Sri Lanka v England: first Test, day two – live!

Morning. Right, that’s enough of the formalities: Ben Foakes is 13 short of an exceptional debut century, and not even the most incorrigible ne’er-do-well would begrudge him that. England will resume on 321 for eight, a score which, depending on whose opinion you agree with, is over-par, under-par, a fine effort, a missed opportunity.

On a normal Galle pitch, England could declare and still have a chance of an innings victory, but the wet weather has made it harder to judge what a good score might be in this match. We know the pitch will deteriorate; we don’t know how much and how quickly it will do so.

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