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1st Test: Anderson rips through Lanka batting to seal big England win

Last updated on: May 21, 2016 23:43 IST

England's James Anderson celebrates dismissing Sri Lanka's Kaushal Silva on Day 3 of the first Test at Hedingley on Saturday

IMAGE: England's James Anderson celebrates dismissing Sri Lanka's Kaushal Silva on Day 3 of the first Test at Hedingley on Saturday. Photograph: Lee Smith Livepic/Action Images via Reuters

England fast bowler James Anderson took five wickets to inspire the hosts to a crushing victory over Sri Lanka by an innings and 88 runs in the first Test in Leeds on Saturday.

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Anderson claimed 10 victims in the match as Sri Lanka crumbled to 119 all out in their second innings on the third day after being asked to follow-on.

England'S James Anderson acknowledges the crowd as he leaves the field after taking a ten wicket haul to win the 1st Investec Test match

IMAGE: England'S James Anderson acknowledges the crowd as he leaves the field after taking a ten wicket haul to win the 1st Investec Test match. Photograph: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

Anderson had Dimuth Karunaratne (seven) and Kaushal Silva (14) caught by wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow in another probing spell in the morning before rain forced the players off for an early lunch with Sri Lanka on 77 for two.

Spinner Moeen Ali forced Dinesh Chandimal, on eight, to chop the ball on to his stumps before rain forced the players off for an early lunch with Sri Lanka on 77 for two.

Sri Lanka batsman Kusal Mendis bats 

IMAGE: Sri Lanka batsman Kusal Mendis bats. Photograph: Getty Images

Kusal Mendis, dropped twice, became the first Sri Lankan batsman to pass fifty in the match.

Stuart Broad forced Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews to nick another catch through to Bairstow and Mendis, on 53, was bowled by Anderson off the inside edge.

Dasun Shanaka's unhappy stay at the crease ended when he edged Anderson through to Bairstow, the ninth catch of the match for the flame-haired keeper who scored a brilliant 140 in England's innings.

Sri Lanka's Nuwan Pradeep is bowled by James Anderson

IMAGE: Sri Lanka's Nuwan Pradeep is bowled by James Anderson. Photograph: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

Rangana Herath chipped Steven Finn to Broad at short extra cover and the touring side limped to tea on 116 for seven.

England ruthlessly wrapped up the last three wickets in 10 minutes.

Dushmantha Chameera was caught by Nick Compton at short leg off Finn for a duck, Lahiru Thiramanne edged Finn to Joe Root at second slip for 16 and Anderson bowled Nuwan Pradeep to complete figures of 5-29 and a match haul of 10-45.

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