Rashid Gets Rid of Karunaratne to Further Dent Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka vs England, Second Test Day 4 at Kandy: Rashid Gets Rid of Karunaratne to Further Dent Sri Lanka

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Catch all the live action from Day 4 of the second Test between Sri Lanka and England at Kandy on Saturday.Day 3 report: Captain Joe Root smashed 124 and newcomer Ben Foakes again hit valuable tail end runs to put England in command of the second Test against Sri Lanka on Friday.

England reached 324 for nine – a second innings lead of 278 – when bad light stopped play for the day at Kandy.

Foakes was batting on 51 alongside James Anderson on 4.

Spinner Akila Danajanya, whose action is under investigation by the International Cricket Council, claimed six wickets on the turning pitch.

He trapped Root lbw and then bowled Sam Curran for nought with his next ball. Adil Rashid thwarted the hat-trick but soon fell to Dananjaya’s guile for two.

It was his third five wicket haul in just his fifth Test for Dananjaya, who must rush off to Australia after the game for an ICC examination of his bowling.

He however could not stop Root and Foakes swinging the game.

Root reached his 15th Test ton soon after tea, making the sweep and reverse sweep valuable weapons, as he hit 10 fours and two sixes in his 146-ball knock.

Root raised his bat to a standing ovation from travelling English fans who also lauded Foakes.

Root made an 82-run seventh wicket stand with Foakes, who reached his fifty with a six off Dilruwan Perera. The hit turned out to be the last ball of the day with dark clouds gathering and thunder heard in the distance.

As he did in his sparkling century on his Test debut in the opening game of the series, Foakes mixed caution and aggression to push up the England score.

Every one of England’s top seven batsmen were out attempting a sweep of some description.

Jos Buttler dragged one of Dananjaya’s deliveries onto his stumps while trying to reverse sweep on 34. Moeen Ali was trapped lbw for 10 after failing to connect with an attempted sweep.

Earlier, left-hander Rory Burns registered his maiden Test half-century in just his second match. He was trapped lbw off Malinda Pushpakumara for 59.

Perera wasted little time in sending nightwatchman Jack Leach back to the pavilion for one in the second over of the day.

Burns then put together 73 runs for the second wicket with Keaton Jennings, who made 26, to steady the innings and help England overcome their 46-run deficit.

Commentary (Sri Lanka innings)

30.4 J Leach to Silva, No run. 104/4

30.3 J Leach to Silva, No run. 104/4

30.2 J Leach to Mathews, Leg bye. 104/4

30.1 J Leach to Mathews, A tad fuller on middle, Mathews drives it to covers. 103/4

29.6 A Rashid to Silva, On the stumps, kept out. A maiden. 103/4

29.5 A Rashid to Silva, The leg spinner on leg stump, Silva looks to play across the line but gets a leading edge towards covers. 103/4

29.4 A Rashid to Silva, On the shorter side this time, the batsman cuts it to point. 103/4

29.3 A Rashid to Silva, Another tossed up delivery on middle, Silva defends it out. 103/4

29.2 A Rashid to Silva, EDGED BUT SHORT! Rashid has really started off well after the break! This is floated up on off, it pitches and then turns away. Silva tries to defend but gets an outside edge just short of Stokes at first slip. Silva played that with soft hands and hence, it did not carry. 103/4

29.1 A Rashid to Silva, Almost another one! This is given a lot of air around off, it dips on the batsman. Roshen looks to drive with his feet rooted to the crease but gets beaten by the away turn. He almost loses his balance but maintains it. 103/4

28.6 J Leach to Mathews, Suddenly some turn and bounce. Almost squared him up. Pitched outside leg, Mathews looks to tuck it away but it spins in sharply. Hits his arm and dies onto the ground. Maiden for Leach. 103/4

28.5 J Leach to Mathews, Outside off again, can’t get it past the point fielder. 103/4

28.4 J Leach to Mathews, A bit short outside off, Mathews cuts it to point. 103/4

28.3 J Leach to Mathews, Loopy ball on middle, Mathews is forward in defense. 103/4

28.2 J Leach to Mathews, Floated ball on off, played with a straight bat. 103/4

28.1 J Leach to A Mathews, Tossed up on off, driven to mid off. 103/4

Roshen Silva is the new man in. Also, Jack Leach is called into the attack.

