England completed a whipping 211-run victory on day four of the first

Test against Sri Lanka to end their 13-match winless run away from home.

The tourists steadily took top order wickets in the first two sessions before taking the final five after tea.

Moeen Ali claimed 4-71 and Jack Leach 3-60, while Adil Rashid and Ben Stokes picked up a wicket each.

According to the BBC, the win puts England 1-0 up in the three-match series and is their first in an overseas Test since October 2016.

Between them, England’s three spinners took 16 wickets in the match, the second best return by English spinners in a Test since 1958.



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