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

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.

England's Stuart Broad celebrates taking another wicket during the fourth Ashes Test with Australia on August 12, 2013
Read Next:
Result: Broad, Plunkett blow away Sri Lanka
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account