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England finish just eight runs off Sri Lanka's dismal 135 all out

An excellent bowling display from Stuart Broad and a fortunate five-for from Dom Bess allowed England to dismiss Sri Lanka for a paltry 135 on day one of the first Test in Galle, with Joe Root hitting 50 as the tourists reached 127-2 in response.

The home side were rounded up in just 46.1 overs after deciding to bat first, initially undone by Broad’s quality on a pitch offering little obvious assistance to the seamers and then collapsing in a heap with a series of soft dismissals.

Broad was leading the attack in the absence of the omitted James Anderson and offered great value for his three for 20, but even Bess would admit to being flattered by his career-best return of five for 30.

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