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Sri Lanka v England, 3rd Test, Galle, 4th day

Weather and Cook delay Sri Lanka

Dec 21, 2007: England's hopes of securing a face-saving draw they scarcely deserve have been boosted after torrential rain washed out the final two sessions on the fourth day at Galle

The Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan

Sri Lanka v England, 3rd Test, Galle, 3rd day

England's goose is cooked

Dec 20, 2007: As and when England are finally put out of their misery in this series, the world rankings will reveal that their golden era is officially over. In one fell swoop, they will have slipped from No. 2 to No. 5, the result of two indifferent years since the 2

Andrew Miller at Galle

Sri Lanka v England, 3rd Test, Galle, 3rd day

Vaas proud of allround display

Dec 20, 2007: Chaminda Vaas, the Sri Lanka fast bowler, spoke of his pride in answering the critics who questioned his value after he struck a workmanlike 90 and took four wickets on the third day against England at Galle

Sa'adi Thawfeeq at Galle

Sri Lanka v England, 3rd Test, Galle, 3rd day

Vaas the bat

Dec 20, 2007: Andrew Miller provides the plays of the third day at Galle

Andrew Miller at Galle

Sri Lanka v England, 3rd Test, Galle, 3rd day

Hopeless England routed for 81

Dec 20, 2007: A mentally shattered England folded for 81, their lowest total for five years, on the third day at Galle as Chaminda Vaas led a bowling display which put Sri Lanka within sight of the 2-0 win that will lift them to second place in the world rankings

The Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan

Sri Lanka v England, 3rd Test, Galle, 2nd day

An opportunity availed by Dilshan

Dec 19, 2007: Tillakaratne Dilshan, who scored a stylish 84 on his return to the Sri Lankan team, said he was under no pressure

Sa'adi Thawfeeq in Galle

Sri Lanka v England, 3rd Test, Galle, 2nd day

Jayawardene accuses England of giving up

Dec 19, 2007: Not content with locking them out of the final Test with a steadfast and brilliant 149 not out, Mahela Jayawardene accused England afterwards of lacking the will to win

Andrew Miller at Galle

Plays of the day

Jayawardene's gains and Prior's losses

Dec 19, 2007: Andrew Miller presents the plays of the second day from the third Test between Sri Lanka and England at Galle

Andrew Miller at Galle

Sri Lanka v England, 3rd Test, Galle, 2nd day

Unstoppable Jayawardene brings series closer

Dec 19, 2007: Sri Lanka's hunt for a series victory has become a personal quest for Mahela Jayawardene after his unbeaten 149 kept England in the field throughout the second day at Galle

The Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan

Sri Lanka v England, 3rd Test, Galle, 1st day

Bayliss surprised by Galle pitch

Dec 18, 2007: Sri Lanka's coach, Trevor Bayliss, has expressed surprise at the way the Galle wicket played, after his team scored 147 for 4 on a rain delayed opening day

Sa'adi Thawfeeq in Galle

Sri Lanka v England, 3rd Test, Galle, 1st day

'I've stopped beating myself up'- Harmison

Dec 18, 2007: For the second innings running, Steve Harmison was the pick of a committed England attack

Andrew Miller at Galle

Sri Lanka v England, 3rd Test, Galle, 1st day

Harrying Harmy finds his mojo

Dec 18, 2007: Andrew Miller provides the plays of the opening day from Galle

Andrew Miller at Galle

Sri Lanka v England, 3rd Test, Galle, 1st day

Late Harmison burst gives England edge

Dec 18, 2007: Three years after tragedy struck Galle, Test cricket returned to the International Stadium. A late burst from Steve Harmison meant England ended a truncated opening day with their noses in front

The Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan

Jayawardene finds incentive to win Galle Test

Sri Lanka aim for No. 2 spot in ICC rankings

Dec 17, 2007: Mahela Jayawardene has said the motivation to win the final Test against England starting Tuesday in Galle is to move up to the No. 2 spot in the ICC Test team rankings. Sri Lanka are leading the three-Test series 1-0

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

Sri Lanka v England, 3rd Test, Galle

England set for battle in refurbished Galle

Dec 17, 2007: Galle's renovated stadium is set to host the third Test, but the match will have a delayed start due to inclement weather

Andrew Miller in Galle

Sri Lanka v England, 3rd Test, Galle

Murali's favourite venue

Dec 17, 2007: Stats preview for the third Test between Sri Lanka and England in Galle

S Rajesh

England are on the back foot

Dec 17, 2007: Sri Lanka have dictated terms in the series so far, but England will come hard at Galle

Kumar Sangakkara

MCC lends a hand in Sri Lanka

Sumangela's field of dreams

Dec 16, 2007: Three years after it was devastated by the tsunami, a small corner of Sri Lanka is looking to the future with hope - and that's thanks in no small part to the world's premier cricket club

Andrew Miller

Sri Lanka v England, 3rd Test, Galle

England see the bigger picture

Dec 16, 2007: Drop by drop, blade by blade, paving slab by paving slab, Galle's beleaguered stadium is getting itself ready for the biggest opening night of its nine-year international history

Andrew Miller at Galle

The rebirth of Galle

Galle's committed curator

Dec 15, 2007: No one has shown as much commitment to the Galle International Stadium that Jayananda Warnaweera has. It was his heart and soul until the morning of December 26, 2004. The tsunami came and destroyed all what he had worked for since 1998, the year when the

Sa'adi Thawfeeq in Galle
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Tour Results
Sri Lanka v England at Galle - Dec 18-22, 2007
Match drawn
Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (SSC) - Dec 9-13, 2007
Match drawn
Sri Lanka v England at Kandy - Dec 1-5, 2007
Sri Lanka won by 88 runs
SL BP XI v England XI at Colombo (NCC) - Nov 25-27, 2007
England XI won by 5 wickets
SL BP XI v England XI at Colombo (CCC) - Nov 20-22, 2007
Match drawn
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