Cricket – England Vs Sri Lanka: Jennings Century Sets The Tone
Keaton Jennings finished his long awaited Test century as England moved into an impressive position on day three of the main Test against Sri Lanka.
Jennings scored a splendid 146 not out to enable England to declare late in the day on 322-6.
Sri Lanka shut on 15-0 and must bat the last two days for a draw or score a record 462 to win to deny England a first away win in 13 Tests.
— Sky Sports Cricket (@SkyCricket) November 8, 2018
Jennings’ century was his first since his ton on his debut in 2016.
He batted calmly from the start, as England lost wickets toward the beginning of the day session, before assaulting subsequent to achieving three figures without precedent for 22 innings.
England had lost Rory Burns and Moeen Ali in poor form before lunch, with chief Joe Root additionally falling, yet Jennings put on 107 with Ben Stokes, 77 with Jos Buttler and 61 with Ben Foakes.
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Day Three Stumps
Unbeaten 146 by Jennings helps England to set a stiff target of 462
🏴 England 342 & 322/6d
🇱🇰 Sri Lanka 203 & 15/0
So Sri Lanka needs 447 runs to win#Cricket pic.twitter.com/FISQUHkAkr
— #CrickeTweets!🏏 (@asadjaved609) November 8, 2018
The late runs, guaranteed Sri Lanka must make the most elevated effective run pursue in Test history, at a ground where the most astounding winning chase is only 99.
At the point when the hosts started their mammoth pursue England attempted five unique bowlers in seven overs previously the nearby, however Sri Lanka’s openers securely kept each of the 10 wickets.
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