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Result: England stumble against Sri Lanka at tea

A batting collapse sees England stumble to 117-5 at tea against Sri Lanka on day four of the first Test at Lord's.

A batting collapse has seen England labour to 117-5 at tea on day four of the first Test against Sri Lanka at Lord's.

Having reached 27-0 at lunch, the hosts ended the second session with a lead of 239 as Sri Lankan bowler Shaminda Eranga enjoyed a ruthless spell out in the middle.

Alastair Cook was the first to go when he was caught by Prasanna Jayawardene off the bowling of Eranga for 28.

Eranga struck for the second time soon after when he bowled Sam Robson for 19, and he was at it again by dismissing Ian Bell for nine to leave England on 69-3.

Eranga's domination with the ball continued by bowling Joe Root lbw for 15 before sending Moeen Ali back to the pavilion for just four runs.

Gary Ballance (25 not out) and Matt Prior (13 not out) will resume their partnership at the crease when the teams return to the field.

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Englands Joe Root celebrates reaching a century not out during play on the first day of the first cricket Test match between England and Sri Lanka at Lord's cricket ground in London on June 12, 2014
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