Galle - Sri Lanka dismissed three top-order
England batsmen cheaply to take charge of the first cricket Test at the
Galle International Stadium on Tuesday.
The tourists went to
lunch on the second day struggling at 57-3 in their first innings after
skipper Mahela Jayawardene's 180 lifted Sri Lanka to 318 earlier in the
Opener Alastair Cook was trapped leg-before by
seamer Suranga Lakmal before a run had been scored, and Jonathan Trott
was stumped off spinner Rangana Herath for 12.
Trott, who helped
captain Andrew Strauss put on 40 for the second wicket, crashed to the
ground after colliding with celebrating wicket-keeper Prasanna
Strauss himself departed in Herath's next over for
26, given out leg-before by the TV umpire after on-field official Asad
Rauf turned down a loud appeal by the Sri Lankans.
Ian Bell was
unbeaten on 13, which included a six and four off consecutive deliveries
from Herath, and Kevin Pietersen was on three.
Earlier, Sri Lanka added 29 runs to their overnight score of 289-8 before being dismissed 30 minutes after the start of play.
Anderson conceded four boundaries in the day's first over as his
attempt to bounce out tailender Chanaka Welegedara resulted in two edges
off the bat and two rebounds off the helmet.
Welegedara helped Jayawardene take their ninth-wicket stand to 54 before he was bowled by Anderson for 19.
finished with a five-wicket haul when he ended Jayawardene's 394-minute
knock through a catch by wicket-keeper Matt Prior.
The Sri Lankan
captain hit 22 boundaries and three sixes in his 30th Test century
which helped the hosts recover from a disastrous 15-3 on the opening
Anderson finished with five for 72, while debutant all-rounder Samit Patel claimed 2-27 with his left-arm spin.
England's two frontline spinners, Graeme Swann and Monty Panesar, failed to pick up a wicket.