Sri Lanka's left spinner Rangana Herath has announced that the first match in the series against England will be the last game in his career. Herath, who plays his first career in the Galle International Cricket Stadium, has played the last game in his life in the same stadium.
In the last game of Herath, the leading batsman Rory Barnes and wicketkeeper batsman Ben Focus have started their career again. Foreshadows, despite Barbo's failure, made his incoming message in Herath's fate.
Carrier debut test has won the first half. Only 13 runs away from the century in Test debut England's odd 87-run innings ended at the end of the match's first day. At the end of the day, they assembled 321 runs from 8 wickets.
England won the throw and was chosen to swim first before touring England decided to swim. But opener Baran (9) and all-rounder Moin Ali (0) could not take the wickets. England bent under pressure after losing two wickets in 10 runs. Captain Joe Root and opener Keithon Jennings added 62 runs for the third wicket.
Root returned to 35 runs with 7 balls as extra. Jennings, out of the 50th round, was out of the match at halfway on 98 runs. Focus came to the wicket after returning to Ben Stokes for 7 in 103 balls. England lost five wickets in the first session when they were in danger.
With the help of Josh Butler, Sam Kuran, Adil Rashid and Adam Licht, the end of the day ended with the end of a couple of pairs at the safe collection. Smord Focus Butler 38, Quran 48 and Rashid played 35 runs in the innings.
Fox, the seventh wicketkeeper batsman in history, is credited with making his debut in the first match. At the end of the day he made an unbeaten 87. He only made six fours in 184 balls in a patient innings. Lich's 15th consecutive ninth wicket partnership was 14.
Off-spinner Dilruwan Perera took 4 wickets for Sri Lanka. In addition to Suranga Lakmal 2, Akila Dhananjay 1 and outgoing play-off Herath have also taken 1 wicket.
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