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Dramatic finish to first Test

London: Nuwan Pradeep, No. 11 batsman, survived five balls from Stuart Broad to help Sri Lanka avoid defeat in a dramatic finish to the first Test, here, at Lord’s, on Monday.

James Anderson ripped through the Sri Lankan batting line-up with able assistance from Stuart Broad. Anderson got rid of Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara (61) and Lahiru Thirimanne in the space of 14 balls on either side of tea, before returning with the new ball to remove captain Angelo Mathews (18).

Pradeep survived the last five balls,, to seal the draw as Sri Lanka finished on 201 for nine.