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 284/9

RR: 3.30 | Day 4: Tea Break

commentary

Stokes ably supported Rashid and bowled his heart out, bouncing out three of the hosts' batsmen in the process. So yeah, innings of two halves. Dhananjaya and Dimuth played really well to give them a great platform but once they were separated, there was no resistance of any kind. England are well ahead now, with a lead of 96 runs. There are 16 overs remaining to be bowled in the day. Can Sri Lanka get some wickets or will England pile further misery on them? The first ball of England's second innings soon!

This game has turned on its head in the last hour and a half, and how. The last 9 wickets of the Sri Lankan innings have fallen for just 67 runs and in the space of the last 111 balls. Rashid in the process has picked up his best figures in Test cricket, 5-49. Sri Lanka will be really disappointed with where they have ended. From 173-1 to 240 all out, not acceptable. There were some very good bowling and some great catching but the Lankans can only blame themselves.

65.5
0
Rashid to Pushpakumara, OUT! Pitching in line! Three reds and Pushpakumara has to depart. Five-wicket haul for Adil Rashid and also his career best innings figures. Leg spinner on leg, Pushpakumara is back looking flick it but misses. He gets hit on his pads and the visitors appeal. The umpire raises his finger. Sri Lanka opt for the review, since they have two in the bag. Three reds and Sri Lanka are all out for 240. ENGLAND TAKE A LEAD OF 96.

Another review! Again given out, where does it pitch though?

65.4
1
Rashid to S Lakmal, High but safe. Loopy ball on off, Lakmal slogs it but gets a top edge which falls between covers and point. They cross.
65.3
1
A Rashid to Pushpakumara, Leg spinner outside off, punched towards covers for a run.
65.2
4
A Rashid to Pushpakumara, FOUR! Full and down leg, MP gets low and sweeps it fine towards fine leg for a boundary.
65.1
1
A Rashid to Lakmal, Punched off the back foot by Lakmal to the off side. They pick up a single.
64.6
0
J Leach to Pushpakumara, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
64.5
4
J Leach to Pushpakumara, FOUR! Very good shot! Outside off, Malinda rocks back and cuts it through cover-point for a boundary.
64.4
0
J Leach to M Pushpakumara, Straighter ball on middle, Pushpakumara goes low to swipe but cannot make any contact. The ball hits his leg and England put in an appeal. The umpire raises his finger but Malinda takes it up. Replays show us that there was glove involved.

LBW review! Malinda thinks he has got bat to it and reviews it straight away.

64.3
0
J Leach to Pushpakumara, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
64.2
0
J Leach to Pushpakumara, Flighted ball around off, Lakmal looks to block it but it goes past his bat.
64.1
1
J Leach to Lakmal, Starts off by bowling a low full toss down leg, flicked away through mid-wicket for one.

Jack Leach is coming on to bowl now.

63.6
0
A Rashid to Pushpakumara, Loopy ball pitched on midle, spins away and almost gets the outside edge of the bat.
63.5
4
A Rashid to Pushpakumara, FOUR! Wrong 'un gone totally wrong. Short and down leg, Pushpakumara pulls it fine through fine leg for a boundary.
63.4
0
A Rashid to Pushpakumara, Outside off, Pushpakumara feels for it but gets beaten.
63.3
0
A Rashid to Pushpakumara, Another similar ball. Outside off, Malinda plays and misses.
63.2
0
A Rashid to Pushpakumara, Leg spinner outside off, Malinda goes for the drive but fails to connect.
63.1
0
A Rashid to Pushpakumara, On middle and leg, padded out by Malinda.
62.6
0
Ben Stokes to Lakmal, Full and down leg, Lakmal goes after it only to miss it.

Malinda Pushpakumara is the last man in.

62.5
0
Ben Stokes to Sandakan, OUT! Comedy of errors by the Lankan tail enders here. Just finding different ways to get out it must be said. This ball is short and outside off, Sandakan drops it with soft hands onto the off side towards mid off. Rashid misfields and then the Lankan batsmen set off for a single but he hits the stumps with a direct throw from mid off. Sri Lanka have completely derailed here!
62.4
2
Ben Stokes to Sandakan, Short ball outside off, cut past backward point for a brace.
62.3
0
Ben Stokes to Sandakan, This one is down the leg side and the batsman leaves it alone.
62.2
0
Ben Stokes to Sandakan, Back of a length ball down the leg side, Sandakan tucks it away to the on side.

Drinks has been called for. Also, Lakshan Sandakan has joined his skipper out in the middle.

62.1
0
Ben Stokes to Perera, OUT! Another one for Big Ben! His third of the innings. Short ball from around the wicket and Perera wants to keep it down but the ball goes off his glove and to Foakes who takes a good diving catch to his right. This ploy of bouncing batsmen out from around the wicket has worked like magic. Sri Lanka eight down and once again, England have somehow clawed their way to a position of strength.
61.6
0
A Rashid to Lakmal, Straighter one this time, Lakmal cuts it to point.
61.5
0
A Rashid to Lakmal, Beaten outside off! Lakmal comes ahead to defend this but the spin is so much that it beats his outside edge.
61.4
0
A Rashid to Lakmal, Flatter and quicker on leg, this one turns even more. Lakmal has no clue.
61.3
0
A Rashid to Lakmal, The stock delivery now and turns a mile. Suranga who goes for a huge swipe, fails to connect.
61.2
0
A Rashid to Lakmal, Googly first up, outside off and flighted. The ball is defended on the front foot by the skipper.

Suranga Lakmal is the next batsman.

61.1
0
A Rashid to K Mendis, OUT! Catching practice being given here. The ball was short and turning away outside off. Kusal looks to guide it down to third man very late but guides it straight into Stokes' hand at slip. Rashid is spinning this game back into England's favor here! That's his fourth.
60.6
0
Ben Stokes to Perera, Barrage of bouncers! This one is fended off by Dilruwan, not entirely in control but drops it short of short leg. Would've been out if Keaton had been a bit ahead.
60.5
0
Ben Stokes to Perera, This one is short and way down leg, Perera sways his body to keep out of the way of the ball.
60.4
0
Ben Stokes to Perera, Short and on middle, Perera defends from within his crease.
60.3
0
Ben Stokes to Perera, Nasty bouncer to welcome Perera. This one is aimed at his head, the batsman gets his bat above and the ball lobs off the top of the bat. No one close to the ball though.

Dilruwan Perera is next to bat.

