England beat SL by 211 runs in Herath’s farewell Test

Rangana returns to pavilion after his final knock, to a honour escort by Percy

England recorded a comprehensive 211-run victory to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match Test series in Galle on Friday, 9 November.

Sri Lanka chasing an improbable 462 to win were bowled out for 250 in 85.1 overs in the final session of play on Friday.

Playing in his last Test, Rangana Herath was Sri Lanka’s last man to go, run out for five runs.

Mathews scored 53 while Dilruwan Perera struck 30 in the hosts’ second-innings.

Moeen Ali took 4/71 and Jack Leach took 3/60 for England.

The second Test will begin next Wednesday, 14 November at Pallekele.