Reported on: April 06, 2012 14:54 PM
Reported in: Sports
COLOMBO, Apr 6(AP/UNB) - England seamers James Anderson and Steven Finn took a wicket each as Sri Lanka reached 84 for two at lunch on the fourth day of the second test on Friday.
The home team still trails by 101 runs after conceding a 185-run first innings lead.
Tillakaratne Dilshan was 25 not out with Kumar Sangakkara on eight at the break.
Resuming at 4-0, opener Lahiru Thirimanne was the first batsmen to be dismissed Friday caught at slip by England captain Andrew Strauss off Anderson. He failed to capitalize on a reprieve earlier when wicketkeeper Matt Prior missed a stumping chance off spinner Graeme Swann.
Again Swann was the unlucky bowler when nightwatchman Dhammika Prasad was dropped at mid-off by Finn, who later made amends with the ball having the batsman miscue a pull shot for a catch by Tim Bresnan at fine-leg for 34.
Sangakkara who had scored just 14 runs in three innings before this, including two first-ball ducks started tentatively but settled down well.
Kevin Pietersen struck 151 for his 20th test century Thursday to take England's first innings score to 460 in reply to Sri Lanka's 275.
Sri Lanka leads 1-0 in the two-test series.