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Best performances - Batsmen

KK Jennings
146(280) 9x4 - 0x6
Control %89%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 31 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
4 22 20 14 29 7 9 41
BT Foakes
107(202) 10x4 - 0x6
Control %93%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 27 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 4 20 8 21 7 17 30

Best performances - Bowlers

MDK Perera
O31
M6
R75
W5
Eco2.41
RHB
OFFLEG
2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
2W1W
MM Ali
O21
M4
R66
W4
Eco3.14
RHB
OFFLEG
1W1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
2W

Match Details

Toss

England , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

England led the 3-match series 1-0

Match number

Season

Hours of play (local time)

10:00 start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00

Match days

6,7,8,9 November 2018 (5-day match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Scorer: @Thilak_Rama | Commentator: Andrew Miller

4.39pm That's about it from us at Galle. A remarkable Test, a remarkable win. Remarkable scenes all round at one of the game's most glorious Test venues. My thanks to you all for your contributions to this match. From myself, Andrew Miller, and my sidekicks Oli, Saurabh, Varun and Venkat, goodbye, and see you in Pallekele next week.

George Dobell's match report is here, and tune in later for all the post-match analysis of a memorable England win.

And finally, a big send-off to Rangana Herath, with his wife and two kids up on the podium too. He receives a commemorative coin, to go with the trophy and shirt, and another trophy as well for general services to awesomeness. Sounds like fireworks too...

"Time to start another life... I might go to my club and play some first-class cricket. I need to mention my family too, from 2011 I have had that support, without their support I wouldn't have come this far." He's getting emotional now, as he gives his thanks in Sinhalese to his family, friends and all those who stood by him through his career. Scenes. And such a shame for him that he couldn't bow out on a personal high.

Joe Root, England's captain, steps up: "Very proud, throughout the four days we were excellent, the partnership between Buttler and Foakes was brilliant. It was tacky and we wanted to go out and score at a rate, not just sit in a bunker. The guys adapted extremely well. The lower order played some crucial knocks and got us up to a good score."

"We let our guys bowl their best balls as often as possible with the protection to do it. We've got to take what we've done in this game, and take it into the rest of the tour."

On Herath, "I got out twice to him, so I'm glad he won't be there next time!"

A big thank you to the travelling fans as well. Well played everyone

Dinesh Chandimal "Our batting was below-par, you can't stay in the game. Credit to England, they played some outstanding cricket. We couldn't capitalise on our start, Ben and Jos played well, we fought hard as a bowling unit but couldn't get the wickets. We need to regroup as a team, batting is the main concern, we need to discuss where it went wrong. We all know it's a hard day for us, because we know how much Rangana has done for the team and Sri Lanka cricket. We have to say sorry to him that we couldn't give him a good farewell."

Chandimal on his injury: "A grade one groin strain, I don't know how long it will take. It's up to the physio."

A presentation to Herath from the team, a trophy and a signed shirt. How nice. "Rangana has done so much for the team, off the field as well," says Chandimal. "A tremendous man and one of the greatest human beings I've ever seen."

4.56pm Time for some presentations. The Man of the Match is Ben Foakes. A century on debut: "It's been a pretty surreal few days to be fair, just a dream. I was nervous walking in, and it's tough out here, trying to stay switched on. I've been out to Sri Lanka a few times which has helped. Jonny will probably be fit next time so we'll see what happens. One of the best weeks of my career so far, if not the best."

4.20pm Here's Herath. "It's a bit of an emotional situation, but you have to take the right decision at the right time. It's been a privilege and honour to play for the country, we have 22 million people so a remarkable honour. I wish to play some first-class cricket, and I need to go back to where I work too."

"I am so proud of playing for Sri Lanka, and especially for this team. I have a lot of respect for the game and the players."

What a career he's had. 433 wickets at 28.07, the most prolific left-arm bowler of all time.

4.15pm Ed: "Very few extras in this test match - is this a record for four completed innings (albeit with a declaration)?" Gosh, interesting question. I make it 18 in total, and just two no-balls.

Shah Safeer: "Weirdest way to end your career. Hats off to you on your spectacular career anyway Sir. "

Alfred: "Never mind first win in Galle - that's our first away win since...?" Good point well made. It is England's first win away since Bangladesh in November 2016, 14 Tests ago. 4-0 in India, 4-0 in Australia, 1-0 in NZ

4.13pm"If that wasn't the most perfect way for Rangana to finish his Test career, then I don't know what is!" Oli is pleased, even if Herath is less so. Off he goes, leading the teams off with a wave, as the last Test cricketer of the 1990s says farewell on his favourite ground.

Handshakes all round as an entertaining, and unexpected, Test match comes to an end. England have won for the first time at one of their bogey grounds - two defeats and two hard-fought losing draws in their previous four visits, and it's all thanks to their remarkably flexible team balance. Depth of batting paid dividends in the first innings, depth of bowling, particularly in their spin stocks, gave Sri Lanka no place to hide in either innings.

85.1
W
Rashid to Herath, 1 run, OUT, reverse sweep, and why not ... it slides behind the keeper, and hello, is he run out? Looked like it was an easy two, but he has to sprawl for the crease as the bails come off. Touch and go, but I think he's home by a whisker ... no he's not, the split frame shows his bat was on the line. That is the end of that!

HMRKB Herath run out (Stokes/†Foakes) 5 (18b 0x4 0x6) SR: 27.77

END OF OVER:
85 | 1 Run | SL: 249/9

  • RAS Lakmal14 (25b)
  • HMRKB Herath4 (17b)
  • MM Ali20-2-71-4
  • AU Rashid18-0-58-1

Ahmed: "toughest part of this Test Match coming soon.....Who will be the MOM ???" Can't look beyond Foakes for me. Century from 103 for 5, and a bruising effort second time round too. Plus some smart glovework to the spinners

84.6
0
Ali to Lakmal, no run, crunched along the ground to long-off
84.5
0
Ali to Lakmal, no run, big turn from back of a length, out to square leg
84.4
0
Ali to Lakmal, no run, dragged out of the crease, saw him coming and dropped the length. Padded away
84.3
0
Ali to Lakmal, no run, whipped uppishly out to the leg side
84.2
1
Ali to Herath, 1 run, on the pads this time, slapped square

Sri Lanka 4th innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st51JK SilvaFDM Karunaratne
2nd8FDM KarunaratneDM de Silva
3rd39DM de SilvaBKG Mendis
4th46AD MathewsBKG Mendis
5th10AD MathewsLD Chandimal
6th36AD MathewsN Dickwella
7th7MDK PereraAD Mathews
8th32MDK PereraA Dananjaya
9th10MDK PereraRAS Lakmal
10th11HMRKB HerathRAS Lakmal