WhatsNew2Day - Latest News And Breaking Headlines
Take a fresh look at your lifestyle.

England is off to a great start to the first Test in Sri Lanka as Joe Root’s limits hosts to 63-3

England gets off to a great start to the first Test in Sri Lanka as Joe Root’s side limit hosts to 63-3 at lunchtime on day one … with Stuart Broad taking two wickets and Dom Bess gifted early resignation

  • England made a strong start in the first test match against Sri Lanka in Galle
  • Stuart Broad first sent Lahiru Thirimanne away for four in the seventh
  • The sailor sent Kusal Mendis away for a duck, who was left behind because the hosts were limited to 16-2
  • Dom Bess took part in the action because Kusal Perera’s reverse sweep went all wrong
  • Debutant Dan Lawrence dropped Dinesh Chandimal at 22 just before lunch

England got off to a brilliant start to the first test match against Sri Lanka when the tourists narrowed the hosts down to 65-3 at lunchtime on the first day.

Stuart Broad took two wickets early on, with Lahiru Thirimanne and Kusal Mendis going early doors, while spinner Dom Bess took a wicket in his first over when Kusal Perera misjudged his reverse sweep and Joe Root was caught in a slip.

More to follow …

England made a brilliant start to the first test match against Sri Lanka as the tourists narrowed the hosts down to 65-3 over lunch

England made a brilliant start to the first test match against Sri Lanka as the tourists narrowed the hosts down to 65-3 over lunch

Advertisement

.