England maintained their supremacy in Test cricket beating Sri Lanka, levelled the two Test series 1-1 and grasped their first win of the winter.
Sri Lanka Vs England 2012
England eliminated the chances of the Islanders to celebrate their first series victory in two years as the visitors anticipate their first Test win of the winter.
Kevin Pietersen demonstrated a masterly knock of 151 runs and England was at the driving seat with a first innings lead of 185 runs vs. Sri Lanka.
England was cruising well in their first innings due to a solid opening stand of 122 runs against Sri Lanka and was chasing well at 154 with 9 wickets in hand.
Mahela Jayawardene led Sri Lanka from the front by thrashing a ton as the home side ended up the first day of the second Test vs. England on a high note.
Rangana Herath spinned England by grabbing 12 wickets in the first Test which Sri Lanka won by 75 runs on the fourth day at Galle.
England was cruising towards the target of 340 runs set by Sri Lanka in the first Test and has scored 111-2 with two days to spare.
The first Test was evenly poised on the second day when the batsmen from both sides were unable to read the spinners and 17 wickets were lost altogether.
The Sri Lankan Captain, Mahela Jayawardene led the team from the front against the lethal bowling attack of England by thrashing unbeaten 168.
England XI triumphed in the second match against Sri Lanka Cricket Development XI while their batsmen boosted the confidence ahead of the first Test.