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England vs Sri Lanka 2018 3rd Test Score, 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
Commentry
  • 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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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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