Second Test Live score card
After winning the series opener, England has got lot of reasons to be happy. Their debutante Ben Foakes is good find for them. He scored a century when England were languishing at just over hundred. His century ensured England not only a respectable score but also his side a victory. He justified his place in a team like surrey for such a long time. He got assistance from Keaton Jennings with a century as well. Jennings was impressive in India also .Which suggests that he might be the solution for them on subcontinent turfs.
Lakmal to lead the side?
Srilanka will not have Rangana Hearth services anymore. He retired from international Cricket after the series opener .Void created by Herath is excellent chance to Akhila Dhanunjaya to become front line spinner in team.Unfortunately for the islanders, their skipper is also ruled out of the second test with groin injury. Vice skipper Suranga lakmal will take the charge of the team. He will share the new ball with perrera. Kusal Mendis average is haunting Srilankans. He is currently averaging near 38 in tests. Talent such as him is expected to be averaging on above 40’s, especially after completing 30 tests. After representing your country for so many tests, you are no more a new bee. But Srilanka cannot afford to expel him as there is no batsmen performing better than him.
Angelo Mathews is the only batsmen scored a half century in Srilankan side. He scored half centuries in both the innings. He should the onus on batting in the absence of skipper Dinesh chandimal.
- Team batting first to win the match.
- Kusal Mendis to score fifty in first innings.
- Ben Foakes to sore More than hundred runs in the match.
- Moen Ali to grab a five wicket haul.