Sam Robson scored his maiden century on Day Two © Getty Images
Sam Robson scored his maiden century on Day Two © Getty Images


Jun 22, 2014


England will aim to extend their first innings lead when they resume on Day Three at 320 for six in the second and final Test match against Sri Lanka at Leeds. England lead by 63 runs as they had bowled out Sri Lanka for a modest total of 257 runs in their first essay. Catch Live Scorecard of the England vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test here.


Australia-born opener Sam Robson scored his maiden Test century before Sri Lanka checked England’s progress on the second day. England were 320 for six in reply to Sri Lanka’s 257, a lead of 63 runs, at stumps after Sam Robson had made 127 in only his second Test, reported AFP.


But with England on the verge of taking command, Sri Lanka fought back with three wickets late in the day. And both Matt Prior (three not out) and Chris Jordan (four not out) were dropped before the close.


“It was a special day, I got a bit of a start last night but I just wanted to fight hard this morning and get us into a decent position,” 24 year-old Robson told Sky Sports. Robson’s debut, in the drawn first Test of this two-match series at Lord’s, his Middlesex home ground, had yielded scores of just one and 19.


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