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England and Sri Lanka gear up for first test in Galle

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England and Sri Lanka gear up for first test in Galle

England and Sri Lanka gear up for first test in Galle

England and Sri Lanka prepare for their first taste of international cricket in 2021.


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Joe Root believes his England side have set down a marker for the challengesahead in 2021 after starting the year with a decisive first Test victory overSri Lanka in Galle.

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After 14 challenging months out of international cricket Jack Leach enjoyed awearying but worthwhile return to help England’s push for victory in the firstTest against Sri Lanka. The left-arm spinner claimed five for 122 on thefourth day in Galle, including the last four wickets to fall, to leave hisside chasing just 74 for the win.

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Galle Galle City in Southern Province, Sri Lanka

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