Britain won the primary test against Sri Lanka by seven wickets at Galle International Stadium on Monday as Jonny Bairstow and debutant Dan Lawrence knocked off the 36 runs needed on the most recent day.
Bairstow was 35 not out and Lawrence unbeaten on 21 of every a 62-run association as England arrived at 76 for three in their subsequent innings to take a 1-0 lead in the two-test arrangement.
They had been set an objective of 74 in the wake of bowling Sri Lanka out for 359 however lost three wickets and were reeling at 14-3 under the steady gaze of Bairstow and Lawrence took them to 38-3 when awful light halted play on Sunday.
“It was an interesting wicket to bat on and you needed to play as much away from you foot,” said Bairstow after England had been exposed to a deluge of sharp turn from Laisth Embuldeniya, Dilruwan Perera and Wanindu Hasaranga.
“It’s totally astonishing, winning tests is consistently what you need to do it. It’s troublesome playing in the subcontinent, you realize the difficulties however to get win on board is satisfying for all the young men.”
“It’s totally breathtaking, winning tests is consistently what you need to do it. It’s troublesome playing in the subcontinent, you realize the difficulties yet to get win on board is satisfying for all the young men.”
Britain commander Joe Root at that point hit 228 runs as England scored 421 for a huge first innings lead.
Sri Lanka’s batsmen put forth a concentrated effort much better in their subsequent innings and upgraded the shortage yet five wickets for Jack Leach implied they couldn’t set a more serious objective for England.
“We were defeated in the primary innings by both bat and bowl and that is the thing that cost us the game,” said Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal.