Sri Lanka will have a couple of days to regroup in Galle ahead of the second Test match on Friday at the same venue and the performances of certain players will come under the spotlight.
The hosts lost the opening Test match by seven wickets on the final morning as England enjoy their excellent record in Sri Lanka.
England teams of good old days barely lasted three days in the scorching heat of Galle, but they have reversed the trend in recent times. In a row, England have now won five Tests in Sri Lanka. They have not lost a series here in 14 years.