London, June 7: Sri Lanka faces a nervous final session in the second test against England after reaching 32-1 at tea, with 45 overs remaining on the last day at Lord's.
Having been set a near impossible 343 off 58 overs when England declared its second innings on 335-7, Sri Lanka lost stand-in opener Kumar Sangakkara for 12 in the fifth over.
Sangakkara tried to cut Chris Tremlett but miscued to Eoin Morgan at cover point.
England won the first test last week after a similar declaration. England put Sri Lanka in for 50 overs in Cardiff and bowled out the tourists for 82, winning by an innings and 14 runs.
A similar capitulation is unlikely, but Sri Lanka captain Tillakaratne Dilshan can bat only in an emergency because he has broken his thumb. AP