Result: England break key Sri Lanka partnership just before tea

England take a key wicket just before tea after a frustrating afternoon session against Sri Lanka on day four of the second Test at Headingley.

England's struggles on day four of the second Test against Sri Lanka were given a boost when they ended the stubborn partnership of Angelo Mathews and Rangana Herath with the last ball before tea.

Sri Lanka's Rangana Herath plays a shot on day four of the Second Test at Headingley on June 23, 2014.© Getty Images

Mathews remains at the Headingley crease on an impressive 149 not out, with Sri Lanka set to begin the final session of the day on 426-8 - 318 runs ahead of the hosts.

Mathews and Herath's eighth-wicket partnership was worth 149 when confusion led to Herath being run out by Joe Root.

Shaminda Eranga will join Mathews at the crease when the teams resume for the final session of the day.

Liam Plunkett is the pick of England's bowlers with four wickets for 101 runs from his 28 overs.

England's Stuart Broad celebrates taking another wicket during the fourth Ashes Test with Australia on August 12, 2013
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