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Alex Hales, Jonny Bairstow bring England back in after Dasun Shanaka’s trio on Day 1

Alex Hales and Jonny Bairstow shared an unbeaten 88-run stand as England finished Day 1 at 171/5 after rain stopped play at Headingly.

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews won the toss in overcast conditions at Headingley and England openers Alastair Cook and Alex Hales negotiated the first hour with few alarms in a partnership of 49. (Source: Reuters)

Alastair Cook, needing 36 runs to become the first Englishman to reach 10,000 in Tests, looked in good form at Headingly. (Source: Reuters)

But Alastair Cook's wait to be first English batsman to score 10000 runs was extended when the England skipper drove rashly at a wide ball from Dasun Shanaka and was caught by wicketkeeper Dinesh Chandimal. (Source: Reuters)

Dasun Shanaka made his Test debut for Sri Lanka in this match and had one of the most memorable starts that he could have. He first grabbed the wicket of English captain Alastair Cook. (Source: AP)

Nick Compton was Dasun Shanaka's second scalp. Compton who under pressure for his place at number three, was undone by a full delivery just outside off stump which he edged low to Lahiru Thirimanne at first slip. (Source: AP)

Joe Root became Shanaka's third victim as he was caught at gully following another loose drive and James Vince arrived at the crease on his Test debut with England reeling at 51 for three. (Source: AP)

Alex Hales held on to his nerves as the right-handed opener completed his half century to provide some resistance to his team who were left tottering at 83-5. (Source: Reuters)

Jonny Bairstow from the other end provided the much needed support to Hales and he too went on to score his fifty. (Source: Reuters)

Alex Hales and Jonny Bairstow shared an unbroken sixth-wicket partnership of 88 to revive the hosts after a dismal start by the batsmen. (Source: Reuters)

England reached 171 for five before rain ended the opening day of the first Test at Headingly. (Source: Reuters)