England took a 1-0 lead in the Test series after winning the match in Galle comfortably by 211 runs on Friday. Set a mammoth target of 462 The Lankans never looked likely to chase down the target and were bowled out for 250. Angelo Matthews was once again the top scorer with a half-century. Spinners did most of the damage picking up eight wickets between them with Moeen Ali picking four. Debutant wicket-keeper Ben Foakes was named man of the match for a brilliant century in the first innings.
First Published: Nov 09, 2018 08:59 IST