Lose first Test by an innings
LEEDS: Sri Lankaís inexperience against the swinging ball proved to be their
undoing in the first Test against England at Headingly where they crashed to an
innings and 88 runs defeat inside three days.The high quality swing bowling of Jimmy Anderson, Stuart Broad and Steven Finn
was too much for the Lankan batsmen to handle as they were shot out for 119
after being forced to follow-on.
Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shahryar Khan said the absence of educated
players in the team has been a major contributor to the teamís recent downfall.
Pakistan Cricket Board Chairman Shahryar Khan says absence of educated players
in the national team was one of the reasons for its recent poor
performance.Talking to the media in Quetta, Khan said that presently only
Misbah-ul-Haq was a proper graduate in the team.Ē
Sisira Ekanyake ( Waligamuwa Branch) and Gayani Premachandra ( 2nd City Branch)
won the Best Athletes award at the Banka Of Ceylon Central Province Athletics
Championship concluded recently at the Bogambara grounds recently.