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Summary

  1. England win in three days
  2. Anderson takes 5-29 - 10-45 in match
  3. SL lost last seven wickets for 26 runs
  4. Three hours lost to rain
  5. 13th shortest Test in history: 162.4 overs
  6. England lead three-match series 1-0

Live Reporting

By Phil Dawkes

All times stated are UK

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That is all from me. At lunch on day one I certainly didn't expect to be signing off the Test around 6pm on day three. We can thank Jonny, Jimmy, Stuart et al for that.

A cracking start to the series for England. If this was the taster, it could well be a cracking summer. Join us again on Friday for the second Test.

Great win for England .. But this series looks already like being a complete miss match .. #1-0 #ENGvSRL

More from Paul Farbrace on Sky Sports: "If Ben Stokes is ruled out then Chris Woakes is a like-for-like replacement, but there's also enough batting in the middle order to nudge everyone up and bring in an extra bowler."

'Bairstow can easily bat higher'

England assistant coach Paul Farbrace on Sky Sports: "There's been a lot of chat about where the best place to bat Bairstow is. When he plays like that, he could easily bat in the top five. I'm sure he will end up higher but, at the moment, having him a seven suits the way we want to play.

"We think Compton is a quality player and showed enough in South Africa to gets runs in international cricket. He's got a good technique and a good mindset, a lot of qualities we want in our number three."

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Josh Roberts: Controversial tweet; Jimmy Anderson Master of cloud cover only. Stuart Broad master of spells on any surface in any condition.

Maddy Raman: Why are people blaming quality of SL or the pitch? If not for Hales & Bairstow we'd have had an even match. Blame them.

Ashley Parker: I thought our batting performance was woeful apart from Hales and Bairstow Sri Lanka were beyond woeful and showed no fight.

Alastair Cook listens in to @Swannyg66's assessment of his dismissal!

Alastair Cook listens in to @Swannyg66's assessment of his dismissal!

Graeme Swann

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

"Spinners should be rubbing their hands together, wanting to get picked on that tour of India. I'm issuing a challenge to county spinners. Get yourself on the India tour and make an England career."

Jonathan Agnew

BBC Test Match Special

"There are questions to be asked about the winter, but they won't answer them in conditions like these."

Graeme Swann

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

"What will they do if Stokes doesn't play? Maybe move Bairstow up to six and pick Jake Ball?"

Geoffrey Boycott

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

"Jimmy Anderson's 10 wickets was a wonderful performance. It's 55 years since anyone took 10 in a match at Headingley. It's not as easy as people think, so it's a fine performance from him."

'Jimmy's deadly with a Dukes'

Graeme Swann

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

"Jimmy has got a Dukes ball back in his hand and he's deadly with that. He bowled so much in the UAE that by the time he got to South Africa he was knackered. He's bowling as quick as ever. It's the second best I've seen him bowl for England - I thought he was better in a Trent Bridge Test against Pakistan. Sri Lanka don't face bowling like this - they were rabbits in the headlights."

'Hales was a shining light'

Geoffrey Boycott

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

"What will England do with Ben Stokes? I'm a Steven Finn supporter, but his pace was way down in this match. We will still be looking at Vince and Compton. Hales was a shining light. Full marks to him showing great application. It shows he is prepared to work really hard to stay in the team. If you're prepared to do that, you've always got a chance of making it."

Lovely moment on the outfield for MOTM @jbairstow21 and his mum Janet. #bbccricket

Lovely moment on the outfield for MOTM @jbairstow21 and his mum Janet. #bbccricket

'I'd love to get 10,000 out of the way'

More from Alastair Cook on TMS: "What happened in Abu Dhabi, the amount of overs Jimmy bowled in that heat, he didn't quite recover from that. Bowling doesn't just happen, even for a guy as good as him.

"The overs he bowled for Lancashire... talking to people, they told me the rhythm he was in.

"The way Alex Hales played in really tough conditions and his partnership with Jonny set up the game. I'm sure he will play differently in better conditions. I'm sure he will score Test hundreds - the guy can play."

On missing out on reaching 10,000 Test runs: "I thought it was there to drive, but it shows the margins for batting. You're always close to the line. I'm frustrated; I'd love to get 10,000 out of the way. Hopefully I can do it in Durham."

Geoffrey Boycott

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

"I don't think they will get much sunshine in Durham. Sri Lanka have to hope the ball doesn't move about as much. If the ball moves the same amount again, Sri Lanka will lose."

'A pleasure to captain'

England captain Alastair Cook on TMS: "It was a really good win. Sometimes you take it for granted, but watching Stuart and Jimmy go about their business was a pleasure to captain.

"Occasionally you get frustrated when they don't bowl a good ball, that's the standards they set.

"Jonny Bairstow was batting on a different wicket to the other 21 players in this match. Everyone else was struggling to drive, but every time they pitched it up he whacked it for four.

"It's great to see a guy realise his talent and fulfil it on the international stage. The first time I saw him I thought he would play for England and he'll go from strength to strength."

'We need mental changes'

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews on TMS: "It was a tough game, especially in these conditions. Anderson and Broad bowled brilliantly, challenging conditions for the batters.

"We don't have a lot of time. We have to make that mental change. It's a matter of being positive and coming up with a good strategy. We have to score runs, that's the bottom line.

"We don't have the two legends now so it's up to all of us to step it up. We have seven good batters, but it's just inexperience.

