Sri Lanka v England: second Test, day three

Jos Buttler and Ben Foakes

England had to bat out one over at the end of the day, and went to stumps unscathed. Recently, after Sam Curran hit six sixes in a Test against Sri Lanka before hitting his first boundary, European Central Bank posed a question where it asked if fans know of anyone who has hit six sixes before getting his first boundary. "Spinners are going to have a huge role and we've got three great spinners all bowling very nicely".

Spin will likely continue to prove key, with seamer Suranga Lakmal not anticipated to bowl much. "But we're feeling good about bowling last on that wicket".

"We feel if we can put pressure on them with our batting, get a good total, then we feel we can win the game".

An aggressive, sweep-heavy approach paid off for the tourists with Sri Lanka's spinners never allowed to settle and although England lost seven wickets to sweep shots, given the strength of their position in the match, few could argue the ploy was anything but a success.

England had made inroads into the Sri Lankan middle order through some brilliant fielding by Ben Stokes before lunch but Silva frustrated the opposition bowlers for the rest of the day.

England played the same XI that won in Galle by 211 runs last week.

After Pushpakumara's ugly heave to mid-wicket, Karunaratne and De Silva stayed together for 146 deliveries, repelling all three of England's frontline spinners as well as three exploratory overs from captain Joe Root and a brief burst from James Anderson.

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"We had a chat and we're a little bit disappointed that they've got a lead", conceded Leach.

"Getting close to 300 was massive for us".

"If we can get England before 250 it will be a gettable target for us", he added.

On Wednesday's first day, first Jos Buttler with 63 and then some lusty hitting from Sam Curran who bludgeoned 64 lifted England to a competitive 285 all out after being in trouble at 89 for 4 and then 171 for 7 after winning the toss and electing to bat.

England's captain Joe Root unsuccessfully appeals for the wicket of Sri Lanka's Dilruwan Perera during the second day of the second test cricket match between Sri Lanka and England in Pallekele, Sri Lanka, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018.

"In the fourth innings, it will be even more crucial to be patient and put meaning on every ball".

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