Dilshan promises to keep calm

Updated: 31 May 2011 15:24 IST

Sri Lanka captain Tillakaratne Dilshan said there was no point in reading the riot act after a stunning collapse to 82 all out saw his side lose the first Test against England.

Dilshan promises to keep calm
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Cardiff:

Sri Lanka captain Tillakaratne Dilshan said there was no point in reading the riot act after a stunning collapse to 82 all out saw his side lose the first Test against England.

A rain-affected match appeared destined for a draw after England declared their first innings on 496 for five -- a lead of just 96 -- with only 51 overs left in yesterday's fifth and final day here at Sophia Gardens.

But what had seemed a moribund match was sparked into life by England fast bowler Chris Tremlett who, maintaining an accurate line and length at sharp pace ripped through the top order on his way to four for 40.

Off-spinner Graeme Swann (four for 16) followed up and Sri Lanka were bowled out inside 25 overs to go 1-0 down in this three-match series.

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