SOUTHAMPTON (AFP) - Sri Lanka were reduced to 81 for four against England on a rain-marred first day of the third and final Test at the Rose Bowl here on Thursday. Only 38 overs out of a scheduled 90 were possible on the opening day of what was the first Test ever staged at the home of southern county Hampshire. But that was enough time for England, 1-0 up in this series, to rip through a top order lacking Sri Lanka captain Tillakaratne Dilshan, out with a broken thumb suffered while making 193 in the drawn second Test at Lord's. By contrast stand-in skipper Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene, the tourists' two most experienced batsmen, managed just six runs between them here on Thursday. James Anderson marked his comeback to England duty by taking two wickets, while the 6ft 7in Chris Tremlett, who troubled Sri Lanka with his pace and bounce, also struck twice on the ground where he made his name. Anderson ended the day with a return of two for 24 runs in 16 overs while Tremlett, who until his move to Surrey last season played for Hampshire, had two for 17 in just 11. Sri Lanka were in dire straits at 39 for four, with Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene both back in the pavilion. But Thilan Samaraweera (24 not out) and Prasanna Jayawardene (10 not out) prevented further collapse with an unbroken stand of 42. Anderson, who missed Lord's with a side injury, was recalled in place of Steven Finn as England looked to build on a series lead secured by an innings and 14-run victory in the first Test in Cardiff. England, after captain Andrew Strauss won the toss and fielded, saw Anderson strike in the 13th over. Test debutant Lahiru Thirimanne, in for Dilshan, edged to Strauss at first slip and fell for 10. SCOREBOARD SRI LANKA 1ST INNINGS: T Paranavitana lbw b Tremlett 11 H Thirimanne c Strauss b Anderson 10 KC Sangakkara c Prior b Anderson 2 M Jayawardene c Prior b Tremlett 4 T Samaraweera not out 24 H Jayawardene not out 10 EXTRAS: (b 2, lb 13, w 4, nb 1) 20 TOTAL: (4 wickets; 38 overs) 81 FOW: 1-23, 2-23, 3-29, 4-39 BOWLING: JM Anderson 16-6-24-2 SCJ Broad 11-2-24-0 CT Tremlett 11-5-17-2 ENGLAND: Andrew Strauss (capt), Alastair Cook, Jonathan Trott, Kevin Pietersen, Ian Bell, Eoin Morgan, Matt Prior (wkt), Stuart Broad, Graeme Swann, Chris Tremlett, James Anderson Toss: England Umpires: Aleem Dar (PAK) and Rod Tucker (AUS) TV umpire: Billy Doctrove (WIS) Match referee: Alan Hurst (AUS)