England bowl out Sri Lanka on 288 for lead of 128 at Lord's

England bowl out Sri Lanka on 288 for lead of 128 at Lord's

Published Jun. 11, 2016 11:48 a.m. ET

LONDON (AP) England bowled out Sri Lanka for 288 to enjoy a first-innings lead of 128 on the third day of the third test at Lord's on Saturday.

An early tea was taken, after which England opened with Nick Compton beside Alex Hales. Captain Alastair Cook missed the entire middle session to go to hospital for scans. Cook took a blow to the knee from Kusal Perera while fielding at silly point.

Joe Root was left in charge, and he oversaw an attack which took the last four Sri Lanka wickets.

From 218-6 at lunch, the recalled Perera, and Rangana Herath put on 71 with an entertaining stand including a dozen boundaries.


Stuart Broad finally broke it by bowling Herath for 31.

Perera, playing his first test in six months after he was cleared of doping, went for 42 after charging James Anderson and nicking behind. Anderson got Suranga Lakmal for a duck soon after, and Chris Woakes claimed Shaminda Eranga on 1 to finish with 3-31.

Steven Finn took 3-59, and Broad and Anderson got two wickets each.