England fell agonisingly short of salvaging a remarkable draw as Sri Lanka won the second Test by 100 runs at Headingley to seal a 1-0 series victory.
Sri Lanka are closing in on a magnificent achievement after Mathews, with a brilliant domineering hundred, followed by a scarcely credible spell from Prasad collapsing to 57-5 in pursuit of 350 for victory in the second Test at Headingley.
Mahela Jayawardene's fifty lifted Sri Lanka after two wickets in quick succession. Sri Lanka were 214/4 at stumps on day 3, leading by 106 runs.
Sam Robson struck his maiden Test century as England ended day two of the second and final Test with Sri Lanka at Headingley 63 runs ahead.
Stuart Broad took a hat-trick spread over two overs and Liam Plunkett finished with 5/64 as Sri Lanka were bowled out for 257. England were 36/0 in reply at stump on day 1.
Stuart Broad became the fourth bowler to take two hat-tricks on Friday during the opening day of the second and last Test between Sri Lanka and England.
England have won the toss and chose to bowl against Sri Lanka in 2nd and final Tesst at Headingley, Leeds on Friday.
England were denied victory in an incredible finale to the first Test as Sri Lanka's last-wicket pair batted out the final five balls to cling on for a draw at Lord's on Monday.
Gary Ballance struck a maiden Test century as England built a lead of 389 heading into the final day of the first Test with Sri Lanka at Lord's.
Kumar Sangakkara struck a majestic 147, his maiden Test century at Lord's, as Sri Lanka reached 415-7 after day three of the first Test against England.