England attempt to post challenging target for Sri Lanka

14 Nov 2018International Test Match Series – Day 3 of 5Sri LankaSri LankaFirst innings 336 all outLIVEEnglandEnglandFirst innings 290 all outSecond innings 4 – for 1 wickets (3.0 overs)England trail Sri Lanka by 42 runs with 9 wickets remaining Related Video and AudioComing upPlay audio The Cricket Social: Sri Lanka v England – second Test, day three from BBC SportThe Cricket Social: Sri Lanka v England – second Test, day threeRTLGot a TV Licence?You need one to watch live TV on any channel or device, and BBC programmes on iPlayer. It’s the law.Find out moreSummaryNightwatchman Leach is dismissed for 1The Cricket Social on air at 07:00 GMTSri Lanka 336: Roshen 85, Karunaratne 63, Leach 3-70England 290: Curran 64, Buttler 63, Dilruwan 4-63Live ReportingBy Amy LofthouseAll times stated are UKGet involvedSend a text to 81111 (charged at your standard message rate)Twitter: Use the hashtag #bbccricketFacebook: BBC SportPosted at 4:384:38Post update”Well, he got the one run that Alex Tudor didn’t…”Keaton Jennings has come out to join Rory Burns.2.3 oversWICKETLeach lbw 1 (Eng 4-1)Three reds!I can only assume umpire Erasmus thought Jack Leach had got an inside edge on that, because that was horribly plumb. Leach missed the sweep, was struck on the thigh in front of middle and leg, and ball tracking shows that ball is clattering into leg stump. Out.Posted at 4:364:36Post updateThis looks really rather out.Posted at 4:364:36Sri Lanka reviewDown goes Jack Leach to sweep… and he misses!Sri Lanka plead for the lbw, the umpire remains unmoved, and Suranga Lakmal makes the t-sign.2.2 oversEng 4-0Ooft. Turn and bounce straight away for Dilruwan Perera as he rips a delivery past Jack Leach’s outside edge.Posted at 4:354:35Post updateAh, commentators curse. It bugged the TMS commentators something rotten when we were at The Oval – no-one wanted to be the one commentating if Alastair Cook got out for 99.Thankfully, he’s made of stronger stuff than that. Here’s Dilruwan Perera.James Cowe: Can we please have no commentator’s curse today? England need all the luck they can get for this innings.2 oversA firm, uppish drive back down the ground from Jack Leach gets him going, before Rory Burns nearly makes a horrible hash of a sweep.A top edge flies into the air but it’s over the head of the man at slip, and that’s another two runs to the total.1.1 oversEng 1-0And Rory Burns is off the mark straight away, getting down on one knee and sweeping Pushpakumara out into the deep.Posted at 4:304:30Post updateRight. Cricket time.By the looks of it, Malinda Pushpakumara will open the bowling to Rory Burns.Post updateMichael VaughanEx-England captain on Thursday’s The Cricket SocialWe all know this England team can play at very high levels but they can also collapse under pressure. Will there be one of those collapses tomorrow? We don’t know.Posted at 4:294:29Post updateNow, I’ve been taking the mick because that’s what I do, but Jack Leach is a very good choice as nightwatchman.He has a highest score of 66 in first-class cricket, he did a more than handy job during England’s tour of New Zealand and he’s used to batting on wickets that spin.Posted at 4:264:26Post updateJos Buttler, speaking on the telly, has just said he hopes Jack Leach channels his inner Marcus Trescothick when he walks out to bat this morning.Trescothick is still my all-time favourite England player, just for that time when he hit Shane Warne back over his head for the most divine six.Happy days.Getty ImagesCopyright: Getty ImagesPosted at 4:254:25Post updateSimon HughesThe Analyst on Thursday’s The Cricket SocialI’m expecting England to bat well and only lose one wicket before lunch.Posted at 4:234:23From the press boxPosted at 4:214:21India & NZ win in CaribbeanOver in the Caribbean, India secured their place in the semi-finals with victory over Ireland.Mithali Raj made a half-century as India posted 145-6, before Ireland were bowled out by 52 runs.And two-time finalists New Zealand picked up their first win of the tournament as they beat Pakistan by 54 runs.Video contentVideo caption: Women’s World Twenty20 highlights: India beat Ireland, New Zealand end losing streakWomen’s World Twenty20 highlights: India beat Ireland, New Zealand end losing streakPost updateMichael VaughanEx-England captain on Thursday’s The Cricket SocialEngland should have it within them to bat a decent number of overs and then it’s over to Sri Lanka. But if England find themselves 100-5, as they often do, I don’t think they’ll get out of that when you consider the 46-run lead.Posted at 4:184:18Root reprimanded for dissentEngland skipper Joe Root was reprimanded yesterday after being found guilty of dissent.Root pleaded not guilty to the charge but, after a hearing following the match, he was handed an official reprimand and one demerit point.Posted at 4:164:16Weather watchI’ll be honest, I’m not up for filling throughout a rain delay so if the rain could stay away, I think we’d all appreciate it.BBCCopyright: BBCPost updateMichael VaughanEx-England captain on Thursday’s The Cricket SocialThere is nothing about the Sri Lanka spinners which should worry England too much – they don’t have a Muttiah Muralitharan or Shane Warne – but the tourists do have a collapse in them.England 2nd InningsBatsmanHow OutBowlerRunsMinsBalls4s6sSRTotal(3.0 overs)4-for1wicketsLeachlbwb D Perera11111009.09Burnsnot out31140075.00Jenningsnot out013000.00Extras0
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