It also brought together two left-handers Paranavitana and Sangakkara to the crease who remained unconquered at the lunch break.
The second wicket duo eschewed risks so the scoring rate fell to under three an over and the first hour's play realised only 37 runs in 14 overs.
Sangakkara and Paranavitana raised the 50 of the innings in the 19th over and after 81 minutes of play since last evening.
Sreesanth got the first break for the home team after lunch by sending back opener Paranavitana in his first over of a fresh spell as Lanka slumped from 119 for one to 137 for four.
Zaheer, brought back for a new spell from the Churchgate end, sent back Mahela Jayawardene (12) and Thilan Samaraweera (0) in the space of 15 balls for one run.In Image:Ojha with his teammates makes a concerted appeal