Bairstow 103 not out, England 243-8 vs Sri Lanka in 1st test
England's Jonny Bairstow plays a shot against Sri Lanka during day one of the first cricket Test at Headingley, Leeds England, Thursday May 19, 2016. Sri Lanka will play England in a three match series this summer.(Simon Cooper/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE
LEEDS, England (AP) Jonny Bairstow reached his second test century to lead England to 243-8 Friday on the second day of the first test against Sri Lanka, which took three wickets in 22 balls just before lunch to get back into the match.
Playing on his home ground at Headingley, Bairstow advanced to three figures thanks to an overthrow and punched the air in delight before removing his helmet to take in the applause. The Yorkshire wicketkeeper was 103 not out.
Resuming with England on 171-5, Alex Hales and Bairstow extended their partnership to 139 runs before Hales – in sight of his first test hundred – tried to launch spinner Rangana Herath and skied the shot to Dushmantha Chameera for 86.
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Chameera then removed Moeen Ali (0) and Stuart Broad (2).