LIVE SCORECARD: Sri Lanka vs England first Test, day three

LIVE SCORECARD: Follow the third day of the first Test between Sri Lanka and England in Galle

  • England begin third day on 38 without loss in Galle, leading Sri Lanka by 77 runs
  • The tourists posted 342 in their first innings with Ben Foakes scoring century
  • England then bowled their hosts out for just 203 to gain the upper hand
  • Joe Root’s side will be hoping to build large lead as they chase rare away win 

England will aim to build a winning lead over Sri Lanka as they move closer to a first away Test victory in two years in Galle.

Having posted 342 in their first innings, with Ben Foakes scoring a stunning century on debut, England then bowled out their hosts for just 203 to put themselves in a strong position.

The tourists closed the second day on 38 without loss, opening up a lead of 177 runs with all 10 wickets in tact.

They will aim to bat for all of the third day and establish a commanding lead as they chase a first win on tour since they beat Bangladesh in 2016.

It will be then down to their bowlers – especially their spinners – to complete the job with omens good after Moeen Ali took four wickets in Sri Lanka’s first innings and Adil Rashid and Jack Leach two apiece.

James Anderson and Sam Curran also picked up a wicket as the dismissals were spread amongst England’s bowling attack.

Follow the latest score from the Galle International Stadium above. 


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