"James Anderson has been amazing for England and showed his class once again."

Geoffrey Boycott

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

"I'm thrilled that Anderson is back to his best rhythm. I've known Jonny since he was a kid - he's in a one of those places that you hope come in your career. His mind is so good that all he is thinking of is positive things."

Vic Marks

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

"There are still a few question marks. Bairstow was supreme, but it was a tricky debut for James Vince and Nick Compton got a duck. Still, it was satisfactory from England." 

'A dream to keep to Jimmy'

Jonny Bairstow on TMS: "I'm delighted with how the first couple of days went. It was a dream to keep to Jimmy. He's come up with the goods yet again.

"We've shown what will happen when we pitch the ball up. That is what we need to do in Durham.

"I'm confident and in good form. I enjoy playing here but I wouldn't say it was easy out there. It was tough. I was disappointed for Alex Hales when he holed out."

'Continue where we left off'

James Anderson on TMS: "We wanted to start off well here because Sri Lanka beat us last time. We wanted to continue what we did in South Africa.

"I wasn't myself in South Africa, but I ended the series well. It was nice to have a couple of months after that and I worked on somethings with Lancashire. I'm delighted to carry that on here this week.

"I missed a couple of games in South Africa so I didn't have much bowling. I've got a decent amount of overs in and I felt really good going into this game.

"This was a really good cricket wicket and some overhead conditions helped."

The man of the match has gone to Jonny Bairstow for his 140 and nine catches. Tough call between him and Jimmy Anderson but the decision has clearly gone down well with the locals.

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Mark: Feel for Sri Lanka - always get the early season series in seaming conditions, about time they got to play us in July/August.

Michael Sayles: The Sri Lanka players have batted before this test, right?

Geoffrey Boycott

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

James Anderson leads the team
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"I never felt there was a problem with Anderson so long as he got match bowling. He's bowled 100 overs in the Championship. I always feel the older you get, the more overs you need, not less. He looks in great shape and there's still miles in his legs."

'We need to regroup'

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews: "I have a bit of worry about, to be honest. But we need to bounce back, regroup and talk about our strategies.

"Our batting is a bit inexperienced but we have to be fearless. They could have done better but this is a top-quality bowling attack. Against Anderson and Broad, coming in hard at you, you need to play skilful cricket.

"We can't make too many changes [for the second Test]. We need to come back and play another Test. We will make changes mentally."

James Anderson on Ben Stokes' knee injury: "Hopefully Ben will use these next couple of days wisely and be fit for Durham, because he's been crucial to our seam attack."

Geoffrey Boycott

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

"It was men versus boys. England have four world-class players - Cook, Root, Broad and Anderson. I don't see that in the Sri Lanka side. The bowlers shined. In conditions favourable to them and the Sri Lanka batting isn't experienced. I don't care who it was - Greenidge and Haynes or Boycott and Gooch - they would have struggled in those conditions against quality bowlers."

England were 83-5 on day one. Don't forget that. Madness.

'We were relentless with the ball'

England bowler James Anderson on Sky Sports: "It's been a good week for us. The knock from Jonny Bairstow and Alex Hales were crucial - they deserve a lot of credit for the position we got in.

"I thought Sri Lanka played quite well in the second innings but we were relentless with the ball. It might look easy with the score but it has been hard work.

"The catching was very good, all in all. A couple of chances went down but that's going to happen."

Jonathan Agnew

BBC Test Match Special

"What a different Anderson from two years ago. Then he was in tears after the match was lost with one ball to go. He's answered some questions."

England win by an innings & 88 runs

Here is the winning wicket, also Jimmy Anderson's 10th of the match...

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Chris Watt: V annoyed. Had tickets tomorrow. Either opposition or conditions in Yorks in May aren't right if Test ends in 3 days.

Vic Marks

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

"It's been overcast and when Anderson is on song there is no better bowler to exploit those conditions. He and Broad sensed their chance, rubbed their hands and picked up some cheap wickets."

How's Stat?!

Andrew Samson

BBC Test Match Special statistician

"The match lasted 162.4 overs, the 13th-shortest of all time in terms of balls bowled." 

Vic Marks

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

James Anderson bowls Pradeep
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"Pradeep was nowhere near it. It thudded into the middle stump. This match has been in the bag for some time. It's been a pretty clinical performance. Anderson has been supreme in conditions that he revels in."

Pradeep didn't just play down the wrong line of that Anderson ball. He was about 15 lines over. He was playing a delivery that someone has just delivered in Chapel Allerton.

To repeat, England win by an innings and 88 runs, within three days, and take a 1-0 lead in the series.

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Pradeep b Anderson 0 (SL 119 all out)

England celebrate
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The perfect finish. Jimmy Anderson clean bowls Nuwan Pradeep to claim his 10th wicket and seal England's win by an innings and 88 runs.

The England bowlers have done a real job on the tourists over the last two days. The last seven Sri Lanka wickets fell for just 26 runs.

Vic Marks

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

"The young Sri Lanka have been tossed into English conditions just as England have previously been tossed to Murali in Galle."

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#bbccricket look who's turned up @Heatherknight55 (with the Devon league B leading wicket taker @sebastianjordan)

#bbccricket look who's turned up @Heatherknight55 (with the Devon league B leading wicket taker @sebastianjordan)

Vic Marks

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

"It was quite a good delivery. Finn has suddenly found the magic. It was full, just holding up in length and well held by Root. After being barren for three days, Finn has three."