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    England make terrific start to first Test in Sri Lanka as Joe Root’s side limit hosts to 63-3

    England make terrific start to first Test in Sri Lanka as Joe Root’s side limit hosts to 63-3 at lunch on day one… with Stuart Broad taking two wickets and Dom Bess gifted early dismissal  

    • England made a strong start in the first Test match against Sri Lanka in Galle 
    • Stuart Broad first dismissed Lahiru Thirimanne for 4 in the seventh over
    • The seamer then dismissed Kusal Mendis for a duck, caught behind as the hosts were restricted to 16-2
    • Dom Bess got in on the action, as Kusal Perera’s reverse sweep went all wrong 
    • Debutant Dan Lawrence dropped Dinesh Chandimal on 22 just before lunch 

    England made a brilliant start to the first Test match against Sri Lanka as the tourists restricted the hosts to 65-3 at lunch on day one. 

    Stuart Broad took two wickets early on, with Lahiru Thirimanne and Kusal Mendis going early doors, while spinner Dom Bess took a wicket in his first over as Kusal Perera mistimed his reverse sweep and Joe Root caught at slip.

    More to follow…  

    England made a brilliant start to the first Test match against Sri Lanka as the tourists restricted the hosts to 65-3 at lunch

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