1st Test, Galle, November 06 - 09, 2018, England tour of Sri Lanka
342 & 322/6d
(T:462) 203 & 250

England won by 211 runs

Player Of The Match
107 & 37
England 1st Innings
Sri Lanka 1st Innings
England 2nd Innings
Sri Lanka 2nd Innings
Match Details
England 1st Innings 
Rory Burns c †Dickwella b Lakmal912-2075.00
Keaton Jennings  b Perera4653-7086.79
Moeen Ali  b Lakmal01-000.00
Joe Root (c) b Herath3546-5076.08
Ben Stokes  b Perera719-1036.84
Jos Buttler c †Dickwella b Perera3872-4052.77
Ben Foakes c de Silva b Lakmal107202-10052.97
Sam Curran c Chandimal b Dananjaya48104-1346.15
Adil Rashid c de Silva b Perera3538-4292.10
Jack Leach c de Silva b Perera1531-2048.38
James Anderson not out 04-000.00
Extras(b 1, lb 1)2
TOTAL97 Ov (RR: 3.52)342
Fall of wickets: 1-10 (Rory Burns, 2.3 ov), 2-10 (Moeen Ali, 2.4 ov), 3-72 (Joe Root, 16.1 ov), 4-98 (Keaton Jennings, 21.1 ov), 5-103 (Ben Stokes, 23.3 ov), 6-164 (Jos Buttler, 43.6 ov), 7-252 (Sam Curran, 77.2 ov), 8-306 (Adil Rashid, 87.4 ov), 9-330 (Jack Leach, 95.2 ov), 10-342 (Ben Foakes, 96.6 ov)
Suranga Lakmal1857334.058212100
2.3 to RJ Burns, 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
2.4 to MM Ali, what a ripper! Two in two! That's sexy from Suranga. Round the wicket straight away, wide of the crease, and he's made Moeen Ali's off stump take a vacation. What a start for the hosts!. 10/2
96.6 to BT Foakes, flogged high out to extra cover ... Foakes looking for quick runs ... but he hasn't got enough bat on that one. A well-judged catch, and the end of a quality debut innings. 342/10
Dilruwan Perera3167552.411377000
21.1 to KK Jennings, bowled him! Beaten by the angle, the change of pace from the skiddier offspinner, coming round the wicket and firing it in flat, rattles the timbers as Jennings finds himself cramped on the cut. A fine innings as far as it went, but it's over too soon for England's liking.... 98/4
23.3 to BA Stokes, Stokes walks across his stumps on the sweep, and is bowled round his legs! Crikey, this has been an all-action morning session! A poor choice from Stokes on that occasion, trying to get too cute with the angles, and hearing the death rattle ... he slams the pitch with the toe of his bat, that took out middle stump, which is an indication of how much room he gave himself. 103/5
43.6 to JC Buttler, right on drinks, Sri Lanka strike! A moment's indecision from Buttler, who is caught on the crease as he's unsure how much this is going to turn. Takes the edge and that's a smart low take from Dickwella. 164/6
87.4 to AU Rashid, a slash, an edge, a wicket! One shot too many for Rashid, looking for the drive, but beaten by the angle across his bows. A sharp chance into Dhananjaya's breadbasket, and an enterprising knock comes to an end. 306/8
95.2 to MJ Leach, edged and gone! Leach plays off the back foot, he's been troubled outside off for most of his innings, and this time, the ball climbs off a fat edge, straight to first slip. Perera has five! And Foakes has just James Anderson for company as he hunts down his hundred.... 330/9
Akila Dananjaya2029614.807211100
77.2 to SM Curran, a massive wipe and Curran edges to slip! A huge wicket for Sri Lanka, tossed up by Akila, tempting Curran into a flat-batted mow through the covers. But the extra loop also meant extra turn away from the blade, and it ended up as a simple outside edge to Chandimal, who is still hobbling after damaging his groin earlier.... 252/7
Rangana Herath2547813.121065200
16.1 to JE Root, Root has galloped down the track and yorked himself! Well, there we go, Root's intent costs him dear, and that is Herath's 100th wicket at Galle! There was no real need for such recklessness, but to be fair, his positive intent had hauled England off the canvas in the first hour ... but not the second.. 72/3
Dhananjaya de Silva301806.0081100
Sri Lanka 1st Innings 
Dimuth Karunaratne c †Foakes b Anderson42-10200.00