27.6 A Rashid to Karunaratne, OUT! TOP DRAW! What a reaction catch by Foakes. DK would be a dissapointed man going into the dressing room. A tad fuller from Rashid, Dimuth goes down on one knee and sweeps it but the ball goes uppishly towards short leg fielder who sticks out his left hand. It hits Jennings palms and and the ball lobs it towards Ben Foakes who anticipates and takes it brilliantly. Huge wicket for England after lunch as he was looking in good touch. A big moment in the game. 103/4

27.5 A Rashid to Mathews, Punched off the back foot by the batsman. One run added to the total. 103/3

27.4 A Rashid to A Mathews, FOUR! Poor ball and it has been put away! Short and outside off, Mathews wait for it and then cuts it through backward point for a boundary. 102/3

27.3 A Rashid to Mathews, CLOSE! The slider just outside off, Mathews fails to pick the variation and he goes for the cut. That shot though is not on. AM misses and the ball goes agonizingly close past the off pole. 98/3

27.2 A Rashid to Mathews, Floats it up on off, the batsman blocks it out. 98/3

27.1 A Rashid to Karunaratne, A tad fuller on middle, DK nudges it to leg side for a single. 98/3

Adil Rashid comes to bowl from the other end.

26.6 Joe Root to Karunaratne, Similar delivery on middle, Karunaratne tucks it off his pads through on side for a run. 97/3

26.5 Joe Root to Mathews, A touch fuller on middle, Angelo works it through mid-wicket for a single. 96/3

26.4 Joe Root to Karunaratne, On middle, Dinuth drives it through point for a run. 95/3

26.3 Joe Root to Karunaratne, Fuller on middle, DK pushes ii to the point. 94/3

26.2 Joe Root to Karunaratne, Flatter on middle, the batsman punches it to point. 94/3

26.1 Joe Root to Mathews, Starts off with a quicketr delivery on middle, Mathews tucks it to leg side for a single. 94/3

The players are back in the middle. Dimuth Karunaratne will be on strike. Joe Root to start the proceeding for Sri Lanka.

… Day 4, Session 2 …

The second session could be a important one as Sri Lanka would like to keep wickets intact, while the visitors would like to strike early. Do join us in a bit for post Lunch session.

In reply, Sri Lanka did not start well as they lost three wickets in a quick time. But Angelo Mathews and Dimuth Karunaratne steadied the ship and managed to score at a decent pace as well. The home team would like these two to carry on for a long period of time. As far as England are concerned, they would like someone to compliment Jack Leach and take wickets from the other end as well.

A good session of Test cricket. It is England who have the upper hand so far. Day 4 began with Ben Foakes and James Anderson scoring some crucial runs and ensured England set a target of just above 300.

25.6 A Rashid to Mathews, Plays it with the turn through covers and the batsmen end the session by taking a run! LUNCH ON DAY 4! 93/3

25.5 A Rashid to Karunaratne, This is eased down to long on for a run. 92/3

25.4 A Rashid to Karunaratne, The slider on middle, DK works it to short leg. 91/3

25.3 Rashid to Karunaratne, NOT OUT! Yes, it is missing the leg pole. Excellent use of the review and Karunaratne survives to fight another day. The Lankan dressing room will breathe a sigh of relief as Karunaratne looks set and they would love him to bat long. The leg spinner around middle, Karunaratne tries to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. A strong appeal follows but the umpire raises his finger. Dimuth reviews straightaway and replays show that the on-field call has to be overturned. 91/3

Review! A strong appeal for LBW has been given out. Karunaratne takes it up. Looks to be going down leg.

