England in Sri Lanka, 3 Test Series, 2018

Sri Lanka vs England - 3rd Test

Venue: Sinhalese Sports Club, Colombo

Date & Time: 23 November 2018

Sri Lanka 284/10

RR: 3.27 | England beat Sri Lanka by 42 runs

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Danushka Gunathilaka c Ben Stokes & b Moeen Alic Ben Stokes & b Moeen Ali62000
Dimuth Karunaratne bowled Moeen Alibowled Moeen Ali233630
Dhananjaya de Silva lbw Jack Leachlbw Jack Leach0700
Kusal Mendis run out run out 8612981
Angelo Mathews c Stuart Broad & b Ben Stokesc Stuart Broad & b Ben Stokes5900
Lakshan Sandakan c Ben Stokes & b Jack Leachc Ben Stokes & b Jack Leach74110
Roshen Silva lbw Moeen Alilbw Moeen Ali6516140
Niroshan Dickwella c Keaton Jennings & b Jack Leachc Keaton Jennings & b Jack Leach191920
Dilruwan Perera c Keaton Jennings & b Moeen Alic Keaton Jennings & b Moeen Ali52210
Suranga Lakmal lbw Jack Leachlbw Jack Leach113810
Malinda Pushpakumara Batting Batting 424061
Extras 15 (b 8, lb 0, w 5, nb 2)
Total 284,10 (undefined Wkts, 86.4 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
15-1 (Danushka Gunathilaka,5.5), 24-2 (Dhananjaya de Silva,8.3), 34-3 (Dimuth Karunaratne,12), 52-4 (Angelo Mathews,16.1), 82-5 (Lakshan Sandakan,27), 184-6 (Kusal Mendis,57.4), 214-7 (Niroshan Dickwella,65.2), 225-8 (Dilruwan Perera,72.3), 226-9 (Roshen Silva,74.1), 284-10 (Suranga Lakmal,86.4),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Stuart Broad5 0 14 0 2.80
Moeen Ali26 3 92 4 3.54
Jack Leach28.4 4 72 4 2.54
Ben Stokes8 1 25 1 3.13
Adil Rashid19 1 73 0 3.84
Rory Burns0 0 0 0 0
Keaton Jennings0 0 0 0 0
Jonny Bairstow0 0 0 0 0
Joe Root 0 0 0 0 0
Jos Buttler0 0 0 0 0
Ben Foakes 0 0 0 0 0
86.4
0
Leach to Lakmal, OUT lbw b Jack Leach. Sri Lanka have been bowled out.

GIVEN OUT! Suranga Lakmal has been adjudged lbw.

86.3
0
J Leach to Lakmal, Flighted ball, Lakmal comes ahead and defends it towards cover.
86.2
0
J Leach to Lakmal, This one is short and on the pads, flicked away to square leg off the back foot.
86.1
0
J Leach to Lakmal, Flatter on middle, Lakmal defends it off the back foot.

Welcome, we are back. Jack Leach to bowl the first over. Lakmal to face.

... Day 4, Session 3 ...

Well, well! Can't believe we are here! Somehow, Sri Lanka have managed to bring the deficit down to just 43 and there is very slight glimmer of hope. Four wickets went down in this session but don't fool yourselves, the last pair has been batting for close to 12 overs. They have played bravely and lived on so far. England seem to be a tad bit worried. The luck seems to have run out as have their reviews. Will we witness a crazy jailbreak from the hosts or will we see the fall of the last wicket after the break? Join us in a bit for the last session of play.

85.6
0
S Broad to Pushpakumara, Very well played! Gets behind the ball and plays this with a straight bat. That will be Tea on Day 4.
85.5
0
S Broad to Pushpakumara, Fuller ball on off, Pushpakumara swings hard but gets it off the inner half towards mid-wicket.
85.5
0
S Broad to M Pushpakumara, WIDE! Short ball over the head height of Pushpakumara. Wide given by the umpire.
85.4
1
S Broad to Lakmal, Length ball around off, cut towards backward point for a quick single.
85.3
1
S Broad to Pushpakumara, Well played. Gets behind this fuller ball and drives it towards covers for one.
85.2
0
S Broad to Pushpakumara, No mercy! Broad goes short again on the body. Pushpakumara ducks under it.

There will be a slight halt in play. The physio is out in the middle and examining Malinda Pushpakumara. He is good to go. Good sign this.

