Tour Match – SLC XI vs England: Root, Buttler hit half tons

English skipper Joe Root and Jos Buttler hit half centuries before England were bowled out for 316 at close on day one in their three day encounter against Sri Lanka Cricket XI at Katunayake on Saturday.

After electing to bat first, the tourists got off to a decent start with Zak Crawley and Dom Sibley sharing a half-century stand (52) for the first wicket before Sibley was trapped leg-before by the medium pace of Kavisha Anjula. Crawley perished soon making a quick 43 off 45 balls as paceman Lahiru Samarakoon bowled him…

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