Sri Lanka vs England Live Cricket Score, 1st Test, Galle

Moeen Ali celebrates wicket

Moeen Ali celebrates wicket

England were in trouble when Foakes walked out to bat but his century, which he completed on Wednesday, proved the cornerstone of an eventual first-innings total of 342.

'Our batting was below-par during the game, you can't stay in the game (with this kind of batting),' said Chandimal.

"Jonny, fully fit, would have played this Test match, probably would have performed well, done well with the gloves and scored runs and we wouldn't be having this conversation", insisted Prior.

'Credit goes to England, they played some outstanding cricket. Chandimal, who was nursing a groin strain, could miss the second test at Pallekele next week. But him coming into runs is a good sign for us. Kusal fell attempting one big stroke too many and swiping to Moeen, before catcher turned wicket taker, coaxing the ex-skipper into prodding ungracefully to Jos Buttler at midwicket.

"When you play Test cricket, you need to understand how people are going to get you out - even at club cricket you need to understand that", Hathurusingha said.

England's Jack Leach successfully appeals to dismiss Sri Lanka's Kaushal Silva during the fourth day of the first test cricket match between Sri Lanka and England in Galle, Sri Lanka, Friday, Nov. 9, 2018.

Rangana Herath, who debuted in 1999, finished his Test career with 433 wickets one less than the legendary Indian fast bowler Kapil Dev.

Dimuth Karunaratne (26) and Kaushal Silva (30) kept England at bay for 22 overs - Ben Stokes dropping the former off Moeen - but their partnership of 51 proved to be the biggest of Sri Lanka's second innings.

England's varied attack, which features three seamers and three spinners, probed persistently through the morning as captain Root employed attacking field placements.

Mathews hit three boundaries in his patient 52, silencing questions about his fitness and running between the wickets, but fell to Moeen off the first ball after the tea break.

Stokes took out Dhananjaya de Silva (21) with the last ball before lunch to put England in complete control heading into the afternoon session and more steady progress followed. With Herath's despairing dive to save himself from getting run-out which went in vain, Sri Lanka were bowled out exactly on 250 in the second innings and concede a lead in the three-match series.

'After that, the way they batted, they took the game away from us.

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