Sri Lanka vs England 2021: James Anderson took six wickets record as Root anchors England reply

Sri Lanka vs England 2021: James Anderson took six wickets record as Root anchors England reply


James Anderson took six wickets to help bowl Sri Lanka out for 381, however, England’s openers failed once more because the vacationer closed the second day of the second and remaining Test on 98 for 2 within the reply at Galle International Stadium on Saturday.

Sri Lanka vs England 2021

Joe Root scored a breezy, unbeaten 67 and can resume on the third morning with Jonny Bairstow, who has 24. The pair have placed on 93 for the third wicket at a price of greater than 4 runs per over to dig the tourist out of some early strife.

Sri Lanka left-arm spinner Lasith Embuldeniya (2-33) rapidly bagged the wickets of England openers Dom Sibley (0) and Zak Crawley (5), sustaining his dominance over the pair having additionally dismissed them in each innings within the first take a look at.

Sibley was trapped leg earlier than wicket and Crawley edged to first slip. The 2 have managed simply 28 runs in six innings between them this series, a fear for the tourists as they head to India for 4 assessments on completion of this match.

Bairstow and Root employed the sweep to glorious impact as a counter-attack measure, the latter having additionally punished Sri Lanka with the stroke in his 228 within the first take a look at.

It took England 139. Three overs to finally dismiss the house facet after they elected to bat, with Anderson the chief wicket-taker with 6-40 in 29 overs. Sri Lanka had annoyed the tourists with their tail, the ultimate 4 wickets including 138. Anderson eliminated centurion Angelo Mathews (110) early within the day after a evaluate by Root for a caught behind that no one else appeared significantly focused on.

However, any ideas that it might precipitate a Sri Lanka collapse had been ended by sturdy innings from Niroshan Dickwella (92) and Dilruwan Perera (67).

Left-hander Dickwella was denied a primary to take a look at a century when he tried to launch a wider Anderson delivery over mid-off however was caught in that place by a diving Jack Leach.

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Quick bowler Mark Wood (3-84) was additionally among the many wickets as he ensured a take a look at debut duck for Ramesh Mendis and induced an edge from Lasith Embuldeniya to Root at first slip.

Perera was the final man out, caught within the deep by Leach off Sam Curran. It was the primary time that everyone 10 wickets in an innings have fallen to seamers in Galle. England received the primary Test on a similar venue by seven wickets



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