England wrap up 1st Test against Sri Lanka in four days

Sri Lanka vs England 1st Test Live Cricket Streaming Ben Foakes nearing debut hundred

The final result might have seemed nearly inevitable at the start of play, with Sri Lanka pursuing a world record chase of 462 or the equally unlikely prospect of batting two full days for a draw, but the scale of the achievement should not be underplayed.

"I think we've got to take everything we've done in this game and, as much as we can, transfer it into the rest of the tour", the captain said.

"We had taken five wickets early but we couldn't take the game forward", Hathurusingha said.

Ben Foakes was named the Player of the Match. As it turned out, Stokes struck and Sri Lanka were another man down when they could have easily avoided facing another over with basic gamesmanship.

Following a positive rhythm with the white ball, England took on Sri Lanka with the red ball in Galle International Stadium, Galle. When we used to play cricket, we learned from people who played with us, and we had like certain periods of game where we bowl short. Kusal Mendis's dismissal in the second innings had drawn stone-dead reactions from the dressing room on the fourth day's play after the batsman holed out to the mid-off fielder barely a ball after charging at Jack Leach and hitting him over the top at a time when Sri Lanka were looking to bat time.

Shark attack kills man in Australia's Cid Harbour
A 12-year-old girl, Hannah Papps, was attacked in the same harbour while swimming from a yacht the next day, losing a leg. French-speaking tourists launched a dinghy from their yacht and rescued Chritidis, O'Connell said.

England posted 342 and 322 declared. Chandimal, who was nursing a groin strain, could miss the second test at Pallekele next week.

But soon after the morning drinks break, Leach broke though when he had Silva out leg before wicket for 30. Last man out was Herath, returning to the pavilion for the one last time. "It's hard work", Foakes said. It all happens so quickly.

"The big thing for me is just making my debut and being able to say I'm an England Test cricketer". He once again finished with four wickets in his kitty to push England for their first-ever victory at Galle. The ball earlier he was given out but reprieved on review.

Sri Lanka's Angelo Mathews celebrates scoring a half century during the fourth day of the first test cricket match between Sri Lanka and England in Galle, Sri Lanka, Friday, Nov. 9, 2018. Playing his final test, left-arm spinner Herath drew the England captain out and bowled slightly wide to induce an edge that safely nestled into Niroshan Dickwella's gloves.

Kaushal Silva and Dimuth Karunaratne had denied them for more than an hour for a 51-run stand and might well have batted the entire session had they focused on defence rather being tempted into more aggressive strokes.

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