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Steven Finn took three wickets as England dismissed Sri Lanka for 288 © Getty Images

England have managed to bowl out Sri Lanka for 288, taking a lead of 128 into their second innings at Tea on Day Two of third Test at Lord’s. England, who scored 416 in their first innings, enjoyed a brilliant first session, removing five Lankan batsmen. The visitors started the day off at 162 for one. But some brilliant bowling from England’s fast bowlers meant what looked a promising situation at first for the visitors was turned to agony by the end of their innings. Chris Woakes and Steven Finn scalped three wickets each to plot the opposition’s downfall.  LIVE CRICKET SCORECARD: England vs Sri Lanka 2016, 3rd Test at Lord’s

Sri Lanka started off the second session with rain in the air. With score at 218 and six wickets gone, Perera and Silva were the last remaining proper batting pair. Both the batsmen played quite well, with Perera taking an aggressive approach, which nearly cost him his wicket. He was given not out after an lbw call against him. Joe Root, the stand-in skipper for Alastair Cook, — who was nursing a blow to near his knee — decided to use a review. The replays found ball hitting the wicket, but impact was outside the line, hence umpire’s call stood.

Soon, the new ball was due and the hosts took it in it’s very first attempt. But that did not derail Perera from playing his game, as he scored two Jayasuriya-esque shots which reminded everyone of the former Lankan great. Soon, Herath took the centre stage by playing some good shots. But his knock was cut-short as he was bowled by Broad, who got his second wicket of the innings.

The dismissal of Herath did not change the way Perera was playing, as he kept on hitting shots after shots. His approach soon saw his innings end, as he was caught by Bairstow attempting a wild shot. Anderson was the wicket-taker, his first in the innings. And it didn’t take him much time to grab his second, as Lakmal was caught by Root of his bowling.

Brief Scores: England 416 (Alastair Cook 85, Jonny Bairstow 167*; Rangana Herath 4 for 81) lead Sri Lanka 288 (Kaushal Silva 79, Dimuth Karunaratne 50; Chris Woakes 3 for 31) by 128 runs