Matt Parkinson led the way as England’s attack enjoyed their first taste of Sri Lankan conditions, nudging forward his Test credentials with four wickets in Katunayake.
Chris Woakes and Matt Parkinson took two wickets each as England’s bowlers got their first taste of Sri Lankan conditions in Katunayake.
England picked up three wickets on the second morning of their warm-up match in Katunayake, with Chris Woakes, Dom Bess and Matt Parkinson successful.
England took an unassailable 2-1 lead over South Africa with victory in the third Test at Port Elizabeth.
England’s pacemen sent South African stumps flying as they pushed towards an innings victory despite more rain delays on day four of the third Test at Port Elizabeth.
Dom Bess hopes his first five-wicket haul in an England shirt represents “the start of a journey” that has plenty of successful distance left to run.
Dom Bess grabbed himself a slice of history with a maiden five-wicket haul in Port Elizabeth before a lengthy rain delay and three dropped catches from Ben Stokes halted England’s victory push in the third Test against South Africa.
Dom Bess was the unexpected leader of the England charge on the third morning of the third Test, completing his maiden five-wicket haul as South Africa buckled under pressure in Port Elizabeth.
Ollie Pope revealed how a word of encouragement from Ben Stokes to take a late gamble on DRS allowed him to bring up his maiden Test century in Port Elizabeth.
Head coach Chris Silverwood believes the future looks bright for his England side after their triumphant display in Cape Town.