result
1st Test, Galle, Jan 14 - 18 2021, England tour of Sri Lanka
135 & 359
(24.2 ov, target 74)421 & 76/3
England won by 7 wickets
player of the match
Joe Root
England
Sri Lanka 1st INNINGS
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
Lahiru Thirimanne c Bairstow b Broad422390018.18
Kusal Perera c Root b Bess2028672071.43
Kusal Mendis c †Buttler b Broad024000.00
Angelo Mathews c Root b Broad27541011150.00
Dinesh Chandimal (c)c Curran b Leach2871781039.44
Niroshan Dickwella c Sibley b Bess1221441057.14
Dasun Shanaka c †Buttler b Bess2348603047.92
PWH de Silva  b Bess1922412086.36
Dilruwan Perera  b Bess024000.00
Lasith Embuldeniya run out (Leach)015000.00
Asitha Fernando not out 0712000.00
Extras(lb 1, nb 1)2
TOTAL(46.1 Ov, RR: 2.92)135
Fall of wickets: 1-16 (Lahiru Thirimanne, 6.3 ov), 2-16 (Kusal Mendis, 6.5 ov), 3-25 (Kusal Perera, 10.2 ov), 4-81 (Angelo Mathews, 28.6 ov), 5-81 (Dinesh Chandimal, 29.2 ov), 6-105 (Niroshan Dickwella, 38.1 ov), 7-126 (Dasun Shanaka, 42.3 ov), 8-126 (Dilruwan Perera, 42.5 ov), 9-130 (Lasith Embuldeniya, 43.5 ov), 10-135 (PWH de Silva, 46.1 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Stuart Broad932032.22443000
Sam Curran42802.00200000
Mark Wood612103.50231000
Dom Bess10.133052.95432000
Jack Leach1725513.24754101
England 1st INNINGS
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
Zak Crawley c de Silva b Embuldeniya926361034.62
Dom Sibley c Thirimanne b Embuldeniya415200026.67
Jonny Bairstow c Mendis b Embuldeniya47931542050.54
Joe Root (c)c Embuldeniya b MDK Perera22832147618171.03
Dan Lawrence c Mendis b MDK Perera731501826148.67
Jos Buttler c †Dickwella b Fernando3057783052.63
Sam Curran  b Fernando013000.00
Dom Bess run out (Thirimanne/†Dickwella)0412000.00
Jack Leach lbw b MDK Perera420321020.00
Mark Wood c †Dickwella b MDK Perera29120022.22
Stuart Broad not out 1113242084.62
Extras(b 7, nb 6)13
TOTAL(117.1 Ov, RR: 3.59)421
Fall of wickets: 1-10 (Dom Sibley, 4.2 ov), 2-17 (Zak Crawley, 8.4 ov), 3-131 (Jonny Bairstow, 42.2 ov), 4-304 (Dan Lawrence, 85.3 ov), 5-372 (Jos Buttler, 104.1 ov), 6-372 (Sam Curran, 104.2 ov), 7-382 (Dom Bess, 105.6 ov), 8-398 (Jack Leach, 111.2 ov), 9-406 (Mark Wood, 113.4 ov), 10-421 (Joe Root, 117.1 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Lasith Embuldeniya45417633.9118015102
Asitha Fernando1414423.14626000
PWH de Silva1516304.20526002
Dilruwan Perera36.1210943.011374102
Dasun Shanaka712203.14292000
Sri Lanka 2nd INNINGS
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
Kusal Perera c Leach b Curran621091605156.88
Lahiru Thirimanne c †Buttler b Curran11125136112044.22
Kusal Mendis c †Buttler b Leach15651021023.08
Lasith Embuldeniya c Sibley b Bess01115000.00
Angelo Mathews c Root b Leach712193444032.42
Dinesh Chandimal (c)c Root b Bess2028453071.43
Niroshan Dickwella c †Buttler b Bess29741121039.19
Dasun Shanaka  b Leach4550080.00
PWH de Silva c Root b Leach1218272066.67
Dilruwan Perera st †Buttler b Leach2438475063.16
Asitha Fernando not out 0624000.00
Extras(b 7, lb 1, nb 3)11
TOTAL(136.5 Ov, RR: 2.62)359
Fall of wickets: 1-101 (Kusal Perera, 37.4 ov), 2-155 (Kusal Mendis, 59.5 ov), 3-158 (Lasith Embuldeniya, 62.6 ov), 4-210 (Lahiru Thirimanne, 82.1 ov), 5-243 (Dinesh Chandimal, 91.3 ov), 6-291 (Niroshan Dickwella, 115.1 ov), 7-296 (Dasun Shanaka, 116.2 ov), 8-314 (PWH de Silva, 122.2 ov), 9-352 (Dilruwan Perera, 132.5 ov), 10-359 (Angelo Mathews, 136.5 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Stuart Broad17111400.82951000
Sam Curran1113723.36484001
Dom Bess33410033.0314111000
Mark Wood2154902.33955000
Jack Leach41.5612252.9217711101
Joe Root1111901.73490000
Dan Lawrence201005.0061001
England 2nd INNINGS (target: 74 runs)
BATSMEN RBM4s6sSR
Zak Crawley c Mendis b Embuldeniya821161038.10
Dom Sibley  b Embuldeniya2530040.00
Jonny Bairstow not out 3565872053.85
Joe Root (c)run out (†Dickwella)1360033.33
Dan Lawrence not out 2152690040.38
Extras(b 4, lb 5)9
TOTAL(24.2 Ov, RR: 3.12)76/3
Fall of wickets: 1-3 (Dom Sibley, 0.6 ov), 2-12 (Zak Crawley, 4.6 ov), 3-14 (Joe Root, 5.6 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Lasith Embuldeniya1232922.42521000
