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England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 5th day

Root provides Sri Lanka spark

Jun 24, 2014: As Sri Lanka sought a famous victory, Joe Root's words to Angelo Mathews were a pin prick that triggered an explosion

Andrew Fidel Fernando at Headingley

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 5th day

The tale of two balls, one winner and a piece of history

Jun 24, 2014: With two balls remaining at Lord's, Nuwan Pradeep was saved by an inside edge (and the DRS). A little over a week later, with two balls remaining at Leeds, James Anderson fended a bouncer to decide the series

Mark Nicholas

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 5th day

The pearl and the bank clerk

Jun 24, 2014: The stories of Shaminda Eranga and Rangana Herath sum up the Sri Lanka team, an under-prepared, under-financed group who refused to be beaten by England

Jarrod Kimber at Headingley

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 5th day

Moeen shines amid rubble

Jun 24, 2014: It should not obscure the failures that led to England's defeat but Moeen Ali showed his talent and his temperament with a wonderful maiden Test century

George Dobell at Headingley

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley

'I never quit on anything' - Cook

Jun 24, 2014: Alastair Cook has acknowledged that time may not be on his side as he battles to turnaround his form after two more disappointing innings against Sri Lanka

George Dobell at Headingley

Eng v SL, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 5th day

Rare away success for Sri Lanka

Jun 24, 2014: Stats highlights after the end of the fifth day's play between Sri Lanka and England at Headingley

Bishen Jeswant

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 5th day

SL snatch victory after defiant Moeen ton

Jun 24, 2014: Sri Lanka won when they had almost abandoned hope. From the penultimate ball of a gripping final day, Shaminda Eranga found a hostile delivery to bring their first series win in England

The Report by David Hopps

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 4th day

Mathews unlocks another dimension

Jun 23, 2014: Angelo Mathews' innings may have defined the Test match but it also has potential to define his career

Andrew Fidel Fernando at Headingley

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 4th day

Bell defends Cook captaincy

Jun 23, 2014: Ian Bell has rejected the suggestion Alastair Cook is on the brink of resigning the England captaincy and said it was the performance of the players rather than any tactical shortcomings that have cost the side in Leeds

George Dobell at Headingley

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 4th day

England's comedy of errors

Jun 23, 2014: It was not hard to spot England's mistakes on a day when they even ran out of stupid ideas

Jarrod Kimber at Headingley

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 4th day

New England, same mistakes

Jun 23, 2014: With Alastair Cook isolated and the deficiencies in his captaincy laid bare, the suggestion that English cricket is at a low point continues to gain credence

George Dobell at Headingley

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 4th day

Jayawardene turns up heat on Cook

Jun 23, 2014: Mahela Jayawardene shot barbs at England's tactics at Headingley and questioned their embattled captain's public comments, after Sri Lanka finished day four with a famous away win in sight

Andrew Fidel Fernando

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 4th day

Mathews record invites comparisons with The Don

Jun 23, 2014: One of the great Test innings by Angelo Mathews, typical of his outstanding record as captain, has put Sri Lanka on the brink of a famous win

Mark Nicholas at Headingley

Eng v SL, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 4th day

Captaincy no burden for Mathews

Jun 23, 2014: Angelo Mathews' flourishing batting during his stint as Sri Lanka Test captain features in the stats highlights from the fourth day at Headingley

Bishen Jeswant

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 4th day

Mathews, Prasad set up Sri Lanka for famous win

Jun 23, 2014: Sri Lanka have never won a Test series in England, but they are closing in on a magnificent achievement after their captain, Angelo Mathews, with a brilliant domineering hundred

The Report by David Hopps

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 3rd day

Sangakkara finally leaves his hallmark on England

Jun 22, 2014: Having averaged only 30 in England before this tour, Kumar Sangakkara has finally restored his record

Andrew Fidel Fernando at Headingley

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 3rd day

Moeen proves his worth - and unveils the doosra

Jun 22, 2014: A plethora of "experts" who have spent the last few weeks repeating the myth that Moeen is a "part-time" spin bowler may now afford him a little more respect

George Dobell at Headingley

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 3rd day

Moeen strikes but England grip slackens

Jun 22, 2014: Moeen Ali removed Kumar Sangakkara and Lahiru Thirimanne in the evening session as England strived to press home their advantage in the second Test

The Report by David Hopps

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 2nd day

Eranga leads Sri Lanka's survivors

Jun 21, 2014: For much of the second day Sri Lanka toiled without reward and the Test match was slipping away from them, but they refused to yield and their hard-working seamers have ensured they retain hope

Andrew Fidel Fernando at Headingley

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 2nd day

Old-school Robson plays it perfectly

Jun 21, 2014: As the home side stumbled in the final session the value of Sam Robson's maiden Test hundred, a model in concentration and self-denial, became clear

George Dobell at Headingley
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Series Results
England v Sri Lanka at Leeds - Jun 20-24, 2014
Sri Lanka won by 100 runs
England v Sri Lanka at Lord's - Jun 12-16, 2014
Match drawn
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