Kaushal Silva lbw b Curran16-0016.66
Dhananjaya de Silva  b Ali1447-0029.78
Kusal Mendis c Stokes b Leach1932-4059.37
Angelo Mathews c Jennings b Ali52122-3042.62
Dinesh Chandimal (c)st †Foakes b Rashid3372-3045.83
Niroshan Dickwella c Buttler b Ali2839-3071.79
Dilruwan Perera c Buttler b Leach2149-2042.85
Akila Dananjaya c †Foakes b Ali03-000.00
Suranga Lakmal c Anderson b Rashid1520-2075.00
Rangana Herath not out 1416-2087.50
Extras(lb 2)2
TOTAL68 Ov (RR: 2.98)203
Fall of wickets: 1-4 (Dimuth Karunaratne, 0.2 ov), 2-10 (Kaushal Silva, 3.3 ov), 3-34 (Kusal Mendis, 13.2 ov), 4-40 (Dhananjaya de Silva, 16.3 ov), 5-115 (Dinesh Chandimal, 43.2 ov), 6-136 (Angelo Mathews, 49.3 ov), 7-171 (Niroshan Dickwella, 59.6 ov), 8-173 (Akila Dananjaya, 61.3 ov), 9-175 (Dilruwan Perera, 62.6 ov), 10-203 (Suranga Lakmal, 67.6 ov)
James Anderson1002612.60442000
0.2 to FDM Karunaratne, huge swing, huge appeal, up goes the finger! Karunaratne reviews immediately, but there's a clear spike on UltraEdge... the wicket stands! Brilliant from Anderson, looping into the channel and not so much luring the edge as demanding it. Foakes has his first Test catch after two balls in his primary role. Busy morning for him!. 4/1
Sam Curran611612.66293000
3.3 to JK Silva, huge appeal, and that's plumb! That's what Curran can do when he gets his line right. Curling back into a planted front dog, the classic left-armer's lbw, and Sri Lanka are in serious bother now!. 10/2
Jack Leach1824122.27793000
13.2 to BKG Mendis, gets him that time! Leach has been rewarded for some good bowling. He was keeping the batsmen on their toes, draws him forward again, but it's turned the perfect amount to get a proper outside edge and go straight to first slip. 34/3
62.6 to MDK Perera, tossed up, turn on off stump, flogged to cover! Buttler's second grab of the innings and Sri Lanka are staring at a huge deficit now.... 175/9
Moeen Ali2146643.14866000
16.3 to DM de Silva, bowled him moved across again, too far across to try and sweep. Very poor choice of shot with lunch so close by. Beaten by the ball, which crashes into the stumps. Nothing special about the ball, just on a length and spinning into the stumps, just a bad, bad shot.Very similar to how Ben Stokes got out.. 40/4
49.3 to AD Mathews, short leg is in the action straightaway! This one sticks in the pitch, loops into the glove, pops into the leg side, and Jennings (not Denly, or Burns) under the lid stoops forward to snaffle the opportunity! That is a massive scalp so early in the session!. 136/6
59.6 to N Dickwella, there it is! Moeen tosses one up, slightly wider and slower, Dickwella can't resist throwing his bat through the line and Buttler at short cover claims a vital catch!. 171/7
61.3 to A Dananjaya, beautiful take by Foakes! He's right in the action today. Another beauty from Moeen, finding flight, dip and turn, and grazing the edge of a half-committed poke. 173/8
Adil Rashid913023.33333000
43.2 to LD Chandimal, He's been outsmarted Chandimal was intent on coming down the track to Rashid, and this time the bowler deceives him. pulls his length back a tad, and Chandimal is all at sea, watching the ball rip away from him. Foakes completes a smart stumping. Partnership broken, and Sri Lanka in trouble again. 115/5
67.6 to RAS Lakmal, Rashid finishes it off for England an ungainly hoick, a proper tailender shot that. Went for the heave across the line and got an outside edge that looped to Anderson at gully.. 203/10
Ben Stokes402205.50123000
England 2nd Innings 
Rory Burns run out (Karunaratne)2365-1035.38
Keaton Jennings not out 146280-9052.14
Moeen Ali c Herath b Perera311-0027.27
Joe Root (c)c †Dickwella b Herath319-0015.78
Ben Stokes  b Perera6293-4366.66
Jos Buttler c Silva b Herath3558-2160.34
Ben Foakes c Mendis b Dananjaya3734-13108.82
Sam Curran not out 00-00-
Extras(b 4, lb 7, nb 2)13