Dilruwan Perera11.223403.00422000
PWH de Silva10404.0020000
MATCH DETAILS
Galle International Stadium
TossSri Lanka, elected to bat first
SeriesEngland tour of Sri LankaICC World Test Championship
Season2020/21
Player Of The Match
Joe Root
Joe Root
Series resultEngland led the 2-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 2403
Hours of play (local time)10:00 start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00
Match days14,15,16,17,18 January 2021 - day match (5-day match)
Test debut
Dan Lawrence
Dan Lawrence
Umpires
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Kumar Dharmasena
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Ruchira Palliyaguruge
TV Umpire
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Lyndon Hannibal
Reserve Umpire
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Raveendra Wimalasiri
Match Referee
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Ranjan Madugalle
PointsEngland 60, Sri Lanka 0
CLOSE OF PLAY
Thu, 14 Jan - day 1 -England 1st innings 127/2 (Jonny Bairstow 47*, Joe Root 66*, 41 ov)
Fri, 15 Jan - day 2 -England 1st innings 320/4 (Joe Root 168*, Jos Buttler 7*, 94 ov)
Sat, 16 Jan - day 3 -Sri Lanka 2nd innings 156/2 (Lahiru Thirimanne 76*, Lasith Embuldeniya 0*, 61 ov)
Sun, 17 Jan - day 4 -England 2nd innings 38/3 (Jonny Bairstow 11*, Dan Lawrence 7*, 15 ov)
Mon, 18 Jan - day 5 -England 2nd innings 76/3 (24.2 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
Day 1
  • Sri Lanka 1st innings
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 23/2 in 9.1 overs (MDKJ Perera 19, AD Mathews 0)
  • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 17.1 overs (103 balls), Extras 0
  • Lunch: Sri Lanka - 65/3 in 24.0 overs (AD Mathews 17, LD Chandimal 22)
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 94 balls (AD Mathews 26, LD Chandimal 25, Ex 2)
  • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 36.1 overs (218 balls), Extras 2
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 105/5 in 38.0 overs (N Dickwella 12, MD Shanaka 12)
  • Innings Break: Sri Lanka - 135/10 in 46.1 overs (AM Fernando 0)
  • England 1st innings
  • Over 4.2: Review by Sri Lanka (Bowling), Umpire - RSA Palliyaguruge, Batsman - DP Sibley (Upheld)
  • Tea: England - 0/0
  • Drinks: England - 27/2 in 13.0 overs (JM Bairstow 9, JE Root 4)
  • England: 50 runs in 21.4 overs (131 balls), Extras 1
  • Over 22.4: Review by England (Batting), Umpire - RSA Palliyaguruge, Batsman - JE Root (Upheld)
  • Drinks: England - 62/2 in 26.0 overs (JM Bairstow 23, JE Root 25)
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 110 balls (JM Bairstow 20, JE Root 31, Ex 0)
  • JE Root: 50 off 94 balls (3 x 4)
  • England: 100 runs in 34.2 overs (207 balls), Extras 1
  • 3rd Wicket: 100 runs in 186 balls (JM Bairstow 36, JE Root 66, Ex 0)
  • End Of Day: England - 127/2 in 41.0 overs (JM Bairstow 47, JE Root 66)
  • Sri Lanka 2nd innings
  • New ball taken after 80th over
Day 2
  • England 1st innings
  • Rain: England - 127/2 in 41.0 overs (JM Bairstow 47, JE Root 66)
  • Over 41.2: Review by Sri Lanka (Bowling), Umpire - HDPK Dharmasena, Batsman - JE Root (Struck down - Umpires Call)
  • England: 150 runs in 47.2 overs (285 balls), Extras 1
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 88 balls (JE Root 18, DW Lawrence 33, Ex 1)
  • England: 200 runs in 59.5 overs (361 balls), Extras 7
  • Lunch: England - 206/3 in 61.0 overs (JE Root 99, DW Lawrence 40)
  • JE Root: 100 off 163 balls (7 x 4)
  • Over 62.2: Review by Sri Lanka (Bowling), Umpire - RSA Palliyaguruge, Batsman - JE Root (Struck down)
  • DW Lawrence: 50 off 95 balls (5 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • 4th Wicket: 100 runs in 159 balls (JE Root 42, DW Lawrence 51, Ex 7)
  • England: 250 runs in 73.4 overs (445 balls), Extras 9
  • Drinks: England - 263/3 in 77.0 overs (JE Root 130, DW Lawrence 63)
  • New ball taken after 80 overs
  • 4th Wicket: 150 runs in 232 balls (JE Root 73, DW Lawrence 67, Ex 10)
  • JE Root: 150 off 225 balls (11 x 4)