25.2 A Rashid to Karunaratne, A loud shout but not given! This is floated outside off, it turns back in. Karnaratne pads it away. An appeal follows but the umpire shakes his head. 91/3

25.1 A Rashid to Mathews, Flighted ball on off, it is eased down to long off for a run. 91/3

24.6 Joe Root to Mathews, First it quicker on middle, Angelo flicks it to mid-wicket for a run. 90/3

24.5 Joe Root to Mathews, Flatter and quicker on middle, Angelo punches it off the back foot to the point. 89/3

24.4 Joe Root to Karunaratne, Full on middle, the batsman pushes it through the cover region for a single. 89/3

24.3 Joe Root to Karunaratne, Flighted delivery on middle, the batsman defends it off he front foot and onto the ground. 88/3

24.2 Joe Root to Karunaratne, On middle, Karunaratne keeps it out. 88/3

24.1 Joe Root to Karunaratne, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 88/3

Joe Root comes onto bowl.

23.6 A Rashid to Karunaratne, On middle, Karunaratne flicks it through mid-wicket for a single. 88/3

23.5 A Rashid to Karunaratne, Full on middle, the batman paddles it down leg side for a couple of runs. 50 for Karunarante. Crucial innings from him. 87/3

23.4 A Rashid to Mathews, Flatter on middle, Mathew punches it off the back foot through point for a single. 85/3

23.3 A Rashid to Karunaratne, A tad fuller on middle, Karunaratne drives it through mid on for a single. 84/3

23.2 A Rashid to Karunaratne, Tosssed up delivery on middle, Karunaratne works it to the leg side. 83/3

23.1 A Rashid to Mathews, Starts off with a fuller delivery on middle, Mathews tucks it to the mid-wicket for a single. 83/3

Adil Rashid comes to the attack.

22.6 M Ali to Karunaratne, Outside off, the batsman guides it to point. 82/3

22.5 M Ali to Karunaratne, On the stumps, it is defended. 82/3

22.4 M Ali to Mathews, This is on middle, it is tucked around the corner for a run. 82/3

22.3 M Ali to Karunaratne, This is floated on off, Karunaratne keeps it out. 81/3

22.2 M Ali to Mathews, Sweeps it through square leg for a run. 80/3

22.1 M Ali to Mathews, Flatter on off, Mathews defends it onto the ground. 79/3

21.6 J Leach to Karunaratne, Picks up the length early and reverse sweeps this to third man. Another brace. Good over for the hosts as they manage to keep changing the strike. 79/3

21.5 J Leach to A Mathews, The batsman has driven it through mid off. They pick up a single. 77/3

21.4 J Leach to Karunaratne, Reaches this from outside off, sweeps it fine to fine leg to rotate strike. The 50-run partnership between them is up. They have steadied the ship after 3 early wickets. 76/3

21.3 J Leach to Karunaratne, Full ball on leg, Karunaratne works it towards deep square leg and manages to come back for the second. 75/3

21.2 J Leach to Mathews, A bit short on off, punched towards sweeper cover for another run. 73/3

21.1 J Leach to Karunaratne, Tossed up ball on off, swept through square leg for a run. 72/3

20.6 M Ali to Mathews, Flighted delivery on middle, the batsman watchfully defends it. 71/3

20.5 M Ali to Mathews, On middle, Mathews defends it with a straight bat. 71/3

20.4 M Ali to Mathews, A tad full on middle, Angelo tries to reverse sweep it but gets the bottom edge of the bat and the ball goes to the on side. 71/3

20.3 M Ali to Karunaratne, Tossed up delivery on middle, Karunarante leans forward and drives it through covers for a single. 71/3