TOTAL93 Ov (RR: 3.46)322/6d
Fall of wickets: 1-60 (Rory Burns, 22.6 ov), 2-67 (Moeen Ali, 26.3 ov), 3-74 (Joe Root, 31.3 ov), 4-181 (Ben Stokes, 60.5 ov), 5-258 (Jos Buttler, 83.1 ov), 6-319 (Ben Foakes, 92.5 ov)
Dilruwan Perera3039423.131248200
26.3 to MM Ali, chips straight to mid-on. It's a feature, not a bug. Moeen Ali out swiping across the line, attempting to clear mid-on with no real conviction. It was flat and pushed through full on off stump, a drive-through-cover sort of ball. But he wants to clear Herath who is on the floor well before the ball reaches him and has to be patient as it dips on him. Takes it cleanly in the end. 67/2
60.5 to BA Stokes, beauty! Dilruwan gets it up at a length outside leg stump and spins it past Stokes' outside edge to hit the top of off. That's the ball they've been negotiating with reverse sweeps all this while, and you can see why. Stokes wants to drive this through the leg side but he's nowhere near the pitch of this. It's all a bit frenzied. Like it has been over the last 10 or 15 minutes. Are England looking to declare this session?. 181/4
Suranga Lakmal923003.33382002
Rangana Herath2315922.56902000
31.3 to JE Root, got him! Crafty from Herath. Made Root play at the length ball on middle all of last over, getting it to slide on. Root protects against that as he gets forward to another one at the same line and length, except this one is pushed through quicker and rips away from him. No time to react as the ball takes the edge and Dickwella is in perfect position for the catch. 74/3
83.1 to JC Buttler, sharp snaffle at silly point! Kaushal Silva stays low and scoops this, in one hand, straight off the face of the bat as Buttler presses forward. That is excellent alertness. 258/5
Akila Dananjaya18.528714.61643400
92.5 to BT Foakes, holes out on the leg side. Legbreak at a length on off stump. Wants to smoke this over midwicket but it's come off the toe-end of the bat. Two fielders converging but it's deep square, running to his left, who gets it. Useful knock from Foakes.. 319/6
Dhananjaya de Silva12.124103.36442100
Sri Lanka 2nd Innings (T: 462 runs)
Dimuth Karunaratne c & b Ali2686-1030.23
Kaushal Silva lbw b Leach3059-1050.84
Dhananjaya de Silva c Root b Stokes2144-0147.72
Kusal Mendis c Ali b Leach4577-6158.44
Angelo Mathews c Buttler b Ali5392-5057.60
Dinesh Chandimal (c) b Leach111-009.09
Niroshan Dickwella c Stokes b Ali1632-1050.00
Dilruwan Perera c Stokes b Rashid3049-3161.22
Akila Dananjaya c Stokes b Ali818-0044.44
Suranga Lakmal not out 1425-1156.00
Rangana Herath run out (Stokes/†Foakes)518-0027.77
Extras(lb 1)1
TOTAL85.1 Ov (RR: 2.93)250
Fall of wickets: 1-51 (Kaushal Silva, 22.3 ov), 2-59 (Dimuth Karunaratne, 25.2 ov), 3-98 (Dhananjaya de Silva, 37.2 ov), 4-144 (Kusal Mendis, 50.5 ov), 5-154 (Dinesh Chandimal, 54.4 ov), 6-190 (Niroshan Dickwella, 66.1 ov), 7-197 (Angelo Mathews, 68.4 ov), 8-229 (Akila Dananjaya, 76.6 ov), 9-239 (Dilruwan Perera, 79.3 ov), 10-250 (Rangana Herath, 85.1 ov)
Sam Curran511503.00211000
James Anderson1222702.25541000
Moeen Ali2027143.55774300
25.2 to FDM Karunaratne, biffed back to the bowler and England have their second! A loss of discipline from Karunaratne, charging down the pitch, lamping a drive through the line of the ball and scudding a return chance at waist height to Moeen's right! A fine catch, that was travelling quickly, and there is his 150th wicket in Tests!. 59/2
66.1 to N Dickwella, he strikes straight away! Moeen is a magician of the first ball after tea sort. Lovely turn on offer, Dickwella pushes at it and Stokes gobbles this up. A huge moment and that's a pin right through Sri Lanka's balloon. 190/6
68.4 to AD Mathews, Moeen, Moeen, Moeen Moeen - I'm begging of you please don't take my man! That's a good old fashioned stick in the mud. Grips in the pitch, Mathews plops it straight to Buttler. Sri Lanka sink further. 197/7
