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Foakes, Moeen Help England To Beat Sri Lanka in Test Match

Sports Desk (November 09, 2018): England claimed their first away Test victory in 13 matches on Friday with a commanding 211-run win against Sri Lanka in Galle, with Moeen Ali claiming his second four-wicket haul of the game.

Last out was silver fox Rangana Herath, cricket´s most successful left-arm spinner in his swansong before retirement, run out for five.

The hosts, chasing a notional 462 victory in the first match of a three-Test series, could only muster 250 on day four, with Jack Leach taking three wickets to go with Ali´s four, with Adil Rashid and Ben Stokes getting one each.England had secured a first-innings lead of 139 thanks to a century on debut by Ben Foakes — the man of the match — and a formidable spin attack led by Ali and assisted ably by Leach and Rashid restricting Sri Lanka to 203.

In England´s second innings an assured unbeaten 146 by Keaton Jennings, his first century since a ton on his 2016 debut that has silenced his critics for now at least, allowed Root to declare at 322 for six.

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