The ball was hit and made too much for Rasheed to get Karunaratne.
25: Over Sri Lanka 90-3 (Karunaratne 53, Matthews 26 ) Root brings himself up like a cold before lunch. A little genius and holding and a few runs from him.
Over 24: Sri Lanka 88-3 (Karunaratne 52, Mathews 23 ) A good start from Rashid, full and rather accurate. But Sri Lanka keep the runs ticking over, no desire to get submerged down before lunch.
And a push by Karunaratne past foakes brings him his second fifty of his 19-game cricket test. And played well. Calm in the storm.
23: Sri Lanka 82-3 (Karunaratne 48, Mathews 23) ) Three species. Unnamed: The Sri Lankans are battling without a real problem
Amod Paranjape has Samanda Answer "BCCI and Common Sense are poles apart."
Ten minutes for lunch. And now, we have Rashid …
22: Sri Lanka 79-3 (Karunaratne 47, Mathews 21 ) Kronrattna and Matthews turn the strike beautifully, sweeping and sweeping back into the field. The article, a little, Leach & # 39; And Root. The fifty partnership came and went.
Roth talks to Rashid. Will he get the ball before lunch?
21: Sri Lanka 71-3 (Kronrata 41, Matthews 19) Ugly, armored down, sweeping back from Matthews is by far the worst of the ball on the ball from Moin it turns more than it expects. It does not bring him anything.
20: Sri Lanka 70-3 (Kronrata 40, Matthews 19)The inner edge of the leg fold, hurdle, clip, and suddenly six travel came from Melitz.
Samanda Black writes from India: "I'd love to know why this series does not disappear in the subcontinent?
"It looked like a pretty good competition from the posts, but it was much better to see a good test series.
"I do not suppose you know what is going on in the heads of the fearless leaders at BCCI, but I would think there would be a little more of this interest than the reruns of the Winter Olympics in Sochi.
"There are a lot of Britons, Sri Lankans and test cricket test here in India that will watch any cricket in general – although Pakistan against Australia match was a bit too much of my Australian mind to understand.
"This is not Zimbabwe Blood U19 against Ireland U19. Unnamed: This is some English Amps for love!
I find it strange, silly and totally ridiculous to call and it would be just good if anyone knows the reason for it? "
Samanda, I'm afraid I can not help – anyone out there knows? I suspect money, rights and power are your enemies.
19: Sri Lanka 64-3 (Kronrata 38, Matthews 15) Two of the past as Moyne saves the Sri Lankan bistries to check, but the pressure is ease. You can feel it.
18th: Sri Lanka 60-3 (Kronrata 36, Matthews 13) Four singles from Leach's over like Sri Lanka start breathing a little more easily. One of them turns so amazingly that Matthews returns to the cut, but eventually reaches the width and the bottom finishes it into an elegance.
17: Sri Lanka 58-3 (Kronrattana 35, Matthews 12) Moyne tightened it. The watchful Karunaratne – precise cross section brings him a pair.
16: Sri Lanka 56-3 (Kronrata 33, Matthews 12) Sri Lanka decide to get the blood flowing in a little Leach attack. Three bachelors, and two members of the Mathews are kicking him in the middle.
15: Sri Lanka 49-3 (Kronrattana 31, Matthews 7) A carnatine staggered to Moyne and flung it to his knees. Unnamed: Then, eh! Drop! By Ben Stokes! Matthews pushes the ball and the ball goes very hard, very quickly, on his right hand on the slide and he can not really close the foot around the ball.
14: Sri Lanka 43-3 (Karunaratne 26, Mathews 6)
13: Sri Lanka 42-3 (Karunaratne 26, Matthews 5) Moyne does not provide enough pressure and Anderson did – three above his.
I just rubbed the YJB again. A boy so incredibly talented that he was probably playing international rugby too, finds himself a substitute player for the time being Leach, Spinner speci, who had to redo his action after being found to be dubious, is the new hero. Cricket, eh.
12: Sri Lanka 39-3 (Karunaratne 25, Mathews 3) Again, again, wonderful. Easy action, repetitive, stress free, absolute confidence. One of all.
And YJB comes as an alternate player for Anderson, probably off for a scrub. How, he might ask, did it come to this?
