• Mike Gatting handed England caps to Sam Robson, Moeen Ali and Chris Jordan.
  • Sri Lanka won the toss and chose to bowl first.
  • Debutant Robson was out for a single, nicking off to Nuwan Pradeep.
  • Alastair Cook was out for 17, cutting Nuwan Kulasekara but getting a bottom edge.
  • Gary Ballance struggled to 23 off 40 balls, in a 52-runs stand with Ian Bell, before nicking behind off Pradeep.
  • Bell made his way to 41 not out at lunch.
  • He advanced to a half century soon after the break...
  • ...but was out for 56, trapped LBW after a review was required by Angelo Mathews.
  • Debutant Moeen Ali looked comfortable as he made his way to 43 not out at tea.
  • He and Joe Root put on a stand of 89 before Moeen was out for 48.
  • Root made his way to a half century in the evening...
  • ...as did Matt Prior, who ended the day on 76 not out.
  • Root was overjoyed to score a ton, and was on 102 not out at stumps. England were on 344 for five.

1st Test, Day 1: Eng v SL

Mike Gatting handed England caps to Sam Robson, Moeen Ali and Chris Jordan.