Sri Lanka's Dasun Shanaka had a good outing with the ball on first day of first test match against England © Getty Images
Sri Lanka’s Dasun Shanaka had a good outing with the ball on first day of first test match against England © Getty Images

The Day 2 of first test match is scheduled to be played from 3:30 PM on Friday and you can catch the live stream on starsports.com. The Test match is being played at Leeds and has been set-up nicely after a good performance by Sri Lanka, after struggling against Essex and Leicestershire in three-day practice matches. On Day 1, England’s Captain, Alastair Cook missed out on an opportunity to complete 10,000 runs in Tests as he fell short by 20 runs while young pacer from Sri Lanka, Dasun Shanaka took three wickets. England is currently 171 for 5 as they last session was abandoned due to rain, with Jonny Bairstow at 54* and Alex Hales on 71*. LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD: England  vs  Sri Lanka First Test at Headingley, Leeds: Live Cricket Score

Winning the toss, Angelo Mathews invited England to bat first. England started off well but saw a minor collapse as debutant, Dasun Shanaka along with Shaminda Eranga consumed half of their side. Sri Lanka’s bowling pumped up after the early breakthroughs on an overcast condition in Headingly. Reeling at 83 for 5, Jonny Bairstow and opener Alex hales prevented further damage to the side as they played aggressively and  to post an unbeaten 88* run stand for the sixth wicket.

On a tough wicket with some assistance to the pacers, England will like to add more to their total and post a respective first innings score to break havoc Sri Lanka’s inexperienced batting line-up. On the other hand, visitors, Sri Lanka, will try to dismiss the hosts for a paltry score and gain some momentum while they come out to bat.