Test Match Cricket


India now lead by 1


251/9. The lead grows to 5.


All out 273. 78 off the last two wickets.


Important runs for a handy lead of 27 in a low scoring match. England put on 69 for the last two wickets yesterday.


Cook would want to get a score tomorrow.


Cook has to be running out of road now. It’s a bizarre state of affairs having four test quality all rounders in Stokes, Woakes, Ali and Curran but such ongoing problems at the top of the order.


Curran could open.


Yes. He looks to have the attributes of an opener and he could be worth trying there on the winter tour. Where are England off to this winter actually?


Sri Lanka


24/1. Cook out cheaply again on 12. Moeen has been bumped up the order and is batting at 3.


44-2. Crazy playing Moeen there.


England 233 ahead two wickets left. Buttler and Curran did the damage.


260/9. Broad out first ball of the morning to Shami


271 all out. Calamitous run out for the last wicket. Curran should never have run


17/2 now


Two big wickets Rahul and Pujara. 245 looks a long way away from 17/2.


22/3. India don’t have the patience for this.


One of them always seems to be able to sit in and play a long anchoring innings. The odd thing is that it’s rarely the same lad, Rahul dravid excepted.


Kohli blessed there


Big let off for Rahane. Looked plumb to me.