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Silva, Karunaratne help Lanka fight back at Lord's

London: Kaushal Silva’s unbeaten 79 helped Sri Lanka score 162-1, a deficit of 254 runs at stumps on Day Two of the third Test against England at Lord’s here yesterday.

Sri Lanka’s Kaushal Silva during his unbeaten 79 against England at Lord’s yesterday. PIC/Getty Images
Sri Lanka’s Kaushal Silva during his unbeaten 79 against England at Lord’s yesterday. PIC/Getty Images

Silva added 108 runs for the opening wicket with Dimuth Karunaratne (50). Pacer Steven Finn bagged the lone Sri Lankan wicket.

Earlier, England were dismissed for 416 in their first innings. Jonny Bairstow remained unbeaten on 167 after last man James Anderson fell for four. Left-arm spinner Rangana Herath led SL’s attack 4-81.

Brief scores
England 416 (J Bairstow 167*, A Cook 85, C Woakes 66; R Herath 4-81, S Lakmal 3-90) lead Sri Lanka 162-1 (K Silva 79*, D Karunaratne 50; S Finn 1-31) by 254

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