Essex to host Sri Lanka in three-day game next May

10807059-largeEssex will host Sri Lanka in a three-day game at Chelmsford in May next year.

The match, starting on Sunday May 8, will see Angelo Mathews’ side begin their preparation for the two-match Investec Test series against Alastair Cook’s England.

The last time the two teams met was in a rain-reduced one-day match, which Essex won by 22 runs under the Duckworth-Lewis method.

Cook scored 71 from 49 balls, while Ben Foakes scored 51 as Essex made 161-5 from 21 overs. Sri Lanka in reply finished on 146-9. (Courtesy