Sri Lanka once again showed its batting weakness in front its own crowd at galle.Galle cricket stadium is considered as one of the favourite ground which has brought many victories for Sri Lanka. England have never won a Test in Galle – they haven’t won a Test away from home anywhere for two years – but, two days into this game, they have an excellent opportunity to put both those issues right.
It would be simplistic to suggest that Ben Foakes has earned them their dominant position over Sri Lanka. Simplistic but not untrue. For at the heart of almost everything good about this England performance to date has been the 25-year-old debutant who has taken to Test cricket as smoothly as he has taken every ball into his gloves.
England batted first and made 342 in their first innings.
In Reply Sri Lanka were bowled out for a mere 203. England were 38 without loss in their second innings , at the end of the second day’s play.