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Sri Lanka reached 127-3 from 43 overs on Tuesday to draw the second Test against England and avoid a repeat of last week's humiliating defeat.

England closed day four of the second Test against Sri Lanka at Lord's with a lead of 156 having enjoyed the better of proceedings when play finally got underway.

England's second innings got off to a disastrous start Monday when captain Andrew Strauss fell without scoring before his team made it to 18-1 at tea on day four of the second Test against Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka reached 101-0 by tea Saturday on day two of the second Test against England, progressing steadily in reply to England's 486 all out.

Alastair Cook and Eoin Morgan led an England recovery to 342-6 against Sri Lanka on Friday, giving the home side a slight edge at the close on day one of the second Test.

England lost three wickets in eight overs before recovering to 75-3 at lunch against Sri Lanka on day one of the second test on Friday.

Cricket is still reeling from the shock of Sri Lanka being bowled out by England for 82 in 148 balls at Cardiff on Monday.

England has summoned Jade Dernbach to replace their injured key bowler, James Anderson, for the second Test match against the visiting Sri Lankans, which will start from 3rd June, 2011, at Lord’s, London.