- Over-by-over updates from the first day’s play in Galle
- Sri Lanka captain Karunaratne out with fractured thumb
- Andy Bull: Sri Lanka have been taxing since Jardine’s ride
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20th over: Sri Lanka 56-3 (Mathews 12, Chandimal 18) Mathews and Chandimal have played almost 150 Tests between them and know exactly what they are doing. They’re just accumulating sensibly – no fuss, no frills and hopefully no fourth wicket before lunch for England.
19th over: Sri Lanka 52-3 (Mathews 11, Chandimal 17) It’s hard to know what a good score is on this pitch, but I suspect Sri Lanka would be content with 250, especially as England have to bat last. At the moment batting looks relatively comfortable. But in Galle, there is usually one with your name on it.