60.2
0
Ben Stokes to Dickwella, OUT! A very soft dismissal. This one is short and going down leg. Dickwella tries to guide it down to fine leg but gets the slightest feather off the bat and the ball carries to Foakes who takes a good low catch. Sri Lanka have lost wickets and undone all of Dhananjaya and Dimuth's good work. England will be looking to go for the kill now.
60.1
1
Ben Stokes to Mendis, Short and outside off, Mendis upper cuts it away to third man for a single.
59.6
0
A Rashid to Dickwella, Shorter in length, Dickwella remains in the crease and defends it.
59.5
0
A Rashid to Dickwella, Full and outside off, driven to mid off by the left-hander.
59.4
0
A Rashid to Dickwella, Dickwella tries to sweep this full one but doesn't get a good connection. Jennings at backward short leg stops it.
59.3
0
A Rashid to Dickwella, Googly on off, defended off the back foot.
59.2
0
A Rashid to Dickwella, Loud appeal for LBW but the ball seems to be going down leg and Rashid suggests the same. The ball was full on middle and leg and spun too much as Ball Tracker suggests.
59.1
0
A Rashid to Dickwella, Full and outside off, Dickwella has played the reverse sweep to backward point.
58.6
1
Ben Stokes to Dickwella, Ramp shot over the keeper's head and luckily for Dickwella, the ball lands short of the player who was placed exactly for this shot. Seemed like a trap by England, Stokes doesn't seem too happy as he asks Bairstow to come more closer.
58.5
0
Ben Stokes to Dickwella, Good length ball outside off, Dickwella raises his arms to let it go.
58.4
0
Ben Stokes to Dickwella, Full and way down the leg side. Good collection by Foakes.
58.3
1
Ben Stokes to Mendis, Short again on the hips, Mendis is on his toes as he plays this to square leg for a single.
58.2
0
Ben Stokes to Mendis, Short of a length and on middle, Mendis jumps to defend it.
58.1
4
Ben Stokes to K Mendis, FOUR! Doesn't look too comfortable but nevertheless, it's a boundary. Short and aimed at the hips, just flicked away mid-jump by Mendis to beat fine leg to his left.
57.6
0
Rashid to Dickwella, There is an appeal for caught behind! Umpire isn't interested. Dickwella goes to sweep this one outside leg and misses it. The ball goes through to the keeper and the bat hits the ground at the same time as replays confirm. Good decision by England not to review it.
57.5
0
A Rashid to Dickwella, Flatter and quicker on the pads, Dickwella misses his flick and gets hit on the pad but the ball was outside leg.
57.4
1
A Rashid to Mendis, Mendis comes down the wicket and pushes it to mid on for a single.
57.3
4
A Rashid to Mendis, FOUR! Great shot by Mendis! It was full and flighted on off, driven beautifully in the gap between mid off and cover and all the way to the fence.
57.2
1
A Rashid to Dickwella, Short and outside off, dropped toward point for a single.
57.1
2
A Rashid to Dickwella, A slow motion shot! That ball took ages to reach Dickwella. It was slow and on leg stump, and Dickwella was ready with the reverse sweep and due to the slowness of the ball, manages to hit it in the cover region. The batsmen come back for two.
56.6
0
Ben Stokes to Mendis, Short and aimed at the ribs, Mendis jumps and defends it onto the ground to the left of short leg.
56.5
1
Ben Stokes to Dickwella, Slower ball sliding onto the pads, worked away to square leg for a single by Dickwella.

Foakes is hurt now. The England physio is out and checking his finger. He is going to continue keeping for now.

56.4
0
Ben Stokes to Dickwella, Full, almost yorker length but down the leg side. Dickwella misses as he tries to guide it fine. Foakes gets hurt on the finger as he tries to collect the ball that bounced just before him.
56.3
1
Ben Stokes to Mendis, Short of a length and aimed at the hips, Mendis flicks it towards square leg for a run.
56.2
0
Ben Stokes to Mendis, Short and outside off, left alone by Kusal.

Slight pause in the game as the medical team come out to examine Mendis' wrist. The magic spray is out. He is okay to go now.

56.1
0
Ben Stokes to Mendis, Short and outside leg, Kusal goes to pull this one behind square leg and gets hit on the under part of the wrist. He seems to be in some pain.

Niroshan Dickwella is the new batsman in.

55.6
0
A Rashid to R Silva, OUT! Jennings again! This is what we are talking about! Only he is allowed to take them. Another blinder. What a game he is having and just making his compilations of catches at short leg look even better. Googly from Adil on middle and leg, Silva looks to stonewall it but it goes towards Keaton. Jennings with cat-like reactions stretches his left arm out, the ball is almost behind him but he still manages to hold onto it. Great stuff. Rashid gets his third while Keaton gets his fourth.
55.5
1
A Rashid to Mendis, Outside off, cut towards cover-point to change ends.
55.4
1
A Rashid to Silva, Slow ball yorker on middle, driven towards covers and sets off for the run.
55.3
2
A Rashid to Silva, Outside off, Roshen guides it late through third man. Broad chases it down and keeps it to two.
55.2
0
A Rashid to Silva, Tosses this one on middle, Roshen pushes it to off side.
55.1
1
A Rashid to Mendis, Leg spin outside off, driven to extra cover for just one.
54.6
0
Ben Stokes to Silva, Full and on off, played back to short cover.
54.5
0
Ben Stokes to Silva, Another snorter over Silva who ducks under it.
54.4
0
Ben Stokes to Silva, This ball is way outside the off stump, easy leave for the batsman.
54.3
0
Ben Stokes to Silva, Fuller this time on off, Roshen's bottom hand comes off as he bumps it towards mid off. Some reverse swing there for Big Ben.
54.2
0
Ben Stokes to Silva, Back of a length ball outside off, Roshen leaves it alone.

Roshen Silva is the new man in.

54.1
0
Ben Stokes to Mathews, OUT! The catch is clean but not from Jennings. Is that allowed? Mathews has to take the long walk back and Sri Lanka lose another quick wicket post Tea. Stokes bangs it short again outside off, Mathews looks to pull it but gets it off the toe end and onto his shoulder, lobs up towards the keeper. Foakes moves to his right then dives low and takes a good catch. The umpires take it up to check weather it is clean and replays do justice. Great passage of play for England.

The umpires have taken a caught behind decision up. The soft signal is out. Checking if the catch is clean.

53.6
0
A Rashid to Mendis, Leg spinner on off, played to the off side.
53.5
1
A Rashid to Mathews, The batsman has played it towards mid-wicket. They pick up a single.
53.4
0
A Rashid to Mathews, Sharp turn, Mathews gets behind the ball and plays it in front of him.
53.3
0
A Rashid to Mathews, On off, Mathews is solid in his defense.
53.2
0
A Rashid to Mathews, Reads the spin and blocks this one.
53.1
0
A Rashid to Mendis, Leg spinner pitched outside leg, Kusal looks to play it with a straight bat but gets hit on the leg outside off. The ball rolls towards third man where they run three. Root thinks for the review but rightfully decides against it.
52.6
0
Ben Stokes to Mathews, Errs down leg again, Mathews looks to flick it but doesn't get behind the ball.
52.5
4
Ben Stokes to Mathews, FOUR! Off the mark is Mathews. Short ball down leg, Angelo in full control pulls it fine through fine leg for a boundary.
52.4
1
Ben Stokes to Mendis, Short and aimed at the ribs, Kusal jumps and plays it away towards square leg for a single.
52.3
0
Ben Stokes to Mendis, Short again, this time a tad outside off. The batsman stands tall and defends.
52.2
0
Ben Stokes to Mendis, Short of a length, aimed at the hips. Defended back to the bowler.
52.1
4
Ben Stokes to Mendis, FOUR! Around the wicket, short of a length and angling away. Kusal guides it away, wide of point, all the way to the fence. It was slightly in the air but in the gap.

