England+v+Sri+Lanka%3A+Joe+Root+hits+double+century+before+tourists+rally
Saturday, 14 June 2014 - 8:55
England v Sri Lanka: Joe Root hits double century before tourists rally
18

Shares
2,193

Views
Joe Root scored his maiden Test double century as England posted their highest total in three years in the first Test against Sri Lanka at Lord's.

Root struck 200 not out and Stuart Broad and Liam Plunkett added quick runs to carry England to 575-9 declared on the second day.

On a flat pitch, however, England's unfortunate bowlers could not drive home their advantage as Sri Lanka closed on 140-1.

Opener Kaushal Silva was 62 not out and Kumar Sangakkara, seeking to cap an illustrious career with a first Lord's Test century, was unbeaten on 32.
Make a Comment
Make a Comment

DOWNLOAD HIRUNEWS APP ON ANDROID & APPLE