Swann gives England great opportunity to win on Final Day of Colombo Test

Tags: Sri Lanka v England 2nd Test at Colombo- Apr 03-07, 2012, England tour of Sri Lanka - 2011-12, Denagamage Proboth Mahela de Silva Jayawardene, Graeme Peter Swann

Published on: Apr 06, 2012

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Match Report of Sri Lanka Vs England, Day 4, 2nd Test at P Sara Oval, Colombo

Graeme Swann has given England the ideal opportunity to win the Second and Final Test at the P Sara Oval in Colombo. Swann took 4 for 82 to reduce hosts Sri Lanka to 218 for 6 in 91 overs. The homeside have an overall lead of just the 33 runs with not much of batting left. However, the match could still end in a draw if the overnight batting pair of Mahela Jayawardene and Angelo Mathews along with Prasanna Jayawardene manage to dig deep on the final day.

Graeme SwannResuming the fourth day’s play at 4 for no loss, Sri Lanka found themselves in trouble at 125 for 4. A 90-run stand between Thilan Samaraweera (47 from 139 balls) and Skipper Mahela Jayawardene (55* from 157 balls) defied the visitors for a significant amount of time. By Stumps, Swann picked up two wickets that of Samaraweera and Suraj Randiv to put England back in control.

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