Ben Stokes to bowl from the other end.

Angelo Mathews is the new batsman.

51.6
0
A Rashid to Karunaratne, OUT! Third catch for Keaton Jennings. Loopy ball on off from Adil. Karunaratne prods forward to block it but gets an edge which goes straight in the hands of Keaton at short leg. For a change, this one is quite simple. Dimuth walks back after a very good knock and England strike straight after Tea.
51.5
0
A Rashid to Karunaratne, Flighted on off and turning in, defended on the front foot by Dimuth.
51.4
1
A Rashid to Mendis, Flighted on off, Kusal drives it wide of mid off for a single.
51.3
1
A Rashid to Karunaratne, Flatter ball at the pads, flicked away to square leg for another run.
51.2
1
A Rashid to Mendis, Flighted on off, Kusal drives to sweeper for another single.
51.1
1
A Rashid to Karunaratne, Flatter on the pads, flicked away by Dimuth to square leg for a single.

The players are out on the field for the last session. Dimuth Karunaratne will face the first ball to be bowled by Adil Rashid.

... Day 2, Session 3 ...

Another session that belonged to the hosts, it must be said. Dhananjaya de Silva and Dimuth Karunaratne have batted beautifully to put their team in a strong position. Great platform to bat long and score big. England spinners have toiled long and hard but managed to pick up only Dhananjaya who had a minor lapse of concentration as he played one straight to short leg. The penetration that the visitors' spinners had in the first two Tests seems to be lacking here. Though, yesterday we saw most wickets fall in the final session. Will it be the same or will Sri Lanka strengthen their grip and make England sweat for wickets? Join us in a bit for the last session.

50.6
0
Ben Stokes to Mendis, On a good length outside off, Mendis lays it with a straight bat. That will be Tea on Day 2.
50.5
0
Ben Stokes to Mendis, Bouncer! Mendis ducks under it at the last moment.
50.4
0
Ben Stokes to Mendis, Full on middle, hit to mid on.
50.3
1
Ben Stokes to D Karunaratne, Stokes goes short again. Dimuth is brave enough to pull it and not evade it. Gets it towards backward square leg for one. The two of them have a laugh about it.

The physios are out to treat him. He looks good to carry on.

50.2
0
Ben Stokes to Karunaratne, Nasty! Short ball aimed at the body of Dimuth. He hops and looks to bunt that down but gets hit on the chest.
50.1
0
Ben Stokes to Karunaratne, Bouncer aimed at the head, Dimuth ducks under it.
49.6
0
A Rashid to Mendis, Full and on middle, defended off the front foot toward mid off.
49.5
0
A Rashid to Mendis, Lots of flight and turn on this very slow ball. Kusal leaves it alone in the end.
49.4
1
A Rashid to Karunaratne, Flighted on middle and leg, Dimuth pushes it away to deep square leg for a run.
49.3
1
A Rashid to Mendis, Flatter on middle, pushed towards mid-wicket for a single.
49.2
1
A Rashid to Karunaratne, Flatter on the pads, Dimuth tucks it off the pad, and the ball goes so close to leg slip but Jennings can't get a hand on it this time. Single taken to fine leg.
49.1
0
A Rashid to Karunaratne, Looped up outside off, Dimuth pushes it to mid-wicket.
48.6
0
Ben Stokes to Mendis, Short ball over Mendis who ducks in time to evade it.
48.5
0
Ben Stokes to Mendis, On middle, hit towards the mid on region.
48.4
4
Ben Stokes to Mendis, FOUR! Deliberately done. Outside off again, Kusal nudges it well past the backwards point region for a boundary.
48.3
0
Ben Stokes to Mendis, Some bounce for Stokes. Mendis guides it to point.
48.2
0
Ben Stokes to Mendis, Back of a length ball around off, Kusal tucks it away as his bottom hand comes off the bat.
48.1
0
Ben Stokes to Mendis, On a good length down leg, Kusal misses his flick and gets hit on the pads. An appeal which dies down.
48.1
0
Ben Stokes to Mendis, Kusal watches the bouncer go way above his head. The umpire has signalled a wide.
47.6
1
A Rashid to Mendis, On off, driven towards covers and quickly completes the run to get off strike.
47.5
0
A Rashid to Mendis, Leg spinner on middle, Mendis leaves it alone after seeing the sharp turn and bounce.
47.4
0
A Rashid to Mendis, Leg spinner on middle and leg, well blocked from Mendis.

Kusal Mendis walks out to the middle.

47.3
0
A Rashid to Silva, OUT! Finally a wicket for England! Jennings is surely making a name for himself as a short leg fielder. And this is so much more better because of the concentration level that a player needs to keep in such conditions and during such a time in the game. Coming to the ball, it was a flatter one on middle, Dhananjaya who has been motoring along so well guides it straight to short leg. Jennings is nice and low and pouches it beautifully. The stand of 142 comes to an end. Important breakthrough for the visitors. A good innings though, by de Silva.
47.2
1
A Rashid to D Karunaratne, Driven through mid on by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single.
47.1
2
A Rashid to Karunaratne, Reverse sweeps this past the slip fielder towards third man for a brace.
46.6
0
Ben Stokes to Silva, Defended off the back foot by the batsman.
46.5
0
Ben Stokes to Silva, Good yorker on middle, de Silva does well to get bat to ball.
46.4
0
Stokes to Silva, Appeal but not given. Fired on a god length, comes into Dhananjaya who gets caught on his back foot as he misses he flick. Stokes appeals but the umpire stays put. Root thinks about it but then decides against it. Wouldn't have mattered as the replays show us that it was umpire's call.
46.3
1
Ben Stokes to Karunaratne, On a good length outside the leg stump, Dimuth flicks it away to deep square leg for one.
46.2
1
Ben Stokes to Silva, Stokes goes short on off, pulled by Dhananjaya through mid-wicket. One run added to the total.
46.1
0
Ben Stokes to Silva, Full and outside off, de Silva comes forward and gives it to the cover region.
45.6
0
A Rashid to D Karunaratne, Outside off, driven to mid off.
45.5
1
A Rashid to Silva, A bit short, pulled through mid-wicket for a run.
45.4
1
A Rashid to Karunaratne, Full outside off, Karunaratne shuffles and flicks it to the on side to rotate strike.
45.3
1
A Rashid to Silva, Loopy ball on the pads, turned away to the on side for one more.
45.2
0
A Rashid to Silva, Leg spinner on middle and leg, played with a straight bat.
45.1
1
A Rashid to Karunaratne, Down leg, tucked away towards square leg to get off strike.
44.6
0
Ben Stokes to Silva, On a good length, on middle, taped in front of him.
44.5
0
Ben Stokes to de Silva, Outside off, played to cover region for the man to pick it up and give it back to the bowler.
44.4
0
Ben Stokes to Silva, Full again outside off, driven firmly but straight to the man at covers.
44.3
1
Ben Stokes to D Karunaratne, Dimuth plays a pull shot to this short delivery. The batsmen have run through for a single.
44.2
1
Ben Stokes to Silva, Drags it a bit back on the leg side, flicked away towards square leg for a single.
44.1
0
Ben Stokes to Silva, Full and on off, driven to covers.

