Two years on, England’s Galle win still hurts

England barely last three days in Galle. The extreme heat, turning tracks and little help for seam bowlers makes the venue a nightmarish experience for most visiting teams, particularly the ones from England, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. But exactly two years ago to this week, England achieved the unimaginable. They won a Test match in Galle which has been a true fortress for successive Sri Lankan teams over two decades.

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