  • England: 300 runs in 83.4 overs (507 balls), Extras 11
  • Over 92.2: Review by Sri Lanka (Bowling), Umpire - RSA Palliyaguruge, Batsman - JC Buttler (Struck down)
  • Tea: England - 320/4 in 94.0 overs (JE Root 168, JC Buttler 7)
  • Rain: England - 320/4 in 94.0 overs (JE Root 168, JC Buttler 7)
  • End Of Day: England - 320/4 in 94.0 overs (JE Root 168, JC Buttler 7)
Day 3
  • England: 350 runs in 100.3 overs (609 balls), Extras 13
  • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 92 balls (JE Root 23, JC Buttler 25, Ex 2)
  • JE Root: 200 off 291 balls (15 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • Drinks: England - 384/7 in 108.0 overs (JE Root 208, MJ Leach 0)
  • Over 110.5: Review by Sri Lanka (Bowling), Umpire - RSA Palliyaguruge, Batsman - MJ Leach (Struck down)
  • Over 111.2: Review by England (Batting), Umpire - HDPK Dharmasena, Batsman - MJ Leach (Struck down)
  • England: 400 runs in 112.3 overs (681 balls), Extras 13
  • Over 115.3: Review by England (Batting), Umpire - HDPK Dharmasena, Batsman - SCJ Broad (Upheld)
  • Over 115.5: Review by England (Batting), Umpire - HDPK Dharmasena, Batsman - SCJ Broad (Upheld)
  • Innings Break: England - 421/10 in 117.1 overs (SCJ Broad 11)
  • Sri Lanka 2nd innings
  • Lunch: Sri Lanka - 0/0
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 34/0 in 17.0 overs (MDKJ Perera 19, HDRL Thirimanne 15)
  • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 23.1 overs (139 balls), Extras 0
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 139 balls (MDKJ Perera 33, HDRL Thirimanne 18, Ex 0)
  • MDKJ Perera: 50 off 91 balls (4 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • Tea: Sri Lanka - 90/0 in 35.0 overs (MDKJ Perera 55, HDRL Thirimanne 34)
  • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 36.5 overs (221 balls), Extras 1
  • 1st Wicket: 100 runs in 221 balls (MDKJ Perera 62, HDRL Thirimanne 37, Ex 1)
  • HDRL Thirimanne: 50 off 128 balls (4 x 4)
  • Over 46.1: Review by England (Bowling), Umpire - RSA Palliyaguruge, Batsman - HDRL Thirimanne (Struck down)
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 134/1 in 50.0 overs (HDRL Thirimanne 63, BKG Mendis 6)
  • Sri Lanka: 150 runs in 54.5 overs (331 balls), Extras 3
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 105 balls (HDRL Thirimanne 35, BKG Mendis 13, Ex 2)
  • Bad Light: Sri Lanka - 156/2 in 61.0 overs (HDRL Thirimanne 76, L Embuldeniya 0)
  • End Of Day: Sri Lanka - 156/2 in 61.0 overs (HDRL Thirimanne 76, L Embuldeniya 0)
Day 4
  • HDRL Thirimanne: 100 off 227 balls (11 x 4)
  • Sri Lanka: 200 runs in 76.4 overs (462 balls), Extras 3
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 206/3 in 78.0 overs (HDRL Thirimanne 110, AD Mathews 16)
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 96 balls (HDRL Thirimanne 32, AD Mathews 17, Ex 1)
  • Lunch: Sri Lanka - 242/4 in 91.0 overs (AD Mathews 30, LD Chandimal 20)
  • Sri Lanka: 250 runs in 95.4 overs (577 balls), Extras 4
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 268/5 in 105.0 overs (AD Mathews 35, N Dickwella 20)
  • AD Mathews: 50 off 164 balls (2 x 4)
  • Sri Lanka: 300 runs in 119.1 overs (718 balls), Extras 7
  • Over 119.3: Review by England (Bowling), Umpire - HDPK Dharmasena, Batsman - AD Mathews (Struck down)
  • Tea: Sri Lanka - 302/7 in 120.0 overs (AD Mathews 51, PWH de Silva 3)
  • Sri Lanka: 350 runs in 131.4 overs (793 balls), Extras 11
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 359/9 in 136.0 overs (AD Mathews 71, AM Fernando 0)
  • Innings Break: Sri Lanka - 359/10 in 136.5 overs (AM Fernando 0)
  • England 2nd innings
  • Bad Light: England - 38/3 in 15.0 overs (JM Bairstow 11, DW Lawrence 7)
  • End Of Day: England - 38/3 in 15.0 overs (JM Bairstow 11, DW Lawrence 7)
Day 5
  • Over 15.4: Review by Sri Lanka (Bowling), Umpire - HDPK Dharmasena, Batsman - DW Lawrence (Struck down)
  • England: 50 runs in 18.5 overs (113 balls), Extras 9
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 98 balls (JM Bairstow 22, DW Lawrence 19, Ex 9)