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WATCH: Ben Foakes completes the century on the debut of England; Sri Lanka everything for 203 | Cricket News


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Second Day Landmarks of the First Test between Sri Lanka and England at Galle.

Second Day Landmarks of the First Test between Sri Lanka and England at Galle.

Ben Foakes finished a ton of debut for England before Sri Lanka ran for 203 to climb 139 in the first innings in Galle.


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Fortunately, 87 did not go overnight with England at 321-8, saw Jack Leach fall when he was 95, but then finished a century of 200 balls in the company of James Anderson, the last before falling for 107, after tourists scored 342.

The 25th became the 20th English to score a century in his first test – Keaton Jennings, the previous player who did it in 2016 – and only the second guy after Matt Prior against him Windies at Lord's in 2007.

Demakes of Foakes's dreams had another memorable turn when he caught only two balls in Sri Lanka's innings after Anderson had induced the edge of Dimuth Karunaratne, who destroyed his first delivery for four.

Sri Lanka dropped to 42-4, Sam Curran, Leach and Moeen Ali representing Kaushal Silva, Kusal Mendis and Dhananjaya de Silva.

Dinesh Chandimal Skipper, fighting against a defeat strain, and Angelo Mathews combined for a fifth 75-year ice stand, a Foakes partnership played a role in finishing when he hit Chandimal on the back of Adil Rashid.

Mathews, however, scored his 30th attempt for half a century, reaching 52 tea, which was taken a few minutes sooner after Rory Burns was hit on the helmet on short leg.

Burns did not appear after the lap and his short leg replaced, Keaton Jennings, was instantly in action because he took a sharp shot after Mathews offered a head start to Ali.

Ali then helped reject the tail, ending 4-66.

Follow the first test between Sri Lanka and England in Galle, live on the Sky Sports Cricket (Channel 404).

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