Spinners made a new record for most wickets at Pallekele. Only 40 wickets in the spinners took 38 wickets! This is a new record in test history. The test series of England against Sri Lanka was confirmed for the first time since 2001, and the joint attack of three goalkeepers Jack Leitch, Moin Ali and Adil Rashid, touring in England, confirmed.
After ODI and T20s, the second test at Pallekele, England won the series at 57 runs. In a spin-assisted move, both spinners took 38 wickets in 40 matches. So far, in one of the tests Spinner showed the highest wicket. At the same time, it was the first test coincidence, when the riders could not take the gate.
Earlier, in 1969, in the match between India and New Zealand in Nagpur, the spinners were the highest wickets with 37 wickets. Prior to this, in the first wicket of one wicket for one day 35 wickets were made. India-Australia in Calcutta in 1956, and spinners over 35 wickets in an India-Pakistan match in Bangalore in 1987.
The Englishman, who for the first time spent 5 wickets in the test, said after the match: “It is incredible to be very good. The guys worked, they really deserve. But the bowling here was not very easy. The continuous bowling line was correctly installed.
In the second innings, Moen Ali and Lankan took 9 wickets in the second innings.