Ben Stokes to bowl his first over.

43.6
0
A Rashid to Karunaratne, Leg spinner down leg, Karunaratne goes for the flick but misses it.
43.5
0
A Rashid to Karunaratne, On leg, hit to the short leg fielder.
43.4
1
A Rashid to Silva, Dhananjaya flicks it away with a wristy shot. The batsmen have run through for a single.
43.3
0
A Rashid to Silva, Sharp leg spinner outside off, Invites de Silva for the drive who gets low to do so. Cannot connect as the ball goes under his bat.
43.2
0
A Rashid to Silva, Gets behind the ball and defends this in front of him.
43.1
0
A Rashid to Silva, Sharp turn in line, kept out by Silva.
42.6
2
M Ali to Karunaratne, Some cheekiness now. Stays inside the crease and cuts it late and fine towards third man. Bairstow does well to push it back in and keep it to two.
42.5
4
M Ali to D Karunaratne, FOUR! Full and on off, Karunaratne with full confidence drives it in the gap through covers. Back-to-back boundaries for the southpaw.
42.4
0
M Ali to Karunaratne, Outside off, spins away from Karunaratne who watches it go through to the keeper.
42.3
4
M Ali to Karunaratne, FOUR! Not easy to play against the turn. Full and on middle and leg, Dimuth gets to the pitch of the ball and flicks it through mid-wicket for a good looking boundary.
42.2
1
M Ali to Silva, Loopy ball on leg, tucked away around the corner for a single.
42.1
0
M Ali to Silva, Arm ball down leg, Dhananjaya leaves it alone covering his stumps.
41.6
1
A Rashid to Silva, Great turn. Outside off, Dhananjaya reaches for it, cuts it to extra cover to retain the strike. 150 up for the hosts.
41.5
0
A Rashid to Silva, Waits for it to turn and then cuts it late to short third man.
41.4
0
A Rashid to Silva, Leg spinner outside off, de Silva watches it carefully and leaves it alone.
41.3
0
A Rashid to Silva, Slow ball yorker in line of the stumps, well blocked.
41.2
0
A Rashid to de Silva, Loopy ball on off, driven to covers.
41.1
1
A Rashid to Karunaratne, Down leg, turned away with the spin to deep square leg for one.

Finally! Adil Rashid is brought to bowl.

40.6
0
M Ali to Silva, Flatter and quicker on off to Dhananjaya, he rocks back and defends it.
40.5
1
M Ali to Karunaratne, Shorter and quicker outside off, cut away by DK for a single to sweeper cover.
40.4
0
M Ali to Karunaratne, Full and on middle, Dimuth comes ahead and defends.
40.3
0
M Ali to D Karunaratne, Full on off, driven to short cover.
40.2
0
M Ali to Karunaratne, Flighted on off, Dimuth comes ahead to defend but gets a edge towards slip. It is all along the ground though.
40.1
1
M Ali to Silva, Flatter on middle, flicked away to deep mid-wicket for a run by de Silva.
39.6
1
J Leach to Silva, Dhananjaya keeps strike by pushing this shorter one towards point.
39.5
0
J Leach to Silva, Flatter ball on middle, de Silva has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
39.4
0
J Leach to Silva, Shorter this time, Dhananjaya goes back and pushes it to cover point.
39.3
0
J Leach to Silva, Flighted outside off, de Silva prods ahead and defends it.
39.2
0
J Leach to Silva, Full and on middle, de Silva defends back to Leach.
39.1
0
J Leach to Silva, Full and angling down the leg side. Dhananjaya goes to defend but misses the ball and gets hit on the pad. England appeal but the umpire isn't interested.
38.6
0
M Ali to D Karunaratne, Yorker length almost, Dimuth digs it out and the ball falls on the 22 yards.
38.5
0
M Ali to Karunaratne, Reverse swept but straight to backward point. He had come around the wicket for this one.
38.4
1
M Ali to Silva, Full and on middle, de Silva rotates the strike with a push to long on.
38.3
4
M Ali to Silva, FOUR! Lots of flight on this one, and lots of time for de Silva to go down and sweep this away to the left of fine leg and into the fence.
38.2
0
M Ali to Silva, A carbon copy of the previous delivery.
38.1
0
M Ali to Silva, Mo bowls this flatter outside off. The ball turns in but de Silva defends it into the ground on the leg side.
37.6
0
J Leach to Karunaratne, Looped up outside off, Dimuth comes down the wicket but plays it straight to short mid-wicket.
37.5
1
J Leach to Silva, Generous flight on middle, driven to long off for another single.
37.4
0
J Leach to Silva, Flighted delivery on the pads, Dhananjaya flicks it to square leg.
37.3
1
J Leach to Karunaratne, Flatter on pads, Dimuth works it away to square leg for another run.
37.2
1
J Leach to de Silva, Flighted on off, de Silva drives it in the air but in the gap towards long off and picks up a run.
37.1
0
J Leach to Silva, Looped outside off, de Silva plays it towards slip with soft hands.

Time for a Drinks break! Sri Lanka looking solid here and England bowlers haven't looked anywhere close to their best. Will we see more of the same in the next hour or will the partnership be broken?

