England win toss, bat in Sri Lanka second Test

England's win in Galle was their first overseas Test victory in 14 matches

The first innings scorecard of both Sri Lanka and England looks nearly identical to each other.

England's 57-run win followed their convincing victory in the first Test in Galle and was set up by spinners Leach, Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid - who took 19 of the 20 Sri Lankan wickets - as well as captain Joe Root's second innings 124.

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Leach then made the breakthrough at the other end, getting a ball to break sharply off the surface and beat Kaushal Silva's forward defence, to rattle off stump - the batsman dismissed for 6.

"We said we were going to play in a certain manner and we've backed that up completely in the two games". Burns has played attacking cricket here that he is not necessarily renowned for on the county circuit responding to Root's request to be positive, while Jennings has emerged from the shadow of Cook, although questions clearly remain about his technique against pace.

Stokes, who batted at number five in his team's opening win last week, was boosted up the order in the latest bid to find a solid number three.

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His display with the bat has placed Sri Lanka in a strong position to go for a series-levelling win if they can reproduce their first innings bowling performance on a pitch that has increasingly become hard for batsmen to survive.

"We got a 46 runs lead, its a huge score for us when they play in the second innings".

Jennings, when he does get to the crease, will be under characteristic pressure to put in a big contribution.

"We've just got to execute our plans as individuals in the batting order and accumulate runs, take what's on offer and get a lead". However, Dhananjaya de Silva's 59, which was quite similar to the innings from Jos Buttler, kept Sri Lanka in the hunt.

Then Stokes showed his uncanny ability to swing a game in his side's favour, producing a wonderful direct hit to see off Karunaratne (63) and an equally memorable one-handed slip catch off Kusal Mendis' edge.

I don't think Roshen did it deliberately, he thought the ball had gone for four and he came back to his partner to give a high-five.

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