Sri Lanka v England – tourists eye 300-run lead

14 Nov 2018International Test Match Series – Day 4 of 5Sri LankaSri LankaFirst innings 336 all outSecond innings 38 – for 3 wickets (11.0 overs)LIVEEnglandEnglandFirst innings 290 all outSecond innings 346 all outDrinks – Sri Lanka need 263 runs to win Related Video and AudioComing upPlay audio The Cricket Social: Sri Lanka v England – second Test, day four from BBC SportThe Cricket Social: Sri Lanka v England – second Test, day fourRTLGot 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 moreSummaryLeach takes three wickets as Sri Lanka slump to 26-3, chasing 301Jennings takes superb catch at short leg to dismiss DhananjayaEngland bowled out for 346 – Foakes ends unbeaten on 65First innings: England 290 (Curran 64), Sri Lanka 336 (Roshen 85)Victory would give England series win with one to playListen to The Cricket Social from 07:00 GMTLive ReportingBy Amy LofthouseAll times stated are UKGet involvedSend a text to 81111 (charged at your standard message rate)Twitter: Use the hashtag #bbccricketFacebook: BBC Sport11 oversSL 38-3A dinky little paddle sweep from Dimuth Karunaratne adds another couple to the total.Edge – and it’s four! That’s loose from the opener, a wayward sweep, and a thick top edge flies between slip and keeper and down to the rope.Posted at 5:345:34Post updateDouble spin time.Here’s Moeen.Post updateJonathan AgnewBBC cricket correspondent in PallekeleReutersCopyright: ReutersIt just shows what an early wicket can do for a bowler’s
confidence. Leach is on a roll now.Looking at the technology, you have to wonder why that wasn’t
given out in the first place.This is the crucial partnership for Sri Lanka between
the obdurate Karunaratne and the talented Mathews. England will be looking to
break this as quickly as they can.10 oversSL 30-3Jack Leach throws a delivery a little wider, drawing Dimuth Karunaratne play away from his body and into a loose shot.Karunaratne reverse sweeps the final ball of the over for a single.Posted at 5:325:32Post updateMy colleague Stephan Shemilt went to interview Jack Leach before he headed out to Sri Lanka.It’s a bit of a cliche, but he does come across as a thoroughly nice fella – and a not-too-bad wedding DJ.9 oversSL 28-3Need 273 runs to winJames Anderson finds the edge of Angelo Mathews’ bat, but the ball lands well out of the grasp of any fielders, and Mathews is off the mark.How long before Root brings on spin at both ends?Posted at 5:265:26Post updateWhat a catch.What a photo.Getty ImagesCopyright: Getty Images8 oversJack Leach right now: 4-0-11-3.7.5 oversWICKETKusal lbw b Leach 1 (SL 26-3)Out!Absolutely dead. Kusal Mendis came forward to sweep but misses and the ball sneaks under the bat and low into his front pad. Looking at it, I’m not quite sure how the umpire didn’t give that straight out. It’s pitching in line and going on to hit leg stump about halfway up. What a morning for Jack Leach.Posted at 5:225:22Post updatePosted at 5:225:22England reviewHas Jack Leach made it four from four?He’s convinced he’s got Kusal lbw. Joe Root makes the T sign…Posted at 5:195:19Post updateJack Leach has got Kusal Mendis three times in three innings on this tour.He’s going to bowl to him now.Post updateJonathan AgnewBBC cricket correspondent in PallekeleGetty ImagesCopyright: Getty ImagesAmazing catch by Jennings, just ridiculous! He’d have had a
fraction of a second to see that. It’s all about constant practice.He’s a tall man, but he managed to stay low and somehow
clung on to that firm push. It was one of those that either sticks or not.It could be a good omen for England.They were given an early bonus with that wicket of Silva.
For a right-handed batsman to be stumped going down the wicket to a left-arm
spinner is just inexcusable and the last thing Sri Lanka wanted as they begin
their long journey to this unlikely victory target.7 oversSL 23-2Mendis 1, Karunaratne 12Careful!We’re into ridiculous run out territory, as Kusal Mendis sets off for a single when he’s battered the ball straight to Jos Buttler at cover. Buttler takes aim but his throw is wayward, landing wide of the stumps, and Kusal survives.Posted at 5:155:15Post updateHonestly, I just want to talk about that Keaton Jennings catch.He was losing his balance, his body moving completely the wrong way, and yet he still managed to get his hand out and cling on to a ball that was flying towards him at ankle height. Magnificent.6 oversKusal Mendis gets off the mark with a wild, wayward sweep that misses everything, and the ball races away for four byes.Jack Leach has excellent figures of 2-8 from his three overs.5.3 oversWICKETDhananjaya c Jennings b Leach 1 (SL 16-2)Getty ImagesCopyright: Getty ImagesWHAT a catch.Keaton Jennings, take a bow. That is a sensational bit of work at short leg. A rank shot from Dhananjaya de Silva in fairness, coming forward and turning the ball towards Jennings off the face of the bat, but he was so alert. He stuck out his left hand while moving to his right, still crouching so low, and took a terrific, one-handed grab.Andrew R: Very poor by Kaushal Silva. An opening batsman should not be getting stumped so early in his innings. Excellent by Leach and Foakes.Getty ImagesCopyright: Getty Images5 oversSL 15-1A very tidy maiden from James Anderson, giving Dhananjaya de Silva nothing to hit.From the press boxSri Lanka 2nd InningsBatsmanHow OutBowlerRunsMinsBalls4s6sSRTotal(11.0 overs)38-for3wicketsKarunaratnenot out2551383065.79K Silvast Foakesb Leach41660066.67D de Silvac Jenningsb Leach110100010.00Kusal Mendislbwb Leach11170014.29Mathewsnot out21350040.00Extras0nb 0w 4b 1lb 5
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