England captain Joe Root has scored a double century in the ongoing Gaul Test against hosts Sri Lanka. England got a huge lead of 26 runs in the first inning with his extraordinary batting.
Route played an epic inning of 228 runs. In this inning of 321 balls he hit 16 fours as well as a six. Dan Lawrence also scored 63 runs. Dilruhan Perera took 4 wickets for the Lankans.
England started the game on the third day with 320 runs for 4 wickets on Saturday. Root butlers added 101 runs for 6 wickets.
The Sri Lankans, trailing by 26 runs, got off to a good start in the second inning. At the time of writing, her collection was 61 runs without wickets. Kushal Perera beats for 50 and Lahiru Thirimanne for 30.
Earlier, on the first day of the match, Sri Lanka were drawn for 135 in the first innings.