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Sri Lanka vs England, 1st Test Day 1, Highlights: As It Happened

Catch all the highlights of the first day of the first Test between Sri Lanka and England in Galle.

cricket Updated: Nov 06, 2018 18:03 IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Sri Lanka vs England: England take on Sri Lanka in the opening Test in Galle.(REUTERS)

England captain Joe Root won the toss and elected to bat in the first match of a three-Test series against Sri Lanka at Galle on Tuesday. The tourists handed maiden Test caps to opener Rory Burns and wicket-keeper Ben Foakes, the latter replacing the injured Jonny Bairstow behind the stumps. Fellow glovesman Jos Buttler was selected purely as a batsman but Joe Denly’s test debut will have to wait as England decided to have Moeen Ali at the number three position. Root agreed England were wary of batting fourth at the famously spin-friendly venue, though heavy overnight rain and an early morning breeze meant they also had to be careful early on.

First Published: Nov 06, 2018 10:47 IST