36.6
0
M Ali to Karunaratne, Flatter and on middle, DK comes ahead and smothers the ball into the ground.
36.5
0
M Ali to Karunaratne, Flighted on middle now, defended straight back to the bowler.
36.4
0
M Ali to Karunaratne, Full and outside off, driven to short cover.
36.3
0
M Ali to Karunaratne, Flatter ball outside off, played away off the back foot to point.
36.2
1
M Ali to Silva, Full and on middle, swept away by de Silva to fine leg for a single.
36.1
0
M Ali to Silva, Full and outside off, Dhananjaya takes a huge stride ahead. The ball turns to hit his front pad but the impact is outside off so not a huge appeal.
35.6
1
J Leach to Silva, This one is driven down the ground for a single. Dhananjaya keeps strike.
35.5
0
J Leach to Silva, Full and flighted on off, de Silva prods ahead and defends.
35.4
0
J Leach to Silva, Flighted on middle, Dhananjaya has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
35.3
0
J Leach to Silva, Good dip on the ball, Dhananjaya doesn't come ahead or stay back fully and in the end just lets the ball go. Good ball that!
35.2
0
J Leach to Silva, Flatter ball outside off, Dhananjaya pushes it to point.
35.1
0
J Leach to Silva, Flighted outside off, de Silva is ahead to defend it.
34.6
1
M Ali to Silva, Swept away again but this time only one run.
34.5
4
M Ali to Silva, FOUR! Swept away to fine leg for a boundary, the ball was full and outside off and de Silva gets down on one knee and sweeps it away. Also brings up the 100-run stand between these two. Good partnership this and much needed for the hosts.
34.4
0
Ali to Silva, Over the wicket! This ball was on off and turns to hit the pad and lob to short leg. England appeal but to no avail.
34.3
1
M Ali to Karunaratne, Excatly the same as last ball, but this time Dimuth finds the gap to the left of cover and to long off for a run.
34.2
0
M Ali to D Karunaratne, Flighted outside off, driven straight to short cover.
34.1
1
M Ali to Silva, Generous flight outside off, Dhananjaya pushes it to sweeper cover and reaches his fifth Test fifty! A good innings, must carry on with his partner. Has been good at defense and offense today.

Moeen Ali is back now.

33.6
4
J Leach to Karunaratne, FOUR! Beautiful shot! Lofted this full one on middle over mid-wicket and in the gap for yet another boundary. The runs are coming easily now. Seven off this over.
33.5
1
J Leach to Silva, Flatter ball on off stump, pushed to long off for a run. Onto 49 now.
33.4
0
J Leach to Silva, Full and on middle, defended by de Silva on the front foot.
33.3
0
J Leach to Silva, Looped up on middle, driven back to Leach by Dhananjaya.
33.2
1
J Leach to Karunaratne, Full and flighted on middle, Dimuth drives to long on for a single.
33.1
1
J Leach to Silva, Flatter ball outside off and turning away, pushed to sweeper cover for a single.
32.6
0
Joe Root to Karunaratne, Fuller outside off, driven towards mid off.
32.5
0
Joe Root to Karunaratne, Full and on middle, DK has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
32.4
0
Joe Root to Karunaratne, FOUR leg-byes! This one slides onto the pads, and runs away fine on the leg side for four.
32.3
1
Joe Root to Silva, Flicked away in the air coming down the wicket, to the left of deep square leg for a single.
32.2
0
Joe Root to Silva, Full and on off, driven to mid off.
32.1
1
Joe Root to Karunaratne, Shorter and outside off, cut away by DK to sweeper for a single.
31.6
0
J Leach to Silva, Full and on middle, comes forward and dead bats it.
31.5
0
J Leach to Silva, Flatter one and skid on after landing, de Silva is late on it and gets an inside edge onto his pads as he looks to jab it away off his back foot.
31.4
0
J Leach to Silva, Flatter ball on middle, de Silva makes room and punches back to the bowler.
31.3
0
J Leach to Silva, Looped up outside off, pushed to cover.
31.2
0
J Leach to Silva, Flighted on off, defended to cover.
31.1
0
J Leach to Silva, Flatter delivery outside off, grips and turns away. Dhananjaya decides to leave it alone at the last moment.
30.6
0
Joe Root to Karunaratne, Full and on off, played back to the bowler.
30.5
0
Joe Root to Karunaratne, Dimuth has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
30.4
1
Joe Root to Silva, Tucked away to short fine leg for one more.
30.3
1
Joe Root to Karunaratne, A bit short outside off, cut towards point. One run taken.
30.2
0
Joe Root to Karunaratne, Outside off, kept out.
30.1
0
Joe Root to Karunaratne, Keeps a bit low in line of the stumps, Karunaratne blocks it out.

Joe Root has brought himself on. Time to make up for the mistakes.

29.6
0
J Leach to Silva, Full and on middle, Dhananjaya reaches forward and defends.
29.5
0
J Leach to Silva, Lots of flight and on the pads, the batsman keeps it out.
29.4
0
J Leach to Silva, Looped up on middle, de Silva dead bats it.
29.3
0
J Leach to Silva, Flighted on middle, Dhananjaya gets an inside edge to the leg side.
29.2
1
J Leach to Karunaratne, Full and on middle, tucked away behind square leg for a single. It brings up Karunaratne's 20th fifty in Tests. It is also his 3rd in three innings. Well-compiled so far but needs to go on and make it a three-figure score.
29.1
1
J Leach to Silva, Looped up outside off, de Silva drives to sweeper cover for a run.
28.6
2
S Broad to Karunaratne, On the pads and flicked away towards deep mid-wicket. The batsmen come back for two.
28.5
4
S Broad to Karunaratne, FOUR! That's just classy! Overpitched and Dimuth shows the maker's name as he drives this straight down the ground! Lovely to watch!
28.4
0
S Broad to Karunaratne, Length ball just outside off, Dimuth defends it coming half forward.
28.3
0
S Broad to Karunaratne, Good length ball on off, keeps a tad bit low. Dimuth does well to bring his bat down in time.
28.2
4
S Broad to Karunaratne, FOUR! On the pads and that's bread and butter for Karunaratne. Fuller in length, flicked away to the mid-wicket boundary. Superb timing!
28.1
0
S Broad to Karunaratne, Beaten! Broad is putting in a lot of effort here without much luck. This one is outside off and on a length. Dimuth pokes at it but misses the ball.
27.6
0
J Leach to Silva, Full and on off, driven to mid off by Dhananjaya. No run.
27.5
0
J Leach to Silva, Shorter outside off, cut to point by Dhananjaya.
27.4
1
J Leach to Karunaratne, Shorter in length, played through mid-wicket by DK. The batsmen have run through for a single.
27.3
0
J Leach to Karunaratne, Full and outside off, defended by Dimuth.
27.2
1
J Leach to Silva, Top-edged and safe! Poor poor shot from Dhananjaya. Goes for the slog over mid-wicket to a very full one and gets the top edge but luckily for him, the ball lands in no man's land far away from Joe Denly(sub on for Moeen Ali) at mid-wicket, who came running for the catch. 100 up for the hosts as the batsmen run one in the midst of everything.
27.1
1
J Leach to Karunaratne, Looped up on middle, Dimuth jams it away to square leg for a run.

Jack Leach is back into the attack.