20.2 M Ali to D Karunaratne, A tad full around off, the batsman pushes it to the mid off region. 70/3

20.1 M Ali to Karunaratne, Flighted delivery on middle, Karunaratne drives it to covers. 70/3

19.6 J Leach to Karunaratne, Fuller again down leg, flicks it to mid-wicket. 70/3

19.5 J Leach to Karunaratne, Darts this in line of the stumps, Karunaratne plays it with a straight bat. 69/3

19.4 J Leach to Mathews, Full on middle, driven to long off. They walk and complete the run. 69/3

19.3 J Leach to Mathews, Loopy ball down leg, Mathews helps it on its way down to fine leg. Easy couple taken. 68/3

19.2 J Leach to Karunaratne, Cries for catch it but no leg slip. Dimuth tucks it around the corner for one more. 66/3

19.1 J Leach to Mathews, Flat and over the stumps, Mathews punches i through covers for one. 65/3

18.6 M Ali to Karunaratne, The batsman defends it from within the crease. 64/3

18.5 M Ali to Mathews, Tossed it up on middle, Mathew sweeps it through leg side for a single. 64/3

18.4 M Ali to Mathews, On middle, the batsman keeps it out. 63/3

18.3 M Ali to Mathews, Floats it up on middle, Mathews play a sweep shot towards the square leg fielder. 63/3

18.2 M Ali to Karunaratne, Tossed up delivery on middle, Karunarante gets an inside edge and the ball goes towards the leg side. They take a single. 63/3

18.1 M Ali to D Karunaratne, Flighted delivery around off, Karunaratne tries to defend it off the front foo but the ball spins away and gets a thick outside edge and the ball goes towards point 62/3

17.6 J Leach to D Karunaratne, On middle, the batsman drives it through mid on. The batsmen rotate strike. 62/3

17.5 J Leach to Karunaratne, Flighted dleivery on off, Karunaratne pads it out. 61/3

17.4 J Leach to Karunaratne, Full on middle, the batsman works it to the leg side. 61/3

17.3 J Leach to Mathews, Flatter on middle, Angelo punches it through point. The batsmen cross ends. 61/3

17.2 J Leach to Karunaratne, A tad fuller on middle, Karunaratne works it to mid-wicket for a single. 60/3

17.1 J Leach to Mathews, Drags it short on off, Mathew punches it off the back foot through covers for a run. 59/3

16.6 M Ali to Karunaratne, Leading edge! This is bowled slower through the air on the pads, Karunaratne tries to flick but gets a soft leading edge to point. Not a clever thing to play against the turn on a turning wicket. 58/3

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16.5 M Ali to Karunaratne, Flighted ball on off, DK pushes it to covers. 58/3

16.4 M Ali to Karunaratne, Played to the point region by the batsman. 58/3

16.3 M Ali to Karunaratne, Shorter outside off, Karunaratne goes back and cuts it through point for a couple. 58/3

16.2 M Ali to Karunaratne, Flatter and on middle, Karunaratne is solid in defense. 56/3

16.1 M Ali to Karunaratne, On the stumps, it is kept out. 56/3

15.6 J Leach to Mathews, Very full on middle, the bowler jams it out to the bowler. 56/3

15.5 J Leach to Mathews, The arm ball on middle, Mathews lunges to defend but gets an inside edge onto his pads. The ball lobs away from the short leg fielder. 56/3

15.4 J Leach to Karunaratne, Flatter outside off, it is pushed through covers for a run. 56/3

15.3 J Leach to Mathews, Flatter and around off, Mathews guides it through point for a run. 55/3

15.2 J Leach to Mathews, FOUR! That was not right off the middle but Mathews gets the desired result. A full toss on middle, a rare bad ball from Leach today. Mathews swings but the ball goes off the lower part, it has enough though to clear mid on and a boundary results. 54/3

15.1 J Leach to Karunaratne, Nicely reverse swept down to third man for a run. 50 up but they have lost three wickets. Another 251 needed. 50/3

14.6 M Ali to A Mathews, DROPPED! A full delivery from Ali on off, Mathews goes for the drive, he gets a thick outside edge and the ball goes towards first slip. Stokes sticks his right hand out but cannot hang on to it. It drops to the ground as he was trying to catch it on the second occasion. 49/3

14.5 M Ali to Karunaratne, Quicker and flatter on middle, the batsman rocks back and punches it off the back foot through point for a run. 49/3

14.4 M Ali to Karunaratne, FOUR! Easy pickings there for the batsman. Tossed up delivery on middle, Karunaratne flicks it off his pads through deep sqaure for a boundary. 48/3

14.3 M Ali to Karunaratne, Tossed up delivery on middle, the batsman taps it to the point region. 44/3

14.2 M Ali to Karunaratne, Flighted delivery on middle, Karunaratne tries to flick it but gets a thick leading edge which goes to off side. 44/3

