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Back to where it all began for Collingwood

Dec 15, 2007: As the groundsmen of Galle fight against the elements ahead of Tuesday's final Test, the England batsman, Paul Collingwood, is readying himself for a return to the ground at which he made his debut four years ago

ESPNcricinfo staff

First Test Match

Sri Lanka v England

2004: At Galle, December 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 2003

Lawrence Booth

England in Sri Lanka 2003-04

SL coach optimistic about remaining Tests

Dec 8, 2003: John Dyson, Sri Lanka's coach, was upbeat after his first Test match in charge, saying that Sri Lanka were the dominant team and the only winners in Galle had rain not interrupted play on the fourth afternoon

Saadi Thawfeeq

Sri Lanka v England, 1st Test, Galle, 5th day

Andrew Miller's Roving Reporter

Dec 6, 2003: Andrew Miller's Roving Reporter

Roving Reporter by Andrew Miller

Sri Lanka v England, 1st Test, Galle, 5th day

Giles proves his allround worth

Dec 6, 2003: Andrew Miller's verdict

The Wisden Verdict by Andrew Miller

Sri Lanka v England, 1st Test, Galle, 5th day

England hold on for a nailbiting draw

Dec 6, 2003: Bad light came to England's rescue in the first Test at Galle, as they escaped with a draw against Sri Lanka

The Wisden Bulletin by Freddie Auld

Sri Lanka v England, 1st Test, Galle, 4th day

Army v Navy

Dec 5, 2003: Andrew Miller's Roving Reporter

Roving Reporter by Andrew Miller at Galle

Sri Lanka v England, 1st Test, Galle, 4th day

Murali's the man

Dec 5, 2003: Andrew Miller's verdict

The Wisden Verdict by Andrew Miller

Sri Lanka v England, 1st Test, Galle, 4th day

Jayawardene gives Sri Lanka the ascendancy

Dec 5, 2003: England have a fight on their hands to escape the first Test at Galle with a draw after Mahela Jayawardene scored a patient 86 not out to set England 323 to win

The Wisden Bulletin by Freddie Auld

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

Melting point

Dec 4, 2003: Andrew Miller on the stifling heat at Galle

Roving Reporter by Andrew Miller at Galle

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

Clinging to Murali's coat-tails

Dec 4, 2003: Ashley Giles and Gareth Batty answered the critics with a fine containing bowling performance on the third day at Galle, but Sri Lanka were still 195 ahead by the close

The Wisden Verdict by Andrew Miller

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

Giles and Batty give England hope

Dec 4, 2003: Sri Lanka closed the third day at Galle on 99 for 5, with a lead of 195, after Muttiah Muralitharan blew away England's middle and lower order with 7 for 46

The Wisden Bulletin by Freddie Auld

Sri Lanka v England, 1st Test, Galle, 2nd day

It's the Fort that counts

Dec 3, 2003: Andrew Miller checks out the famous Galle fort, which overlooks the cricket ground

Roving Reporter by Andrew Miller at Galle

Sri Lanka v England, 1st Test, Galle, 2nd day

Murali's double whammy

Dec 3, 2003: Muttiah Muralitharan has been a muted presence on this tour

The Wisden Verdict by Andrew Miller

England v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Galle, 2nd day

Murali gives Sri Lanka a late boost

Dec 3, 2003: A last-wicket stand of 40 between Chaminda Vaas and Muttiah Muralitharan took the shine of a good start for England, as Sri Lanka reached 331 in their first innings

The Wisden Bulletin by Freddie Auld

England v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Galle, 2nd day

Murali gives Sri Lanka a late boost

Dec 3, 2003: A last-wicket stand of 40 between Chaminda Vaas and Muttiah Muralitharan took the shine of a good start for England, as Sri Lanka reached 331 in their first innings

The Wisden Bulletin by Freddie Auld

Sri Lanka v England, 1st Test, Galle, 2nd day

Muralitharan takes the shine off England's day

Dec 3, 2003: England closed the second day at Galle on 97 for 2 after Muttiah Muralitharan took both wickets to fall, and earlier scored a quickfire 38 to help Sri Lanka recover to 331

The Wisden Bulletin by Freddie Auld

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

Giles gives England the edge

Dec 2, 2003: England had the better of a rain-shortened first day at Galle

The Wisden Bulletin by Freddie Auld

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

The Englishmen abroad

Dec 2, 2003: It doesn't take long for the lobster in every Englishman to come snapping to the surface

Roving Reporter by Andrew Miller at Galle

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

Andrew Miller's Wisden Verdict

Dec 2, 2003: Sanath Jayasuriya falls to Ashley Giles for a watchful 48 © Getty Images 2003

The Wisden Verdict by Andrew Miller at Galle
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Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (SSC) - Dec 18-21, 2003
Sri Lanka won by an innings and 215 runs
Sri Lanka v England at Kandy - Dec 10-14, 2003
Match drawn
Sri Lanka v England at Galle - Dec 2-6, 2003
Match drawn
SL BP XI v England XI at Colombo (CCC) - Nov 26-28, 2003
Match drawn
Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (RPS) - Nov 23, 2003
Match abandoned without a ball bowled
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