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

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

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


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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