SL vs ENG: Sri Lanka Openers Hold Off England Attack In Test Struggle
Kusal Perera hit a half-century as Sri Lanka's openers resisted England's pace and spin attack Saturday after Joe Root's double century took the tourists to a mammoth 421.
Perera (55) and Lahiru Thirimanne (34) took Sri Lanka to 90-0 in their second innings at tea on the third day of the first Test in Galle, as the home side sought 287 to make England bat again. England vs Sri Lanka Scorecard
Perera took a heavy blow on his right hand from a Mark Wood bouncer just before the break and looked to be struggling when he went off.
The Lankan openers survive the England attack and make it to tea with 90 for no loss. KJP leads the charge with 55 not out ably supported by a watchful Thirimanne on 34 off 108 balls. #SLvsENG2021 #SLvENG pic.twitter.com/RqXW7xDadq— Sri Lanka Cricket