CRICKET

1st Cricket Test: England Set A Target Of 462 Runs For Sri Lanka

England set a target of 462 runs for Sri Lanka to win the first cricket Test in Galle.

At the close of third day play, Sri Lanka were 15 without loss with Dimuth Karunaratne on seven and Kaushal Silva on eight after hanging on for seven overs.

PTV Sports is telecasting the match live.

Earlier, resuming their innings on the overnight score of 38 without any loss England declared their second innings on 322 for six.

Opener Keaton Jennings scored unbeaten century to put England in commanding position.

Jennings scored unbeaten 146 runs off 280 deliveries. He smashed nine boundaries in his patient innings.

Ben Stokes hit a brisk 62 off 93 balls that saw three sixes and four boundaries.

Ben Foakes and Jos Buttler scored 37 and 35 runs respectively.

For Sri Lanka, Dilruwan Perera and Rangana Herath took two wickets each.

England made 342 in the first innings thanks to a century from Ben Foakes.

Sri Lanka were then bowled out for 203, leaving them 139 behind, falling to a spin attack led by Moeen Ali who took four for 66.