Sri Lanka 177/9 (HAPW Jayawardene 43, Tremlett 6-42)
Cold, wet and miserable, but Tremlett lad England’s attack against a moribund Sri Lanka.
Chris Tremlett continued his fine form in demolishing the Sri Lankan middle order; his combination of pace and bounce with sideways movement left the visitors reeling. The juxtaposition of his performance and Stuart Broad’s (short, legside field, muck) looks set to be the tale of the Test.
In a day when we felt lucky to get just 23 overs, few and far between. Pietersen took a smart catch to dismiss Samaraweera but arguably the key moment was the dismissal of Jayawardene, who had showed restraint and composure in his 43 runs before Swann struck with his second delivery, enticing a slog-sweep to the mid-wicket boundary.
If the rain stays away, then England must look to score quickly if they are to win the game. However the forecasted showers suggests that it may be another frustrating day for spectators and players alike.