Sri Lanka v England: first Test, day one – live!

Over-by-over report on the opening Test in Galle Vic Marks: Moeen could have a chance at No 3 for England Email your thoughts to Rob 8.19am GMT 46th over: England 166-6 (Foakes 30, Curran 0) All the pre-match talk was understandably about the retiring Rangana Herath, but of late the offspinner Dilruwan Perera has been equally if not more dangerous. He has a stunning record at Galle – a better average than Herath, a better strike-rate than Murali – and almost grabs his fourth wicket of the innings with a gorgeous delivery that rips past Curran’s outside edge and just misses the off stump. A maiden. 8.16am GMT 45th over: England 166-6 (Foakes 30, Curran 0) Thanks Tanya, morning everyone. Well this is fun! Cricket in Galle is rarely dull and today has been no exception. Although England haven’t batted particularly well, they aren’t too far away from a competitive score on a pitch that should deteriorate from day two or three. Continue reading...