Sri Lanka v England – third Test

23 Nov 2018International Test Match Series – Day 2 of 5Sri LankaSri LankaFirst innings 19 – for 0 wickets (9.0 overs)LIVEEnglandEnglandFirst innings 336 all outSri Lanka trail England by 317 runs with 10 wickets remainingRelated Video and AudioComing upPlay audio The Cricket Social: Sri Lanka v England – third Test, day two from BBC SportThe Cricket Social: Sri Lanka v England – third Test, day twoGot 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 moreSummaryRoot drops Karunaratne on 2 at slipEngland add 24 to overnight 312-7England lose last 3 wickets in 13 ballsMoeen 33, Leach 2 – caught at long-offSandakan 5-95, Dilruwan 3-93England lead 2-0 in three-Test seriesWatch The Cricket Social – 07:00 GMTLive ReportingBy Matthew HenryAll times stated are UKGet involvedSend a text to 81111 (charged at your standard message rate)Twitter: Use the hashtag #bbccricketFacebook: BBC Sport8 oversSL 14-0Moeen Ali is hovering at mid-off. I think he might be on for a bowl soon. He might fancy a bowl at these two left-handers. Sri Lanka are being very watchful. The run-rate is just 1.75. Four of the runs came from Root’s dropped catch.7 oversSL 12-0Gunathilaka 6, Karunaratne 6We’ve just seen a graphic on the TV which says Broad is bowling over 3kph faster than in the summer here. Whether that’s down to the new run-up, extra motivation or just putting in more effort in because he won’t bowl too much I don’t know.6 oversSL 12-0Jack Leach is just creating some uncertainty after two quiet overs to start. It’s starting to turn a little more and two appeals come in the over, both turned down. The turn encourages Root to bring in another close catcher. Leach has three around the bat, plus Foakes.Getty ImagesCopyright: Getty ImagesPosted at 5:265:26Living in the press boxAdam MountfordRadio 5 live in ColomboI don’t know how many press boxes
in the world have people living in them.We are broadcasting here at the
SSC among the scribes of Sri Lanka and England on the top floor of a revamped
stand.But as you walk up the many
flights of stairs up to our facility you are greeted by various clothes lines
with laundry drying and people emerging from a morning shower.At the bottom of the stand there
is a dormitory where many of the fantastic groundstaff actually live. Perhaps
that explains why we lose so little play here despite the regular thunderstorms
and torrential rain.Maybe next time we cover a match
here for convenience the BBC team should also stay in the stand. Baggsy I have
top bunk, Aggers.BBC SportCopyright: BBC Sport5 oversSL 11-0That’s an excellent over from Stuart Broad. Is he another England player who has been given a bit of extra motivation by being left out? He finishes the over at 90mph. There were two plays and misses as well as the edge in the over.4.2 oversKarunaratne dropped on 2You don’t want to be dropping catches in these conditions, especially off a bowler as grumpy as Stuart Broad. Broad was already off celebrating after a beauty to Karunaratne which finds the edge, but Joe Root drops the chance at first slip.Root was diving to his right but it was at a decent height and hit Root on the wrist. That’ll hurt.Getty ImagesCopyright: Getty Images4 oversSL 7-0When Jack Leach does shave off his Movember moustache he’s going to have some strange looking tan lines. He’s going to have a pale upper lip compared to the rest of his face. There are a lot of white floppy sun hats being worn by the England fielders today. It’s scorching.Another maiden.Posted at 5:205:20Hadlee coaches Broad… via emailJonathan AgnewBBC cricket correspondent in ColomboI really like the new shorter run-up that Stuart Broad is
trying out for the first time in a Test.I fully understand the logic – it means he hits the crease
harder and has lots of momentum, and so far he seems to be bowling with good
rhythm.He had advice from the best with Sir Richard Hadlee helping
him via e-mail – described by James Anderson this week as “extremely detailed”.Getty ImagesCopyright: Getty Images3 oversSl 7-0Broad is up at 88mph. That’s quite quick for him these days. He hasn’t lost any pace by shortening his run-up, it seems. Without making a big score, Dimuth Karunaratne has been one of Sri Lanka’s better batsman in this series. He is watchful to England’s second most successful bowler of all-time.How’s stat?!2 oversSL 7-0Gunathilaka 5, Karunaratne 2Left-armer Leach is starting off round the wicket and is aiming towards the left-handers’ pads. He hasn’t got one to grip yet but there’s bounce with this new ball. Gunathilaka sweeps hard and gets a top edge resulting in cries of “catch” from the England fielders. Luckily for the Sri Lanka opener the ball falls in a big vacant space at fine leg.Posted at 5:105:10Post updateThere’s no Sam Curran in this match. Spinner Jack Leach is going to bowl the second over with this brand new ball.1 overSL 4-0Broad’s run-up is noticeably shorter, 10 paces shorter or so. He has been in contact with Sir Richard Hadlee for advice on shortening his run-up during his time out of the team.I wonder what Hadlee thinks about these modern batsmen. He was attacking at times too of course but Gunathilaka gets off the mark by chasing a wide delivery and hitting it through the covers in the air.0.2 oversSL 0-0Broad is well wide of the left-hander’s off stump on his first two deliveries.Posted at 5:055:05SL 0-0Sri Lanka have a new opening batsman in this match too. Danushka Gunathilaka, with two fifties in six matches in his Test career, is on strike to the first ball.Posted at 5:045:04Post updateHere come the England fielders. They’re out early and don’t look like they’re too down after that very disappointing half an hour.It’s going to be Stuart Broad with the new ball. He hasn’t bowled in a competitive game since the summer and has a new run-up remember.Posted at 5:035:03Matty_Chows: Sorry, that’s poor from England. Should have been hitting 400 yet batted like these were ‘extra runs’ this morningView from the press boxPosted at 4:594:59Post updateEngland may well have enough to beat this Sri Lanka team but I think they’re at least 70 runs short of a good score.This morning Moeen Ali whacked two early boundaries and then they lost three wickets in 13 balls.Posted at 4:584:58’England should have got at least 350’Jonathan AgnewBBC cricket correspondent in ColomboWhat a brilliant catch by Mathews to end the innings.That was a very disappointing performance by England this morning. They really should have got to 350 at least with three very soft
dismissals that have let Sri Lanka back into the game.Getty ImagesCopyright: Getty ImagesSri Lanka 1st InningsBatsmanHow OutBowlerRunsMinsBalls4s6sSRTotal(9.0 overs)19-for0wicketsGunathilakanot out833271029.63Karunaratnenot out1133272040.74Extras0
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