Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara struck his first Test century at Lord's before three late wickets raised England's spirits on the third day of the first Test.
The masterful left-hander filled a rare gap on his CV with 147 as Sri Lanka comfortably avoided the follow-on target of 376, with Mahela Jayawardene scoring 55 and captain Angelo Mathews an unbeaten 79.
But after Sangakarra had gifted Moeen Ali his first Test wicket with a tired cut into Matt Prior's gloves, Liam Plunkett and Chris Jordan each claimed a scalp to leave the tourists on 415-7 in reply to England's 575-9 declared on a flat pitch.
UPDATE: Sunday, 15 June 2014 - 09:20 PM
Sanga keeps it steady for SL
Sri Lankan veteran Kumar Sangakkara once again displayed his superior batting skills as he consolidated the Sri lankan innings with a fine half century together with Mahela Jayawardana.
Openers Dimuth Karunarathna scored 38 and Kaushal Silva scored 63 and laid the foundation.
England declared on 575 runs for the loss of 9 wickets.