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Sri Lanka v England 2nd Test 2021

Sri Lanka v England 2nd Test 2021

Sri Lanka v England 2nd Test 2021, Friday 22nd – Tuesday 26th January 2021.

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Sri Lanka v England 2nd Test, Galle

Friday 22nd – Tuesday 26th January 2021

Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat

Galle Scorecard

Galle International Stadium

England won by 6 wickets

World Test Championship Table

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  1. Lahiru Thirimanne
  2. Kusal Perera
  3. Oshada Fernando
  4. Angelo Mathews
  5. Dinesh Chandimal (Captain)
  6. Niroshan Dickwella (Wkt)
  7. Ramesh Mendis
  8. Dilruwan Perera
  9. Suranga Lakmal
  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. Jack Leach
  10. Mark Wood
  11. James Anderson
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** 2nd Test Galle Reports **

Reliability of Sri Lanka’s batting under scrutiny as England target 2-0 sweep

Root backs Crawley, Sibley to grow from tough initiation


Friday 22nd January 2021

Mathews edges day for Sri Lanka after arm-wrestle with Anderson

Anderson delivers another performance to treasure on day of England toil

Mathews’ century a successful entry into Sri Lanka


Saturday 23rd January 2021

Root leads response after Sri Lanka lay foundation in face of Anderson six-for

Joe Root passes Geoff Boycott as fluent batting form sets England agenda

James Anderson’s enduring class masks England fears about spin support


Sunday 24th January 2021

Root stars with 186 as Embuldeniya takes seven in tightly-fought contest

Determined, dominant Joe Root defies conditions to make batting look easy

Lasith Embuldeniya’s unsexy virtues put him on the right path


Monday 25th January 2021

Dom Sibley breaks out of slump to help see England home

England’s 2-0 victory over Sri Lanka is a terrific achievement

Arthur bemoans poor batting after second Test goes ‘horribly wrong’ for Sri Lanka