England take on history to win first Test

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Updated: March 28, 2012

England must make the biggest fourth-innings chase in their history if they are to beat Sri Lanka in the first Test at Galle. Andrew Strauss’ side will resume on the fourth morning on 111 for two as they look to reel in an imposing target of 340.

The world number one Test side lost openers Andrew Strauss and Alastair Cook cheaply, before Jonathan Trott and Kevin Pietersen repaired the damage by adding 63 for the unbroken third wicket.

England 193 and 111 for 2 (Trott 40*) need a further 229 to beat Sri Lanka 318 and 214 (Prasanna Jayawardene 61*, Swann 6-82)