England on top despite brilliant Jayawardene

James Anderson

James Anderson - Anderson celebrates the early wicket of opener Lahiru Thirimanne  

Kumar Sangakkara

Kumar Sangakkara - Sangakkara looks dejected after being caught behind off James Anderson first ball  


Galle - Fans take in the view from the picturesque fort at Galle  

Mahela Jayawardene

Mahela Jayawardene - Jayawardene begins a patient rebuilding effort  

Thilan Samaraweera & Matt Prior

Thilan Samaraweera & Matt Prior - After taking 31 deliveries to get off the mark, Samaraweera starts to find some fluency  

England & Thilan Samaraweera

England & Thilan Samaraweera - England look jubilant after James Anderson runs out Samaraweera, backing up, for 20  

Dinesh Chandimal & Matt Prior

Dinesh Chandimal & Matt Prior - Chandimal plays aggressively over midwicket  


England - The tourists celebrate after Samit Patel snares a first Test wicket on debut. He removed Dinesh Chandimal for 27  

England & Mahela Jayawardene

England & Mahela Jayawardene - Sri Lanka's skipper prospers in front of a sell-out crowd  

Mahela Jayawardene & James Anderson

Mahela Jayawardene & James Anderson - Anderson traps the unpictured Prasanna Jayawardene in front for his third wicket  

Samit Patel

Samit Patel - Patel makes Rangana Herath his second Test victim  

Mahela Jayawardene

Mahela Jayawardene - Jayawardene takes in the applause after reaching a well-deserved century  

Monty Panesar

Monty Panesar - Panesar twice drops Mahela Jayawardene late in the day  

Mahela Jayawardene

Mahela Jayawardene - Jayawardene ends with 168 of his side's 289 for eight  

Mahela Jayawardene & Ian Bell

Mahela Jayawardene & Ian Bell - Bell graciously congratulates Jayawardene on his opening-day efforts  

James Anderson Kumar Sangakkara Galle Mahela Jayawardene Thilan Samaraweera & Matt Prior England & Thilan Samaraweera Dinesh Chandimal & Matt Prior England England & Mahela Jayawardene Mahela Jayawardene & James Anderson Samit Patel Mahela Jayawardene Monty Panesar Mahela Jayawardene Mahela Jayawardene & Ian Bell