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Sri Lanka v England 1st Test 2021

Sri Lanka v England 1st Test 2021

Sri Lanka v England 1st Test 2021, Thursday 14th – Monday 18th January 2021.

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Sri Lanka v England 1st Test, Galle

Thursday 14th – Monday 18th January 2021

Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat

Galle Scorecard

Galle International Stadium

England won by 7 wickets

World Test Championship Table

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  1. Lahiru Thirimanne
  2. Kusal Perera
  3. Kusal Mendis
  4. Dinesh Chandimal (Captain)
  5. Angelo Mathews
  6. Niroshan Dickwella (Wkt)
  7. Dasun Shanaka
  8. Wanindu Hasaranga
  9. Dilruwan Perera
  10. Lasith Embuldeniya
  11. Asitha Fernando


  1. Zak Crawley
  2. Dom Sibley
  3. Jonny Bairstow
  4. Joe Root (Captain)
  5. Dan Lawrence
  6. Jos Buttler (Wkt)
  7. Sam Curran
  8. Dom Bess
  9. Stuart Broad
  10. Mark Wood
  11. Jack Leach
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** 1st Test Galle Reports **

With no clear favourites, Sri Lanka vs England is poised to be a thriller

Joe Root backs Jack Leach and Dom Bess to thrive in attacking spin conditions

Mathews, Chandimal boost for struggling Sri Lanka


Thursday 14th January 2021

Wasteful Sri Lanka skittled for 135 as England take control in Galle

Broad’s subtleties prove the old dog isn’t done with learning

12 wickets fall on the first day


Friday 15th January 2021

Timely Root century sees England tighten their grip

Root casts off the shackles of captaincy to thrive in low-profile surroundings

Root’s century leads England by 185 runs


Saturday 16th January 2021

Root posts majestic 228 but Thirimanne stands firm to give SL hope of saving Test

Sri Lanka will hope Thirimanne can live up to early expectations, right now

Sri Lankan batsmen enter the fray


Sunday 17th January 2021

England face nervy final day after Leach battles to five-for

Sri Lanka’s top five show their mettle – three days too late

The match continues into the 5th day


Monday 18th January 2021

Bairstow, Lawrence seal emphatic seven-wicket win on final morning

England wraps up first Test by 7 wickets, lead 1-nil