England seals innings win over Sri Lanka, Anderson takes 10
LEEDS, England (AP) James Anderson carved through Sri Lanka again on Saturday as England won the first test by an innings and 88 runs inside three days.
The seam bowler had 5-29 as Sri Lanka collapsed to 119 all out in its second innings soon after tea. Anderson picked up 5-16 as Sri Lanka was bowled out for 91 in its first innings on Friday, ending with 10-45 overall. England made 298 after being asked to bat first.
With Anderson again rampant in swinging and seaming conditions at Headingley, only Kusal Mendis with 53 offered any resistance.
Even with a significant amount of time lost to rain, England sealed a convincing win to start the three-match series.
The only downside for England was a knee injury to allrounder Ben Stokes.