The onus will be on Chris Woakes who has been splendid with his all-round ability in this Test series © Getty Images
The onus will be on Chris Woakes who has been splendid with his all-round ability in this Test series © Getty Images

England will like to bat till the first two sessions of Day 4 of the last Test match against Sri Lanka to consolidate their position and push for their third win of the series. The live telecast of the match can be seen on Star Sports and Star Sports HD. Sri Lanka got bundled out for 288, thus giving away a healthy 128-runs lead to hosts, England on Day 3 of the final Test match played at the ‘Home of Cricket’, Lord’s. In reply, England ended the day with 109 on the board by losing 4 wickets. Alex Hales (41 not out) along with night-watchman, Steve Finn (6 not out) is there at the crease for England at stumps on Day 3. LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD: England  vs  Sri Lanka , 3rd Test match at Lord’s

Earlier in the Day, Chris Woakes shined for his side as the visitors started the day comfortably placed at 162 for 1 in reply to England’s 416. Kaushal Silva had a good outing with the bat in Day 2 but sadly could not carry on as he perished for a well made 79. After his dismissal, the Lankans lost the plot completely as all their batsmen got starts but did not convert it into something significant. Woakes was the pick of the bowlers along with Finn whereas Stuart Broad and James Anderson picked up a couple of wickets each.

In England’s second innings, Nuwan Pradeep breathed fire as he picked up three wickets and was well supported by Shaminda Eranga and Rangana Herath. Alastair Cook’s team still has their nose ahead in the match and will certainly push for their third win and a whitewash of the Test series.