England faced 88.1 overs in the first day’s play and scored 312 runs with the loss of seven wickets. JM Bairstow scored 110 runs off 186 deliveries, he smashed nine boundaries and a maximum in his innings. BA Stokes was the second top runs scorer with 57 runs, JE Root (c) scored 46, MM Ali 23 not out. PADLR Sandakan took four wickets, PM Pushpakumara took two and MDK Perera took one wicket. 3rd Test, England tour of Sri Lanka 2018, Watch Eng v SL Cricket highlights today – Third test day two from Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo (Sri Lanka) Saturday 24th November 2018.
England won the toss and elected to bat.
Sri Lanka team/playing XI
FDM Karunaratne, MD Gunathilaka, DM de Silva, BKG Mendis, AD Mathews, ARS Silva, N Dickwella †, MDK Perera, RAS Lakmal (c), PADLR Sandakan, PM Pushpakumara.
England team/playing XI
RJ Burns, KK Jennings, JM Bairstow, JE Root (c), BA Stokes, JC Buttler, MM Ali, BT Foakes †, SCJ Broad, AU Rashid, MJ Leach.
Sri Lanka: LLWWW (completed matches, most recent first)