Joe Root-led England cricket team blanked hosts Sri Lanka for the first time in a three-match Test series in Asia. Leading from the front, Joe Root guided his side to a 3-0 series victory against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka.
English spinners Spinners Moeen Ali (4-92) and Jack Leach (4-72) shared eight wickets between them as England won the last Test match by 42 runs. England had won the first Test in Galle by 211 runs and the second in Pallekele by 57 runs. This is also England’s first series win in Sri Lanka in 17 years.
After the last match, Joe Root leads England’s celebration in the dressing room as he took the guitar and played it much to the elation of his team members.
“This is what it means to become the first England team to complete a clean sweep in Asia… 🎵🏴🏏,” England Cricket’s official Twitter handle captioned the video on micro-blogging site.
This is what it means to become the first England team to complete a clean sweep in Asia… 🎵🏴🏏 pic.twitter.com/97gYWru323
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) November 26, 2018
“Proud of everyone, brilliant performance from the whole squad. Not surprised, we knew we were capable of winning here. The learning and ability within the squad, we can keep improving. That’s been our secret – been able to bring different guys in – pick a team that can take 20 wickets and post scores that could put pressure on the opponents. You are only as good as your team. You can’t look past that. The experienced players have taken the extra responsibility. It’s been exceptional. It’s been a complete team effort, it’s been a great tour. Proud of my team. Everything about this trip has been magnificent. Fans have been exceptional. I speak on behalf of everyone involved – I am grateful for the support,” Joe Root said after the match.