26.6
1
S Broad to Karunaratne, Good length ball on the offside, Dimuth drops it and sets off for the quick single. Stokes at point picks up the ball and has a shy at the striker's end. The batsman was very casual and it could've been a very close call if he had hit. Yep, the replays confirm that de Silva would have been out if he had hit.
26.5
0
S Broad to D Karunaratne, Fuller on middle and leg, Dimuth pushes it towards short mid-wicket.
26.4
0
S Broad to Karunaratne, Short of a good length on off, Dimuth stands tall and defends.
26.3
2
S Broad to Karunaratne, Full and on the pads, flicked away very fine on the leg side for a couple. Good diving stop at the boundary there.
26.2
1
S Broad to Silva, Shorter in length, de Silva drops it onto the leg side for a single towards mid-wicket.
26.1
0
S Broad to de Silva, DROPPED AGAIN! Stuart Broad is the unlucky bowler again. This one is on length outside off and gets Dhananjaya to prod at this without foot movement. It goes at a good height to Joe Root at slip and moving to his left, he drops his second catch of the innings. Broad kicks the ground in disgust.
25.6
1
M Ali to Silva, Fuller and on middle, Dhananjaya drives it to mid on for a single and keeps the strike.
25.5
0
M Ali to Silva, Shortens the length and is quicker on the pads. Dhananjaya plays it onto the ground to the leg side.
25.4
4
M Ali to Silva, FOUR! He's looking good here! Gets to the pitch of this looped up ball outside off and pushes it to the right of mid off. No chance for the fielder there.
25.3
0
M Ali to Silva, Flatter ball that keeps straight after landing outside off, de Silva defends it off the back foot.
25.2
1
M Ali to Karunaratne, Good turn on this flatter one outside off, Dimuth rocks but and cuts to sweeper for a single.
25.1
0
M Ali to Karunaratne, Flatter ball on off, Dimuth pushes it to short cover.
24.6
2
S Broad to Silva, Fuller and outside off, Dhananjaya opens the face of his bat and runs it down toward third man for a couple.
24.5
1
S Broad to Karunaratne, Good length just outside off, Dimuth drops it toward cover point and gets to the other end.
24.4
1
S Broad to Silva, Wider outside off this time, de Silva drives it to the left of mid off for a single.
24.3
0
S Broad to Silva, Good length ball on middle and off, Dhananjaya defends it from within the crease.
24.2
0
S Broad to Silva, Slightly fuller and coming in after landing, defended solidly though.
24.1
0
S Broad to Silva, Short of a length outside off, Dhananjaya stays tall and defends it.
23.6
0
M Ali to Karunaratne, Full on off, Dimuth comes ahead and defends it into the ground.
23.5
0
M Ali to Karunaratne, Flighted on off, Dimuth plays it to short cover.
23.4
0
M Ali to Karunaratne, Full on middle, dead batted to the leg side.
23.3
1
M Ali to Silva, Flighted on middle, de Silva comes down and flicks it in the air to deep mid-wicket for a run.
23.2
0
M Ali to Silva, Full on middle, flicked to short mid-wicket. No run.
23.1
4
M Ali to de Silva, FOUR! Punished. Around the wicket, tossed up on middle but the length is short. Pulled away to deep square leg for a boundary. Brings up the 50-run stand between these two.

Moeen Ali to bowl from the other end.

22.6
0
S Broad to Karunaratne, Short of a length and on off, defended with a straight bat.
22.5
4
S Broad to D Karunaratne, EDGED but four! The ball was full and angling away outside off. Dimuth plays the lazy drive but gets an edge that keeps low and goes in the gap between fourth slip and gully and all the way to the fence.
22.4
0
S Broad to Karunaratne, Good length ball on middle, tucked away to short mid-wicket. Decides against going for the quick single wisely.
22.3
0
S Broad to Karunaratne, Full and outside off, driven straight to mid off by the leftie.
22.2
0
S Broad to Karunaratne, Good length and just outside off, Dimuth defends it back to the bowler.
22.1
1
S Broad to de Silva, Full and outside off, driven wide of mid off for a single.

We are back for the second session here on Day 2. Should be an interesting watch. Who will gain the upper hand in the Test? Dhananjaya de Silva to face the first ball after resumption from Stuart Broad.

... Day 2, Session 2 ...

Sri Lanka's session without doubt! For starters, they got the England tail out cheaply this morning just as they would have liked to. Coming out to bat, they have done pretty well to reach 74-1 till the break. The one wicket which has fallen, that of Danushka Gunathilaka, it must be said, was pretty much gifted to the visitors. Broad had a good opening spell but England's spinners are trying a bit too hard and bowling some rank bad balls that have been dealt with disdain. Dhananjaya de Silva and Dimuth Karunaratne look solid now after a little wobbly start early on. They will like to bat as long as they can when they return after the break, whereas, the Brits would like their tweakers to make the ball talk and pick up as many wickets as possible. We will be back in about 40 minutes time! Make sure to join us for the post Lunch session.

21.6
1
A Rashid to Silva, Leg spinner outside off again, de Silva guides it to third man. One run added to the total. That will be LUNCH ON DAY 2.
21.5
2
A Rashid to Silva, Outside off, de Silva opens the face of the bat and helps it to third man. Two runs added to the total.
21.4
0
A Rashid to Silva, Leg spinner on the body of de Silva. Dhananjaya looks to pull it but gets a bottom edge to it. The ball is near Foakes who picks up the ball from the surface. Replays show us that the ball hit the glove of the batsman, and if Foakes had taken that, Silva would have had to walk back. Obstructed view due to his own helmet maybe.
21.3
1
A Rashid to Karunaratne, The batsman has played it towards mid-wicket. One run added to the total.
21.2
1
A Rashid to Silva, Short again way outside off, cut past point to rotate strike.
21.1
1
A Rashid to Karunaratne, Half-tracker to start with, Karunaratne pulls it through mid-wicket for a run.

Adil Rashid comes on to bowl what will probably be the last over before Lunch.

