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Jun 24, 2014
England is facing a first home series defeat to Sri Lanka after a dismal fourth day’s play during the second Test at the Headingley. Chasing 350 to win, the hosts’ top order was destroyed by fast bowler Dhammika Prasad‘s 4-15 as they slipped to 57-5 in their second innings. Sri Lanka had earlier amassed 457 at Headingley, led by a masterful 160 from captain Angelo Mathews, who was supported by Rangana Herath’s 48. Catch Live Scorecard of the England vs Sri Lanka 2nd Test here.
They added 149 for the eighth wicket, Mahela Jayawardene having made 79. Mathews and Herath spent all but one ball of the afternoon session together and were parted only when Herath was run out in a mix-up off the final delivery before tea. During his innings, Mathews gave one chance on 87, a relatively straightforward caught and bowled off Plunkett, who had earlier taken two wickets in two balls to give him nine in the match.
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