76.6 to A Dananjaya, that's too good! More majesticness from Moeen! Pitches it exactly where Akila has to defend. Takes the edge and Stokes does not drop this one. England just two away. 229/8
Adil Rashid18.105913.24746000
79.3 to MDK Perera, Rashid's earned that. Some delightful bowling, getting it to turn nicely and it's catching practice for Stokes. 239/9
Jack Leach2116032.85844100
22.3 to JK Silva, huge appeal and pinned on the front pad! Silva reviews, but that looks stone-dead to me. He was down on the sweep as the ball ghosted into his shin, lovely drift from Leach, and sure enough, that's plumb!. 51/1
50.5 to BKG Mendis, he has thrown away! Utterly bonkers. This is not smart cricket from Mendis. He's already shown Leach his intent, but now surely just work it for a single and keep the momentum up?! Not a chance say Mendis, as he goes dancing once more and skews it to Moeen. All that hard work done to see off Stokes, and he's chucked it in the gutter. 144/4
54.4 to LD Chandimal, now there's the magic! Perfect line and length, drift into the pads, a bit of bite off the deck, and back goes the off stump! Chandimal's lack of mobility perhaps played a part, as he ended up playing down the wrong line, but he was done in by the flight and beaten off the pitch. 154/5
Ben Stokes821612.00392000
37.2 to DM de Silva, edged, gone this time! Ben Stokes makes things happen once more! Playing away from the body, as Stokes angled it in from a wide line and kissed the edge of a flimsy poke. Root at slip stooped low, gobbled the chance, and England are in total command now!. 98/3
Joe Root10101.0050000
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TossEngland, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Ben Foakes
Series resultEngland led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 2324
Hours of play (local time)10:00 start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00
Match days6,7,8,9 November 2018 - day (5-day match)
Test debut
Ben Foakes
Ben Foakes
Rory Burns
Rory Burns
New Zealand
Chris Gaffaney
South Africa
Marais Erasmus
TV Umpire
Sundaram Ravi
Reserve Umpire
Sri Lanka
Ruchira Palliyaguruge
Match Referee
Andy Pycroft
Tue, 06 Nov - day 1 - England 1st innings 321/8 (Ben Foakes 87*, Jack Leach 14*, 91 ov)
Wed, 07 Nov - day 2 - England 2nd innings 38/0 (Rory Burns 11*, Keaton Jennings 26*, 12 ov)
Thu, 08 Nov - day 3 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 15/0 (Dimuth Karunaratne 7*, Kaushal Silva 8*, 7 ov)
Fri, 09 Nov - day 4 - Sri Lanka 2nd innings 250 (85.1 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
  • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 21.4 overs (130 balls), Extras 0
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 130 balls (FDM Karunaratne 21, JK Silva 29, Ex 0)
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 51/0 in 22.0 overs (FDM Karunaratne 21, JK Silva 30)
  • Over 22.3: Review by Sri Lanka (Batting), Umpire - CB Gaffaney, Batsman - JK Silva (Struck down)
  • Over 37.1: Review by Sri Lanka (Batting), Umpire - M Erasmus, Batsman - DM de Silva (Upheld)
  • Lunch: Sri Lanka - 98/3 in 37.2 overs (BKG Mendis 21)
  • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 38.2 overs (230 balls), Extras 0
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 144/4 in 50.5 overs (AD Mathews 21)
  • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 52.2 overs (314 balls), Extras 1
  • AD Mathews: 50 off 85 balls (5 x 4)
  • Tea: Sri Lanka - 190/5 in 66.0 overs (AD Mathews 50, N Dickwella 16)
  • Sri Lanka: 200 runs in 70.1 overs (421 balls), Extras 1
  • Over 79.4: Review by Sri Lanka (Batting), Umpire - M Erasmus, Batsman - HMRKB Herath (Upheld)
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 244/9 in 83.0 overs (RAS Lakmal 10, HMRKB Herath 3)
  • Sri Lanka: 250 runs in 85.1 overs (511 balls), Extras 1
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