Mahela Jayawardene: 'England can't cope with pressure'

Sri Lankan batsman Mahela Jayawardene raises his bat in celebration after scoring a century (100 runs) during the second day of the second cricket Test match between Pakistan and Sri Lanka at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai on January 9,
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Sri Lanka batman Mahela Jayawardene believes that England struggle under pressure in Test matches, following their collapse in the second innings at Headingley.

Mahela Jayawardene has said that England are "not quite up to it" when playing Test cricket under pressure.

Sri Lanka set the hosts a target of 350 for victory with a second-innings total of 457 at Headlingley, but England were reduced to 57-5 by the close of play.

The batsman, who had 79 runs in the second innings, told BBC Sport: "England were quite chirpy this morning, but they quietened up after the first hour.

"They got quite a bit from us this afternoon when they came to bat and they will get some more in the morning. We've seen that, under pressure, they are not quite up to it."

After drawing the first Test last week, Sri Lanka will win the series if they clinch this match tomorrow.

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