Sri Lanka Men 336 & 243 ( 103.0 & 74.0 ) overs
England Men: 290 & 346 ( 75.4 & 80.4 ) overs
England win by 57 runs
Toss - England won the toss and elected to bat.
Batsmens
R
B
4S
6S
SR
1
9
0
0
11.11
8
28
0
0
28.57
Bowler
O
M
R
W
Econ
19.0
2
72
4
3.79
Man of the Match
Joe Root
Commentry
In over# 74
Runs : 2 Bowler: Jack Leach Wickets : 1
Over 74. 2 runs. Bowler: Jack Leach. Sri Lanka: 10-243(rr 3.28)
73.6
W
OUT! Caught & Bowled. Jack Leach to Malinda Pushpakumara. Stock ball yorker, middle stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to silly mid off, by Leach. What a fitting way for the match to finish. Very full from Leach and it almost looks like a bump ball but Pushpakumara has scooped it straight into the hands of the bowler. A maiden Test match five-wicket haul for the man from Somerset.England take the victory by a margin of 57 runs and take an unassailable lead in the series. Things could have gone very differently though and at tea yesterday Sri Lanka were in the driving seat. Wickets at the wrong time for the hosts curtailed their chase and a battling innings from Angelo Mathews couldn't quite get his team over the line. An extremely entertaining Test match and one that the England camp and Joe Root will remember for a long time. A first series victory in Sri Lanka for over 17 years.All eyes now look to the next match in Colombo on the 23rd November. The series is over for Sri Lanka but they will not want to lose 3-0. Join us then.
73.5
.
Jack Leach to Malinda Pushpakumara. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Foakes.
73.4
1
Jack Leach to Akila Dananjaya. Stock ball half volley, off stump on the front foot working, to mid on for 1 run, mis-fielded by Anderson.
73.3
.
Jack Leach to Akila Dananjaya. Stock length ball, middle stump on the back foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Buttler.
73.2
1
Jack Leach to Malinda Pushpakumara. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot sweeping, top edge in the air uncontrolled to fine leg for 1 run.
73.1
.
Jack Leach to Malinda Pushpakumara. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Foakes.
In over# 73
Runs : 0 Bowler: Moeen Ali Wickets : 0
Over 73. no runs. Bowler: Moeen Ali. Sri Lanka: 9-241(rr 3.30)
72.6
.
Moeen Ali to Akila Dananjaya. Off break length ball, off stump on the back foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by Anderson.
72.5
.
Moeen Ali to Akila Dananjaya. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Foakes.
72.4
.
Moeen Ali to Akila Dananjaya. Off break length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Ali.
72.3
.
Moeen Ali to Akila Dananjaya. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Foakes. Change of attack and it seems as though Dananjaya does not feel confident in his partner at the other end.
72.2
.
Moeen Ali to Akila Dananjaya. Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Buttler.
72.1
.
Moeen Ali to Akila Dananjaya. Off break length ball, middle stump on the front foot sweeping, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Foakes.
In over# 72
Runs : 1 Bowler: Jack Leach Wickets : 0
Over 72. 1 run. Bowler: Jack Leach. Sri Lanka: 9-241(rr 3.35)
71.6
.
Jack Leach to Malinda Pushpakumara. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Leach.
71.5
.
Jack Leach to Malinda Pushpakumara. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Foakes. Check for the stumping but the foot hasn't left the ground.
