First Test - day two (close)

England 342 & 38-0 lead Sri Lanka 203 by 177 runs with 10 wickets remaining

A TEST wicket made in Somerset fell on day two in Galle as England took control against Sri Lanka.

Dilruwan Perera drove Jack Leach to his childhood friend and former Somerset teammate Jos Buttler at extra cover to become the ninth wicket to fall as the tourists impressed with the ball.

Leach had earlier removed Kusal Mendis with a classic spinner's dismissal and ended the day with impressive figures of 2-41 from 18 controlled overs.

The Somerset spinner had earlier added just a single to his overnight score of 14, but debutant Ben Foakes completed a superb century before becoming the last man out with the score on 342.

England then seized control before lunch, taking four wickets in what was left of the morning session.

They had to be more patient in the afternoon, Angelo Mathews (52) leading the resistance with a half-century, but the three-pronged spin attack of Leach, Moeen Ali (4-66) and Adil Rashid (2-30) combined to bowl the hosts out for 203.

Keaton Jennings (26*) and Rory Burns (11*) then saw England through to the close on 38-0, meaning the visitors will begin tomorrow morning with a lead of 177.

Leach said: "I was just running at him shouting 'caught Buttler, bowled Leach!'. Those were my exact words.

"That was a nice moment for me and I hope for him, as well. To be out there with him is something very special for me. 

"It's brilliant. We started at under-11s together. That would have been the first ever 'caught Buttler, bowled Leach'. To be in an England shirt together is very special. It makes us proud and a lot of people back home proud as well."