The second cricket Test match between England vs. Sri Lanka began on May 28, 2016, at the Riverside Ground. The hosts won the toss and elected bat first, and by the end of the first day, they have scored 310 runs with the loss of six wickets.

Moeen Ali (28) and Chris Woakes (8) will begin the proceedings for them on the second day.

Alex Hales and Joe Root were the major contributors in the English run feast.

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Hales scored 83 runs, while Root managed to fetch 80. Alex was nearing his first Test Hundred, but unfortunately, he was caught in slip by Mathews in a Siriwardana delivery.

TV telecast and live streaming details:

Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD are telecasting the match live in Indian Sub Continent. Cricket lovers in the U.K can watch the live streaming on Sky Sports 2 and Sky Sports 2 HD.

You can also visit HotStar to watch the crucial Test.

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For live scores, you can visit the official site of Star Sports.

ESPN 3 and Fox Sports will be showing the encounter live in the U.S and Australia.

England began their proceedings on a small note, as they lost the wickets of Alastair Cook and Nick Compton in quick succession. But later, Hales and Root added 96 for the third wicket, which helped the hosts to reach the comfort zone.

For Sri Lanka, N Pradeep put up an excellent show with the ball, and he picked three wickets by conceding 69 runs.

Milinda Siriwardana was pretty expensive in his eight overs, but he showed the pavilion to James Vince and Alex Hales.

The second day will be quite crucial for both the sides. The English team will be aiming to take their total to 450 plus before lunch, while Sri Lanka will be eyeing to pick four quick wickets.

The Pitch will favor pacers in the initial hours, and the islanders will be trying to exploit this advantage to the fullest.

Angelo Mathews have planned enough tactics to come back in this series, as a loss here will affect them very badly.

The ninth edition of the IPL is in its finals stages, the cricket season will again begin after all the players join their respective national teams. India will tour Zimbabwe to play a short series this month.

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