71.4
1
Jack Leach to Akila Dananjaya. Stock length ball, to leg on the front foot flick, to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Ali.
71.3
.
Jack Leach to Akila Dananjaya. Stock length ball, middle stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Leach.
71.2
.
Jack Leach to Akila Dananjaya. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Leach.
71.1
.
Jack Leach to Akila Dananjaya. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Leach.
In over# 71
Runs : 0 Bowler: Moeen Ali Wickets : 2
Over 71. no runs. Bowler: Moeen Ali. Sri Lanka: 9-240(rr 3.38)
70.6
.
Moeen Ali to Malinda Pushpakumara. Off break length ball, off stump on the back foot defending, to short leg for no runs, fielded by Jennings.
70.5
.
Moeen Ali to Malinda Pushpakumara. Off break yorker, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs.
70.4
.
Moeen Ali to Malinda Pushpakumara. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, hit pad to short leg for no runs, fielded by Jennings.
70.3
W
OUT! Bowled. Moeen Ali to Suranga Lakmal. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, missed to. Moeen is looking to finish this off quickly. The angle around the wicket is dangerous to the right handers when he spins them back. Lakmal plays with a straight bat but he leaves a huge gap between bat and pad. Moeen finds it with fizzing turn and strikes the top of off stump. England can sense a famous victory.
70.2
.
Moeen Ali to Suranga Lakmal. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot flick, hit pad to first slip for no runs, fielded by Stokes.
70.1
W
OUT! Caught. Moeen Ali to Niroshan Dickwella. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, outside edge to first slip, by Stokes. It was getting tense out in the middle but Moeen provides the breakthrough. Tossing the delivery up above the eyeline and Dickwella moves away from the sweep shot and looks to hit with the turn. His bat is away from the body and he isn't able to control the shot. Edged to Stokes and he was never going to drop that.
In over# 70
Runs : 4 Bowler: Jack Leach Wickets : 0
Over 70. 4 runs. Bowler: Jack Leach. Sri Lanka: 7-240(rr 3.43)
69.6
.
Jack Leach to Akila Dananjaya. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Leach.
69.5
1
Jack Leach to Niroshan Dickwella. Stock ball half volley, off stump on the front foot pushing, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Anderson.
69.4
.
Jack Leach to Niroshan Dickwella. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Foakes. Perfectly bowled drawing Dickwella forward and ripping one through the gate. Just too much bounce on this occasion as the ball bounces into Foakes' gloves.
69.3
2
Jack Leach to Niroshan Dickwella. Stock ball full toss, middle stump on the front foot sweeping, to deep square leg for 2 runs, fielded by Burns.
69.2
.
Jack Leach to Niroshan Dickwella. Stock ball half volley, middle stump on the front foot sweeping, bottom edge to short leg for no runs, fielded by Jennings.
69.1
1
Jack Leach to Akila Dananjaya. Stock length ball, to leg on the front foot working, inside edge to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Ali.
Sri Lanka Men: 336 & 243 ( 103.0 & 74.0 ) overs
England Men 290 & 346 ( 75.4 & 80.4 ) overs
Toss - England won the toss and elected to bat.
England win by 57 runs
RR : 0
CRR : 3.28
Batsmen
R
B
4S
SR
R Burns

