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Sri Lanka succumb to 5th consecutive defeat against England at home

England tour of Sri Lanka 2021

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England completed a comfortable 4th innings chase of 73 in the 5th day of the 1st Test match at Galle with only 3 wickets down.

This is England’s 5th consecutive win in Sri Lanka assuring the dominance over the islanders and Sri Lanka have also failed to record a win against England after their famous win at Headingly in 2014.

Sri Lanka at the cusp of defeat despite Thirimanne’s heroics

England in Sri Lanka in last 5 Tests

England won – P Sara Oval – 2012

England won – Galle – 2018

England won – Pallekele – 2018

England won – SSC – 2018

England won – Galle – 2021

England had only 36 runs to chase in the fifth day after the early stutter in the last hour of fourth day where they lost 3 wickets. However, overnight batsmen Jonny Bairstow and Dan Lawrence has no troubles clearing the balance in just 9.2 overs registering an easy 7 wicket win for the tourists.

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England Won – 6
Sri Lanka Won – 0
Drawn – 1

Sri Lanka lost a potential wicket as they failed to review a LBW against Dan Lawrence off Dilruwan Perera’s bowling earlier in the day. Hawk-Eye reckoned that struck in line with off stump and would have hit the top of leg with three reds.

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England skipper Joe Root who stuck a brilliant double century was named as the player of the match. The next Test match of the series will commence on 22nd January at the same venue as Sri Lanka will search their first win in the 2021.

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Result


Sri Lanka
135/10 (46.1) & 359/10 (136.5)

England
421/10 (117.1) & 76/3 (24.2)

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Lahiru Thirimanne c Jonathan Bairstow b Stuart Broad 4 22 0 0 18.18
Kusal Perera c Joe Root b Dominic Bess 20 28 2 0 71.43
Kusal Mendis c Jos Buttler b Stuart Broad 0 2 0 0 0.00
Angelo Mathews c Joe Root b Stuart Broad 27 54 1 1 50.00
Dinesh Chandimal c Sam Curran b Jack Leach 28 71 1 0 39.44
Niroshan Dickwella c Dominic Sibley b Dominic Bess 12 21 1 0 57.14
Dasun Shanaka c Jos Buttler b Dominic Bess 23 48 3 0 47.92
Wanindu Hasaranga b Dominic Bess 19 22 2 0 86.36
Dilruwan Perera b Dominic Bess 0 2 0 0 0.00
Lasith Embuldeniya run out (Jack Leach) 0 1 0 0 0.00
Asitha Fernando not out 0 7 0 0 0.00


Extras 2 (b 0 , lb 1 , nb 1, w 0, pen 0)
Total 135/10 (46.1 Overs, RR: 2.92)
Fall of Wickets 1-16 (6.3) Lahiru Thirimanne, 2-16 (6.5) Kusal Mendis, 3-25 (10.2) Kusal Perera, 4-81 (28.6) Angelo Mathews, 5-81 (29.2) Dinesh Chandimal, 6-105 (38.1) Niroshan Dickwella, 7-126 (42.5) Dasun Shanaka, 8-126 (42.5) Dilruwan Perera, 9-130 (43.5) Lasith Embuldeniya, 10-135 (46.1) Wanindu Hasaranga,

Bowling O M R W Econ
Stuart Broad 9 3 20 3 2.22
Sam Curran 4 2 8 0 2.00
Mark Wood 6 1 21 0 3.50
Dominic Bess 10.1 3 30 5 2.97
Jack Leach 17 2 55 1 3.24
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Zak Crawley c Wanindu Hasaranga b Lasith Embuldeniya 9 26 1 0 34.62
Dominic Sibley c Lahiru Thirimanne b Lasith Embuldeniya 4 15 0 0 26.67
Jonathan Bairstow c Kusal Mendis b Lasith Embuldeniya 47 93 2 0 50.54
Joe Root c Lasith Embuldeniya b Dilruwan Perera 228 321 18 1 71.03
Dan Lawrence c Kusal Mendis b Dilruwan Perera 73 150 6 1 48.67
Jos Buttler c Niroshan Dickwella b Asitha Fernando 30 57 3 0 52.63
Sam Curran b Asitha Fernando 0 1 0 0 0.00
Dominic Bess run out (Minod Bhanuka) 0 4 0 0 0.00
Jack Leach lbw b Dilruwan Perera 4 20 1 0 20.00
Mark Wood c Niroshan Dickwella b Dilruwan Perera 2 9 0 0 22.22
Stuart Broad not out 11 13 2 0 84.62


Extras 13 (b 7 , lb 0 , nb 6, w 0, pen 0)
Total 421/10 (117.1 Overs, RR: 3.59)
Fall of Wickets 1-10 (4.2) Dominic Sibley, 2-17 (8.4) Zak Crawley, 3-131 (42.2) Jonathan Bairstow,

Bowling O M R W Econ
Lasith Embuldeniya 45 4 176 3 3.91
Asitha Fernando 14 1 44 2 3.14
Wanindu Hasaranga 15 1 63 0 4.20
Dilruwan Perera 36.1 2 109 4 3.02
Dasun Shanaka 7 1 22 0 3.14
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Kusal Perera c Jack Leach b Sam Curran 62 109 5 1 56.88
Lahiru Thirimanne c Jos Buttler b Sam Curran 111 251 12 0 44.22
Kusal Mendis c Jos Buttler b Jack Leach 15 65 1 0 23.08
Lasith Embuldeniya c Dominic Sibley b Dominic Bess 0 11 0 0 0.00
Angelo Mathews c & b Jack Leach 71 219 4 0 32.42
Dinesh Chandimal c Joe Root b Dominic Bess 20 28 3 0 71.43
Niroshan Dickwella c Jos Buttler b Dominic Bess 29 74 1 0 39.19
Dasun Shanaka b Jack Leach 4 5 0 0 80.00
Wanindu Hasaranga c Joe Root b Jack Leach 12 18 2 0 66.67
Dilruwan Perera st Jos Buttler b Jack Leach 24 38 5 0 63.16
Asitha Fernando not out 0 6 0 0 0.00


Extras 11 (b 7 , lb 1 , nb 3, w 0, pen 0)
Total 359/10 (136.5 Overs, RR: 2.62)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Stuart Broad 17 11 14 0 0.82
Sam Curran 11 1 37 2 3.36
Dominic Bess 33 4 100 3 3.03
Mark Wood 21 5 49 0 2.33
Jack Leach 41.5 6 122 5 2.94
Joe Root 11 1 19 0 1.73
Dan Lawrence 2 0 10 0 5.00


Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Zak Crawley c Kusal Mendis b Lasith Embuldeniya 8 21 1 0 38.10
Dominic Sibley b Lasith Embuldeniya 2 5 0 0 40.00
Jonathan Bairstow not out 35 62 2 0 56.45
Joe Root run out (Niroshan Dickwella) 1 3 0 0 33.33
Dan Lawrence not out 21 52 0 0 40.38


Extras 9 (b 0 , lb 9 , nb 0, w 0, pen 0)
Total 76/3 (24.2 Overs, RR: 3.12)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Lasith Embuldeniya 12 3 29 2 2.42
Dilruwan Perera 11.2 2 34 0 3.04
Wanindu Hasaranga 1 0 4 0 4.00