Zeenews Sports Bureau
Colombo: Overs 65 Last over of the day as stumps were drawn on day 2 of the second Test at Colombo with England in a solid position of 154 for 1 traling SL by 121 runs, Jonathan Trott is in the middle scoring 15 off 44 along with the opener Alastair Cook who played a very resolute innings to stay firm at 77 off 227 balls. Overall, a good day for England.
51.3 overs: Out! Andrew Strauss failed to capitalise on the let-off two balls ago and edged one from Dilshan to keeper Prasanna Jayawardene. Strauss again failed to score a century. Strauss (61) b Dilshan
36 overs: At tea on Day 2, England were83/0 with both the openers, Strauss and Cook playing cautiously on 42 and 40, respectively.
20.4 overs: England reached 50-run mark without losing any wicket. Openers Andrew Strauss and Alastair Cook were batting on 24 and 27, respectively.
4 overs: Lunch on Day 2. England were 11 for no loss in reply to Sri Lanka's 275.
Sri Lanka innings
111.1 overs England bowled SL out for 275 in the first innings. Swann claimed Lakmal's wicket to complete his four-wicket tally. Perfect delivery, pitched outside off side, spinned back in and found a huge gap between bat and pad.
103.2 overs: Sri Lanka lost 9th wicket!!
Rangana Herath also went to the pavilion as he was taken by Bresnan for 2. England looked to end Sri Lankan innings as the hosts were struggling at 270/9.
101.4 overs: Suraj Randiv out!!
Swann finally consumed Suraj Randiv who hanged in there for almost an hour for his 12. Sri Lanka were 258/7.
96.4 overs: Fifty for Angelo Mathews!!
Angelo Mathews scored fifty to guide Sri Lanka in the first hour on Day 2. Sri Lanka were 252/6.
England would like to wrap up the Lankan innings as early as possible when they start the Day 2 proceedings at P Sara Oval in Colombo on Wednesday.
Sri Lanka, on the other hand, have their task cut out against a quality English attack. With Angelo Mathews playing well on 41, Sri Lanka would hope that their lower-order batsmen play sensibly and help them take their team past 300-run mark.
Earlier on Tuesday, Skipper Mahela Jayawardene cracked his second century in consecutive matches to pull Sri Lanka out of trouble on Day 1.
Jayawardene followed his match-winning 180 in the first Test in Galle with a classy 105 after seamer James Anderson had reduced the hosts to 30 for three within the first hour.
Thilan Samaraweera (54) added 124 for the fourth wicket with his captain as Sri Lanka recovered to post 238 for six by stumps on the opening day in a remarkable re-run of the Galle Test.