c: de Silva b: Perera

43
81
5
53.09
K Jennings

c: Dickwella b: Lakmal

1
8
0
12.5
B Stokes

lbw: Perera

19
27
2
70.37
J Root

b: Pushpakumara

14
23
2
60.87
J Buttler

c: Karunaratne b: Pushpakumara

63
67
7
94.03
M Ali

lbw: Pushpakumara

10
23
0
43.48
B Foakes

c: de Silva b: Perera

19
29
3
65.52
S Curran

c: Karunaratne b: Perera

64
119
1
53.78
A Rashid

lbw: Perera

31
52
2
59.62
J Leach

b: Perera

7
13
1
53.85
J Anderson

not out

7
12
1
58.33
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
12.0
1
44
1
3.67
24.4
5
61
4
2.47
23.0
4
89
3
3.87
2.0
0
4
0
2.00
14.0
1
80
2
5.71
Batsmen
R
B
4S
SR
D Karunaratne

run out (Stokes)

63
125
4
50.4
K Silva

b: Leach

6
15
1
40
M Pushpakumara

c: Burns b: Ali

4
22
0
18.18
D de

c: Foakes b: Rashid

59
98
6
60.2
K Mendis

c: Stokes b: Leach

1
3
0
33.33
A Mathews

c: Foakes b: Rashid

20
42
1
47.62
R Silva

c: Ali b: Rashid

85
174
4
48.85
N Dickwella

lbw: Root

25
33
3
75.76
D Perera

lbw: Leach

15
37
2
40.54
A Dananjaya

lbw: Ali

31
39
3
79.49
S Lakmal

not out

15
30
2
50
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
14.0
2
40
0
2.86
4.0
0
19
0
4.75
29.0
5
70
3
2.41
25.0
1
85
2
3.40
22.0
2
75
3
3.41
8.0
0
26
1
3.25
1.0
0
9
0
9.00
Batsmen
R
B
4S
SR
J Leach

lbw: Perera

1
11
0
9.09
R Burns

lbw: Pushpakumara

59
66
7
89.39
K Jennings

c: de Silva b: Perera

26
54
1
48.15
J Root

lbw: Perera

124
146
10
84.93
B Stokes

lbw: Perera

0
2
0
0
J Buttler

b: Perera

34
45
3
75.56
M Ali

lbw: Perera

10
14
0
71.43
B Foakes

not out

65
119
4
54.62
S Curran

b: Perera

0
1
0
0
A Rashid

lbw: Perera

2
13
0
15.38
J Anderson

b: Perera

12
13
3
92.31
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
20.4
2
96
3
4.65
27.0
1
101
1
3.74
25.0
0
115
6
4.60
4.0
0
7
0
1.75
4.0
0
14
0
3.50
Batsmen
R
B
4S
SR
D Karunaratne

c: Foakes b: Rashid

57
96
4
59.38
K Silva

st: Foakes b: Leach

4
6
0
66.67
D de

c: Jennings b: Leach

1
10
0
10
K Mendis

lbw: Leach

1
7
0
14.29
A Mathews

lbw: Ali

88
137
6
64.23
R Silva

c: Root b: Ali

37
95
4
38.95
N Dickwella

c: Stokes b: Ali

35
43
3
81.4
D Perera

lbw: Leach

2
11
0
18.18
A Dananjaya

not out

8
28
0
28.57
S Lakmal

b: Ali

0
2
0
0
M Pushpakumara

c&b: Leach

1
9
0
11.11
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
5.0
2
12
0
2.40
28.0
2
83
5
2.96
19.0
2
72
4
3.79
17.0
1
52
1
3.06
5.0
0
15
0
3.00
Kaushal Silva

Kaushal Silva ( N/A )

Kaushal Silva ( N/A )

Dhananjaya de Silva

Dhananjaya de Silva ( All Rounder )

Dhananjaya de Silva ( All Rounder )

Kusal Mendis

Kusal Mendis ( Wicket Keeper )

Kusal Mendis ( Wicket Keeper )

Angelo Mathews

Angelo Mathews ( All Rounder )

Angelo Mathews ( All Rounder )

Roshen Silva

Roshen Silva ( N/A )

Roshen Silva ( N/A )

Niroshan Dickwella (wk)

Niroshan Dickwella (wk) ( Wicket Keeper )

Niroshan Dickwella (wk) ( Wicket Keeper )

Dilruwan Perera

Dilruwan Perera ( All Rounder )

Dilruwan Perera ( All Rounder )

Akila Dananjaya

Akila Dananjaya ( All Rounder )

Akila Dananjaya ( All Rounder )

Suranga Lakmal (c)

Suranga Lakmal (c) ( Bowler )

Suranga Lakmal (c) ( Bowler )

Malinda Pushpakumara

Malinda Pushpakumara ( Batsman )

Malinda Pushpakumara ( Batsman )

Rory Burns

Rory Burns ( N/A )

Rory Burns ( N/A )

Keaton Jennings

Keaton Jennings ( Batsman )

Keaton Jennings ( Batsman )

Ben Stokes

Ben Stokes ( All Rounder )

Ben Stokes ( All Rounder )

Joe Root (c)

Joe Root (c) ( Batsman )

Joe Root (c) ( Batsman )

Jos Buttler

Jos Buttler ( Wicket Keeper )

Jos Buttler ( Wicket Keeper )

Moeen Ali

Moeen Ali ( Batsman )

