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Sri Lanka A v England Lions, 3rd unofficial Test, Colombo

Woakes delight at team and personal gains

Mar 1, 2014: England Lions captain Chris Woakes has credited his team's preparation and their unrelenting focus on victory, for the 1-0 series win over Sri Lanka A.

Andrew Fidel Fernando

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

Robson's fifth hundred completes Lions' job

Mar 1, 2014: Sam Robson underlined his batting potential with his fifth hundred of the winter as England Lions secured a series win against Sri Lanka A in Colombo

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka A v England Lions, 3rd unofficial Test, Colombo, 3rd day

Kerrigan starts out on path to redemption

Feb 28, 2014: So highly rated in county cricket but so emphatically embarrassed in his first Test at the Oval last year, Simon Kerrigan delivered an incisive spell in Colombo that may light his path to redemption.

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Colombo

SL A v England Lions, 3rd unofficial Test, Colombo, 2nd day

Woakes and Tharanga share tons

Feb 27, 2014: Sri Lanka A's hopes of levelling the series diminished on Thursday, after England Lions had added a further 159 runs, but for Upul Tharanga and Suraj Randiv, the second day brought their possible return to the tips of the Test team

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Colombo

Sri Lanka A v England Lions, 3rd unofficial Test, Colombo

Woakes and Borthwick lift England Lions

Feb 26, 2014: A polished 83 from Varun Chopra laid the base for a busy, unbeaten 130-run stand between Chris Woakes and Scott Borthwick in the evening, as England Lions moved to a comfortable 302 for 5

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Colombo

Sri Lanka A v England Lions, 2nd unofficial Test, Dambulla, 4th day

Karunaratne, Tharanga tons secure draw

Feb 22, 2014: There was no Dambulla dustbowl on the final day and the only deterioration was on the forehead of England Lions captain Chris Woakes

Alex Winter in Dambulla

Sri Lanka A v England Lions, 2nd unofficial Test, Dambulla

Taylor's case becoming undeniable

Feb 21, 2014: James Taylor strengthened his case for a recall to England's Test side with an unbeaten double hundred against Sri Lanka A

Alex Winter in Dambulla

SL A v England Lions, 2nd unofficial Test, Dambulla, 2nd day

England reap Robson's unintended consequences

Feb 20, 2014: Sam Robson's hundred - his fourth in five matches - gave England Lions control on the second day of the second unofficial Test

Alex Winter in Dambulla

SL A v England Lions, 2nd unofficial Test, Dambulla, 1st day

Lions seamers unpick preconceptions

Feb 19, 2014: On the flattest pitch of the tour, with England Lions picking three spinners, Graham Onions, Chris Woakes and Liam Plunkett produced a display of unwavering discipline

Alex Winter in Dambulla

SL A v England Lions, 2nd unofficial Test, Dambulla

Lions ready for up-country spin test

Feb 18, 2014: England Lions have arrived in Sri Lanka's northern-most cricketing outpost hoping to wrap up the unofficial Test series

Alex Winter in Dambulla

Sri Lanka A v England Lions, 1st unofficial Test, Pallekele, 4th day

Warnapura reasserts family name

Feb 15, 2014: Madawa Warnapura, the son of Sri Lanka's first Test captain Bandula Warnapura, reminded England of the family name they had first encountered more than 30 years ago with a stubborn century which delayed the Lions' victory on the final day

Alex Winter in Pallekele

Sri Lanka A v England Lions, 1st unofficial Test, Pallekele, 3rd day

Woakes forgoes century in victory hunt

Feb 14, 2014: Chris Woakes declared England Lions' innings to chase victory against Sri Lanka A in Pallekele and ended his chances of another century in the process

Alex Winter in Pallekele

Sri Lanka A v England Lions, 1st unofficial Test, Pallakele, 2nd day

Woakes puts Lions in firm control

Feb 13, 2014: Chris Woakes was dropped from the one-day team, had a modest Test debut and did not make the Ashes cut. But as captain of England Lions he reminded the selectors of his ability in Kandy

Alex Winter in Pallekele

Sri Lanka A v England Lions, unofficial Test, Kandy, 1st day

Moeen's grace adorns Lions' wasteful day

Feb 12, 2014: England were hoping to find something a little different from their next generation but as well as Moeen Ali played the way England Lions collapsed after tea in Pallekele revealed similar flaws

Alex Winter in Pallekele

Sri Lanka A v England Lions, 1st Test, Kandy

England's future goes on display

Feb 11, 2014: As the majority of English cricket supporters mourn the loss of Kevin Pietersen a group of players who are actually available are about to begin perhaps the most important series of their careers

Alex Winter in Kandy
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Series Results
Sri Lanka A v Eng Lions at Colombo (RPS) - Feb 26-Mar 1, 2014
Match drawn
Sri Lanka A v Eng Lions at Dambulla - Feb 19-22, 2014
Match drawn
Sri Lanka A v Eng Lions at Pallekele - Feb 12-15, 2014
Eng Lions won by 167 runs
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