first_imgSri Lanka held England at bay – for now – as captain Angelo Mathews’ 80 helped it to 309-5 in its second innings in the second test on Sunday.Sri Lanka was 88 behind England’s 498-9 declared after being forced to follow on, but showed some fight on Day 3 with half-centuries by Mathews, Kaushal Silva (60) and Dinesh Chandimal, who was 54 not out.England was still closing in on a series victory after firing Sri Lanka out for 101 in its first innings at the Riverside Ground, another collapse after the tourists were bowled out for 91 and 119 in an innings defeat in the first test.Sri Lanka will at least take this test to a fourth day, better than its loss inside three days at Headingley.last_img

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