Sport news TOP SPIN AT THE TEST: Kusal Mendis is on course to make a piece of unwanted history... while Stuart Broad feels almost like an all-rounder for England Metinews.com
MetiNews.Com - After a dominant first day at Galle for England, in which Sri Lanka recorded their lowest ever first-innings total at the ground, LAWRENCE BOOTH looks at the big takeaways from the action...
Breaking News ! After a dominant first day at Galle for England, in which Sri Lanka recorded their lowest ever first-innings total at the ground, LAWRENCE BOOTH looks at the main takeaways from the action... When Sri Lanka’s No 3 Kusal Mendis edged his second ball from Stuart Broad through to Jos Buttler, it was his fourth successive Test duck following three in South Africa.It means Mendis has now fallen to five of the last 13 deliveries he has faced in Test cricket.Another duck in the second innings and he would equal the Test record of five in a row, held by Australia’s Bob Holland, India’s Ajit Agarkar and Pakistan’s Mohammad Asif. Stuart Broad celebrated with captain Joe Root after removing Kusal Mendis for a duck Sri Lanka’s 135 all out was the lowest first-innings total in a Test at Galle, beating their own 181 against Pakistan in 2000. Three previous Tests in Sri Lanka had brought Broad a grand total of three wickets at 83 apiece.His figures of three for 20 on Thursday took him to 517 dismissals in Tests — only two behind West Indies legend Courtney Walsh, who is sixth on the all-time list. Broad almost feels like an all-rounder in this England side. His Test tally of 3,335 runs is the team’s third-highest, behind only skipper Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow.And, in this group, his left-handedness makes him an oddity. For the first time since 1994, all England’s Test top six are right-handers.
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