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Third Test Match

Sri Lanka v England

2004: At Sinhalese Sports Club, Colombo, December 18, 19, 20, 21, 2003

Lawrence Booth

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

And the walls came tumbling down

Dec 21, 2003: On Thursday, Marcus Trescothick had been in a particularly non-committal mood at the end-of-day press conference

The Wisden Verdict by Andrew Miller

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

Andrew Miller's Wisden Verdict

Dec 21, 2003: Andrew Miller's Wisden Verdict

The Wisden Verdict by Andrew Miller

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

Sri Lanka calling the shots

Dec 21, 2003: Not even Duncan Fletcher could dead-bat his way out of admitting that England had a shocking day in the field yesterday

The Wisden Bulletin by Andrew Miller

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

Murali and Fernando blow England away

Dec 21, 2003: Sri Lanka swept to a colossal victory against England in the final Test in Colombo

The Wisden Bulletin by Freddie Auld

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

Inflatable Santas

Dec 20, 2003: Andrew Miller in Colombo

Roving Reporter by Andrew Miller

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

A red herring

Dec 20, 2003: Andrew Miller's Wisden Verdict

The Wisden Verdict by Andrew Miller

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

Samaraweera and Jayawardene increase England's woes

Dec 20, 2003: A dominating stand of 262 between Thilan Samaraweera and Mahela Jayawardene, along with a late flourish from Tillakaratne Dilshan and Upul Chandana, continued Sri Lanka's total domination - and England's agony - in the final Test in Colombo

The Wisden Bulletin by Freddie Auld

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

A swing and a miss

Dec 19, 2003: Andrew Miller's Wisden Verdict

The Wisden Verdict by Andrew Miller

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

Atapattu splits webbing of left hand

Dec 19, 2003: Marvan Atapattu, Sri Lanka's opening batsman, split the webbing of his left hand while catching Gareth Batty, and may not bat in the Sri Lanka first innings

Charlie Austin

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

Sri Lanka build towards domination

Dec 19, 2003: A quickfire 85 by Sanath Jayasuriya, followed by a gritty hundred stand between Thilan Samaraweera and Mahela Jayawardene put Sri Lanka firmly in control of the final Test in Colombo

The Wisden Bulletin by Freddie Auld

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

Caught in two minds

Dec 18, 2003: Andrew Miller's Wisden Verdict

The Wisden Verdict by Andrew Miller

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

Honours even despite Flintoff's fireworks

Dec 18, 2003: The opening day of the final Test in Colombo ended all square as England closed on 259 for 8 after a whirlwind 77 from Andrew Flintoff

The Wisden Bulletin by Freddie Auld
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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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