Zeenews Sports Bureau
Galle: Over 40 That is the end of a riveting day's play. Tortt held the fort with 96-ball l40 and KP on 29. England were 111/2 at stumps on Day 3. They now require another 229 runs with 8 wickets remaining and two full days to play out.
Over 33.4 Partnership for the third wicket between Pietersen and Trott has crossed 50 runs and England have now 100 runs on scoreboard.
Over 8.5 Out! A flighted delivery and Alastair Cook tried playing it towards onside but was caught behind by Prasanna off Herath. Umpire adjudged it as not out and Jayawardene went for the review. The decision was turned and Cook had to depart. Cook (14) b Herath Score: 31/1
Sri Lanka were all out for 214 in their second innings setting England a target of 340 runs to chase.
Highlights from the Sri Lankan innings
Over 84.3 Out! At last England were able to break the frustrating stand between Prasanna and Suranga. Prasanna played one to the leg side and called for two. It was always going to be a tight one as Anderson took off the bails before Lakmal could make his ground. Lakmal (13) run out. Score: 214/10.
Over 78.3 200 up for Sri Lanka and this partnership is clearly frustrating the English team.
Over 75.5 Prasanna Jayawardene completed his half-century with a over deep midwicket boundary.
Over 70.5 Out! Panesar pitched one just outside off that was turning away and Welegedara got an outside edge that was sharply taken at slips by Strauss. Welegedara (13) b Panesar Score: 167/9
Highlights from the first session
Over 63.2 150 up for Sri Lanka. The lead is 275 runs.
Over 54.1 Out! Swann seemed to be on a roll! He picked up his sixth wicket in Rangana Herath. Swann pitched on off and Herath went for an ambitious stroke but missed it as the ball crashed on the stumps. Herath (7) b Swann. Score: 127/8
Over 50.5 Out! Swann completed his five-wicket haul. He removed Suraj Randiv who was trapped in front of the wickets. Umpire Asad Rauf gave him out and Randiv went for a review and the original decision was upheld. Randiv (18) b Swann. Score: 115/7
Over 47.2 Out! Monty Panesar struck for England! A lofted delivery and Dinesh Chandimal’s eyes lit up. He charged down the track, changed his shot at the last moment and ended up gifting a simple catch at mid-off to Kevin Pietersen. Chandimal (31) b Panesar. Score: 114/6
Over 40.5 Dinesh Chandimal brings up 100 runs for Sri Lanka with a boundary towards third man area. Score 101/5
England bounced back after being spun out cheaply by Sri Lanka to leave the first cricket Test evenly poised at the Galle International Stadium on Tuesday.