A run out appeal is taken upstairs. Rangana Herath is the man in question. Looks close. Could go either way. Let's see what happens here...
Final Drinks break of the game, most likely anyway.
The DRS has been taken. Herath has been given out caught behind and he's immediately reviewed it.
Rangana Herath, for the last time in his international career, walks out to the middle. He is greeted with a standing ovation from the crowd and an applause from the English team too.
Some medical treatment for Dilruwan Perera.
Suranga Lakmal is the next batsman in.
Akila Dananjaya walks into the middle next.
Dilruwan Perera is the new man in.
We are back for the final session of today, it could also be the final session of the game. Mathews and Dickwella will resume their innings. Moeen Ali to start the proceedings for England. Here we go...
... Day 4, Session 3 ...
92 runs for 2 wickets in this session. England are slowly inching away towards a famous win. Sri Lanka were motoring along well when Mendis and Mathews were together, but then Leach removed the former and then got the skipper Chandimal too rather quickly. Mathews is still out there, having scored a fifty, and has Dickwella to partner him. Though, you would think, a wicket to break this pair and England will run through the lower order. How long will the hosts be able to hold them off? We shall find out in the final session of the day.
Adil Rashid returns. He didn't get his radar right in his first spell, so he'll hope to do better this time.
Moeen Ali is called back on.
Niroshan Dickwella is the new man in.
James Anderson is back on.
Drinks break. Also, injured captain Dinesh Chandimal is the new man in. Let's see if he's able to play through the injury and bat well for his side.
Jack Leach to bowl from the other end.
We are back for the afternoon session. The English players are seen in a huddle and now they make their way out to the middle. Kusal Mendis walks out with Angelo Mathews who is the new man in. He will face Ben Stokes who has 4 balls to go.
... Day 4, Session 2 ...
England in the driving seat yet again, they've picked up three wickets this morning and the overrate has been good too with just under 31 overs bowled. Sri Lanka started well as they saw the first hour out without any trouble, but have since been rocked as Leach, Moeen, then Stokes got one wicket each, and the afternoon session could bring more trouble for them if they don't buck up. Irrelevant right now, but they trail by 364 runs. Let's see how they do in the second session.
Sri Lanka have slipped further than they'd have liked, and their undoing has come because of a mere 30 seconds. 30 seconds. You could argue had Mendis been smart enough to ensure Root's was the last over, then de Silva would have survived. A game of fine margins. It can do you in.
And would you look at that! England might just have a wicket here. Dhananjaya de Silva has been given out caught behind and he's reviewed the decision.
No. We will have one more. Stokes will bowl that. Had about 30 seconds remaining. So close.
Joe Root to bowl what should be the last over before Lunch.
Ben Stokes is brought on for a little burst before the Lunch break.
Change of ends for Jack Leach.
Adil Rashid is brought into the bowling attack. The real challenge begins now.
Kusal Mendis walks in at no.4.
Dhananjaya de Silva walks out to bat.
Have England got their first? Silva has been judged LBW but he has opted to review it. Looks out.
Drinks are on the field.
Moeen Ali is into the attack.
Jack Leach is into the attack.
Sam Curran to bowl from the other end. Seam bowlers from both the ends now.
The players make their way out to the middle. Dimuth Karunaratne and Kaushal Silva will resume their innings. The question is, who will England start with? A spinner or a pacer? It is pace to begin with as James Anderson has the ball in his hand. He will be bowling to the left-hander. Three slips in place. Here we go...
Pitch report - Mike Atherton and Brad Hogg say there are rough patches outside the left-handers off pole and they expect it to turn from those areas. Feel the wicket is dry and there is not a lot of grass covering. Reckon the off spinners should get good assistance from outside the right-handers off pole.
England are miles ahead in this Test match and that's largely down to Keaton Jennings' sublime 146 in the third innings. It enabled the away side to set a target of 462 for for the hosts, seriously slimming their chances of getting anything from this game. A fighter's chance is always there, they still have 10 wickets in hand, mind. But Day 4 and Day 5 are always a nightmare for the batsmen here. Let's see how things go today.
Have to salute Galle. Almost 12 hours of rain makes no difference to the cricketing action in this place. It rained heavily through the night and at any other place it would have seriously affected play, but not here. The covers are already off and the action is set to begin on time. Amazing.
... Day 4, Session 1 ...
Nothing much to write about England's bowling because they hardly got a bowl. They will look to come out fresh on Friday and try and finish off the game. Can Sri Lanka offer a fight? They have 180 overs to try and eke out a draw. If they can get some help from the heavens, nothing like it. The pitch still looks good to bat but Days 4 and 5 are nightmares for batsmen in Galle. The Lankans would like to at least draw this game for their beloved legend, Rangana Herath. Join us on Friday, November 9, 2018 at 1000 local (0430 GMT) for all the action from Day 4. ADIOS! TAKE CARE!
A day which has belonged to Keaton Jennings. Is this the time when his career takes a U-turn? He started well in his first innings only to fade, almost on the verge of being dropped. But this knock might just revive his Test career.
Safely negotiated then, the tricky period of 7 overs by Sri Lanka. In hindsight, one feels that Root could have declared half an hour earlier or probably tomorrow. 7 overs are way too less to get a breakthrough, though stranger things have happened in cricket. But for now, the Lankans enter Friday will all wickets intact.
Jack Leach to bowl the final over of the day.
Superb piece of fielding! Is Silva run out? Referred upstairs...
Adil Rashid to bowl now. The light has faded very quickly. 4 overs left.
The light seems to be getting dim and the fourth umpire is out with the light meter. The umpires seem to be happy with the reading as of now but an indirect message seems to have gone to Joe Root. No more seamers then. Here comes Moeen Ali.
James Anderson to bowl from the other end.