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Harmison leads England fightback

Published:Tuesday | December 18, 2007 | 7:58 PM

England pace bowler Steve Harmison claimed two late wickets to leave hosts Sri Lanka on 147 for four on today’s opening day of the third and final Test at Galle.

Harmison trapped Upul Tharanga for 16 in the morning.

He then bowled England back into the game with a superb five-over spell after tea, dismissing Kumar Sangakkara for 46 to break a dangerous stand and then Chamara Silva for one just before the close.

Harmison finished with three for 28 from 13 overs.

Skipper Mahela Jayawardene finished the day on 51 not out having faced 129 deliveries with six boundaries.

Tillakaratne Dilshan was on seven not out.

Sri Lanka lead the series 1-0.

Play started after a two-hour delay because of a waterlogged outfield.