Sajid Mahmood celebrated his Test debut with three wickets in nine balls on Friday to put England into a winning position on day 2 of the first Test against Sri Lanka at Lord’s.

Mahmood bowled with genuine with pace and fire after declared their innings closed at 551 for six.

England’s highest total against Sri Lanka was anchored by Kevin Pietersen, who equalled his best score of 158 after resuming on 54.

The other batsmen who scored heavily in England’s innings were Marcus Trescothick 106, Cook 89 and Paul Collingwood 57.

Mahmood and Pietersen leave Sri Lanka reeling



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