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England vs Sri Lanka 2018 3rd Test Full Commentary

Series : England in Sri Lanka 2018
Date : Nov 23 2018, Fri - 10:00 AM (IST)
Venue : Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo, Sri Lanka
ENG 336, 230
SRL 240, 284
England won by 42 runs
Toss : England won the toss and elected to bat.
Current Run Rate: 3.28
Player Of The Match : Jonny Bairstow
Player Of The Series : Ben Foakes
Batsman R B 4s 6s SR
Malinda Pushpakumara 42 40 6 1 105
Last 5 overs: 18 runs, 1 wkts
Last Wicket: Suranga Lakmal 11 (38b)
Bowler O M R W Eco
Stuart Broad 5.0 0 14 0 2.8
Jack Leach * 28.4 4 72 4 2.5
Recent overs
W 0 0 0
0 0 WD 1 1 0 0
0 1 4 0 1 4
0 2
  • 92.5

    OUT! Caught. Dilruwan Perera to Jack Leach. Off break half volley, outside off stump down the track driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to long off, by Mathews. England clearly wanted a bit of a slog and get to bowling quickly. Leach saunters out the crease now, looking to clear the infield, but he totally cloths it. Mathews tracks back from mid off, and takes it comfortably over the shoulder.

    Decent first innings total on the board. Sri Lanka's reply is crucial. They need to get into a lead to make this game interesting. The response is coming up very shortly.

  • 92.3

    Dilruwan Perera to Jack Leach. Off break length ball, off stump down the track defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Gunathilaka.

  • 92.2

    Dilruwan Perera to Jack Leach. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Gunathilaka.

  • 92.1

    Dilruwan Perera to Jack Leach. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.

  • 92
    End of Over 92. 4 runs. Bowler: Lakshan Sandakan. England: 332/9(rr 3.61)
    Runs Scored Jack Leach* 2(2) Dilruwan Perera* 32.0-1-113-2
    1 W 1 1 1 0 Adil Rashid 21(31) Lakshan Sandakan 22.0-0-95-5
  • 91.6

    Lakshan Sandakan to Adil Rashid. Googly length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Mathews.

  • 91.5

    Lakshan Sandakan to Jack Leach. Chinaman length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, inside edge to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Mathews.

  • 91.4

    Lakshan Sandakan to Adil Rashid. Chinaman back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Sandakan.

  • 91.3

    Lakshan Sandakan to Jack Leach. Googly half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, inside edge to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Mathews.

  • 91.2

    OUT! Bowled. Lakshan Sandakan to Stuart Broad. Chinaman yorker, to leg on the front foot sweeping, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to. Five for Lakshan Sandakan. Broad doesn't last too long on his return to the side. Gets across the crease, looking to paddle the ball fine, but doesn't get any wood on it. Too full for the sweep, and the ball slides underneath the bat to smash into the stumps. England's tail not wagging this time.

  • 91.1

    Lakshan Sandakan to Adil Rashid. Chinaman half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Karunaratne.

  • 91
    End of Over 91. 1 run. Bowler: Dilruwan Perera. England: 328/8(rr 3.60)
    Runs Scored Adil Rashid* 19(28) Suranga Lakmal* 11.0-2-33-0
    1 0 0 0 W 0 Stuart Broad 0(1) Dilruwan Perera 32.0-1-113-2
  • 90.6

    Dilruwan Perera to Stuart Broad. Off break half volley, to leg on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Gunathilaka.

  • 90.5

    OUT! Caught. Dilruwan Perera to Moeen Ali. Off break length ball, off stump down the track driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to long off, by Mathews. Soft way to go for Moeen. He's an attacking player, but there's all sorts of risk in playing this. He shimmies down the wicket, doesn't get to the pitch, but goes through with the big shot. Attempts to launch it out the park, but mis-hits, and it loops down to long off for a simple catch.

  • 90.4

    Dilruwan Perera to Moeen Ali. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Gunathilaka.

  • 90.3

    Dilruwan Perera to Moeen Ali. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Perera.

  • 90.2

    Dilruwan Perera to Moeen Ali. Off break back of a length, off stump on the back foot working, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Mendis.

  • 90.1

    Dilruwan Perera to Adil Rashid. Off break length ball, down leg side on the front foot working, to short fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Pushpakumara.

