SL vs ENG 2nd Test Day 2 Live Score: Sri Lanka has ended its first innings at 381. Dilruwan Perera became 4th Sri Lankan batsman to score 50+ to take Sri Lanka pass 350 in their first innings. For England, as expected James Anderson was pick of the bowlers as he picked 6 wickets.
Host Sri Lanka started Day 2 on a bad note as they lost overnight centurion Angelo Matthews for 110 and then Ramesh Mendis quickly in the morning. But Niroshan Dickewalla batted brilliantly for the home team and scored fluent 92.
Earlier on Day1 – Angelo Mathews’s impressive, unbeaten 107 helped Sri Lanka to recover from a nervy start and close the opening day of the second Test versus England in Galle at 229/4. James Anderson claimed the first three wickets followed by Mark Woods who removed Lankan skipper Dinesh Chandimal on 52.
At stumps, Sri Lanka’s score read 229/4 in 87 overs. Mathews was unbeaten on 107 runs while Niroshan Dickwella was giving him company on 19. Both the batters will look to add more runs to their ongoing 36-run partnership for the fifth wicket on Saturday. The hosts won the toss and elected to bat first. Lahiru Thirimanne and Kusal Perera opened the innings for the home team but they had the worst possible start as they lost two quick wickets. Pacer James Anderson scalped Perera (6) and Oshada Fernando (0) in the initial overs of the game.
Opener Thirimanne played cautiously and held one end up. He along with Mathews build a 69-run crucial partnership which helped them to get past the 50-run mark.
Anderson, who was on fire with the ball, struck again to put England back in the game. This time, Anderson sent Thirimanne back to the pavilion after playing a gritty knock of 43 runs.
Skipper Dinesh Chandimal joined Mathews in the middle. The duo kept the scoreboard moving and added a 117-run stand for the fourth wicket. Meanwhile, both the players completed their half-centuries.
Chandimal departed after scoring 52 which included a six and four boundaries. Mark Wood removed Chadimal and left the hosts reeling at 193/4.
Niroshan Dickwella and Mathews made sure that the side did not lose any more wickets in the day. For the visitors, Anderson ended with the figures of 3-24.
Brief Scores: Sri Lanka 229/4 (Angelo Mathews 107*, Dinesh Chandimal 52; James Anderson 3-24) vs England.
Sri Lanka (Playing XI): Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Perera, Oshada Fernando, Dinesh Chandimal(c), Angelo Mathews, Niroshan Dickwella(w), Ramesh Mendis, Dilruwan Perera, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Embuldeniya, Asitha Fernando
England (Playing XI): Zak Crawley, Dominic Sibley, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root(c), Daniel Lawrence, Jos Buttler(w), Sam Curran, Dominic Bess, Jack Leach, Mark Wood, James Anderson
When will Sri Lanka vs England 2021 2nd Test be Played?
Sri Lanka vs England 2021 2nd Test will be played on Jan 22.
Where SL vs ENG 2nd Test will be Live Streamed?
SL vs ENG 2nd Test will be live broadcasted on Sony SIX in the Indian Sub-Continent. The SL vs ENG 2nd Test will also be Live Streamed on SonyLIV
Sri Lanka: Dialog (mobile) and Sri Lanka Cricket’s YouTube channel
USA: Willow TV
Where SL vs ENG 2nd Test Match will be Live Broadcasted?
Sri Lanka: Channel Eye and Ten Cricket
UK: Sky Sports
India: Sony Ten 2
USA: Willow TV
South Africa: SuperSport
What Time SL vs ENG 2nd Test matches Will begin? Time
SL vs ENG 2nd Test matches Will begin at 10:00 Am IST
What are the venues for SL vs ENG 2nd Test? – Venue
SL vs ENG 2nd Test will be played Galle International Stadium
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