Sports Root strikes 186, England frustrate Sri Lanka

Root strikes 186, England frustrate Sri Lanka

Galle (Sri Lanka)

Joe Root tormented Sri Lanka and led his side to 339 for nine in their first innings at the close of play on Day 3 of the second and final Test. England trail the hosts by 42 runs. A tired, cramping Root was dismissed in the final over of the day for 186.

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