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Sri Lanka vs England 2018: 1st Test, Galle – Day 3 Review

Keaton Jennings scored an unbeaten 146* (Credits - Twitter)

Sri Lanka vs England 2018: 1st Test, Galle – Day 3 Review; It seems like the successful run in a longer version of the game continues for England side. They were pretty good at home and now, they are showing their charm in Sri Lanka as well. The scintillating knock by Keaton Jennings kept England in a firm position at Galle.

Keaton Jennings knocks it for England:

After knocking Sri Lanka down for a cheap score, Keaton Jennings played a marathon knock to put Englishmen on the driver seat. Starting the second innings with a lead of  139 runs, England began well with openers putting 60 runs on the board.

Rory Burns was unfortunate, as he was run out by his partner. Meanwhile, Moeen Ali continued his failure to score at number three while Joe Root also walked back for the cheap score. All of the sudden, the scorecard read 74/3.

Sri Lanka vs England 2018: 1st Test, Galle - Day 3 Review

Keaton Jennings scored an unbeaten 146* (Credits – Twitter)

However, then came the partnership from Keaton Jennings and Ben Stokes, which pushed Sri Lankans on the backfoot. The duo completed century partnership between them before Dilruwan Perera cleaned up Stokes.

Meanwhile, the opener Keaton Jennings carried his fine form to register his second Test century and remained unbeaten throughout the day. Jos Buttler once again failed to convert his good start.

The first innings hero Ben Foakes played a cameo knock of 37 runs to push England to massive score on the board. Herath, in his final spell for Sri Lanka, bagged two wickets while Perera also ended up with two wickets.

Sri Lanka vs England 2018: 1st Test, Galle - Day 3 Review

Ben Stokes scored 62 (Credits – Twitter)

Sri Lanka openers started cautiously:

In reply to the massive target, both the openers, Karunaratne and Kaushal Silva survived to avoid any early hiccups for the home side.  At the end of Day’s three play, Karunaratne was on unbeaten seven while Silva was batting on eight runs.

Brief Scores:

1st Innings:

England – 342-all out; Sri Lanka – 203-all out

2nd Innings:

England – 322/6 (Jennings 146*, Ben Stokes 62, Herath 2/59)

Sri Lanka – 15/0 (Karunaratne 7*, Kaushal Silva 8*)

Sri Lanka vs England 2018: 1st Test, Galle - Day 3 Review

Rangana Herath bowled his last spell in his career for Sri Lanka. (Credits – Twitter)

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