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England vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test Day 4: As it happened

England need to bowl out Sri Lanka before the visitors score the required 330 runs on Day 5.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 13, 2016 12:01:12 am
Live Cricket Score, England (ENG) vs Sri Lanka (SL), day 4: It's Lunch at Lord's. (Source: Reuters) Live Cricket Score, England (ENG) vs Sri Lanka (SL), day 4: Rain halted play several times. (Source: Reuters)

England declared their second innings on 233/7 setting Sri Lanka a target of 362. Sri Lanka reached 32/0 at stumps on Day 4.

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2345 hrs IST: Sri Lanka end Day 4 on 32/0. They need 330 more to win on Day 5

2300 hrs IST: Sri Lanka have scored 2 runs in the first two overs of the game

2253 hrs IST: Sri Lanka openers out in middle

2241 hrs IST: England declare. Cook was on 49. Sri Lanka need 362

2240 hrs IST: Okay now! Cook has just smoked a six over mid-wicket

2237 hrs IST: WICKET! Ali has fallen to Eranga. Tries to hit it through off-side but no timing and caught at long-off

2224 hrs IST: Players back. Mathews to Ali. Crowds not really interested in this

2213 hrs IST: Sun is out again. Covers coming off

2207 hrs IST: This is bad. Rain. Covers. England 210/6

2153 hrs IST: We are back. Mathews to Ali

2149 hrs IST: Oh dear! Rain again! Back come the covers.

2145 hrs IST: Here come the players. Mathews to Ali

2120 hrs IST: Raining in Lord’s. Another delay and it would cost loss of overs. 29 remaining in the day

2110 hrs IST: Tea taken! England 206/6. Lead by  334

2100 hrs IST: WICKET! Hales is LBW! He reviews but still out. 94

2027 hrs IST: Pradeep bowl Hales but it’s a no ball ! It is very very very close! Tucker should have thought again

2015 hrs IST: Appeal but umpire denies it. Mathews waits but decides not to review. Cook survives as it would have been gone if reviewed

2000 hrs IST: Cook and Hales easily taking on the Sri Lanka bowlers

1933 hrs IST: Alastair Cook has replaced Finn. Good to see, skipper is out in the middle after his tests and he also gets off the mark

1932 hrs IST: WICKET! Steve Finn is gone. Eranga traps him in front of the stumps

1923 hrs IST: FIFTY! Alex Hales completes his fifty with a comfortable single

1915 hrs IST: So the play at Lord’s is under way

1800 hrs IST: Meanwhile Alastair Cook has fitness test as rain delays play on day 4

1700 hrs IST: It’s still raining there at Lord’s

1600 hrs IST: There has been no play till Lunch at Lord’s

1545 hrs IST: The match at Lord’s has been delayed due to rain. Stay tuned to get the latest updates

BUILD UP

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Jonny Bairstow continued a brilliant year of run-scoring with a Test-best 167 not out against Sri Lanka at Lord’s on Friday. But the debate about whether Bairstow should continue to keep wicket for England intensified when he dropped a routine catch to reprieve Dimuth Karunaratne on the second day of the third Test.

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