Sri Lanka v England: first Test, day three – live!

Over-by-over report on the opening Test in Galle Email Rob with any thoughts or predictions 4.49am GMT 17th over: England 45-0 (Burns 15, Jennings 29) Burns survives a big LBW shout from Perera - but Sri Lanka are going to review . This looks close. It skidded on to hit the pad as Burns pushed defensively outside the line. The only thing that will save him is if he was outside the line. Here comes the replay... he’s not out . It was close, but the point of contact was ‘umpire’s call’ and that meant Burns survived. 4.45am GMT 16th over: England 42-0 (Burns 13, Jennings 28) “Morning, Rob,” says John Starbuck. “Can you tell us a bit more about in-out field placings for spinners, please?” It’s both attacking and defensive, with two or three close catchers but also a few boundary riders. The downside is that it can give the batsmen easy singles but stopping boundaries is clearly important for the confidence of Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid in particular. Continue reading...

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