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.
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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