England set Sri Lanka tough target to win Test

2018-11-25 13:37
Ben Foakes
Ben Foakes (Getty)

Colombo - England were all out for 230 in their second innings on Sunday setting Sri Lanka the mammoth task of scoring 327 to win the third and final Test and avoid a series whitewash.

Coming back from 39-4 in the morning session, Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes (42) and Ben Foakes (36 no) got the runs that left Sri Lanka facing a mountain to climb with two days left to play.

Dilruwan Perera took Keaton Jennings lbw with the first ball of the day lbw to shake England, and took five wickets in all. But after the top order scare, spinner Lakshan Sandakan made two basic blunders that set the tone for the tourists' recovery.

The left-arm spinner had Stokes caught at cover on 22, then at slip on 32, only for replays to show Sandhakan had overstepped the bowling line on each occasion.

England scored 336 in their first innings and Sri Lanka 240.

Read more on:    sri lanka  |  england  |  jos buttler  |  cricket


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2019/20 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

Who will win the upcoming India v Proteas three-match ODI series?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.