Sri Lanka vs England, 1st Test Day 4 Highlights: England win by 211 runs

Sri Lanka vs England, 1st Test Day 4 Highlights: England win the first of the three-match series by 211 runs.

By: Sports Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 9, 2018 4:31:58 pm
Sri Lanka vs England Live Cricket Score Sri Lanka vs England Highlights: Sri Lanka lost the first of three-match series to England. (Source: AP)

Sri Lanka vs England, 1st Test Day 4 Highlights:England beat Sri Lanka by 211 runs in the first Test to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series at the Galle International Stadium on Friday. Chasing an improbable 462 for victory, Sri Lanka were all out for 250 in the final session on the penultimate day with Angelo Mathews top-scoring for the hosts with a fighting 53. Moeen Ali was the pick of the England bowler, claiming 4/71 and finishing with a match haul of eight wickets.

England in Sri Lanka, 3 Test Series, 2018Galle International Stadium, Galle 16 November 2018

Sri Lanka  203 (68.0) & 250 (85.1)

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England  342 (97.0) & 322/6 dec

Match Ended ( Day 4 - 1st Test ) England beat Sri Lanka by 211 runs

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Sri Lanka vs England, 1st Test Day 4 Highlights:

16:19 (IST) 09 Nov 2018
ENGLAND WIN

England win the first Test by 211 runs as Moeen Ali picks up four wickets again to dismiss Sri Lanka for 250. This is England's first Test victory in Galle and first away win in two years! This is also Joe Root's first away win as captain. They have now taken a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.

15:52 (IST) 09 Nov 2018
Rangana Herath to bat for the last time

OUT! England are one wicket away from winning the first Test as Dilruwan Perera is gone for 30. Rangana Herath out to bat for the last time. He comes in to a loud applause by both the sides.

15:49 (IST) 09 Nov 2018
WICKET

Moeen Ali picks up his fourth wicket as Stokes catches Dhananjaya, who is gone for 8. Suranga Lakmal comes to the crease. Sri Lanka are 229/8. 

15:15 (IST) 09 Nov 2018
GONE!

THREE TO GO! The key factor in Sri Lanka's possible defence falls and does so tamely. A soft dimissal sees Angelo Mathews dismissed for 53 runs. Flighted delivery by Moeen Ali, it pitches and stops on the batsman. Mathews wanted to check his flick but ends up chipping a simple catch to Buttler at short mid-wicket. Mathews with fifties in both innings and looks like it would not get the desired result. Sri Lanka are 197/7

15:05 (IST) 09 Nov 2018
GONE!

First ball into the final session and Moeen Ali has Dickwella walking back immediately. Flighted delivery from round the wicket, Dickwella had to play at it after coming forward, the ball spins away sharply and takes the outside edge. Stokes with a neat take at first slip. Sri Lanka 190/6 and four more wickets needed by England for a first win at Galle

14:45 (IST) 09 Nov 2018
TEA!

Two balls before the Tea break, Mathews with an extremely courageous leave. The leg break by Rashid spins away and Mathews trusts his instincts to let it pass. It does but was so close to hitting the off-stump on its way. 92 runs from the session with two wickets falling. Sri Lanka are 190/5 at Tea with Mathews unbeaten on 50 and Dickwella on 16

14:41 (IST) 09 Nov 2018
FIFTY!

Angelo Mathews brings up his fifty with a boundary and it is a much needed knock for Sri Lanka. Need him to go on for a longer period. Low full toss by Rashid and Mathews whacks it powerfully through mid-wicket to get there. A gentle round of applause from the Galle crowd and his team-mates in the dressing room

13:59 (IST) 09 Nov 2018
GONE!

WHAT A BALL. Dinesh Chandimal with a dreadful defence too. 'Golden ball' reckons the commentator. And it is a gorgeous delivery. Leach gets the ball to pitch on middle stump and spins away from Chandimal's defence to clatter into the off stump. Chandimal gone for 1 and Sri Lanka are 155/5

13:47 (IST) 09 Nov 2018
GONE!

Kusal Mendis with a terrible shot! With backs against the wall, that is a terrible shot by a batsman to play. Mendis advances to Jack Leach's looped up delivery and goes for a lofted-drive. But he mistimes it completely and Moeen Ali back-pedals a bit and to his left to take the catch. Just as Sri Lanka were about to end the first hour after lunch without a wicket, Mendis has thrown the momentum away

12:10 (IST) 09 Nov 2018
GONE!

Saved by the review on the last delivery but this time there is no debate. Gentle good length delivery outside off stump, moving away and Dhananjaya tries to defend without moving his feet and gets a thick edge. Root, the lone man at slip, does well to cling on inches from the ground lunging forward. Sri Lanka are 98/3 at Lunch with Dhananjaya dismissed for 21 runs from 44 balls. Sri Lanka need 364 runs to win and England seven more wickets. 

12:08 (IST) 09 Nov 2018
GONE! Sri Lanka review. NOT OUT!

Poor shot by Dhananjaya off Stokes and in the final over before Lunch, Sri Lanka lose a wicket. Full and way outside off stump by Stokses, Dhananjaya throws his bat at it. There was sound on it, umpire Marais Erasmus took a while to raise the finger. Sri Lanka review.  UltraEdge has a flat line and the decision is overturned. Replays show that the sound came after the ball passed the bat

11:23 (IST) 09 Nov 2018
GONE!

Now the other well-set batsman in Karunaratne is dismissed. Moeen Ali the wicket taker this time. Ali holds on to a sharp return catch and Karunaratne walks back without making the most of the second life. Tossed up invitingly outside off, Karunaratne comes darting out and fails to get to the pitch of the delivery. Looks to go the aerial route but makes a right mess of it. Both openers gone - Karunaratne for 26 and Sri Lanka are 59/2

11:09 (IST) 09 Nov 2018
GONE!

Kaushal Silva is adjudged leg before quickly after the drinks break. Jack Leach the bowler. He opts for the review. No edge, not a no ball and the HawkEye is all-red. GONE! Looked to sweep but misses after getting the line all wrong. It was going on to hit middle. Kaushal Silva dismissed for 30 and Sri Lanka are 51/1

10:55 (IST) 09 Nov 2018
DROPPED!

First real chance of the session and its been put down by Ben Stokes at first slip. Moeen Ali the bowler and he is visibly frustrated. Both cover their eyes but for different reasons. That was a simple, simple chance. Karunaratne prods forward to defend but the ball spins away and takes the outside edge to carry to first slip. Stokes gets down low to get his hands on the ball but the attempt to hold on is feeble. 

10:08 (IST) 09 Nov 2018
OFF WE GO

Dimuth Karunaratne and Kaushal Silva come out to resume things for Sri Lanka. James Anderson and Sam Curran to test them early on. 

10:00 (IST) 09 Nov 2018
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Pitch Report: There is a bit of rough still present and there is going to be a lot of turn. There are some scratch marks and it's a concern for the batsmen.

Weather: There was heavy rain overnight but it has subsided in the morning. Great job by the groundstaff to get the surface and surrounding areas in proper condition for a timely start. Overcast conditions at the start. 

Sri Lanka XI: Dimuth Karunaratne, Kaushal Silva, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal (c), Angelo Mathews, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Dhananjaya de Silva, Dilruwan Perera, Akila Dananjaya, Suranga Lakmal, Rangana Herath

England XI: Keaton Jennings, Rory Burns, Moeen Ali, Joe Root (c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Ben Foakes (wk), Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, Jack Leach, James Anderson