Sri Lanka shut in on England’s lead in the back of century from Lahiru Thirimanne

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Lahiru Thirimanne makes century as Sri Lanka continue fightback against England

Lahiru Thirimanne scored his first Test century for almost eight years as Sri Lanka continued to fight back on the fourth morning in Galle. England picked up two wickets in the opening session, including an important strike from Sam Curran with the new ball, but by lunch Sri Lanka trailed by just 44 with six wickets in hand. Sri Lanka had been bowled out for 135 in an abject batting display on the opening day, then Joe Root’s brilliant double-century gave England a lead of 286 on first innings.

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