Joe Root Hundred lifts England on day 3 of the 2nd Test in Kandy

Joe Root 124 for England today
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Sri Lanka's captain Suranga Lakmal (R) signals for third umpire review for England's captain Joe Root and it was not out
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Rory Burns 59 - maiden Test fifty for England today
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Dilruwan Perera appeals
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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.

 

Match Summary

England 285 (Jos Buttler 63, Sam Curran 64; Dilruwan Perera 4-61, Malinda Pushpakumara 3-89) and 324-9 (Joe Root 124, Rory Burns 59, Ben Foakes 51*; Akila Dananjaya 6-106)

Sri Lanka  336 (Dimuth Karunaratne 63, Dhananjaya de Silva 59, Roshen Silva 85; Jack Leach 3-70, Adil Rashid 3-75)

At the Close of Play - England lead Sri Lanka by 278 runs with 1 wicket remaining

Scorecard

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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