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Sri Lanka vs England 1st Test, Day 3: England edging towards victory, Lanka need 447 runs to win

Sri Lanka vs England 1st Test, Day 3: England bowled out Sri Lanka for 203 before stretching their lead to 177 runs on the second day of the opening Test.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: November 8, 2018 6:18:11 pm
Sri Lanka vs England 1st Test, Day 3: England’s Keaton Jennings (L) plays a shot next to Sri Lanka’s wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella. (Source: Reuters)

Sri Lanka vs England 1st Test, Day 3: England stretched their lead to 250 runs after Keaton Jennings’ unbeaten 60 helped them to 111 for three in their second innings at lunch on day three of the opening test against Sri Lanka on Thursday. Jennings and debutant Rory Burns put on 60 for the opening stand but England lost three wickets in quick succession to lose some of their early momentum.

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Sri Lanka vs England 1st Test, Day 3: Highlights


    17:24 (IST)08 Nov 2018

    Stumps! Day 3 comes to a close. Sri Lanka are 15/0. They still need 447 runs to win with two days of play remaining. For the visitors, it was yet another fantastic outing

    16:35 (IST)08 Nov 2018

    England declares with the scorecard on 322/6. Sri Lanka needs 462 to win the match. 7 overs left in the day. Rangana Herath ends his Test career with 433 wickets.

    15:18 (IST)08 Nov 2018
    100 for Keaton Jennings.

    What a fine effort by the young man.  2nd in Test match cricket. Kudos to selectors for sticking with him. It has been a patient innings by him where he faced more than 200 balls and hit six fours. ENG- 224/4, lead by 363 runs

    14:57 (IST)08 Nov 2018
    Tea time!

    Tea time! Keaton Jennings (98) and Jos Buttler (14) are at the crease. For Jennings, this has been a crucial knock and he will look to reach the three-figure mark as soon as possible. ENG- 212/4, lead by 351 runs

    14:01 (IST)08 Nov 2018

    Ben Stokes is dismissed for 62 as Dilruwan Perera breaks the 107-run stand. That's pitched outside leg and hit the top of off. England lead by 320 runs

    13:51 (IST)08 Nov 2018
    Ben Stokes' 50

    Ben Stokes completes his 15th Test half-century with a lovely shot as England take their lead past 300. And with that, the 100-run partnership comes up between him and Jennings.

    13:36 (IST)08 Nov 2018
    Most runs in a Test match

    Steady progress by Jennings put England in the driver's seat as they cross the 150-run mark. This is the most runs scored by Jennings in a Test match. He has surpassed the 112 he made on his debut in Mumbai in 2016.

    13:19 (IST)08 Nov 2018
    Just in:

    England fast bowler James Anderson has received an official reprimand and one demerit point for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the second day’s play in the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle on Wednesday.

    12:04 (IST)08 Nov 2018

    Keaton Jennings's half-century helps England lead by 250 runs at Lunch on Day 3 of the first Test in Galle. England - 111/3 (42) Jennings 60*, Stokes 14*, Dilruwan 1/32, Rangana 1/30.

    11:44 (IST)08 Nov 2018
    Half century

    Keaton Jennings completes 50 after Sri Lanka claim three wickets in the morning session. A good, solid knock from the opener. England are 85/3

    11:30 (IST)08 Nov 2018

    Joe Root falls to Herath as England lose their third wicket for 74, lead by 213 runs. This is the second time Herath has claimed Root's wicket in this match. And with that, Herath surpasses Hadlee with 432 wickets. Good job by Sri Lanka of claiming three wickets in the opening session of Day 3. Ben Stokes comes to the crease.

    11:16 (IST)08 Nov 2018

    WICKET! Moeen Ali departs for 3 after chipping a catch to Herath at mid-on off Dilruwan. That was a bad shot by Ali and Herath initially misjudged the direction of the ball but made a good catch as England lose their second wicket. Joe Root comes to the crease.

    10:54 (IST)08 Nov 2018

    GONE! Good work by Sri Lanka as Karunaratne with a direct hit and Rory Burns is run out for 23. England 60/1 and now lead by 200 runs. Moeen Ali comes to the crease.

    10:25 (IST)08 Nov 2018

    Sri Lanka review for LBW: HawkEye indicates decision is umpire's call, which is not out. Rory Burns survives the LBW review. Sri Lanka, however, retain the review. 

    10:04 (IST)08 Nov 2018
    First session

    Sri Lanka vs England first Test, Day 3 underway. England lead by 177 runs with 10 wickets in hand.

    First session of the day: Rory Burns and Keaton Jennings back at the wicket and it's dry once again. Burns 11* Jennings 26*

    09:16 (IST)08 Nov 2018
    SL vs Eng LIVE

    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the third day of the first Test between Sri Lanka and England. England took command of the first Test on Wednesday after bowling Sri Lanka out for 203 runs and extending its lead to 177 runs at stumps on the second day of play.

    Sri Lanka vs England 1st Test, Day 3: England's Moeen Ali (L) celebrates with his teammates Jos Buttler (R) and Ben Foakes after taking the wicket of Sri Lanka's Niroshan Dickwella. (Source: Reuters)

    Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne, Kaushal Silva, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal (c), Angelo Mathews, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Dhananjaya de Silva, Dilruwan Perera, Akila Dananjaya, Suranga Lakmal, Rangana Herath

    England: Keaton Jennings, Rory Burns, Moeen Ali, Joe Root (c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Ben Foakes (wk), Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, Jack Leach, James Anderson