Five wickets for Bess as Sri Lanka dismissed for 135

England vs Sri Lanka

Dom Bess claimed five wickets as England dismissed hosts Sri Lanka for 135 at tea in an imposing start to the first test at Galle International Stadium on Thursday.

The spinner returned figures of 5-30 off just 10.1 overs with strong support from Stuart Broad (3-20) as the home side’s wayward batting saw them fail to take advantage of winning the toss and electing to bat first on the opening day.

It was the lowest first innings score in a test at Galle, well short of the previous mark of 181 for Sri Lanka against Pakistan 21 years ago…

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