20.6
2
M Ali to Silva, Deliberately done. Keeps this down the leg side ball along the turf and helps it to fine leg for a couple.
20.5
4
M Ali to de Silva, FOUR! Looks like Dhananjaya has gone through his patchy spell. Makes room and drives this ball through covers for a good looking boundary.
20.4
1
M Ali to Karunaratne, DK has driven it through mid-off. The batsmen have run through for a single.
20.3
0
M Ali to Karunaratne, Beaten! Off spinner on middle and leg, spins square to beat the outside edge of Dimuth.
20.2
1
M Ali to Silva, On the pads of de Silva who turns it away with the spin for one.
20.1
0
M Ali to Silva, On off, punched off the back foot by the batsman.
19.6
2
J Leach to Karunaratne, Sees the ball tossed up and uses his feet to milk this through mid-wicket for a brace.
19.5
0
J Leach to Karunaratne, The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
19.4
1
J Leach to Silva, Flatter outside off, punched through covers to give his partner the strike.
19.3
0
J Leach to Silva, Goes back and plays this with a straight bat.
19.2
0
J Leach to Silva, Shows the full bat face and then hits one near the 22 yards.
19.1
0
J Leach to Silva, Stays inside his crease and bunts this down.
18.6
4
M Ali to Karunaratne, FOUR! On middle and leg, reverse swept past Stokes at slip to the third man fence for a boundary.
18.5
1
M Ali to Silva, Past the man at mid-wicket for a easy run.
18.4
0
M Ali to Silva, Lucky for de Silva. Comes down the track to play this but then almost gets beaten for spin. Gets an inside edge onto his pads.
18.3
1
M Ali to Karunaratne, Dimuth has driven it through mid off. One run added to the total.
18.2
0
M Ali to Karunaratne, Beaut! Karunaratne goes onto his back foot to block it and almost gets his outside edge. Gets beaten for turn.
18.1
0
M Ali to Karunaratne, Full on middle and off, played back to the bowler.
17.6
0
J Leach to Silva, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
17.5
4
J Leach to Silva, FOUR! Inviting pressure. Short again outside off, this time de Silva cuts it square through point for back-to-back boundaries.
17.4
4
J Leach to Silva, FOUR! Sits up nicely outside off, de Silva rocks back and punches this through covers for a boundary. First lose ball perhaps of the innings.
17.3
0
J Leach to Silva, It's been driven superbly through the covers for nothing.
17.2
0
J Leach to Silva, Off spinner on off, played to the off side.
17.1
0
J Leach to Silva, Arm ball on middle, de Silva stays back and sees it out.
16.6
0
M Ali to Karunaratne, In the air again.. safe again. On middle and leg, Dimuth gets a leading edge short of Root at short mid-wicket as he looked to turn it away.
16.5
0
M Ali to Karunaratne, Around off, Dimuth is solid in his defense.
16.4
0
M Ali to Karunaratne, The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
16.3
0
M Ali to Karunaratne, Arm ball on off, Karunaratne covers his stumps and blocks another one.
16.2
0
M Ali to Karunaratne, On off, kept out.
16.1
0
M Ali to Karunaratne, Full on middle, Karunaratne hits it back to the bowler.
15.6
0
J Leach to Silva, Dhananjaya stays inside his crease and taps this to the off side. A good over from Leach comes to an end.
15.5
0
J Leach to Silva, The batsman fails to get bat on that one and is hit on the pad.
15.4
4
J Leach to Silva, FOUR! Uppish but over Bairstow. Tossed up ball around off, Dhananjaya uses his feet and lofts it just over Jonny at mid off. Boundary.
15.3
0
J Leach to Silva, Three good balls now from Dhananjaya. Forcing the outside edge. De Silva gets behind this ball from outside off and stonewalls it.
15.2
0
J Leach to Silva, Some turn again. Outside off, kept out.
15.1
0
J Leach to Silva, Beauty! Loopy ball outside off, de Silva goes fishing but misses.
14.6
1
M Ali to Silva, Gets to the pitch of the ball and turns it around the corner for a single.
14.5
0
M Ali to Silva, De Silva has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
14.4
0
M Ali to Silva, On middle and leg, Silva looks to block it but it hits him on his pads outside leg.
14.3
0
M Ali to Silva, On leg, Dhananjaya works it down the leg side.
14.2
0
M Ali to Silva, Played through mid-wicket by the batsman.
14.1
1
M Ali to Karunaratne, In the air... lands safe. Down leg, Karunaratne closes the bat face early looking to turn it away. The ball balloons over Moeen. They cross as the ball goes towards mid off.
13.6
0
J Leach to Silva, Loopy ball on leg, Silva prods forward and defends it.
13.5
0
J Leach to Silva, Turn and goes outside off, de Silva plays it to the off side.
13.4
1
J Leach to Karunaratne, Full and on middle and leg, milked past mid on for one more.
13.3
2
J Leach to Karunaratne, A bit short outside off, cut late through short third man for a brace.
13.2
1
J Leach to Silva, Outside off, driven through covers to get off strike.
13.1
0
J Leach to Silva, In line of the stumps, played back to the bowler.
12.6
1
M Ali to de Silva, Uses his feet again. Plays it with a straight bat to long on for another run.
12.5
0
M Ali to Silva, Full on off, turned to the leg side.
12.4
0
M Ali to Silva, Full and on off, Dhananjaya uses his feet and flicks it to mid-wicket.
12.3
1
M Ali to Karunaratne, Driven through mid off by Karunaratne. They pick up a single.
12.2
0
M Ali to Karunaratne, Gets behind the ball and blocks another one out.
12.1
0
M Ali to Karunaratne, Around off, taped to the off side.
11.6
0
J Leach to Silva, Looped on off stump, kept out calmly by de Silva.
11.5
0
J Leach to de Silva, Yorker length outside off, Dhananjaya drives to short cover.

Dhananjaya de Silva is the next batsman in.

11.4
0
J Leach to D Gunathilaka, OUT! Keaton Jennings take a beauty, AGAIN! He has made short leg his own. Given air on middle and leg, Dimuth once again looks to go big on the on side. Uses his feet but gets it off the inner half and onto his pad. The ball goes towards Jennings at short leg. Now then, seeing Gunathilaka charging down, Keaton moves along with him. The ball hits his body and Jennings holds onto it. You can argue that he was lucky, but to be brave and stand tall in that position is something else. Very well taken. Danushka was always looking a little uncomfortable out there in the middle.
11.3
4
J Leach to Gunathilaka, FOUR! Loopy ball on middle, Gunathilaka gets low to sweep it and catches it well. Hits it over square leg for boundary.
11.2
0
J Leach to Gunathilaka, Full on middle, flicked to mid-wicket.
11.1
1
J Leach to Karunaratne, A bit flat on leg, worked away through square leg for one.
10.6
0
M Ali to Gunathilaka, Excellent over. Maiden. Outside off, payed to point.
10.5
0
M Ali to Gunathilaka, Another lovely ball. Given air outside off, Gunathilaka is forward but is beaten.
10.4
0
M Ali to Gunathilaka, Low full toss on middle, turned to mid-wicket.
10.3
0
M Ali to Gunathilaka, This time in line of the stumps, the batsman blocks it out.
10.2
0
M Ali to Gunathilaka, Nicely flighted around off, spins away from Gunathilaka who feels for it but misses.
10.1
0
M Ali to D Gunathilaka, Outside off, nice shape on that one. Gunathilaka gets a soft leading edge towards the off side.

Moeen Ali to roll his arm after the break.

Drinks break! The Sri Lankan openers have been troubled a little but the important thing is that they're still out there. Just need to focus and look to bat long. England now, might look to operate with spin from both ends.

