England 408-8 vs. Sri Lanka, Moeen Ali 85 not out

CHESTER-LE-STREET, England (AP) Moeen Ali was 85 not out to give England some late-order momentum as it reached 408-8 at lunch on the second day of the second test against Sri Lanka on Saturday.

Resuming on 310-6, England was moving into a commanding position in the game and the three-match series after winning the first test by an innings.

Ali and Chris Woakes (39) shared a 92-run partnership for the seventh wicket as Sri Lanka missed a couple of chances in the field in contrast to their slick display on the first day. Both Ali and Woakes were dropped.