England finally saw the back of Tillakaratne Dilshan at Lord’s but not before the Sri Lanka captain had made 193 in the second Test here on Sunday. Sri Lanka were 372 for three in reply to England’s first innings 486, a deficit of 114 runs, when rain forced an early end to the third day’s play.
Dilshan, unbeaten on 187 at lunch, got the four runs he needed for the highest Test score by a Sri Lankan at Lord's, topping the 190 made by Sidath Wettimuny during the islanders’ Test debut here in 1984.
But on 192 he was hit on the right hand by fast bowler Chris Tremlett and could just add one more run before being bowled by Steven Finn.
When rain stopped play Mahela Jayawardene was batting on 40 along with Thilan Samaraweera who was unbeaten on one, with 51 overs left in the day.
Brief scores: Eng 1st inn 486, SL 1st inn) 372/3 (T Dilshan 193; S Finn 2-82)