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Live Reporting

Amy Lofthouse

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  1. Goodbye!

    Thanks for your company today, I'm off for a very lengthy nap.

    If you've missed any of the action then catch up with Jack Skelton's report.

    We'll be back from 04:00 tomorrow morning to see how England's response goes.

    Until then.

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    Simon Hughes

    The Analyst on The Cricket Social

    I'm expecting England to bat well tomorrow and only lose one wicket before lunch.

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    The alternative view...

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    Michael Vaughan

    Ex-England captain on The Cricket Social

    We all know this England team can play at very high levels but they can also collapse under pressure. Will there be one of those collapses tomorrow? We don't know.

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    First job for England tomorrow is to carefully chip off those 46 runs, before taking Roshen Silva's lead and buckling down to help the tourists post a decent second-innings score.

    They haven't won an away series since they visited South Africa in 2015-16.

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    What a day.

    Penalty runs, Jack Leach opening the batting, Joe Root bowling leg-spin and off-spin...

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    Jonathan Agnew

    BBC cricket correspondent in Pallekele

    England have got to score at least 200 in their second innings.

    Batting last ought to be extremely difficult but it also depends how long England bat.The crucial session for me is tomorrow morning.

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    Alastair: As a keeper (not a good one by any stretch) I love watching Foakes keep - very natural and light on his feet. Glovework has been excellent: soft hands.

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    Well, Joe Root did say he wants his batting line-up to be flexible...

    Anyway, that's very much Sri Lanka's day, to my mind. A really determined, sensible batting performance on a pitch that is receptive to spin.

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    Simon Hughes

    The Analyst on The Cricket Social

    I think the first session was even but Sri Lanka won the second and third.

  11. Close of play: Eng 0-0


    Jack Leach survives!

    Everyone goes back in, and that's your lot. Sri Lanka end the day with a 46-run lead.

  12. Eng 0-0



    One more to go.

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    Simon Mann

    on The Cricket Social

    England have tried to do this recently, they've used a nightwatchman who can potentially add some runs the next day.

  14. Eng 0-0

    Textbook from Jack Leach, ignoring the two deliveries that go spinning past his off stump.

    Dilruwan Perera sticks another man in under his nose for good measure.

  15. Eng 0-0

    Five men around the bat as Dilruwan Perera jogs in...

    ...and Jack Leach sees off his first ball more than competently.

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    Oh, imagine if Jack Leach takes a run off the first ball.

  17. How's stat?!

    Andy Zaltzman

    The Cricket Social statistician

    It's the first time since 1974 that an England seamer hasn't taken a wicket in the first innings.

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    Here the batsmen come, walking down the steps as slowly as they possibly can.

    There is a nightwatchman, but it's Jack Leach! He's had such a long day. It's Rory Burns walking out alongside him.