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12:00 AM, November 09, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:06 AM, November 09, 2018

Sri Lanka set 462 to win

A Keaton Jennings century helped England put Sri Lanka on the ropes in the first Test on Thursday, setting the hosts a daunting 462 to win at notoriously low-scoring Galle.

England declared at 322 for six on day three with Jennings 146 not out after a patient innings.

At the close of play, Sri Lanka were 15 without loss.

 After stumps on Thursday 26-year-old Jennings conceded that the past half year had been "tough for me personally", but that he relishes the pressure.

"I enjoy it. I love the process of being involved, I love the process of feeling the heat, feeling the pressure, and I suppose waking up in the morning knowing you are on a knife edge," he said. "So it makes today that much more special."

SCORES IN BRIEF

ENGLAND: First innings 342

SRI LANKA: First innings 203

ENGLAND: Second innings 322 for 6 decl (Jennings 146 not out, Stokes 62; Perera 2-94, Herath 2-59)

SRI LANKA: Second innings 15 for no loss.

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