Moeen Ali ( Batsman )

Ben Foakes (wk)

Ben Foakes (wk) ( Wicket Keeper )

Ben Foakes (wk) ( Wicket Keeper )

Sam Curran

Sam Curran ( All Rounder )

Sam Curran ( All Rounder )

Adil Rashid

Adil Rashid ( Bowler )

Adil Rashid ( Bowler )

Jack Leach

Jack Leach ( N/A )

Jack Leach ( N/A )

James Anderson

James Anderson ( Bowler )

James Anderson ( Bowler )

Rory Burns

5 (19)

6(27)

Keaton Jennings

1 (8)

Rory Burns

18 (26)

37(53)

Ben Stokes

19 (27)

Rory Burns

7 (11)

21(34)

Joe Root

14 (23)

Rory Burns

13 (25)

24(41)

Jos Buttler

11 (16)

Jos Buttler

35 (28)

45(51)

Moeen Ali

10 (23)

Jos Buttler

12 (14)

31(43)

Ben Foakes

19 (29)

Jos Buttler

5 (9)

6(28)

Sam Curran

1 (19)

Sam Curran

13 (39)

44(91)

Adil Rashid

31 (52)

Sam Curran

2 (7)

9(20)

Jack Leach

7 (13)

Sam Curran

48 (54)

55(66)

James Anderson

7 (12)

Dimuth Karunaratne

16 (31)

22(46)

Kaushal Silva

6 (15)

Dimuth Karunaratne

5 (20)

9(42)

Malinda Pushpakumara

4 (22)

Dimuth Karunaratne

42 (74)

90(146)

Dhananjaya de Silva

48 (72)

Dhananjaya de Silva

8 (10)

9(13)

Kusal Mendis

1 (3)

Dhananjaya de Silva

3 (16)

10(31)

Angelo Mathews

7 (15)

Angelo Mathews

13 (27)

19(49)

Roshen Silva

6 (22)

Roshen Silva

19 (40)

44(73)

Niroshan Dickwella

25 (33)

Roshen Silva

25 (41)

40(78)

Dilruwan Perera

15 (37)

Roshen Silva

24 (43)

55(82)

Akila Dananjaya

31 (39)

Roshen Silva

11 (28)

26(58)

Suranga Lakmal

15 (30)

Jack Leach

1 (11)

4(15)

Rory Burns

3 (4)

Rory Burns

42 (46)

68(100)

Keaton Jennings

26 (54)

Rory Burns

14 (16)

31(40)

Joe Root

17 (24)

Joe Root

1 (2)

1(4)

Ben Stokes

0 (2)

Joe Root

33 (42)

67(87)

Jos Buttler

34 (45)

Joe Root

26 (19)

36(33)

Moeen Ali

10 (14)

Joe Root

47 (59)

81(137)

Ben Foakes

34 (78)

Ben Foakes

0 (0)

0(1)

Sam Curran

0 (1)

Ben Foakes

2 (2)

4(15)

Adil Rashid

2 (13)

Ben Foakes

29 (39)

41(52)

James Anderson

12 (13)

Dimuth Karunaratne

10 (15)

14(21)

Kaushal Silva

4 (6)

Dimuth Karunaratne

1 (2)

2(12)

Dhananjaya de Silva

1 (10)

Dimuth Karunaratne

4 (7)

5(14)

Kusal Mendis

1 (7)

Dimuth Karunaratne

42 (72)

77(121)

Angelo Mathews

35 (49)

Angelo Mathews

33 (64)

70(159)

Roshen Silva

37 (95)

Angelo Mathews

20 (24)

44(48)

Niroshan Dickwella

24 (24)

Niroshan Dickwella

3 (6)

5(17)

Dilruwan Perera

2 (11)

Niroshan Dickwella

8 (13)

14(29)

Akila Dananjaya

6 (16)

Akila Dananjaya

0 (0)

0(2)

Suranga Lakmal

0 (2)

Akila Dananjaya

2 (12)

3(21)

Malinda Pushpakumara

1 (9)