nd Test 2021 Highlights

Watch the highlights of Sri Lanka vs England 2nd Test 2021 - England tour of Sri Lanka 2-match Test series of the 2nd Test match played between England and Sri Lanka at Galle in 22nd January to 25th January 2021.

Sri Lanka vs England 2nd Test 2021 Highlights
Lasith Embuldeniya's battle with Joe Root was compelling © Sri Lanka Cricket

All-round England crushing six-wicket victory over Sri Lanka, despite a Lasith Embuldeniya's 10-wickets and clinch the two-match series 2-0 whitewash in the second Test match.

Match Stats : 
  • 8238 : Joe Root became the fourth leading run-scorer for England in Test matches after Alastair Cook (12472), Graham Gooch 8900 and Alec Stewart (8464).
  • James Anderson 6 for 40 was his 30th 5-wicket haul or more wickets for England in Test matches and the sixth in the list of most five-wicket haul or more wickets in Tests.
  • Lasith Embuldeniya took 10-wickets in this match - This is Lasith Embuldeniya's first ten-wicket in a match in Test matches and Sri Lanka's sixth best figures in a match against England in Tests.
  • Lasith Embuldeniya became the seventh Sri Lankan bowler to took ten-wickets in a match in Tests.
  • This is the first time in Test matches history that a team has taken all ten wickets with pace bowling in one innings and spin bowling in the other innings.

* Angelo Mathews' century and Dinesh Chandimal's half-century settle Sri Lanka, despite a James Anderson's attack on the opening day of the second Test match.

* Niroshan Dickwella's 92 and Dilruwan Perera's half-century lift Sri Lanka to competitive score before England openers fail again and Joe Root's fifty leads response after James Anderson's six-for in the day 2 of the second Test match.

* Joe Root's masterful 186 and Lasith Embuldeniya takes career-best seven-for in a tightly-fought contest on the day 3 of the second Test match.

Sri Lanka 1st Innings scored 381 for all-out in 139.3 overs with top scorer by Angelo Mathews 110 off 238-balls - which was his 11th Test hundred and his third century against England in Tests - included 11-fours.

Niroshan Dickwella 92 off 144-balls - who fell eight-run short of his century - including 10-fours, Dilruwan Perera 67, Dinesh Chandimal 52, Lahiru Thirimanne 43.

1st Innings England best bowler by James Anderson claimed a 6-wicket haul for 40-runs in 29-overs including 13 maidens, Mark Wood picked up 3-wickets and one for Sam Curran.

England 1st Innings scored 344 for all-out in 116.1 overs with top scorer by Joe Root 186 - which was his 19th Test hundred and his fourth century against Sri Lanka in ODIs, Jos Buttler 55, Dom Bess 32 and Jonny Bairstow 28.

1st Innings Sri Lanka best bowler by Lasith Embuldeniya claimed a career-best 7-wicket haul for 132-runs in 41-overs including six maidens and Ramesh Mendis and Dilruwan Mendis both took one-wickets.

Sri Lanka 2nd Innings 126 for all-out in 35.5 overs with top scorer by Lasith Embuldeniya 40 and Ramesh Mendis 16.

2nd Innings England best bowler by Dom Bess claimed a 4-wicket for 49-runs in 16-overs including a maiden.

Jack Leach took 4-wickets for 59-runs in 14-overs included a maiden and Joe Root - who took 2-wickets for without a run in 1.5-overs with a maiden.

England chased 164-4 in 43.3 overs with top scorer by Dom Sibley 56 not out, Jos Buttler 46 not out and Jonny Bairstow 29.

2nd innings Sri Lanka best bowler by Lasith Embuldeniya picked up 3-wickets for 73-runs in 20-overs including three maidens and Ramesh Mendis took one-wicket.

Joe Root named Player of the match for his masterclass 186-runs knocked off facing 309-balls including 18-fours.

Joe Root earned player of the series for contributing 426-runs including one double-century and a century with average of 106.50 in the two-match Test series.

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