  • 90
    End of Over 90. 10 runs. Bowler: Suranga Lakmal. England: 327/7(rr 3.63)
    Runs Scored Adil Rashid* 18(27) Dilruwan Perera* 31.0-1-112-1
    0 4 1 0 1 4 Moeen Ali 33(51) Suranga Lakmal 11.0-2-33-0
  • 89.6

    FOUR! Suranga Lakmal to Moeen Ali. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep extra cover for 4 runs. In the air, but into the gap at extra cover. Moeen drives on the up once again, and strikes sweetly.

  • 89.5

    Suranga Lakmal to Adil Rashid. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to point for 1 run, fielded by Silva.

  • 89.4

    Suranga Lakmal to Adil Rashid. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Lakmal.

  • 89.3

    Suranga Lakmal to Moeen Ali. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep backward point for 1 run, fielded by Pushpakumara.

  • 89.2

    FOUR! Suranga Lakmal to Moeen Ali. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep cover for 4 runs. Beauty from Moeen. Flowing cover drive, all loosey goosey, and it races away for his first boundary of the day.

  • 89.1

    Suranga Lakmal to Moeen Ali. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot, shoulders arms to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.

  • 89
    End of Over 89. 5 runs. Bowler: Dilruwan Perera. England: 317/7(rr 3.56)
    Runs Scored Moeen Ali* 24(47) Suranga Lakmal* 10.0-2-23-0
    0 1 0 0 0 4 Adil Rashid 17(25) Dilruwan Perera 31.0-1-112-1
  • 88.6

    FOUR! Dilruwan Perera to Adil Rashid. Off break half volley, to leg on the front foot sweeping, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Swept into the ground, and he gets the ball to bounce over leg slip's head, and away to the fine leg boundary.

  • 88.5

    Dilruwan Perera to Adil Rashid. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Mendis.

  • 88.4

    Dilruwan Perera to Adil Rashid. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Mendis.

  • 88.3

    Dilruwan Perera to Adil Rashid. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by de Silva.

  • 88.2

    Dilruwan Perera to Moeen Ali. Off break yorker, to leg down the track pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Lakmal.

    Welcome to day two in Colombo. With first innings runs on the board, England edged out the opening day. A similar wicket to Pallekele at the SSC, plenty of turn and bounce for the spinners, so you would expect this to be about a par score so far. Difficult for new batsmen, but runs are to be had with application. Sri Lanka were a little unlucky yesterday, with not many decisions going their way, and some sloppy fielding costing them. Things could've been very different if they kept their reviews till the right moment. A big morning session coming up. The away side will want to rack up a few more runs before getting to bowling, and the hosts need these three remaining wickets as soon as possible. Hopefully the action will be just as entertaining as it was yesterday.

  • 88.1

    APPEAL! OUT changed by umpire to NOT OUT after REFERRAL. Dilruwan Perera to Moeen Ali. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, hit pad to for no runs, appeal made for L.B.W. Up goes the finger, and Moeen reviews instantly for a second time. Prods forward, beaten on the inside edge, and it looks very adjacent. Dilruwan is tight on the no-ball, but the third umpire gives him the benefit. UltraEdge comes up, and shows a little tickle of an inside edge. Overturned, and Moeen somehow survives again.

    After all that waiting around, the umpires have said it has got too dark. Sri Lanka have had a good evening, but the day belongs to England overall. Jonny Bairstow takes the headlines for wonderful century, and you would say cementing his spot at number three. Joe Root and Ben Stokes chipped in with decent knocks as well to help the visitors along. They were then pegged back after tea with a lovely spell from Lakshan Sandakan, but the honours will go to the away side today.

  • 88
    End of Over 88. 6 runs. Bowler: Suranga Lakmal. England: 311/7(rr 3.53)
    Runs Scored Adil Rashid* 12(21) Dilruwan Perera* 30.0-1-107-1
    0 0 0 0 4 2 Moeen Ali 23(45) Suranga Lakmal 10.0-2-22-0
  • 87.6

    Suranga Lakmal to Adil Rashid. Length ball, off stump on the back foot working, to deep backward square leg for 2 runs, fielded by Pushpakumara.

  • 87.5

    FOUR! Suranga Lakmal to Adil Rashid. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot flick, well timed past deep mid wicket for 4 runs. That's tasty. A wristy whip from outside off to the legside. The follow-through is glorious. Top shot.

