England are dominating the second Test with all-round performance © Getty Images
England are dominating the second Test with all-round performance © Getty Images

England keep on dominating as they face visitors Sri Lanka on Day 3 of the second Test. England, who have won the first Test, were already ahead in the competition and with their performance in the second, their intent to win the series straight away looks prominent. The match will be played at Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Street. Star Sports will be broadcasting the series as they hold the broadcast rights in India and the matches will be telecast on Star Sports 1 and Star Sports HD. No Hindi commentary of the match will be available. Free online streaming of Sri Lanka tour of England will be available on the official Star Sports website that is starsports.com. LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD: England  vs  Sri Lanka , 2nd Test match at Chester-le-Street

Batting first, England have put up a massive total. While it was Jonny Bairstow in the first Test for the hosts, Moeen Ali turned the hero with the bat in the second Test, scoring 155 and remaining unbeaten. The second Test had a similar start as the first, as England lost two wickets early in skipper Alastair Cook and Nick Compton. It was Joe Root along with Bairstow who provided the necessary support with good runs while Moeen took the run to 498 when Cook declared the innings.

Chasing the runs, Sri Lanka’s batting  woes continued as they kept on losing wickets one after another. Only Kusal Mendis scored some mentionable runs but could not help Sri Lanka from ending Day 2 at 90 for 8. Lahiru Thirimanne and Suranga Lakmal will continue batting on Day 3.