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Sri Lanka vs England, 1st Test Cricbuzz, Mobilecric or Vcricket livescore Sri Lanka vs England, 1st Test 15 Friday January 2021 200555000000 Day 2: Stumps - England lead by 185 runs Cricinfo Commentary updated on 15 Friday January 2021 200555000000 SL - 135 ENG - 320/4 (94) Cricinfo Commentary updated on 15 Friday January 2021 200555000000 CRR:  3.40 Batting R(B) 4s 6s SR Joe Root* 168 (254) 12 0 66.14 Jos Buttler 7 (31) 0 0 22.58 Bowling O M R W Lasith Embuldeniya* 38 4 131 3 Dilruwan Perera 28 2 82 1 Partnership: 16(51) Last wkt: Daniel Lawrence c Kusal Mendis b Dilruwan Perera 73(150) - 304/4 in 85.3 ov. Recent balls: ... | 1 0 0 0 2 0 | 0 0 0 1 0 0 Scorecard Refresh Commentary Another dominant day for England who only had the weather to compete with, given that the Lankans were barely in the hunt after that wicket of Bairstow early in the day. Root's proactive approach dented the hosts' spinners while debutant Lawrence infused further impetus into the innings. As the lead grew, you could sense that the Lankans had given up. With the England captain and the lead both moving towards a double-hundred, things look really bad for Sri Lanka with three days still left in the game. There is some more rain in the radar and the home side will be banking on that to escape from this game without a loss. As for England, we could see them up the ante a bit before declaring. Weather permitting of course. Do join us back tomorrow for the third day's play. Until then, it's goodbye from us. 17:29 Local Time, 11:59 GMT, 17:29 IST: We've got the official word and on expected lines, it'll be Stumps. The groundstaff continue to toil away on some parts of the pitch, as the ground remains fully covered otherwise. 17:24 Local Time, 11:54 GMT, 17:24 IST: The umpires were due to have an inspection in another six minutes, but with the covers back on, it seems like delaying the inevitable. 17:12 Local Time, 11:42 GMT, 17:12 IST: Covers are being put back in place. Doesn't seem like there is any rain around at the moment. Maybe a slight drizzle perhaps. It's also gotten considerably dark, so it's unlikely we'll have any more play today. 17:01 Local Time, 11:31 GMT, 17:01 IST: The rain appears to have stopped. The groundstaff have moved away some of the covers. 16:45 Local Time, 11:15 GMT, 16:45 IST: Nothing much to update as the rain hasn't stopped. We're also reaching that point from where light also would be a criteria, given the lack of brightness at the moment. 16:18 Local Time, 10:48 GMT, 16:18 IST: It continues to rain with some intensity . The full ground has been covered. 15:53 Local Time, 10:23 GMT, 15:53 IST: Much like before the start of the first session, the rain has arrived again. Covers are firmly in place. 15:34 Local Time, 10:04 GMT, 15:34 IST: Time for tea. Sri Lanka would need loads of it to reinvigorate themselves. Saw a lot of drooping shoulders as the leather hunt continued in the middle session on day 2. The English batters - Root and Lawrence - scored runs at an easy pace as the Lankan spinners failed to create any impact. Root got to his ton early in the session and looks set for a huge score. Lawrence batted well before a good delivery got his wicket. Buttler has looked a little unsettled but he would want to kick on as well. Lankan team is on the mat and England will look to drive home all the advantage in the last session as well. Join us in 15 minutes. ENG: 320-4 after 94 overs 93.6 Dilruwan Perera to Buttler, no run, gets forward and blocks it out into the off-side 93.5 Dilruwan Perera to Buttler, no run, gets behind the line of the ball and defends it 93.4 Dilruwan Perera to Root, 1 run, swept away again, gets it behind square for a single this time. The new man in the firing line escapes the blow this time 93.3 Dilruwan Perera to Root, no run, Mendis is off now. That was swept hard and slammed into the shoulder of the fielder at FSL. The physio is escorting Mendis off the field. That was well tossed up and Root didn't waste time to slog sweep it hard. The ball thudded into the left shoulder of the batter 93.2 Dilruwan Perera to Root, no run, poor Mendis gets hit again. That was down on to the pads and Root swept it to find the man at FSL at the firing line 93.1 Dilruwan Perera to Root, no run, tossed up delivery, Root pushes at it and gets it off the inside edge into the on-side Root backs away as the bowler was about to deliver. Perera will have to recoil again. Last over before tea coming up. ENG: 319-4 after 93 overs 92.6 Embuldeniya to Buttler, no run, tossed up delivery, outside off, left alone 92.5 Embuldeniya to Buttler, 2 runs, back foot punch into the covers for a brace 92.4 Embuldeniya to Buttler, no run, gets forward and defends it out Load More Commentary

