The England National Cricket Team has been a full member of the ICC since 15 June, 1909, representing both England and Wales. They were one of the first teams to be given Test status (along with Australia) in 1877.
Captain Joe Root hit a brilliant double-century as England were eventually bowled out for 421 by lunch on day three, with a first-innings lead of 286 in the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle.
NASSER HUSSAIN: In a year where Joe Root's form as a player and a captain will be so crucial, his unbeaten 168 against Sri Lanka gives a much-needed confidence boost to England.
An ECB spokesman said neither of the two hotel kitchen staff who tested positive for Covid-19 had come into contact with any member of the 45-strong touring party.
PAUL NEWMAN: Joe Root's quest for true cricketing greatness could not have got off to a better start in Galle as he led England to a position of total first Test superiority.
After yet another dominant day for England, which saw Root rack up a century while Lawrence announced himself in style, LAWRENCE BOOTH looks at the main takeaways on day two.
LAWRENCE BOOTH: Dan Lawrence had moved fluently to 27 on the second morning of the first Test when he went down on one knee to lift spinner Lasith Embuldeniya over deep midwicket.
England captain Joe Root hit an unbeaten 168 against Sri Lanka to address a sub-standard conversion rate - this was only his second time to three figures in 18 matches.
BUMBLE ON THE TEST (FROM HOME): Opportunity knocked for Jonny Bairstow to cement his Test place but he fell early on day two and new boy Dan Lawrence took full advantage.
Root achieved his first Test century since 2019 early in the second session at Galle but when he tried to reverse sweep Lasith Embuldeniya when on 102 in the 63rd over, pandemonium broke out.
NASSER HUSSAIN: That performance was not good enough for a proud cricket nation like Sri Lanka. There are lots of words to describe their batting on day one: brainless, crazy, farcical. Take your pick.
BUMBLE ON THE TEST (FROM HOME): I've never experienced a broadcast situation quite like it. My view of the action was provided via an iPad and I have a camera and lights on me.
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