England are on the verge of taking a 2-0 series win over Sri Lanka, while New Zealand still trail Pakistan with nine wickets in hand.
Sri Lanka vs England (2nd Test, Day 4)
Angelo Mathews (88 off 137 balls, six fours) and Dimuth Karunaratne (57 off 96, four fours) shared a stand of 77 for the fourth wicket as they attempted to haul down a victory target of 301 after Jack Leach ripped out three early wickets to leave Sri Lanka in disarray on 26-3.
Sri Lanka ended the day on 226-7 off 65.2 overs, still needing 75 runs for victory with just three wickets in hand. Leach secured his career-best Test bowling figures of 4-73 and will be hoping to complete his first Test five-for tomorrow morning.
England 290 & 346
Sri Lanka 336 & 226-7
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Pakistan vs New Zealand (1st Test, Day 2)
Trent Boult bowled exceptionally to help limit Pakistan to 227 in their first innings, a lead of just 74, in what is turning out to be a low-scoring Test. Boult took 4-54 and Colin de Grandhomme 2-30, while Pakistan’s top scorers were Babar Azam (62 off 109, five fours) and Asad Shafiq (43 off 93, five fours, one six).
New Zealand lost Tom Latham for a golden duck in the second innings, bowled by Hasan Ali off the first ball of the second over, but Jeet Raval (26 not out) and Kane Williamson (27 not out) saw New Zealand through to the close on 56-1, still 18 runs behind and with nine second-innings wickets in hand.
New Zealand 153 & 46-1