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Dinesh Chandimal celebrates his century with Rangana Herath

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Chester-le-Street, 4th day

Chandimal helps SL reclaim their identity

With his effervescent character and homespun technique, Dinesh Chandimal embodies something of the island spirit - as well as the fight his team had lost

Milinda Siriwardana cuts in the closing stages of the day

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Chester-le-Street, 3rd day

Sri Lanka find their fight ... and their off stumps

Today Sri Lanka began to pee on the raging fire they had started on day two, but flames are still licking the walls and roof

Rangana Herath finally notched his 300th Test wicket

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Chester-le-Street, 2nd day

Everyman Herath waddles into history

He became the second-oldest man to reach 300 Test wickets - and possibly the least fit - but Rangana Herath's story is the best of what sport has to offer

Alex Hales works through the leg side

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Chester-le-Street, 1st day

For once, SL avoid being caught cold

The icy conditions may have had Sri Lanka supporters fearing the worst but this was a glorious day of competence in the field by Angelo Mathews' side

The Sri Lankans stay wrapped up

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Chester-le-Street

Mathews hopes Sri Lanka warm to their task

Two days out from the Test, with thick grey clouds overhead and the wind whistling in from the north east, Sri Lanka trained in the coldest temperatures many of the team had experienced

From left to right: Anne, Emily and Charlotte Brontë in a portrait by their brother Branwell

Sri Lanka in England 2016

Ice-cold in Brontë country

Never mind Fred, Brian and Geoffrey, you can learn plenty about Yorkshire character from Emily, Charlotte and Anne

Kusal Mendis lofts down the ground

Sri Lanka in England 2016

Mendis grateful for English league experience

There was no long apprenticeship at the fringes of the Test side for Kusal Mendis. There were no tours with the A team, or leadership positions in his club side

Dinesh Chandimal dragged into his stumps

Sri Lanka in England 2016

Chandimal insists Sri Lanka still have belief

Despite a year in which Sri Lanka have lost 11 of 14 completed T20s and now been defeated inside three days in a Test, "one or two wins" could reverse fortunes, Dinesh Chandimal said