85.1
0
Broad to Pushpakumara, Nasty! very nasty! Short ball, keeps a bit low. Pushpakumara tries to duck underneath it by taking his eyes off the ball. He takes a blow on the back of his helmet and is looking shaken up.

Stuart Broad into the attack now.

84.6
0
M Ali to Lakmal, So close yet so far. Off spinner on off, Lakmal goes for the booming drive but misses it. The ball just passes the stumps.
84.5
1
M Ali to Pushpakumara, MP has worked it off his pads behind square. One run added to the total.
84.4
4
M Ali to Pushpakumara, FOUR! Another boundary to Pushpakumara and under 50 needed now for a win. This is getting close. Down the leg side, Malinda sweeps it fine through the leg side for a boundary.
84.3
0
M Ali to Pushpakumara, On leg, Jennings at short leg takes the catch but it goes off the thigh pad.
84.2
1
M Ali to Lakmal, Down the leg side, Lakmal flicks it away through square leg for a run. That brings up the 50-run stand between these two. Boy, they have played well.

New ball has been taken now.

84.1
4
M Ali to Lakmal, FOUR! Terrific shot! Short ball outside off, Lakmal rocks back and cuts it through backward point for a boundary. Partnership worth 49 now.
83.6
0
A Rashid to Pushpakumara, Full and outside off, Pushpakumara comes ahead and defends it onto the off side.
83.5
2
A Rashid to Pushpakumara, Looped up on middle, Malinda doesn't let the ball turn as he sweeps it away fine and comes back for two.
83.4
0
A Rashid to Pushpakumara, Big loopy delivery outside off, Malinda looks to go for the expansive drive and gets beaten by the turn.
83.3
1
A Rashid to Lakmal, Flatter ball on middle, Lakmal flicks it away to square leg for a run.
83.2
0
A Rashid to S Lakmal, Flighted outside off, hit straight back to Rashid by Lakmal.
83.1
1
A Rashid to Pushpakumara, Flatter outside off, Malinda cuts it away to sweeper for a single.
82.6
0
Ali to Lakmal, NOT OUT! No inside edge and it's going down leg. Tossed up ball around off, Lakmal looks to work it away but is hit on the pads. The ball lobs and Foakes takes the catch. The players appeal and the umpire raises his finger. Sri Lanka go for the review. Replays show us that there was no inside edge and the ball would have gone on to miss the leg stump.

Lakmal has been given out caught behind. Sri Lanka have reviewed against the decision.

82.5
0
M Ali to Lakmal, Defended off the front foot by Suranga presenting the full face of the bat.
82.4
0
M Ali to Lakmal, Down leg, Lakmal is hit low on the pads but too much spin on it.
82.3
0
M Ali to Lakmal, Rocks back and cuts this towards point for one.
82.2
0
M Ali to Lakmal, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
82.1
1
Ali to Pushpakumara, Chips this over the bowler's head to the vacant mid on region for just one.
81.6
1
A Rashid to Pushpakumara, The batsman gives this a full swing of the bat, down on one knee. They have run through for a single.
81.5
0
A Rashid to Pushpakumara, Outside off, Pushpakumara fails to put bat on ball.
81.4
0
A Rashid to Pushpakumara, Googly. Pushpakumara comes ahead to block it but does not read it. Gets caught in front. England appeal but that was going down leg.
81.3
4
A Rashid to Pushpakumara, FOUR! Shot! 39 partnership up and Sri Lanka need 62 more runs. Charges down the wicket and lofts this past the left hand of Rashid for a boundary.
81.2
0
A Rashid to Pushpakumara, Gets to the pitch of the ball and keeps this one out.
81.1
1
A Rashid to Lakmal, On middle and leg, flicked away to the on side.
80.6
1
M Ali to Lakmal, Short ball down leg, flicked away towards square leg. Rashid misfields and they steal a run.
80.5
0
M Ali to Lakmal, Charges down the wicket and hits this back to the bowler.
80.4
0
M Ali to Lakmal, Loopy ball on off, driven to covers.
80.3
1
M Ali to Pushpakumara, Gets low and sweeps this uppishly towards deep square leg for a run.
80.2
0
M Ali to Pushpakumara, Holds his stance as he blocks this one in front of him.
80.1
2
M Ali to Pushpakumara, Outside off, guided to third man for a couple of runs.
79.6
0
A Rashid to Lakmal, Covers his stumps and blocks this with a straight bat. We are now going into the extended time as scheduled Tea time is here and only one wicket is left to be taken. Another half an hour will be played or till the wicket, whichever earlier.