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  • 65.5

    OUT! L.B.W. Verified by umpire after REFERRAL. Adil Rashid to Malinda Pushpakumara. Leg spinner length ball, to leg on the back foot working, hit pad to. That finishes that. Pushpakumara is deep in the crease, flatter and quicker from Rashid, which means he doesn't get as much turn. Skids on, and pins the number eleven in front of middle and leg. Pretty plumb, and confirmed by HawkEye after a review.

    What a manic period of play that was. Sri Lanka lost their last nine wickets for just 67 runs, and are now well behind the game. Rashid and Stokes proved to be a wonderful bowling partnership, and once one went, the rest seemed to follow! All Karunaratne and Dhananjaya's hard work gone to waste. Rashid gets a Test best. England in the driving seat. They can build on this lead of 96 shortly.

  • 65.4

    Adil Rashid to Suranga Lakmal. Leg spinner half volley, to leg on the front foot Slog, leading edge in the air uncontrolled to extra cover for 1 run, fielded by Burns.

  • 65.3

    Adil Rashid to Malinda Pushpakumara. Leg spinner back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Burns.

  • 65.2

    FOUR! Adil Rashid to Malinda Pushpakumara. Leg spinner half volley, down leg side on the front foot sweeping, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Flighted down leg this time, and a lovely sweep shot from the number eleven. Nailed to the long leg boundary. He's clearly got a few shots in the locker.

  • 65.1

    Adil Rashid to Suranga Lakmal. Leg spinner back of a length, off stump on the back foot pushing, to mid on for 1 run, shy attempt by Root.

  • 65
    End of Over 65. 5 runs. Bowler: Jack Leach. Sri Lanka: 233/9(rr 3.58)
    Runs Scored Suranga Lakmal* 1(7) Adil Rashid* 13.0-2-42-4
    1 0 0 0 4 0 Malinda Pushpakumara 8(11) Jack Leach 18.0-2-59-1
  • 64.6

    Jack Leach to Malinda Pushpakumara. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, thick edge to short third man for no runs, fielded by Ali.

  • 64.5

    FOUR! Jack Leach to Malinda Pushpakumara. Stock ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past deep point for 4 runs. Given air, and plenty of width. Pushpakumara frees the arms, and wallops it through the offside for four.

  • 64.4

    APPEAL! OUT changed by umpire to NOT OUT after REFERRAL. Jack Leach to Malinda Pushpakumara. Stock ball back of a length, middle stump on the front foot sweeping, Gloved to for no runs, appeal made for L.B.W. Premeditated sweep, Pushpakumara misses, and up goes the finger. Looks pretty adjacent, but the review is taken. Oh, a tiny bit of glove before the impact on the pad. That will be reversed. Sri Lanka keep going!

  • 64.3

    Jack Leach to Malinda Pushpakumara. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Jennings.

  • 64.2

    Jack Leach to Malinda Pushpakumara. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Foakes.

  • 64.1

    Jack Leach to Suranga Lakmal. Stock ball full toss, down leg side on the front foot flick, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Bairstow.

  • 64
    End of Over 64. 4 runs. Bowler: Adil Rashid. Sri Lanka: 228/9(rr 3.56)
    Runs Scored Suranga Lakmal* 0(6) Ben Stokes* 10.0-1-30-3
    0 0 0 0 4 0 Malinda Pushpakumara 4(6) Adil Rashid 13.0-2-42-4
  • 63.6

    Adil Rashid to Malinda Pushpakumara. Leg spinner length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Foakes.

  • 63.5

    FOUR! Adil Rashid to Malinda Pushpakumara. Googly back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Reads the googly this time. Rashid drags the wrong'un very short, and Pushpakumara has plenty of time to pick his spot. Rocks back, and swats behind square for four.

  • 63.4

    Adil Rashid to Malinda Pushpakumara. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Foakes.

  • 63.3

    Adil Rashid to Malinda Pushpakumara. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Foakes.

  • 63.2

    Adil Rashid to Malinda Pushpakumara. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Foakes.

  • 63.1

    Adil Rashid to Malinda Pushpakumara. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, hit pad to leg gully for no runs, fielded by Buttler.

