England thrash Sri Lanka in first Check

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09 Nov 2018, 17:22 IST

Galle (Sri Lanka), Nov 9 (AFP) England claimed their first away Check victory in 13 matches on Friday with a commanding win in opposition to Sri Lanka in Galle.

Final man out was silver fox Rangana Herath, cricket’s most profitable left-arm spinner in historical past, in his final match earlier than retirement.

The hosts, chasing a notional 462 victory, had been all out for 250 on day 4, with Moeen Ali taking 4 wickets and Jack Leach three.

England had secured a primary innings lead of 139 and on Thursday an unbeaten 146 by Keaton Jennings, his first century since a ton on his 2016 debut, allowed Root to declare at 322 for six.

Fifteen with out loss in a single day, openers Kaushal Silva and Dimuth Karunaratne withstood the stress from England’s formidable bowling assault for the primary hour.

However each fell after attacking photographs, with Kaushal leg earlier than making an attempt to brush Leach for 30 and Karunaratne caught and bowled by Ali for 26 and skipped down the pitch for an tried heave.

Dhananjaya de Silva, after a assured begin, was caught at first slip by skipper Joe Root off Ben Stokes within the final over of the morning session for 21.

One ball earlier, de Silva had been given out caught behind flashing at a Stokes supply broad of the off stump, however he was reprieved on evaluation.

After lunch Kusal Mendis hit Leach for 4 over his head however trying a repeat the subsequent ball skied the ball to Ali and departed for 46.

He had earlier appeared assured on the crease, using the sweep shot particularly effectively in opposition to all England’s spinners, whereas safe in defence.

Dwelling skipper Dinesh Chandimal, affected by a groin damage that saved him off the pitch all of Thursday, was bowled by Leach for 11.

The ultimate session started badly for the hosts. Niroshan Dikwella fell the primary ball after tea, caught adroitly by Stokes one-handed at slip off Ali for 16.

Quickly afterwards Angelo Mathews — dropped on 18 by James Anderson — went for 53, caught by Jos Buttler at midwicket with Ali once more the wicket-taker.

He was adopted into the pavillon by Akila Dananjaya for eight earlier than Herath was run out for 5.

England’s various assault, with three quicks and three spinners, utilized substantial stress, with the marginally costly Adil Rashid the one disappointment to date

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