Welcome, Sri Lanka, the eighth test side,
Let’s see what you bring to the the game,
A team of De Silvas, of Mendis, de Mel,
Of soon to be world renowned names.
An early stumble, and fight back too,
Day one ended pretty much level,
But England looked brighter the following day
(Until De Mel took three off just seven)
Collapses kept coming, or mini collapses,
The spinners had only to wait,
Emburey, Underwood, slicing Sri Lanka,
Taking seven wickets for eight.
Needing 171, and soon Cook was gone,
Tavare and Gooch built an innings,
Then Gower took over and guided them home,
They were playing, Sri Lanka, not winning.