9.6
1
J Leach to Gunathilaka, Flatter on the pads and Danushka plays it fine on the leg side and keeps strike.
9.5
1
J Leach to Karunaratne, Full and flighted to middle, Dimuth comes down the wicket and plays it toward mid-wicket for a single.
9.4
1
J Leach to D Gunathilaka, This one is looped up on off, Danushka makes room and wants to go over cover this time. Only manages to get the inside edge to fine leg for a single. Unnecessary shot!
9.3
0
J Leach to Gunathilaka, Flatter on off, Danushka defends it on the front foot.
9.2
4
J Leach to Gunathilaka, FOUR! Good reading of the field. This one is full and on off, Danushka reverse sweeps it for four. No fielder present there. Looked in full control of the shot.
9.1
0
J Leach to Gunathilaka, Flighted on off, Danushka comes down and defends.
8.6
4
S Broad to Karunaratne, FOUR! Quality shot! This one is full and on middle, Dimuth takes a step down and pushes his weight onto this on drive. The bat is so straight and the balance is so good. Wonderful timing!
8.5
0
S Broad to Karunaratne, Good ball on top of middle, Dimuth comes ahead and defends it with a straight bat.
8.4
0
S Broad to Karunaratne, Slightly short of a length outside off, left alone again.
8.3
0
S Broad to Karunaratne, Over the wicket, outside off and on a length. Left alone by Dimuth.
8.2
1
S Broad to Gunathilaka, This one is on a length and drifting onto the pads with the angle, Danushka flicks it away to fine leg for a single.
8.1
0
S Broad to Gunathilaka, Fuller and on off, Danushka plays it to mid off.
7.6
0
J Leach to Karunaratne, Flatter and aimed at the pads, DK defends it staying low.
7.5
0
J Leach to Karunaratne, Flatter on middle, defended back to Leach.
7.4
0
J Leach to Karunaratne, Flatter and on off stump, Dimuth pushes it to mid-wicket again.
7.3
0
J Leach to Karunaratne, Full and on the middle, Dimuth plays it out to short mid-wicket.
7.2
1
J Leach to Gunathilaka, Floated up on off, Danushka defends it toward cover point and gets a run.
7.1
1
J Leach to Karunaratne, Flatter ball outside off, Dimuth pushes it to cover point and picks up a single.
6.6
0
S Broad to Gunathilaka, Around the wicket for the last ball, yes-no situation between the batsmen as the ball is just dropped onto the leg side. But in the end, nothing to worry about.
6.5
0
S Broad to Gunathilaka, Outside off and probing at the batsman. He decides to leave it in the end.
6.4
0
S Broad to Gunathilaka, Fuller and just moving away after landing, Gunathilaka comes half ahead and pushes it to cover.
6.3
0
S Broad to Gunathilaka, Slightly short of a length and just outside off, Danushka defends it to short cover.
6.2
0
S Broad to Gunathilaka, Outside off, left alone.
6.1
0
S Broad to Gunathilaka, Short of a length and on middle, Danushka defends it to short mid-wicket.
5.6
0
J Leach to Karunaratne, Wide down the leg side, the batsman leaves it alone.
5.5
0
J Leach to Karunaratne, Arm ball outside off, Karunaratne looks to block it out but it hits his pad and goes to Stokes at first slip.
5.4
1
J Leach to Gunathilaka, Tossed up ball on leg, DG drives it towards mid on for a single.
5.3
0
J Leach to Gunathilaka, Gets behind the ball and blocks this one out.
5.2
0
J Leach to Gunathilaka, Errs this down leg. Gunathilaka looks to leave it alone but it hits his thigh pad and rolls towards the on side. They cross but the umpire calls it a dead ball because the shot was unintentional.
5.1
0
J Leach to Gunathilaka, Full and outside off, Gunathilaka looks to bunt it down but gets on his toe outside off. Leach is the only man appealing.
4.6
0
S Broad to Karunaratne, Fuller and on middle, driven down to mid on.
4.5
0
S Broad to Karunaratne, Short of a good length and Dimuth is back to this one and defends it with the straight bat.
4.4
0
S Broad to Karunaratne, Another peach! This one beats the outside edge of Dimuth again as he tries to defend a good length ball outside off. The ball moves away slightly after landing and does just enough, not to take an edge.
4.3
0
S Broad to Karunaratne, On the pads, defended to square leg off the back foot.
4.2
4
S Broad to D Karunaratne, DROPPED! and a boundary. Jaffa from Broad, forcing Dimuth to play at this one just outside off. It takes an edge and flies to Root at first slip. The skipper dives to his right but the ball hits his wrists and goes past him to the third man boundary. Should've been taken, wasn't that difficult a take.
4.1
0
S Broad to Karunaratne, Played and missed! This one has extra bounce as Broad is hitting the deck hard. Slightly short of a length and the ball is outside off. Dimuth tries to feel for the ball but it beats his outside edge.
3.6
0
J Leach to Gunathilaka, Similar delivery, Danushka prods ahead and dead bats it. Another maiden.
3.5
0
J Leach to Gunathilaka, Looped on off, the batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.
3.4
0
J Leach to Gunathilaka, Flighted outside off, Danushka defends to short cover.
3.3
0
J Leach to Gunathilaka, Full and flighted on middle, the batsman defends it into the ground on the leg side.
3.2
0
J Leach to Gunathilaka, Flatter delivery on middle, DG goes back in his crease and defends it.
3.1
0
J Leach to Gunathilaka, Flighted on off, Danushka defends it on the front foot.
2.6
0
S Broad to Karunaratne, Outside off to finish the over, left alone. Maiden over.
2.5
0
S Broad to Karunaratne, This one is shorter and aimed at the hips, Dimuth is rushed by the ball and misses his flick. Gets hit on the thigh pad as he jumps to play the shot.
2.4
0
S Broad to Karunaratne, A carbon copy of the previous delivery.
2.3
0
S Broad to Karunaratne, Slightly fuller but outside off again, left alone again.
2.2
0
S Broad to Karunaratne, Good length just outside off moving away after landing, Dimuth lets it go through again.
2.1
0
S Broad to Karunaratne, Good length outside off, Dimuth shoulders his arms.
1.6
1
J Leach to Karunaratne, Flatter and at the pads, tucked away behind square leg for a single to retain strike.
1.5
1
J Leach to Gunathilaka, In the air but safe, Danushka goes for the sweep to this full ball on the pads but gets a top edge that falls well short of deep fine leg. The batsmen run one.
1.4
0
J Leach to Gunathilaka, Flatter and at the pads, Danushka tucks it off his pads but finds short leg in the way.
1.3
1
J Leach to Karunaratne, Dimuth is off the mark as well with a single down to deep mid on.
1.2
0
J Leach to Karunaratne, Flatter on middle, defended well on the front foot.
1.1
0
J Leach to Karunaratne, Flatter ball on the pads, Dimuth tries to work it away on the leg side but the ball goes right back to the bowler off the leading edge.

Jack Leach to share the new ball.

0.6
0
S Broad to Gunathilaka, On top of off stump, defended on the back foot by the batsman.
0.5
4
S Broad to Gunathilaka, FOUR! Off the mark and in some style! Slightly overpitched, Danushka drives it in the air but in the gap as well. Beautiful timing.
0.4
0
S Broad to Gunathilaka, Short and wide outside off, left alone. Good carry here with the hard, new ball.
0.3
0
S Broad to Gunathilaka, On a length and middle this time, defended back to the bowler.
0.2
0
S Broad to Gunathilaka, Full and wide outside off again, Danushka shoulders arms.
0.1
0
S Broad to Gunathilaka, Length ball and away movement outside off, too wide to play at.