• The most exciting thing about the first hour was Mahela Jayawardene chasing a pigeon off the deck.
  • James Anderson broke the deadlock on the hour, getting Mahela caught behind for 79.
  • Angelo Mathews made his way to a half century before lunch.
  • Dinesh Chandimal was unsteady on his feet and could only make seven.
  • Liam Plunkett and Joe Root celebrated via handshake the dismissal of Dhammika Prasad for a first ball duck.
  • In the afternoon, Mathews made his way to a century, much to England's frustration.
  • He was ably supported by Rangana Herath as they pushed the lead to 250.
  • England's bowlers were frustrated as the pair put on a century stand and pushed the score over 400.
  • Mathews fell for 160 in a final total of 457 all out.
  • Alastair Cook's poor stretch of form continued.
  • Dhammika Prasad rattled through the top- and middle-order before the close of play.

2nd Test, Day 4: Eng v SL

The most exciting thing about the first hour was Mahela Jayawardene chasing a pigeon off the deck.