An Indian collapse after lunch took them to the brink of defeat before R Ashwin showed up the folly of his team-mates, succeeding in taking the game to a fifth day and winning a tiny moral victory.
In the space of little over a fortnight, England seem to have remembered how to play cricket and followed up their bottom-smacking of India in Mumbai with a strong start in Kolkata.
We’re going to do it. We’re going to take the plunge. Mike Atherton is wrong. There, we said it. We feel bad already.
Marlon Samuels again hung around long enough to be a nuisance, but did it prevent England from completing their expected victory?
After an awful start, West Indies took the fight to England and finished the day on top.
Jimmy Anderson destroyed the Sri Lankan top order before Mahela Jayawardene rescued his side with a beautifully crafted century… Haven’t we seen this somewhere before?
Slow bowlers are used. England collapse. Stuart Broad looks really, really annoyed.
Mahela Jayawardene played a lone hand in scoring a high-class hundred which guided Sri Lanka towards a competitive first innings score.
The war is won but a final battle remains, as England look to seal what would be a wholly deserved series whitewash.
Any excuse to post a picture of Chris Tremlett with no clothes on.