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English Bowlers Decimate Sri Lanka Cricket Team


England's bowlers have picked apart Sri Lanka's lineup, with the host nation dismissed for only 188 runs on the first day of their first test match at Asgiriya Stadium in Kandy, Sri Lanka.

England lost the toss, but seam bowler Matthew Hoggard and spinner Monty Panesar took a total of seven wickets. Hoggard finished at 4-29 while Panesar was 3-46.

Kumar Sangakkara top scored for Sri Lanka with 92 runs, including 13 fours before being caught out by Paul Collingwood. Prasanna Jayawardene added another 51 runs but he was caught out by Alastair Cook on a ball bowled by Panesar.

The second test at the Sinhalese Sports Club in Colombo starts December ninth. The third test is scheduled for Galle International Stadium beginning December 18th. England won the five-match, one-day series, 3-2.

Some information for this report provided by Reuters.