  • 63
    End of Over 63. 2 runs. Bowler: Ben Stokes. Sri Lanka: 224/9(rr 3.56)
    Runs Scored Malinda Pushpakumara* 0(0) Adil Rashid* 12.0-2-38-4
    W 0 0 2 W 0 Suranga Lakmal 0(6) Ben Stokes 10.0-1-30-3
  • 62.6

    Ben Stokes to Suranga Lakmal. Length ball, to leg on the front foot flick, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Foakes.

  • 62.5

    OUT! Run Out. Ben Stokes to Lakshan Sandakan. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to mid off, direct hit by Rashid. It's Rashid and Stokes doing all the damage for England. A run out to add to the chaos of the Sri Lankan batting display this evening. Prodded to the leg spinner at extra cover, who makes a slight fumble. Sandakan attempts to run on the misfield, but that turns out to be a mistake. Rashid quickly recovers, collects, turns, and nails the stumps at the non-striker's end. Sandakan isn't in the frame.

  • 62.4

    Ben Stokes to Lakshan Sandakan. Short, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep backward point for 2 runs, fielded by Leach.

  • 62.3

    Ben Stokes to Lakshan Sandakan. Short, down leg side ducked, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Foakes.

  • 62.2

    Ben Stokes to Lakshan Sandakan. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot glancing, hit pad to leg gully for no runs, fielded by Buttler.

  • 62.1

    OUT! Caught. Ben Stokes to Dilruwan Perera. Short, down leg side on the back foot Fended, Gloved to wicketkeeper, by Foakes. You felt that was coming against Dilruwan. Couldn't handle the pace and bounce of Stokes. The Durham man comes charging in again, bangs it into the pitch, and the accuracy is spot on. In at the throat, and Perera doesn't know what to do. Cannot drop the hands in time, and it lobs through to Foakes for another simple take. What is happening to Sri Lanka?

  • 62
    End of Over 62. no runs. Bowler: Adil Rashid. Sri Lanka: 222/7(rr 3.58)
    Runs Scored Dilruwan Perera* 0(4) Ben Stokes* 9.0-1-28-2
    W 0 0 0 0 0 Suranga Lakmal 0(5) Adil Rashid 12.0-2-38-4
  • 61.6

    Adil Rashid to Suranga Lakmal. Slider length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Buttler.

  • 61.5

    Adil Rashid to Suranga Lakmal. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Foakes.

  • 61.4

    Adil Rashid to Suranga Lakmal. Leg spinner length ball, down leg side on the back foot, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Foakes.

  • 61.3

    Adil Rashid to Suranga Lakmal. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Foakes.

  • 61.2

    Adil Rashid to Suranga Lakmal. Googly length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, inside edge to short leg for no runs, fielded by Jennings.

  • 61.1

    OUT! Caught. Adil Rashid to Kusal Mendis. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the back foot pushing, outside edge to first slip, by Stokes. The hosts are crumbling! Rashid and Stokes making the perfect combination. Mendis giving the latter some catching practice at first slip here. Initially wanted to let it go, but at the last moment he jabs at the ball. Outside edge taken, and straight into the breadbasket. What a remarkable turnaround this has been after tea.

  • 61
    End of Over 61. 1 run. Bowler: Ben Stokes. Sri Lanka: 222/6(rr 3.64)
    Runs Scored Kusal Mendis* 27(35) Adil Rashid* 11.0-1-38-3
    1 W 0 0 0 0 Dilruwan Perera 0(4) Ben Stokes 9.0-1-28-2
  • 60.6

    Ben Stokes to Dilruwan Perera. Short, down leg side on the back foot Fended, Gloved to short leg for no runs, fielded by Jennings.

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  • 69.5

    OUT! Caught. Dilruwan Perera to Jack Leach. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, outside edge to wicketkeeper, by Dickwella.

    Little tickle through to Dickwella and Perera finishes the innings with a five-wicket haul. England end on 230 which means they have set Sri Lanka a total of 327. Plenty of starts from the middle-order and some good partnerships which got them out of a bit of trouble. Sri Lanka are in a tough spot though chasing such a big score and they are going to have to combat the English spinners who have done so well in this series. A couple of centurions are needed.

  • 69.4

    Dilruwan Perera to Ben Foakes. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Silva.

  • 69.3

    Dilruwan Perera to Ben Foakes. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track Slog, to long on for 2 runs.

