No Ton for Pietersen as England Build Lead

Southampton (England), Jun 19 (AFP) Kevin Pietersen missed out on his first Test century in Britain for nearly three years after helping England gain a first innings lead in the third and final Test against Sri Lanka.

England were 195 for four in reply to Sri Lanka's 184, a lead of 11 runs, at stumps on the third day of the Rose Bowl's debut Test here today.

Pietersen exited for 85, eight minutes before the scheduled close, when he edged a drive to wicketkeeper Prasanna Jayawardene to give medium-pacer Thisara Perera a first Test wicket.

The former captain, who has not made a Test century on home soil since reaching three figures against his native South Africa at The Oval in 2008, looked in fine touch while striking 14 fours in his 115-ball innings.


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