14.1 M Ali to Mathews, A tad full on middle, Mathews flicks it off his through square leg for a single. 44/3

13.6 J Leach to Mathews, Fuller delivery on middle, Mathews drives it firmly through covers for a single. 43/3

13.5 J Leach to Mathews, Fires it on middle, Angelo pushes it to covers. 42/3

13.4 J Leach to A Mathews, Quicker and flatter on middle, Angelo cuts it through point. 42/3

13.3 J Leach to Mathews, Fuller on middle, Mathew drives it to mid off. 42/3

13.2 J Leach to Mathews, Full toss on middle, Mathews whips it through mid-wicket. 42/3

13.1 J Leach to Mathews, Flatter delivery on middle, Mathews tucks it to the leg side. 42/3

12.6 M Ali to Karunaratne, Floated ball around off, Dimuth leans ahead and bunts it down. 42/3

12.5 M Ali to Karunaratne, On off, reverse swept it towards short third man. 42/3

12.4 M Ali to Mathews, Brings out the broom again. Once again towards deep square leg for a run. 42/3

12.3 M Ali to Mathews, Arm ball on off, it spins sharply in. Angelo pads it out with his thigh pad. 41/3

12.2 M Ali to Karunaratne, Flatter one outside off, Dimuth cuts it late towards backward point and hares to the other end. Good running. 41/3

12.1 M Ali to Mathews, Full and outside off, Angelo reaches out for it and sweeps it through square leg for one. 40/3

11.6 J Leach to Karunaratne, Fuller delivery on leg, Karunarante pads it out. 39/3

11.5 J Leach to Karunaratne, The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 39/3

11.4 J Leach to Karunaratne, Tossed up delivery down the leg side, Karunaratne tries to flick it but misses it completely. 39/3

11.3 J Leach to Karunaratne, Nicely flighted delivery on middle, Karunaratne flicks it to the mid-wicket. 39/3

11.2 J Leach to Karunaratne, A tad fuller on middle, Karunaratne works it to the leg side. 39/3

11.1 J Leach to Mathews, Tossed up delivery on middle, Mathews taps it through point for a single. 39/3

Drinks!

10.6 M Ali to D Karunaratne, CHANCE! If someone would have caught that, it would have been Ben Stokes. A nicely tossed up delivery on middle, Karunaratne leans forward and tries to drive it but the ball spins away and takes an outside edge. It flies in between first slip and the keeper. Ben does stick his right hand out but ball flies past him and into the third man fence. He pulled off something similar in the first innings but then time could not react quick enough. 38/3

10.5 M Ali to Karunaratne, Gives it a bit of air on middle, Karunaratne defends it off the front foot by presenting the full face of the bat. 34/3

10.4 M Ali to Karunaratne, A tad full on middle, the batsman sweeps it through fine leg for a brace. 34/3

10.3 M Ali to Karunaratne, Full on middle, Karunaratne leans forward and drives it to mid off. 32/3

10.2 M Ali to Karunaratne, Flighted dleivery on middle, Karunaratne opens the face of the bat and guides it to third man for a couple of runs. 32/3

10.1 M Ali to Karunaratne, Starts off with a tossed delivery on middle, the batsman pushes it to the cover region. 30/3

Moeen Ali to roll his arm over.

9.6 J Leach to Karunaratne, Full on middle, Karunaratne reverse sweeps it through third man for a run. 30/3

9.5 J Leach to Karunaratne, Flighted delivery on middle, the batsman has driven it to mid off. 29/3

9.4 J Leach to Karunaratne, Floats it up on middle, Karunaratne defends it with a straight bat. 29/3

9.3 J Leach to Karunaratne, Flighted on middle, the batsman works it to the leg side. 29/3

9.2 J Leach to Karunaratne, Tossed up delivery on middle, Karunaratne defends it off the front foot and on to the ground. 29/3

9.1 J Leach to Mathews, A tad short on off, Mathew rocks back and cuts it through point for a run. 29/3

8.6 J Anderson to Karunaratne, On middle, the batsman defends it off the front foot. 28/3

8.5 J Anderson to Mathews, Good length delivery around off, Mathew opens the face of the bat and taps it to third man for a single. 28/3

8.4 J Anderson to Mathews, Fuller delivery on middle, Angelo drives it straight to mid on. 27/3

8.3 J Anderson to Mathews, In the channel outside off, Mathews taps it to the off side. 27/3

8.2 J Anderson to Karunaratne, Length delivery on middle, the batsman tucks it to the leg side for a run. 27/3

8.1 J Anderson to Karunaratne, Length delivery around off. Karunaratne lets it go. 26/3

7.6 J Leach to Mathews, Flighted ball on off, Mathews strokes it to covers. 26/3

Angelo Mathews walks in next.

