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2nd Test: England need 3 wickets to win test and series against Sri Lanka

by Sahir Usman Nov 17, 2018 • 21:42 PM

Nov.17 (CRICKETNMORE) - Angelo Mathews scored a defiant 88 to keep Sri Lanka’s hope of winning the second Test match against England afloat. Needing 301 runs to win, Sri Lanka were 226 for 7 at the end of the fourth day’s play. SCORECARD

Jack Leach took a four-wicket haul to leave England three wickets away from victory heading into the final day of the second Test against Sri Lanka in Kandy.

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Brief Scores

England 285 (Jos Buttler 63, Sam Curran 64; Dilruwan Perera 4-61, Malinda Pushpakumara 3-89) and 324-9 (Joe Root 124, Rory Burns 59, Ben Foakes 65*; Akila Dananjaya 6-115)

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Sri Lanka  336 (Dimuth Karunaratne 63, Dhananjaya de Silva 59, Roshen Silva 85; Jack Leach 3-70, Adil Rashid 3-75) and 226-7 (Dimuth Karunaratne 57, Angelo Mathews 88; Jack Leach 4-73)