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Anderson strikes but rain rules

Tea Sri Lanka 288 and 45 for 1 (Karunaratne 19*) need a further 317 runs to beat England 416 and 233 for 7 dec
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Kaushal Silva was the first Sri Lanka wicket to fall as a mere 3.4 overs were possible up to tea on a rain-wrecked final day at Lord's.

Silva departed lbw to an excellent late inswinger from James Anderson, up the slope, and after an unsuccessful review could at least console himself that he had finally broken his extraordinary run of being caught at the wicket in every innings in his two Test tours of England.

England still theoretically held hopes of victory when the Test resumed at 4.10pm with 47 overs remaining, with Sri Lanka's prospects of chasing 362 to win effectively reduced to zero because of the rain. No play was possible in the morning but the teams did get out briefly from 1.20pm, after an early lunch.

They were soon off again, however, as dark clouds continued to threaten Lord's and there was a danger of further rain interruptions as England - mindful of their dramatic victory at Cardiff in 2011 - sought to bring the Test to life to stop the series ending on a low.

Draws galore

5

Consecutive drawn Tests between England and Sri Lanka at Lord's - in 2002, 2006, 2011, 2014 and 2016

Tough for SL

2

Instances of teams scoring more than 310 in the 4th innings of a Lord's Test in the last 30 years: by Australia (406 in 2009) and India (397 in 2002)

Unfamiliar for Anderson

2009

The last time before today that Anderson didn't bowl the first over of an innings; he bowled first change v West Indies at Lord's in May 2009

A rare six

79

Test innings between sixes for Cook; his last one before today was in December 2012, v India, when he made 190 in Kolkata

Stranger at No. 7

0

Instances in Tests that Cook had batted below No. 3 before today. He had opened the batting 218 times, and batted at No. 3 12 times

Hales in form

3

80+ scores for Hales in 5 innings in this series; in 8 Test innings in South Africa, his highest was 60

Long time ago

2002

Last time two right-handed batsmen opened the innings for Eng in Tests - Key & Vaughan v Ind, Leeds, 2002. Compton & Hales opened in 2nd inns today.

Anderson ends drought

409

No. of balls bowled by Anderson without a wicket at Lord's, before dismissing Perera. In the last Lord's match, he didn't take any wicket conceding 137 runs in 33 overs.

Sri Lanka involved again

2011

Last time both teams had 50+ stands for the 7th wicket in their first innings of a Lord's Test - Eng & SL. The same teams have featured in this Test as well.

Recovery yet again

116

Runs added by SL's 7th wicket in the 2nd inns of the last Test by Chandimal & Herath. K Perera and Herath have added 50+ runs for the same wicket in this Test.

Session of wickets

56/5

Sri Lanka's batting efforts in the first session of Day 3; reduced from 162/1 to 218/6. Anyways, they have managed to avoid follow-on for the first time this series.

Chandimal races to 2000

3

No. of SL batsmen, out of 15, who completed 2000 Test runs in fewer inns than Chandimal (49 inns) - Sangakkara (46), Jayasuriya (47) & Jayawardene (48).

Quick wickets

3

Wickets lost by Sri Lanka within the first ten overs of the third day. They were 162 for 1 at the end of Day 2.

Silva's love for Lord's

3

Fifty-plus scores for Kaushal Silva in three Test innings at Lord's - 63, 57, 79*. Among Sri Lankans, only Mahela Jayawardene has more 50+ Test scores here (4)

SL batsmen find form

2

Century stands for Sri Lanka in this series - 116 between Chandimal and Herath in Durham, and 108 between Karunaratne and Silva in this Test

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