  • 69.2

    Dilruwan Perera to Ben Foakes. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track working, to long on for no runs.

  • 69.1

    Dilruwan Perera to Ben Foakes. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to extra cover for 2 runs.

  • 69
    End of Over 69. 3 runs. Bowler: Malinda Pushpakumara. England: 225/9(rr 3.26)
    Runs Scored Ben Foakes* 31(78) Dilruwan Perera* 29.0-3-83-4
    0 0 0 2 1 0 Jack Leach 0(12) Malinda Pushpakumara 12.0-2-28-3
  • 68.6

    Malinda Pushpakumara to Jack Leach. Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Mathews.

  • 68.5

    Malinda Pushpakumara to Ben Foakes. Stock length ball, down leg side on the back foot pulling, to fine leg for 1 run.

  • 68.4

    Malinda Pushpakumara to Ben Foakes. Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot sweeping, top edge in the air uncontrolled to deep square leg for 2 runs.

  • 68.3

    Malinda Pushpakumara to Ben Foakes. Stock length ball, down leg side down the track working, to backward square leg for no runs, fielded by Lakmal.

  • 68.2

    Malinda Pushpakumara to Ben Foakes. Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot sweeping, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Mendis. That looked painful. Mendis takes one right on the collarbone while standing at short leg.

  • 68.1

    Malinda Pushpakumara to Ben Foakes. Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot sweeping, to short fine leg for no runs, fielded by Lakmal.

  • 68
    End of Over 68. 1 run. Bowler: Dilruwan Perera. England: 222/9(rr 3.26)
    Runs Scored Ben Foakes* 28(73) Malinda Pushpakumara* 11.0-2-25-3
    0 0 0 1 0 0 Jack Leach 0(11) Dilruwan Perera 29.0-3-83-4
  • 67.6

    Dilruwan Perera to Jack Leach. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Silva.

  • 67.5

    Dilruwan Perera to Jack Leach. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to cover for no runs, fielded by Silva.

  • 67.4

    Dilruwan Perera to Ben Foakes. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep backward point for 1 run, fielded by Mathews.

  • 67.3

    Dilruwan Perera to Ben Foakes. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to long off for no runs, fielded by Sandakan.

  • 67.2

    Dilruwan Perera to Ben Foakes. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, to deep mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Gunathilaka.

  • 67.1

    APPEAL! OUT changed by umpire to NOT OUT after REFERRAL. Dilruwan Perera to Ben Foakes. Quicker ball yorker, off stump on the front foot sweeping, hit pad to for no runs, appeal made for L.B.W. Fired in at the boot and almost everyone in the ground thinks this is out. A review from Foakes but it is probably because he is the last wicket, his reaction seems to suggest he believes he is out. Oh wait a second, as everyone is waiting for HawkEye to show three red lights something different pops up on the big screen. Somehow the ball is missing the leg stump. A look of disbelief on the players and umpire's face.

  • 67
    End of Over 67. 1 run. Bowler: Malinda Pushpakumara. England: 221/9(rr 3.30)
    Runs Scored Ben Foakes* 27(69) Dilruwan Perera* 28.0-3-82-4
    0 0 0 0 1 0 Jack Leach 0(9) Malinda Pushpakumara 11.0-2-25-3
  • 66.6

    Malinda Pushpakumara to Jack Leach. Stock length ball, to leg on the back foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Mendis.

  • 66.5

    Malinda Pushpakumara to Ben Foakes. Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot pushing, to mid off for 1 run, fielded by Sandakan.

  • 66.4

    Malinda Pushpakumara to Ben Foakes. Stock length ball, down leg side on the back foot working, to square leg for no runs, fielded by Mendis.

  • 66.3

    Malinda Pushpakumara to Ben Foakes. Stock ball half volley, down leg side on the front foot driving, to mid off for no runs, mis-fielded by Pushpakumara, fielded by Sandakan.

  • 66.2

    Malinda Pushpakumara to Ben Foakes. Stock ball back of a length, down leg side on the front foot pulling, to deep mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Mendis, fielded by Gunathilaka.

  • 66.1

    Malinda Pushpakumara to Ben Foakes. Stock length ball, down leg side on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.

