England vs Sri Lanka 2016 2nd Test Match
England vs Sri Lanka 2016 2nd Test Match

England vs Sri Lanka 2016 2nd Test Match report, Highlights, Result- After thrashing the Sri Lankan Cricket team by 88 runs in the first test series England side now once again England took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three match test series after grabbing the second Test by nine wickets in Chester-le-Street. Sri Lanka set a target of 79 which English side chased down losing only one wicket.

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[2016] ENG vs SL 2nd Test Match report

ENG vs SL 2nd Test Match report- England ended Sri Lanka’s resistance to win the second Test by 9 wickets and complete a series victory with skipper Alastair Cook reaching to 10,000 Test runs. In this second test England team completely delivered their amazing show with both bat and ball. Their seamer James Anderson who outclassed the sri Lankan batting order by taking 5 wickets and manage to clinch the impressive win over them. Whereas, Sri Lanka were outplayed in both the first Test and the first half of this 2nd test match, when they were shot out for scores .And they failed to give a better performance with their both the departments. And so, they finally ended up as losing side in this test match as well, below look out complete match report of 2nd test of Eng vs SL:

1st innings:

England: 498d/9 (132) vs Sri Lanka: 101/10 (43.3)

2nd innings:

England: 80/1 (23.2) vs Sri Lanka: 475/10 (128.2)

England vs Sri lanka 2016 2nd Test Highlights

ENG vs SL 2016 Highlights- The hosts England played their 2nd test match against Sri Lanka which was commenced on Friday, 27th, May 2016 at Riverside ground. On the first day England had a strong day after winning the toss and electing to bat first and Sri Lankan side will need to turn things around early on Day 2. England team reached 6 for 310 runs at the end of Day 1 after electing to bat on a pitch that looked like it would be more suited for the bowling first. But the things weren’t looking all that positive for English team when they were reduced to 2 for 64, but a fantastic partnership between Alex Hales who posted a big score in their first Test and Joe Root saw the English advance to reached out at the 360 with fall of 3 wickets. After the dismissal of Hales, other batters played out in single figure. On the first day neither of any sri Lankan bowlers Shaminda Eranga or Suranga Lakmal bowled all that well.

Only the Dinesh Chandimal made 126 and Rangana Herath 61 as Sri Lanka benefited from dropped catches at Chester le Street to move their overnight of 309/5 to 475.Andersonwho breaks Sri Lanka’s spirit by taking 5 wickets for 58. And then England eased to a target of 79 and won the series.

Sri Lanka tour England 2nd Test Winner, Result, Summary

ENG vs SL 2nd Test Winner, Result- England’s premier bowler James Anderson achieved yet another feat in Test cricket by reaching the 450 wicket mark on Monday against Sri Lankan cricket team in the second Test. Anderson, who has been in fine form with the ball, took the wicket of Rangana Herath to reach this mark. In this second test he is became the highest wicket taking bowler for England. Also in the first series he has taken 10 wickets to play crucial role to place their team on winning side. Now, he recently outstripped former Indian skipper, Kapil Dev’s record of 434 wickets. So, even in the 2nd test, he has picked 8 wickets in two innings as England are all set to take an outstanding 2-0 lead in the three-match series against Sri Lanka.

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