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Last Updated: Friday, 26 May 2006, 10:38 GMT 11:38 UK
England v Sri Lanka photos

Gloomy conditions and a sodden outfield at Edgbaston

Gloomy conditions and a sodden outfield cause a delay at Edgbaston with England looking to build a sizeable total

Edgbaston groundstaff prepare to remove the covers from the square

Edgbaston groundstaff prepare to remove the covers from the square with play finally due to start at 1220 BST

Kevin Pietersen flicks the ball to leg

Kevin Pietersen looks in fine form once play starts - racing to his fastest Test fifty as England pass Sri Lanka's total

Kevin Pietersen sweeps the ball

Chaminda Vaas dislodges nightwatchman Matthew Hoggard for three but Pietersen continues to take the attack to Sri Lanka

Wicket-keeper Kumar Sangakkara watches the ball head to the boundary as England increase their lead

The runs continue to flow after the lunch interval as the visitors are made to toil in the field

Kevin Pietersen enjoys his second century of the series

With England in control, a drive through the on-side allows Pietersen to celebrate his second century of the series

Andrew Flintoff and Kevin Pietersen exchange words during a drinks break

Moments later Paul Collingwood falls to Muttiah Muralitharan, ushering captain Andrew Flintoff into the action

Muralitharan makes the big breakthrough for Sri Lanka

Pietersen's run finally comes to an end when he is trapped lbw by Muralitharan for 142 off just 157 balls

Andrew Flintoff loses his wicket for only nine runs

Flintoff makes little more than a cameo appearance as Lasith Malinga rips out his off-stump with a good delivery

A disappointed Monty Panesar trudges back to the pavilion after scoring 0

A full-scale collapse ensues with Monty Panesar the last man out as England total 295, a first-innings lead of 154

Matthew Hoggard (r) celebrates with Alastair Cook

Sri Lanka's second innings gets off to another bad start when Hoggard unseats Upul Tharanga for a golden duck

Monty Panesar shows his joy at picking up the second wicket

Panesar's day improves when he tempts Kumar Sangakkara to loft the ball to Collingwood as the visitors move to 38-2

Hoggard successfully appeals for the lbw of Mahela Jayawardene

The next wicket to fall is that of captain Mahela Jayawardene as he becomes Hoggard's fourth victim of the match

Thilan Samaraweera sees his bails removed by Jones as contributes only eight runs

Sri Lanka find themselves on 56-4 when Geraint Jones stumps Thilan Samaraweera after more good bowling from Panesar

Monty Panesar sends down a delivery as he looks for some more late wickets

The spinner continues to threaten but fails to add to his tally as the tourists close on 86-4 still some 68 runs adrift



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