Moeen Ali scored 155 runs from 207 balls in the first innings of the Test, which was his
second century, see Best Batting
Performances, both against Sri Lanka, and he has now scored 1,104 runs at an average of 31.54. See
Performances by Opponent at All Grounds. Also, he became the twenty first England
player to achieve the 1,000 runs/50 wickets milestone. See England Players Scoring 1000 Runs and Taking 50 Wickets.
Rangana Herath took 1/116 in the first innings of the match, which took his aggregate to
300 wickets, and he became the third Sri Lankan player to reach the 300 wickets milestone. See Players Taking Most Wickets for Sri Lanka Graph.
defeated Sri Lanka at the Riverside Ground in a match commencing on the 27th May 2016, and have now won
7, lost 3, and drawn 6 of the 16 matches against Sri Lanka in England, see England v Sri Lanka, and won the first match played against Sri Lanka at
the Riverside Ground. See England v Sri Lanka at the Riverside Ground.
Alistair Cook scored 47 not out in the second innings of the match, and took his
aggregate to 10,042 runs, and became the first England player to achieve the 10,000 runs milestone. See England Players Scoring 8000 Career Runs.
James Anderson took 5/58 in the second innings, which was the twenty first time that he
has taken five wickets or more in an innings, fourth against Sri Lanka, see Performances
by Opponent at All Grounds, seventeenth in England, and second at the Riverside Ground. See Performances in England. James Anderson has now taken 451 wickets at an average of
28.33. See Players Taking 300
Dinesh Chandimal scored 126 runs from 207 balls in the second innings, which was his
sixth century, first against England, see Performances
by Opponent at All Grounds, and his fourth when batting at number 6 position, where he averages 85.57.
See Performance Analysis by Batting Position . Dinesh Chandimal has now scored 1,988 runs
at an average of 45.18. See Sri Lankan Players Scoring 1000 Career Runs