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Third Test

England v Sri Lanka

2003: At Manchester, June 13, 14, 15, 16, 17

Lawrence Booth

Second Test

England v Sri Lanka

2003: At Birmingham, May 30, 31, June 1, 2

Hugh Chevallier

First Test

England v Sri Lanka

2003: At Lord's, May 16, 17, 18, 19, 20

Stephen Fay

England's cricketers emerge from World Cup shadow

Jun 17, 2002: England's cricketers briefly emerged from the World Cup's shadow, cheered to the rafters by 2000 loyal supporters during a thrilling finish to a one-sided series against Sri Lanka

Charlie Austin

England snatch a dramatic Test win at Old Trafford

Jun 17, 2002: It was only a couple of days ago that the crowd at Old Trafford was cheering wildly as an English foot made contact with a ball

Ralph Dellor

Weather prevents Sri Lanka from taking further punishment

Jun 16, 2002: It came as something of a merciful relief when rain and bad light caused the umpires to call of play in the 16th over of Sri Lanka's second innings

Ralph Dellor

Stewart ton and Vaas milestone as England fans cheer on two fronts

Jun 15, 2002: A large proportion of the crowd at Old Trafford would have thoroughly enjoyed their day

Ralph Dellor

Bad light and rain end second day at Old Trafford with England in charge

Jun 14, 2002: Only 117 minutes of play were possible at Old Trafford on the second day of this Test, but that was long enough for England to consolidate their position by moving the score along to 377 for six when sepulchral gloom enshrouded the ground as a

Ralph Dellor

England in charge as rain brings early finish at Old Trafford

Jun 13, 2002: On a day that finished early because of rain and bad light, England had made hay while the clouds rolled by earlier in the day to lay the foundations for another very healthy total after winning the toss

Ralph Dellor

Sri Lanka comprehensively beaten at Edgbaston

Jun 2, 2002: The England football team might have thrown away a winning position in Japan, but the country's cricketers made no mistake at Edgbaston after bursting through what had been stubborn Sri Lankan resistance with the new ball after lunch on the fourth

Ralph Dellor

England strengthen grip on second Test

Jun 1, 2002: With two whole days remaining, England have this second Test, and Sri Lanka, by the throat

Ralph Dellor

England take command as Trescothick shines

May 31, 2002: Marcus Trescothick has an unenviable record of finishing on the losing sidewhenever he has scored a century in international cricket

Ralph Dellor

Muralitharan back in action as Sri Lanka are bowled out cheaply

May 30, 2002: The joy that swept through the Sri Lankan camp when it was announced Muttiah Muralitharan was fit to play was quickly dissipated as the England bowlers worked steadily through the batting order

Ralph Dellor

England complete remarkable recovery

May 20, 2002: As an event, Napoleon getting off Elba may have held rather more significance, but England's escape from the jam in which they found themselves here at Lord's on Saturday evening is an achievement in which they can take a fair measure of pride

Stephen Lamb

Sri Lanka held up by brave England fightback

May 19, 2002: Michael Vaughan made Sri Lanka pay for two missed catches as he made his second Test hundred, giving England a possible escape route in the first Test against Sri Lanka at Lord's

Stephen Lamb

Sri Lanka in control as England follow on

May 18, 2002: England face a Herculean task if they are to stave off defeat by Sri Lanka in the first Test of the three-match series

Stephen Lamb

Sri Lanka reach highest-ever Test total at Lord's

May 17, 2002: Sri Lanka cantered towards yet another daunting first-innings total as England were condemned to a second day chasing leather at Lord's in the first Test

Stephen Lamb

England tamed by Atapattu and Jayawardene

May 16, 2002: Sri Lanka confounded their detractors by establishing a commanding position at Lord's on the opening day of their three-match Test series against England

Stephen Lamb
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Series Results
England v Sri Lanka at Manchester - Jun 13-17, 2002
England won by 10 wickets
England v Sri Lanka at Birmingham - May 30-Jun 2, 2002
England won by an innings and 111 runs
England v Sri Lanka at Lord's - May 16-20, 2002
Match drawn
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