  • 66
    End of Over 66. 1 run. Bowler: Dilruwan Perera. England: 220/9(rr 3.33)
    Runs Scored Ben Foakes* 26(64) Malinda Pushpakumara* 10.0-2-24-3
    0 0 0 0 0 1 Jack Leach 0(8) Dilruwan Perera 28.0-3-82-4
  • 65.6

    Dilruwan Perera to Ben Foakes. Off break half volley, off stump down the track working, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Lakmal.

  • 65.5

    Dilruwan Perera to Ben Foakes. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track working, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Gunathilaka.

  • 65.4

    Dilruwan Perera to Ben Foakes. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pushing, to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Gunathilaka.

  • 65.3

    Dilruwan Perera to Ben Foakes. Quicker length ball, outside off stump on the front foot slog sweeping, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.

  • 65.2

    Dilruwan Perera to Ben Foakes. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by de Silva.

  • 65.1

    Dilruwan Perera to Ben Foakes. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, to long on for no runs, fielded by Lakmal.

  • 65
    End of Over 65. no runs. Bowler: Malinda Pushpakumara. England: 219/9(rr 3.37)
    Runs Scored Ben Foakes* 25(58) Dilruwan Perera* 27.0-3-81-4
    0 0 0 0 0 0 Jack Leach 0(8) Malinda Pushpakumara 10.0-2-24-3
  • 64.6

    Malinda Pushpakumara to Jack Leach. Stock length ball, middle stump on the back foot glancing, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Dickwella.

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  • 86.4

    OUT! L.B.W. Verified by umpire after REFERRAL. Jack Leach to Suranga Lakmal. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, hit pad to. Fourth ball after tea, and Jack Leach does the business for England! New ball, skids on with the arm, and Lakmal plays down the wrong line. Very important that the umpire raised the finger, as Lakmal reviews, and HawkEye says it is only just clipping the top of leg stump.

    Huge heart shown by Sri Lanka, but once again they are outplayed by this England side. The momentum shifted with that Kusal Mendis run out earlier, otherwise the hosts were on to chase this down. A great Test Match, and even better series. Sri Lanka had moments of excellent cricket, but the consistency lacked. England were positive in their approach, and were very entertaining to watch throughout. A deserved 3-0 whitewash.

    Suranga Lakmal lbw b Jack Leach 11 (38)
  • 86.3

    Jack Leach to Suranga Lakmal. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Buttler.

  • 86.2

    Jack Leach to Suranga Lakmal. Stock ball back of a length, middle stump on the back foot flick, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Jennings.

  • 86.1

    Jack Leach to Suranga Lakmal. Stock ball back of a length, middle stump on the back foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Foakes.

  • 86
    End of Over 86. 3 runs. Bowler: Stuart Broad. Sri Lanka: 284/9(rr 3.30)
    Runs Scored Suranga Lakmal* 11(34) Moeen Ali* 26.0-3-92-4
    0 0 1 1 WD 0 0 Malinda Pushpakumara 42(40) Stuart Broad 5.0-0-14-0
  • 85.6

    Stuart Broad to Malinda Pushpakumara. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Buttler.

    Well, who saw this game still going on an hour ago? A remarkable last wicket stand is still giving Sri Lanka hope. They just won't fold. Pushpakumara attacked from ball one, and kept finding the boundary. 43 needed for victory, which still seems a long way off with just one wicket remaining. Can the unimaginable happen? The conclusion of the Test coming up after the break.

  • 85.5

    Stuart Broad to Malinda Pushpakumara. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, inside edge to mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Rashid.

  • 85.5

    Wide Stuart Broad to Malinda Pushpakumara. Short, outside off stump ducked, Left to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Foakes.

  • 85.4

    Stuart Broad to Suranga Lakmal. Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, thick edge to gully for 1 run, shy attempt by Stokes.

  • 85.3

    Stuart Broad to Malinda Pushpakumara. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to cover for 1 run, fielded by Buttler.

  • 85.2

    Stuart Broad to Malinda Pushpakumara. Short, outside off stump ducked, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Foakes.

  • 85.1

    Stuart Broad to Malinda Pushpakumara. Short, outside off stump on the back foot, hit helmet to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Buttler.

  • 85
    End of Over 85. 10 runs. Bowler: Moeen Ali. Sri Lanka: 281/9(rr 3.31)
    Runs Scored Malinda Pushpakumara* 41(35) Adil Rashid* 19.0-1-73-0
    4 1 0 4 1 0 Suranga Lakmal 10(33) Moeen Ali 26.0-3-92-4
  • 84.6

    Moeen Ali to Suranga Lakmal. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Foakes.