Paul tweeting from Yorkshire (this is important) also has empathy: "Good Morning. Surely there will be more slots available when we are not fielding six front bowlers in XI? YJB seems to be a more reliable and credible choice from Moan / KJ when it comes to facing Australia next summer, is not it? "
11: Sri Lanka 38-3 (Karunaratne 25, Mathews 2) Moyne into attack. His last ball turned and caught the outer edge of Caronerathan, flying between Fox and Stokes as he slid to the border to four.
And it's drinks.
10 on Sri Lanka 30-3 (Karunaratne 16, Matthews 2) Leach changes his length and attacks the stumps, I will surely be proven wrong but these two have an air of transience.
Christopher Seymour writes: "Look at OBO's title, I know time flies when you enjoy it, but it's not the third test, is it?"
Unnamed: Ah, you're right. Christopher, thank you. But I do not think I can fix it from this end. Too many eye-opening eyes at this early hour, surely you should not be so alert …
9: Sri Lanka 28-3 (Karunaratne 16, Matthews 1) Unrelenting accuracy from Anderson. Stokes moves and Mattius pushes the ball in soft hands where he stood, for one.
8th over: Sri Lanka 26-3 (Karunaratne 15, Matthews 0) Not handsome layoffs by Mendis sweeping his pillows by tendons. Logical Review of Root. And the 13 lbw of the game. England Good, good, on top.
! Mendy lbw leach 2
Mendis sweeps the wrong ball and Lynch has three before Cornflakes. Umpire's decision was overturned by criticism.
7 on Sri Lanka 23-2 (Karunaratne 12, Mendis 1) Sri Lanka are nervous, going for some strong runs just to keep the excitement levels for England's pitch. Anderson does exactly the work that Roth wants.
So many dogs watch OBO – who knew? "Morning Tania," writes Adam Levin. "I look at the cricket with Snoop Dogg, my nudel, who, by the way, thought that Jennings'
"For the sake of pet discovery, our three ex-dogs and cross-cruise retrievers are currently heard but would mix for breakfast in a moment's notice, although perhaps not quite as fast as the anthrax Ben Fox (which is really a praise for some good hands) About this man).
6: Sri Lanka 20-2 (Karunaratne 10, Mendis 0) It really was a super catch by Jennings, the more you see it, the better it looks. Dhananjaya had to sweep him, says Athers, instead he just swung him into the paws of Jennings. Four fingers upward as one of Leach's turns around the batter, keeps Stokes in a slip.
! Dhananjaya de Silva c Jennings in Leach & 1
A great catcher on a short foot from Keith Jennings, snatched from the air at a marginal height in his left hand.
5 About: Sri Lanka 15-1 (Karunaratne 10, Dhananjaya 0) Oda to Anderson, the ball after the ball in the right place as Kronanart waits anxiously. A girl, of course.
Sam Curran is out of the field with "discomfort on the right." Denali and his substitute player.
And Andrew Sparrow looks at his carpet
"If you want more dogs, I look at Burt (my jar), and he thought it was a very clever work by Fox."
4 About: Sri Lanka 15-1 (Karunaratne 10, Dhananjaya 0) Move, mess, mess with the ball at the top of his run, making a breakthrough. He and Paukes, who played together here on a tour of Lyons a few years ago, and put together well.
Meanwhile, Brian Witton feels empathy for YJB in Doreg.
"Greetings from Moody 's not so sunny … Save a thought for YJB watching even younger Foakes strengthen the fortified place of the England team … straight fight him and Ben Stokes for the expert batsman floating gun slot now?"
! Kushal Silva
What a nice job of Fox! Leach throws him high, Kaushel dances down and encompasses five cards.
Third: Sri Lanka 12-0 (Karunaratne 10, Kaushal 2) A smart girl by Anderson. He roars an appeal for the fourth shipment, one that shakes and brushes Caronaten's pillow before being caught behind. Root humming and hahs seem to be very painful by anything but making the right decision not to review.
2: Sri Lanka 12-0 (Karunaratne 10, Kaushal 2) And Root turns to turn right away. Leach is about money, but with a little of it, a little of it, Sri Lanka milk four of all. Sri Lankan schoolchildren chanting enthusiastically in the background.
