Sri Lanka’s fight lasted on Day 5 for little over half an hour. Emphatic win for England.
Maiden fifer for Leach seals the series for England! Caught and bowled, and Leach takes five in an innings for the first time in his Test series. England register a series win in Sri Lanka after 18 years.
Make that two! Lakmal falls.Bowled through the gate! Moeen Ali has struck twice in three deliveries and England are just one strike away from a rare series win in Asia.
Dickwella gone: That’s the big wicket England would have wanted. Dickwella had been sweeping since they resumed today, but this time went for a drive. Without any footwork. Edged and taken by Stokes at first slip. He’s absolutely angry with himself as he walks off. England close in.
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It was Karunaratne and Mathews who led Sri Lanak’s fightback with their patient fifties. But England struck back in the final session with two quick wickets to leave the match in balance. Dickwella is the key for the hosts, who are looking to level the series. Here’s a recap of how Day 4 went for both sides.
Day 5 and only the formalities left. Now which team wins, that’s the question. England need three wickets to win the series and Sri Lanka need 75 runs to force a decider in Colombo.
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