Hathurusingha slams Sri Lanka's 'school boy' errors

Moeen Ali celebrates wicket

Moeen Ali celebrates wicket

Moeen Ali grabbed four wickets, while Jack Leach took three wickets.

Moeen Ali was the pick of the England bowler, claiming 4-71 and finishing with a match haul of eight wickets.

"Credit goes to England, they played some outstanding cricket".

In England's second innings an assured unbeaten 146 by Keaton Jennings, his first century since a ton on his 2016 debut that has silenced his critics for now at least, allowed Root to declare at 322 for six.

"We played some really good stuff".

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

Former England wicket-keeper Matt Prior reckons Ben Foakes's hundred on his Test debut in the series opener against Sri Lanka has left the selectors with a "nightmare decision".

Joe Root challenged his players to build on their first away Test win for two years and use it as a launchpad to fulfil their ultimate ambition to be the best team in the world. "We will work very hard now before that second Test match and hopefully back up a really good performance".

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Finch built a composed 41 before he was deceived by a Pretorius delivery and chopped the ball onto his wicket. Dave Miller (51) top-scored for the Proteas before falling lbw to Stoinis following a smart review by Finch.

Sri Lanka's chances looked bleak the moment they conceded a 139-run first innings lead to England and they could never revive their chances as England kept control over the match.

"I'm very happy with the way Mathews conducted himself throughout the game, and his commitment for running between the wickets and for the batting", he said.

And when Leach trapped Kaushal to make the breakthrough, the wickets started to fall with some regularity, his opening partner gone soon after to Moeen caught and bowled.

Dhananjaya de Silva, after a confident start, was caught at first slip by Root off Stokes in the last over before lunch for 21.

Mathews reached his half-century and Sri Lanka made it to tea without further loss, but then Moeen struck again after the interval, removing Niroshan Dickwella (16) and then having Mathews (53) caught by Jos Buttler, leaving the home side on 197-7.

Sri Lanka were disappointed not to give spin-bowling great Rangana Herath a win in his last match and have concerns over the fitness of captain Dinesh Chandimal, who suffered a groin strain during the match.

He was followed into the pavilion by Akila Dananjaya for 8 before Herath - perhaps a yard or two slower than in his pomp - was beaten by Stokes's quick arm as the 40-year-old dived for his crease. "After reducing them to 100 for five, if you had given only another 150 runs for the next five batters, we would have been still in the game at this stage".

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