England thump Sri Lanka in first Test

Moeen Ali celebrates wicket

Moeen Ali was England's most successful bowler

With no realistic chance of winning after conceding a 139-run first innings lead to England, Sri Lanka tried in vain to force Rangana Herath's farewell test into its final day.

Sri Lankan cricket team members carry their bowler Rangana Herath who played his career last test cricket match on after the fourth day's play of the first test cricket match between Sri Lanka and England in Galle, Sri Lanka, Friday, Nov. 9, 2018.

'Our batting was below-par during the game, you can't stay in the game (with this kind of batting),' said Chandimal.

"Chandimal's injury is grade one, and it will take 10 to 14 days", Sri Lanka coach Chandika Hathurusingha said.

Dhananjaya de Silva, after a confident start, was caught at first slip by skipper Joe Root off Stokes in the last over of the morning session for 21.

The 25-year-old became just the 20th Englishman in 141 years of Test cricket to score a hundred on debut and only the second keeper after Prior, who made an unbeaten 126 against the West Indies at Lord's in 2007.

"We're really proud of him and really proud of the rest of the guys".

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Fifteen without loss overnight, openers Kaushal Silva and Dimuth Karunaratne withstood the pressure from England's formidable bowling attack for the first hour.

After lunch Kusal Mendis hit Leach for four over his head but attempting a repeat the next ball skied the ball to Ali and departed for 46. Two wickets in 10 balls after tea to Moeen removed the last of Sri Lanka's recognised batsmen in Niroshan Dickwella and Angelo Mathews, the latter for the highest score of the innings - 53 - and it was all over when Rangana Herath was run out in his final worldwide innings.

Karunaratne enjoyed a slice of luck on 16 when he edged Moeen, but Stokes grassed an easy catch at slip.

Even Angelo Mathews could easily have fallen for a trap that England set for him early in his innings, when he pulled a short ball from Ben Stokes to the midwicket fielder, but he earned a reprieve as he was dropped by James Anderson.

Jennings played out five balls on 98 before tea but the wait did not knock him off his groove and he safely strolled through for two more runs after play resumed.

'After that, the way they batted, they took the game away from us.

Watch the second Test between Sri Lanka and England live on Sky Sports Cricket from 4am on Wednesday. "From there on we were chasing the game", he said. "In test cricket, especially on wickets like these, it is very hard to come back".

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