  • 84.5

    Moeen Ali to Malinda Pushpakumara. Off break length ball, middle stump on the back foot glancing, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Rashid.

  • 84.4

    FOUR! Moeen Ali to Malinda Pushpakumara. Off break length ball, to leg on the front foot sweeping, well timed past fine leg for 4 runs. Incredible stuff. England cannot find an answer to this. Pushpakumara paddles very fine, and the new ball races away to the boundary.

  • 84.3

    Moeen Ali to Malinda Pushpakumara. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot working, hit pad to short leg for no runs, fielded by Jennings.

  • 84.2

    NEW BALL. Moeen Ali to Suranga Lakmal. Off break back of a length, to leg on the back foot flick, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Rashid. That is the 50 partnership for the eleventh wicket. If the top order could of done a little bit more, this would be on.

  • 84.1

    FOUR! Moeen Ali to Suranga Lakmal. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, well timed past third man for 4 runs. Lakmal's turn to get the boundaries. He goes deep in the crease, and back-cuts through a vacant gully region. What a partnership this is!

  • 84
    End of Over 84. 4 runs. Bowler: Adil Rashid. Sri Lanka: 271/9(rr 3.23)
    Runs Scored Suranga Lakmal* 5(30) Moeen Ali* 25.0-3-82-4
    1 0 1 0 2 0 Malinda Pushpakumara 36(32) Adil Rashid 19.0-1-73-0
  • 83.6

    Adil Rashid to Malinda Pushpakumara. Leg spinner length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to backward point for no runs, fielded by Broad.

  • 83.5

    Adil Rashid to Malinda Pushpakumara. Leg spinner length ball, middle stump on the front foot sweeping, to fine leg for 2 runs, fielded by Leach.

  • 83.4

    Adil Rashid to Malinda Pushpakumara. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Foakes.

  • 83.3

    Adil Rashid to Suranga Lakmal. Leg spinner back of a length, to leg on the back foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Bairstow.

  • 83.2

    Adil Rashid to Suranga Lakmal. Leg spinner half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Rashid.

  • 83.1

    Adil Rashid to Malinda Pushpakumara. Leg spinner length ball, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to deep cover for 1 run, fielded by Burns.

  • 83
    End of Over 83. 1 run. Bowler: Moeen Ali. Sri Lanka: 267/9(rr 3.22)
    Runs Scored Malinda Pushpakumara* 33(28) Adil Rashid* 18.0-1-69-0
    1 0 0 0 0 0 Suranga Lakmal 4(28) Moeen Ali 25.0-3-82-4
  • 82.6

    APPEAL! OUT changed by umpire to NOT OUT after REFERRAL. Moeen Ali to Suranga Lakmal. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, hit pad to wicketkeeper for no runs, by Foakes, appeal made for Caught. Umpire has given this out caught behind, but Lakmal shakes his head, and reviews straight away. Two noises, but replays show that it was the ball clipping both pads on the way through to Foakes. LBW is checked as well, and it is turning down leg and bouncing over the top. Not a great decision.

  • 82.5

    Moeen Ali to Suranga Lakmal. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Jennings.

  • 82.4

    Moeen Ali to Suranga Lakmal. Off break length ball, off stump down the track defending, hit pad to silly point for no runs, fielded by Foakes.

  • 82.3

    Moeen Ali to Suranga Lakmal. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to cover for no runs, fielded by Bairstow.

  • 82.2

    Moeen Ali to Suranga Lakmal. Off break yorker, off stump down the track pushing, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ali.

  • 82.1

    Moeen Ali to Malinda Pushpakumara. Off break length ball, off stump down the track driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to long on for 1 run, fielded by Broad.

  • 82
    End of Over 82. 6 runs. Bowler: Adil Rashid. Sri Lanka: 266/9(rr 3.24)
    Runs Scored Malinda Pushpakumara* 32(27) Moeen Ali* 24.0-3-81-4
    1 0 4 0 0 1 Suranga Lakmal 4(23) Adil Rashid 18.0-1-69-0
  • 81.6

    Adil Rashid to Malinda Pushpakumara. Leg spinner short, down leg side on the back foot pulling, to deep backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Leach.

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