Joe Root Hundred lifts England on day 3 of the 2nd Test in Kandy
A brilliant hundred from England captain Joe Root put England in a strong position at the end of Day 3 of the 2nd Test against Sri Lanka.
England batted themselves back into this Test match today, with a fine century from Joe Root (his 15th Test Century) and a maiden half century from Rory Burns 59. Ben Foakes is not out 51, at the close of play, with England leading by 278 runs. Akila Dananjaya 6-106 was oustanding with the ball for Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka - Dimuth Karunaratne, Kaushal Silva, Dhananjaya de Silva, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Roshen Silva, Niroshan Dickwella(wk), Dilruwan Perera, Akila Dananjaya, Suranga Lakmal(c), Malinda Pushpakumara
England - Rory Burns, Keaton Jennings, Ben Stokes, Joe Root(c), Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali, Ben Foakes(wk), Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, Jack Leach, James Anderson
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