Sri Lanka’s struggle in English conditions continue


Chester-Le-street: Sri Lanka faces twice a follow-on in a series after 22years, similar situation happened in 1994 playing against India.

England has done this for the first time after 2010 to make any team follow-on twice in a series, earlier it happened against Bangladesh. Sri Lanka’s first inning score was 101 and is the second lowest score ever scored at Chester-Le-street whereas Zimbabwe’s team is the first on the list as they were all out on 94 in 2003.

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews led from the front in the second Test as his side avoided the embarrassment of another defeat by England inside three days.

Mathews made 80 as Sri Lanka, again forced to follow-on, stopped England strolling to a series-clinching win.

At the close of the third day, Sri Lanka were 309 for five — still 88 runs behind England’s first innings 498 for nine declared, which featured Moeen Ali’s Test-best 155 not out.


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