Root's 168 not out helps England dominate

Captain Joe Root scores his first Test century since 2019 to help England build a substantial lead over Sri Lanka in the first Test in Galle.

Timely Joe Root century sees England tighten their grip

Root went through 2020 without a century – the first time in his Test career he has gone through a full year without one – and dropped out of the top 10 in the ICC's …

England captain Joe Root scores first Test hundred in over a year …

Joe Root completed his 18th Test hundred and first in over a year with a 163-ball century on day two of the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle.

Masterful Joe Root and nerveless Dan Lawrence put England in …

Sri Lanka First Innings:89 for 5 (33.1 overs). Joe Root racked up a brilliant century and debutant Dan …

Sri Lanka v England: first Test, day two – as it happened

A brilliant and undefeated century from Joe Root, along with a fine fifty on debut from Dan Lawrence, left England in a near-impregnable position at the end of …

5 key moments from day one as England put themselves in firm …

England put themselves in firm control on day one of the 1st Test after skittling Sri Lanka for 135 before Root and Bairstow put on a century stand.

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