7.5 Leach to Mendis, OUT! Yes, it has! England get another one and Sri Lanka are in big, big trouble here. Leach is on fire as he gets his third. This is tossed up around middle, the ball straightens a touch. Mendis goes for a sweep shot but misses to get hit on the pads. An appeal follows but the umpire shakes his head. Root reviews. Replays roll in and it shows three reds. England are ecstatic. 26/3

Review time! England feel they have got another. The umpire though has not given it not out. Mendis is the man in question. Has it straightened enough?

7.4 J Leach to K Mendis, Flighted ball on off, Mendis strokes it to mid off. 26/2

7.3 J Leach to Karunaratne, Floats it up on off, it is eased through mid on for a run. 26/2

7.2 J Leach to Karunaratne, Full on middle, Karunaratne flicks it to mid-wicket. 25/2

7.1 J Leach to Karunaratne, A tad fuller on middle, the batsman works it to the leg side for a couple of runs. 25/2

6.6 J Anderson to Karunaratne, Fuller delivery on middle, the batsman tucks it to the side for a single. 23/2

6.5 J Anderson to K Mendis, Length delivery around off, Mendis taps it to point. The batsman wanted a single. He takes a stride forward, Ben Stokes goes to his left and has a shy at the stumps. But Mendis was safely back home and the ball goes towards square leg. Batsmen take a single. 22/2

6.4 J Anderson to Mendis, Fuller delivery on middle, Mendis drives it through mid on. 21/2

6.3 J Anderson to Karunaratne, A tad fuller on middle, Karunaratne drives it through covers for a single. 21/2

6.2 J Anderson to Karunaratne, Length delivery around off, Karunaratne punches it off the back foot through point. 20/2

6.1 J Anderson to Karunaratne, Back of a length delivery around off. The batsman shoulders arms to it. 20/2

5.6 J Leach to Mendis, The batsman drives this through the covers. 20/2

5.5 J Leach to Mendis, FOUR Byes! That’s gone through everyone. Flighted ball around off, it spins away from Mendis who gets low to swipe it. Gets beaten by the turn, Foakes too misses the ball and the ball goes to the third man fence for a boundary. 20/2

5.4 J Leach to Mendis, Around off, Mendis blocks it out with a straight bat. 16/2

Kusal Mendis is the new man in.

5.3 J Leach to de Silva, OUT! What a catch! Keaton Jennings take a bow! Tossed up ball on middle and off, Dhananjaya works it right off the middle towards short leg. It goes flat and low towards Jennings at short leg. Now, Keaton is wrong footed as he anticipates it going the other way. He then sticks his left arm out and the ball sticks in. The key to the catch was that, he remained low. Brilliant reflex catch. Remember, Rory was at this position in the first innings. Dhananjaya can’t believe it as he starts to trudge back. Big task ahead for Lanka now. 16/2

5.2 J Leach to Silva, Loopy ball on middle and leg, hit back to the bowler. 16/1

5.1 J Leach to Karunaratne, Full and around off, Karunaratne drives it to long on for one. 16/1

4.6 J Anderson to Silva, A maiden as Dhananjaya pushes it to the cover fielder. So two maidens in a row for Anderson after going for 8 in his first over. 15/1

4.5 J Anderson to Silva, Another back of a length ball on off, de Silva stands tall and defends it onto the ground. 15/1

4.4 J Anderson to Silva, On a length again and around off, Dhananjaya gets behind the line and defends it onto the ground. 15/1

4.3 J Anderson to Silva, On a length again and around off, Dhananjaya gets behind the line and defends it onto the ground. 15/1

