Sri Lanka vs England, 1st Test

Day 4: 3rd Session - England need 54 runs

SL - 135 & 359
ENG - 421 & 20/3 (8.1)

CRR:  2.45
BattingR(B)4s6sSR
Jonny Bairstow*6(14)0042.86
Daniel Lawrence3(6)0050
Partnership: 6(13)
Last wkt: Joe Root run out (Dickwella) 1(3) - 14/3 in 6.0 ov.
Recent balls: ... 0 1 0 1 0 | 0 0 1 0 1 0 | 1
Commentary

8.1 Embuldeniya to Daniel Lawrence, 1 run, very full and outside off, jammed out past the extra cover fielder, towards deep mid-off

ENG: 19-3 after 8 overs

7.6 Dilruwan Perera to Bairstow, no run, fuller and on leg stump, Bairstow gets well forward and defends

7.5 Dilruwan Perera to Daniel Lawrence, 1 run, floated outside leg, Lawrence plays it with the turn towards mid-wicket

7.4 Dilruwan Perera to Daniel Lawrence, no run, use of the feet this time and pats it back to Perera

7.3 Dilruwan Perera to Bairstow, 1 run, turning off break from middle and leg, nudged with the spin, just wide of short leg

7.2 Dilruwan Perera to Bairstow, no run, spinning in from middle and leg, Bairstow sits back and dabs to short leg

7.1 Dilruwan Perera to Bairstow, no run, flatter and straighter on middle and leg, blocked off the back foot

ENG: 17-3 after 7 overs

6.6 Embuldeniya to Daniel Lawrence, no run, tossed up closer to off stump, spins away with bounce, left alone

6.5 Embuldeniya to Bairstow, 1 run, slightly short and outside off, punched off the back foot towards sweeper cover

6.4 Embuldeniya to Bairstow, no run, sliding in on middle and leg, defended off the back foot

6.3 Embuldeniya to Daniel Lawrence, 1 run, tossed up wider outside off, driven off the front foot towards sweeper cover

6.2 Embuldeniya to Daniel Lawrence, no run, fuller and outside off, jammed out towards cover

6.1 Embuldeniya to Bairstow, 1 run, direct hit and Bairstow was a goner! England seem to have pressed the panic button already. Never a single here but Bairstow calls Daniel Lawrence across after tapping this towards the off-side. Hesitation again, and JB is lucky that the throw at the bowler's end misses

Daniel Lawrence, right handed bat, comes to the crease

ENG: 14-3 after 6 overs

5.6 Dilruwan Perera to Bairstow, out Root Run Out!! Reckless stuff from England! A single was always going to be tight and with a bit of hesitation, it was going to be suicidal. Bairstow and Root still go for it, and the latter is well short at the striker's end as Dickwella's throw is on point. He got across swiftly towards the short cover region and brilliant in his throw. Root really had no chance of making it in case of a direct hit. Huge, huge blow. Game well and truly on now. Root run out (Dickwella) 1(3)

Dilruwan Perera to Bairstow, THATS OUT!! Run Out!!

What's happening here? Seems like Root is run out. The Lankans are already celebrating. Root is well short. Massive strike!

Swapnaneel: I hope another 36 all out isn't on the cards today...

5.5 Dilruwan Perera to Bairstow, no run, quicker and shorter on middle and off, tucked off the back foot to short mid-wicket

Round the wicket now.

5.4 Dilruwan Perera to Root, 1 run, picks this from the line of the stumps and sweeps it with the turn, down to fine leg