England win toss in third Test v Sri Lanka

23 Nov 2018International Test Match Series – Day 1 of 5Sri LankaSri LankaYet to batLIVEEnglandEnglandFirst innings 48 – for 2 wickets (14.3 overs)England are 48 for 2 Related Video and AudioComing upPlay audio The Cricket Social: Sri Lanka v England – third Test, day one from BBC SportThe Cricket Social: Sri Lanka v England – third Test, day oneRTLGot 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 moreSummaryBurns falls for 14, Jennings 13England eye series whitewashEngland: Bairstow & Broad returnRoot wins eighth successive tossEngland 2-0 up in three-Test seriesWatch The Cricket Social from 07:00Live ReportingBy Matthew HenryAll times stated are UKGet involvedSend a text to 81111 (charged at your standard message rate)Twitter: Use the hashtag #bbccricketFacebook: BBC SportSMS Message: Your audience at this hour also includes students who left essays due at 9am until late this evening… from Steven, Cambridge Your audience at this hour also includes students who left essays due at 9am until late this evening…14 oversEng 48-2Bairstow 10, Root 8I was just about to say that Joe Root has looked at complete ease but what has happened here!?He skips down the pitch and a ball from Sandakan turns sharply between his bat and pad. It misses the England captain’s leg stump by a matter of inches.Root was out of his ground too so that has to go down as a missed stumping chance, although it wasn’t straight forward.Matt Crossman: Don’t forget your loyal army of parents with newborn babies!13 oversEng 43-2Bairstow 9, Root 6Malinda Pushpakumara is giving the ball plenty of flight and Joe Root has had enough of sitting in. He gets down and sweeps the left-armer hard in front of square for an excellent four. That was hit hard.The shot means Sri Lanka drop a fielder back onto the boundary, probably in fear of the type of innings Root played in Pallekele. That means Root can dab the ball into the leg-side and complete the easiest of singles.Posted at 5:345:34’Two soft dismissals’Jonathan AgnewBBC cricket correspondent in ColomboTwo soft dismissals for England’s openers. Both will feel they missed out on what is the best
pitch of the series so far.One or two have turned, but nothing like Kandy. This is the sort of track where if you get in, you should be
able to stay in.Posted at 5:335:33Post updateScenes. Chris Woakes has walked out with a drink for Root and Bairstow but he has also brought out a big umbrella! He’s providing some shade for these two northerners.I told you it was hot.Posted at 5:335:33Post updateAdam MountfordRadio 5 live in ColomboJonny Bairstow at the crease – or ‘Baistow’, as the scoreboard describes him here.BBC SportCopyright: BBC Sport12 oversDrinks – Eng 38-2Bairstow 9, Root 1There’s a little bit of turn for Sandakan back into Bairstow and Root. The Sri Lanka bowler isn’t too dissimilar to India’s Kuldeep Yadav, who we saw against England in the summer.Thankfully for the sweaty fielders the end of the over signals drinks. England have lost both of their openers in disappointing fashion in the first hour.Posted at 5:285:28Post updateAnother bowling change. Left-arm leg-spinner Lakshan Sandakan is on.11 oversEng 36-2That was pretty dozy from Keaton Jennings. Joe Root joins Jonny Bairstow in the middle in an all Yorkshire combo.10.5 oversWICKETJennings c Roshen b Pushpakumara 13 (Eng 36-2)But now Jennings has gifted Pushpakumara a wicket! Sri Lanka move their bat pad to leg slip and Jennings just flicks the ball around the corner and straight into the fielder’s hands. Remarkable. There’s a brief bit of confusion, I think as Jennings queries whether the ball carried, but he eventually wanders off looking frustrated.10.4 oversEng 36-1Suranga Lakmal’s opening spell is done. Seamers won’t be able to charge in for long in these sweltering conditions.Slow left-armer Malinda Pushpakumara is into the attack. Jennings lap-sweeps him for four.Posted at 5:205:20’A poor shot by Burns’Jonathan AgnewBBC cricket correspondent in ColomboA really disappointing dismissal for Burns. That was a poor shot, giving himself room to the
spinner and losing his off stump trying to force the ball square.I’ve no idea why he did it. He’s really missed out
as this looks the best pitch of the series.10 oversEng 31-1Jennings gives us a first sight of the reverse sweep, a shot he played so effectively for his century in Galle. He plays it twice in this over, firstly nearly cleaning up second slip and then picking out a fielder at backward point.Perera can’t quite find his length to Bairstow and the new England number three calmly adds another three to his total with a back-foot push.9 oversEng 27-1Jennings 8, Bairstow 4Arjun has very much done my job of giving Burns a commentator’s curse there. Thanks for getting in touch regardless.Who else is up early to follow this? I bet I’m mostly talking to night-shift workers at this hour.We’ve been debating in the office what the worst time to start a night shift is. I’ve found these early mornings for a 3:30 start much harder than a ‘proper overnighter’ for the Ashes last winter, starting at 11pm. A colleague disagrees. Thoughts?Bairstow blocks out well to Lakmal.Posted at 5:095:09Arjun Singh: That wasn’t very intelligent, though.8 oversEng 26-1What a start to life at number three! Bairstow calmly knocks a drive off off-spinner Perera through the covers on his first ball and it runs away for four.Yorkshire’s Jonny Bairstow is away!Posted at 5:075:07Post updateHere’s England’s latest number three, Mr Jonny Bairstow.It’s his first bat of the series.7.5 oversWICKETBurns b Perera 14 (Eng 22-1)Ah. Rory Burns’ good start comes to a disappointing end. He goes back to Dilruwan Perera but the ball skids on, beats his back-foot drive and clips the top of off stump.The umpires check the replays for a front-foot no-ball and for a second it looks like Burns is going to get a reprieve but Perera just gets the back of his big boot down in time.GettCopyright: GettArjun Singh: I like the intelligence Burns is showing here to Lakmal – getting outside the line of off stump to effectively take away bowled or lbw to the ball tailing in. Jennings looks a bit more shaky, however.England 1st InningsBatsmanHow OutBowlerRunsMinsBalls4s6sSRTotal(14.3 overs)48-for2wicketsBurnsb D Perera1436342041.18Jenningsc R Silvab Pushpakumara1353241054.17Bairstownot out1034161062.50Rootnot out816141057.14Extras1nb 0w 2b 0lb 3
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