4.2 J Anderson to Silva, A little too wide outside off, the batsman need not play at those. 15/1

4.1 J Anderson to Silva, Good length on off, Dhananjaya blocks it out. 15/1

3.6 J Leach to Karunaratne, Fuller on middle, Karunaratne tucks it to mid-wicket. 15/1

3.5 J Leach to de Silva, Flighted delivery on middle, de Silva drives it through covers for a single. 15/1

3.4 J Leach to Silva, A tad fuller on leg, Silva tries to flick it off his pads, but it him low on the pads. Appeal from the bowler but the umpire shakes his head. 14/1

Dhananjaya de Silva is in at no. 3.

3.3 J Leach to Silva, OUT! What a peach of a delivery from Leach. A dream delivery from the off spinner. It was a nicely tossed up delivery around off, Silva comes down the track and tries to drive it towards covers, he does not get to the pitch of the ball but still goes through with the shot. It pitches and then turns away sharply, beats the outside edge of Silva’s bat. Foakes behind collects it brilliantly and then whips the bails off. Silva does try to get back but he has no chance. Two in two for Leach against Silva. Early blow for the Lankans. Just what they would have not wanted as they are chasing a big target of above 300. 14/1

3.2 J Leach to Silva, Tossed up delivery on middle, the batsman, taps it to point. 14/0

3.1 J Leach to Silva, A tad fuller on middle, Silva tucks it to mid-wicket for a couple of runs. 14/0

2.6 J Anderson to Karunaratne, Full again, comes back in. Karunaratne drives it back to the bowler. 12/0

2.5 J Anderson to Karunaratne, Fuller on middle and off, hit towards mid-wicket. 12/0

2.4 J Anderson to Karunaratne, JAFFA! What a peach from Anderson. After a couple going away from Karunaratne he gets this one to come back in. On a good length, Dimuth plays for the swing. Leaves a gap between his bat and pad. The ball goes off something and into the mitts of Foakes. They appeal but the umpires stays put. After a long chat, Root decides against the review. Good call, as replays showed us that went of the thigh pad. 12/0

2.3 J Anderson to Karunaratne, Good length ball outside off, not much swing. DK shoulders his arms to it. 12/0

2.2 J Anderson to Karunaratne, On a fuller length on that fourth stump channel, Dimuth on-drives it to the on side. 12/0

2.1 J Anderson to Karunaratne, Full and around off, Karunaratne digs it out well. 12/0

1.6 J Leach to Silva, Floats it up on middle, Silva has driven it straight to the bowler. 12/0

1.5 J Leach to Karunaratne, A tad fuller on middle, the batsman tucks it to the leg side for a single. 12/0

1.4 J Leach to Silva, Drags his length short, Silva punches it towards point for a run. 11/0

1.3 J Leach to Karunaratne, Flighted delivery on middle, Karunaratne guides it to third man for a single. 10/0

1.2 J Leach to Karunaratne, Tossed up delivery on middle, the batsman tries to defend it off the front foot. The ball spins away and a good take by the keeper behind the stumps. 9/0

1.1 J Leach to Silva, Starts off with a fuller delivery on middle, Silva drives it through covers for a single. 9/0

Jack Leach to share the new ball.

0.6 J Anderson to Karunaratne, FOUR! Consecutive boundaries for Karunaratne. Errs in line and length, the batsman clips it off his pads and the ball races away to the fine leg boundary. Solid start from Karunaratne. 8/0

0.5 J Anderson to Karunaratne, Full length on middle, the batsman defends it off the back foot. 4/0

0.4 J Anderson to Karunaratne, FOUR! Drfits on his pads, the batsman tickles it behind fine leg for a boundary. First runs for Karunaratne. 4/0

0.3 J Anderson to Karunaratne, Big booming inswinger from Jimmy which swings back sharply on middle, Karunaratne nicely digs it out in the end. 0/0

0.2 J Anderson to Karunaratne, Length delivery outside off. The batsman lets it go 0/0

0.1 J Anderson to Karunaratne, Starts off with a fuller delivery on middle, Karunaratne defends it with a straight bat. 0/0



First Published: November 17, 2018, 9:36 AM IST