Sri Lanka vs England, 1st Test

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Day 2: Stumps - England lead by 185 runs

Cricinfo Commentary updated on 15 Friday January 2021 200555000000

SL - 135
ENG - 320/4 (94)

Cricinfo Commentary updated on 15 Friday January 2021 200555000000
CRR:  3.40
BattingR(B)4s6sSR
Joe Root*168(254)12066.14
Jos Buttler7(31)0022.58
BowlingOMRW
Lasith Embuldeniya*3841313
Dilruwan Perera282821
Partnership: 16(51)
Last wkt: Daniel Lawrence c Kusal Mendis b Dilruwan Perera 73(150) - 304/4 in 85.3 ov.
Recent balls: ... | 1 0 0 0 2 0 | 0 0 0 1 0 0
Commentary

Another dominant day for England who only had the weather to compete with, given that the Lankans were barely in the hunt after that wicket of Bairstow early in the day. Root's proactive approach dented the hosts' spinners while debutant Lawrence infused further impetus into the innings. As the lead grew, you could sense that the Lankans had given up. With the England captain and the lead both moving towards a double-hundred, things look really bad for Sri Lanka with three days still left in the game. There is some more rain in the radar and the home side will be banking on that to escape from this game without a loss. As for England, we could see them up the ante a bit before declaring. Weather permitting of course. Do join us back tomorrow for the third day's play. Until then, it's goodbye from us.

17:29 Local Time, 11:59 GMT, 17:29 IST: We've got the official word and on expected lines, it'll be Stumps. The groundstaff continue to toil away on some parts of the pitch, as the ground remains fully covered otherwise.

17:24 Local Time, 11:54 GMT, 17:24 IST: The umpires were due to have an inspection in another six minutes, but with the covers back on, it seems like delaying the inevitable.

17:12 Local Time, 11:42 GMT, 17:12 IST: Covers are being put back in place. Doesn't seem like there is any rain around at the moment. Maybe a slight drizzle perhaps. It's also gotten considerably dark, so it's unlikely we'll have any more play today.

17:01 Local Time, 11:31 GMT, 17:01 IST: The rain appears to have stopped. The groundstaff have moved away some of the covers.

16:45 Local Time, 11:15 GMT, 16:45 IST: Nothing much to update as the rain hasn't stopped. We're also reaching that point from where light also would be a criteria, given the lack of brightness at the moment.

16:18 Local Time, 10:48 GMT, 16:18 IST: It continues to rain with some intensity . The full ground has been covered.

15:53 Local Time, 10:23 GMT, 15:53 IST: Much like before the start of the first session, the rain has arrived again. Covers are firmly in place.

15:34 Local Time, 10:04 GMT, 15:34 IST: Time for tea. Sri Lanka would need loads of it to reinvigorate themselves. Saw a lot of drooping shoulders as the leather hunt continued in the middle session on day 2. The English batters - Root and Lawrence - scored runs at an easy pace as the Lankan spinners failed to create any impact. Root got to his ton early in the session and looks set for a huge score. Lawrence batted well before a good delivery got his wicket. Buttler has looked a little unsettled but he would want to kick on as well. Lankan team is on the mat and England will look to drive home all the advantage in the last session as well. Join us in 15 minutes.

ENG: 320-4 after 94 overs

93.6 Dilruwan Perera to Buttler, no run, gets forward and blocks it out into the off-side

93.5 Dilruwan Perera to Buttler, no run, gets behind the line of the ball and defends it

93.4 Dilruwan Perera to Root, 1 run, swept away again, gets it behind square for a single this time. The new man in the firing line escapes the blow this time

93.3 Dilruwan Perera to Root, no run, Mendis is off now. That was swept hard and slammed into the shoulder of the fielder at FSL. The physio is escorting Mendis off the field. That was well tossed up and Root didn't waste time to slog sweep it hard. The ball thudded into the left shoulder of the batter

93.2 Dilruwan Perera to Root, no run, poor Mendis gets hit again. That was down on to the pads and Root swept it to find the man at FSL at the firing line

93.1 Dilruwan Perera to Root, no run, tossed up delivery, Root pushes at it and gets it off the inside edge into the on-side

Root backs away as the bowler was about to deliver. Perera will have to recoil again.

Last over before tea coming up.

ENG: 319-4 after 93 overs

92.6 Embuldeniya to Buttler, no run, tossed up delivery, outside off, left alone

92.5 Embuldeniya to Buttler, 2 runs, back foot punch into the covers for a brace

92.4 Embuldeniya to Buttler, no run, gets forward and defends it out