This corner of the pet on the OBO this morning. Kim writes from his couch. He (I'm going to do it right this time) has problems with his dog.
"What kind of dumb world are we living in now? Why would anyone, and especially such a clever guy like John Starbuck, feed a cat at 0415? S like offering cricketers eggs and sandwiches and rolls of Victoria sponge for breakfast .. Oh wait, It will probably work.
"At any rate, I'm just awake, because Dexershund sat on my head briefly, but now he will not get out of my legs, so I can not make coffee, which is probably why I'm sulking.
Oh, a little late on Kim's sorry. Tell Dekers that this is not a bad idea.
1 Over: Sri Lanka 8-0 (Karunaratne 8, Kaushal 0) Unnamed: That's the way to do it! Sri Lanka get the 8 off. Anderson gets an early swing but Karunaratne twists a few four foot side.
In Sky's studio, they think England has enough. Carolus Brathwaite and Maalea Jayawardene perform a double high action on which Nick Nick has already made two easy quips. Enough jokes with Nick!
Meanwhile, White Tone writes from France
"I thought about it as soon as I read your introduction [AH, THANK YOU!], Do you know that? She's the lead singer with good tanias!
I know them! I love famous Tania! I've never heard it before, but I love the song and now I love that version and the shudder in her voice. True enough to love, England are on the field and Jim has the new ball.
80.4 Overs: England All 346 out (Anderson 12, Foakes 65) Anderson just tried to swipe-sweep Dilruwan and Dickwella for an appeal that did not exist and was caught behind before Sri Lanka took the new ball. This did the trick right away and England go with an advantage of 300 – another classy rounds from foakes and good stoicism from Anderson.
! Anderson in Dilroan
Dilruwan takes the new ball in the middle way through, he slips on a little more and Anderson is bowling
80th over: England 346-9 (Anderson 12, Foakes 65) Changing bowling as Pushpakumara takes the icing. The first five shipments are carefully played points, then Foakes takes the lead in England to 300 By stepping back and driving on the lid. A new ball is now available. Anderson deal with the new over.
79th over: England 342-9 (Anderson 12, Foakes 61) Akila keeps it strong but Foakes gets his single fifth ball off with a little ice cream wristly to a short middle wicket. Then Anderson sweeps! He's only four at one knee this morning.
It is good to hear the loyal OBO reader John Starbuck isawake. "Good morning, Tania. "
Good morning, John!
"I fed the cat and put the coffee, so I'm well prepared for a good day, what is England's score for being competitive, we will not ask what the ideal outcome is (when I say 'we're the cat')."
Famous last words but I guess they have enough already ….
78th over: England 337-9 (Anderson 8, Foakes 60) Some of them walk from Delroy Ferrara from the other end. Sri Lanka faff about setting the field to age but what is it? Foakes takes imagination in his other ball, shimmies, and wellies that said field for six. England leads now.
Over 77: England 328-9 (Anderson 8, Foakes 51) Five points from Akila Dananjaya's over but a little comedy field by Sri Lanka on the border, misreading the spin on a broom from Anderson, and England get four.
Actually play is just about to start now. England led by 278.
Hello! Sorry I was not here at the point of four "When I poured the milk jar into my tea, it wrinkled. I blame Brixate. Anyway, the good news is that hot and sunny at Pallekele Stadium and the game will start on time ..
Good morning in mid-November and welcome to the fourth day Of the second test against Sri Lanka, and which cracker it should be. The sweeping was the verb of yesterday – getting the England most of their runs, and Sri Lanka the most of their wickets – (seven). The broom of Jut and Roth was particularly vigorous during his century – "Brave and Brave" as Vic Marques said. He made the 82-year-old with Ben Poix, who was still there and reached fifty with six just before the sky opened. England's lead is 278 – all running foakes and Anderson can garner will gratefully receive in England.
Static-stician stuff (below) suggests that the pitch is likely to turn around today more than it did yesterday – good news for England – although the bats of Sri Lanka must be more than a competent brothel themselves; And who knows what the rain yesterday went through.
If England wins today, or tomorrow, it will be their first series in Sri Lanka for 17 years.
An intriguing day.