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Sri Lanka vs England 3rd Test Highlights: England 312/7 at stumps on Day 1

Sri Lanka vs England 3rd Test Day 1 Highlights: England close on 312/7 after Jonny Bairstow's century on Day 1 of the third Test.

By: Sports Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: November 23, 2018 5:53:16 pm
Sri Lanka vs England 3rd Test Live Sri Lanka vs England 3rd Test Highlights: England crossed the 300-mark on Day 1. (Source: AP)

Sri Lanka vs England 3rd Test Day 1 Highlights: Jonny Bairstow, restored to the England side, celebrated his return with a sparkling 110 to help them to 312 for seven on the opening day of the third and final Test against Sri Lanka on Friday. Moeen Ali was batting on 23 at stumps with Adil Rashid on 13 at the other end.

Match EndedEngland tour of Sri Lanka, 2018 - 3rd Test

Sri Lanka

240 (65.5) u0026 284 (86.4)


336 (92.5) u0026 230 (69.5)
Match Ended ( Day 4 - 3rd Test )
England beat Sri Lanka by 42 runs

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Sri Lanka vs England 3rd Test Highlights:

17:36 (IST)23 Nov 2018

England close on 312/7 after Jonny Bairstow's century on Day 1 of the third Test. Moeen Ali has reached stumps with his wicket intact on 23. Adil Rashid is alongside him on 13.

17:28 (IST)23 Nov 2018
300 up

England cross 300 on Day 1. This has not been a very encouraging start for the hosts Sri Lanka to the 3rd Test. The umpires are calling it a day with it getting dark.

17:08 (IST)23 Nov 2018

Pushpakumara gets his second as Ben Foakes departs for 13. England getting close to the 300-run mark on Day 1. England are 294/7, meaning they've lost 4/59.

17:04 (IST)23 Nov 2018

Moeen Ali has been adjudged lbw and he reviews immediately. Brilliant decision by Moeen. Missing wickets and the on-field call has been overturned.

16:36 (IST)23 Nov 2018

Caught and bowled! Sandakan claims his fourth as Jos Buttler is gone for 16. Sri Lanka continue to pick vital wickets on Day 1 of the Test. ENG are 265/6

16:13 (IST)23 Nov 2018

Bairstow's brilliant innings come to an end for 110, bowled by Sandakan. He is only the 15th England batsman to score a Test hundred batting first time at no.3. The last one to do so was Ravi Bopara in 2009 (vs WI) & before that Nasser Hussain in 1996 (vs Ind). ENG are 255/5

15:55 (IST)23 Nov 2018

WICKET! Sandakan gets Ben Stokes for 57 soon after Bairstow's ton as England lose their fourth at 235. Jos Buttler comes to the crease. Malinda Pushpakumara comes back in the attack.

15:51 (IST)23 Nov 2018
Bairstow century

Jonny Bairstow has a perfect return as he slams his sixth Test century off 165 balls. He lets out a roar of celebration. Superb stuff from Bairstow.

15:30 (IST)23 Nov 2018
Stokes 50

After a slow start, Ben Stokes brings up his 16th Test half-century off 78 balls. His 50 includes 4 fours and 2 sixes. He makes Sri Lanka pay for not being given out on duck. ENG are 219/3

15:17 (IST)23 Nov 2018
200 up for England

Ben Stokes plays it into the leg side for a quick single as England bring up 200 right at the start of the third session. Bairstow 84* Stokes 40*

15:10 (IST)23 Nov 2018
Covers taken off

The covers have been taken off as the rain as there is no rain now. The England batsmen are back with Pushpakumara with the ball. The third session of the first day is underway.

14:48 (IST)23 Nov 2018

Covers are coming on as there is a slight drizzle. England are 197/3 at tea. This session has belong to the visitors, who have pushed with a 50-run partnership between Bairstow and Stokes. Sri Lanka look frustrated with multiple umpiring decisions going against them. 

14:44 (IST)23 Nov 2018
50-run partnership

Bairstow and Stokes have come up with 50 run partnership. It's taken them 81 balls to get there as England have moved onto 186-3 in the final Test.

14:24 (IST)23 Nov 2018
50 overs up

Ben Stokes hits Dhananjaya de Silva for a 4 and with that England are 179/3 after 50 overs. Jonny Bairstow 74 (121b), Ben Stokes 27 (43b).

13:45 (IST)23 Nov 2018
Massive appeal for lbw

Sandakan to new man Ben Stoakes and a huge appeal for leg before. Umpire S Ravi remains unmoved. Leggie from Sandakan and Stokes hung back to the not-so-short ball. Late in bringing his bat down while trying to play it through the leg side. Missed and got pinned on the back leg in front of off. HawkEye shows it to be spinning past off-stump. Good call from the umpire

13:41 (IST)23 Nov 2018

Joe Root walks back for 46 and this is a poor shot by him. Sandakan and Lakmal change the field opening up the leg-side - just a mid-wicket and deep mid-wicket in place. A loopy leggie around off and Root went down on a knee for a slog across the line. But only manages to get a top-edge and Gunathilaka settled under it at mid-wicket to gather it with ease. England are 136/3

13:09 (IST)23 Nov 2018

Four in the over and now a single to bring up his 20th Test fifty. Jonny Bairstow with a decent showing of his placement at No. 3 in the batting order. Gets a big round of applause from the England fans and team-mates. Now, can he convert this into a big one?

12:08 (IST)23 Nov 2018

First session goes to England. They suffered two early blows but have built since then and haven't been bothered either. Sri Lanka have played into their hands too with two menial review calls. At Lunch, England are 102/2 with Root on 28 and Bairstow on 42 

11:50 (IST)23 Nov 2018
Sri Lanka review

Sri Lanka have gone up for the review again. Root is on the batting end this time and it is for leg before. Dickwella is once again convinced. Spins back in and cramps Root on the cut shot, hits the flap of the front pad and bounces over the stumps. Dickwella went up in hope and Lakmal reluctantly reviews. Impact is outside off and Ball-tracking confirms the same. Not Out! Sri Lanka lose both reviews

11:25 (IST)23 Nov 2018

Flight offered by Pushpakumara and Bairstow continues to go after the bowlers. Comes down the track and is quickly down on his knee to play the slog sweep, nails it over deep mid-wicket for a six - the first of the match

Sri Lanka squad: Dimuth Karunaratne, Danushka Gunathilaka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Roshen Silva, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Dilruwan Perera, Suranga Lakmal (c), Lakshan Sandakan, Malinda Pushpakumara, Kaushal Silva, Dushmantha Chameera, Kasun Rajitha, Nishan Peiris

England squad: Rory Burns, Keaton Jennings, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root (c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali, Ben Foakes (wk), Adil Rashid, Jack Leach, Stuart Broad, Joe Denly, James Anderson, Olly Stone, Chris Woakes

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