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Sri Lanka slumped to 81-4 against England by the end of a rain-affected day one of the third Test on Thursday, leaving the tourists' hopes of a series-equaling victory at the Rose Bowl in tatters.

James Anderson marked his England return with the wicket of debutant Lahiru Thirimanne, leaving Sri Lanka on 23-1 when rain forced the teams to take an early lunch on day one of the third and final Test at the Rose Bowl on Thursday.

England will be a step closer to its dream of top spot in the world if they beat Sri Lanka in the third Test at the Rose Bowl starting on Thursday.

Sri Lanka captain Tillakaratne Dilshan will miss the third Test against England with a broken thumb, team manager Anura Tennekoon confirmed Tuesday.

England have named pace bowler James Anderson in place of Jade Derbach in their 12-man squad for the third and final Test of the series against Sri Lanka starting at the Rose Bowl in Southampton on Thursday.

Veteran Sri Lankan opener Sanath Jayasuriya, who returned to the one-day and Twenty20 team after more than a year on Thursday, will draw curtains on his over two-decade long career after the upcoming series against England.

England wicket-keeper Matthew Prior has been handed a reprimand for breaching the International Cricket Council (ICC) Code of Conduct.

Sri Lanka ODI and T20 squad for England Series 2011: Sri Lanka have named veteran opening batsman Sanath Jayasuriya in their One-Day and Twenty20 International squad to take on England in June and July.

Veteran batsman Sanath Jayasuriya's international career has been resurrected in the wake of a doping investigation involving Sri Lankan opener Upul Tharanga.