England v India 2011

Jade Dernbach took two wickets in two balls to clinch England the match and series at Old Trafford
Jade Dernbach took two wickets in two balls to clinch England the match and series at Old Trafford © Getty Images


    Recipe for success?

Switch Hit: Is Cook overseeing the rebirth of English ODI cricket? Plus, Broad v Bresnan, discipline problems in county cricket, and a first look at India

    Not all gloom despite defeat

Mahela Jayawardene: We played some good cricket, weren't outplayed for long periods of time, and unearthed some really talented youngsters

    BC Cooray's nightmare

Rewind: In early 2001 an umpire united both sides as well as spectators in agreement that his officiating was atrocious

    Ready, steady, Cook

Switch Hit: Can captain Cook steady the ship for England in the ODIs? Plus, we look into changes for the DRS

    After the rain, a new reign

Switch Hit: What positives can England take ahead of India? Plus, we look ahead to the ODI series and two new captains

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Press Conference: Cook, Ramdin react after drawn Test


Sri Lanka in England Test Series, 2011

Sri Lanka in England T20I Match, 2011

NatWest Series, 2011 (Sri Lanka in England ODIs)

Tri-Nation Tournament in Scotland, 2011 (Ireland, Scotland, Sri Lanka in Scotland ODIs)

Sri Lanka tour of England and Scotland, May-Jul 2011

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5th ODI : England v India , Sophia Gardens, Cardiff

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Player Team Cost Total Points
V Kohli IND 90000 173
JM Bairstow ENG 85000 159
GP Swann ENG 100000 135

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Alastair Cook on Sri Lanka's go-slow to ensure Dinesh Chandimal reached his century at Lord's


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Suraj Randiv acknowledges the applause after taking five wickets
Alastair Cook tasted success in his first series as England's full-time ODI captain
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Jade Dernbach celebrates his dismissal of Angelo Mathews
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Angelo Mathews cracked a 64-ball 62 against England
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Jeevan Mendis cuts during his 48 against England
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Kumar Sangakkara plays on to Tim Bresnan
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James Hildreth (c) Jimmy Adams
Jonny Bairstow (wk) Ravi Bopara
Danny Briggs Jade Dernbach
Steven Finn Eoin Morgan
Graham Onions Samit Patel
Ajmal Shahzad James Taylor


Sri Lanka became the eighth side to play Tests in 1982 when they hosted England for the first of six one-off Tests spread over 16 years. How lightly they were taken was evident when England initially offered to grant them only a four-day Test on their return trip in 1984. It wasn't until 1998 that perceptions changed, when Arjuna Ranatunga's side - featuring a rampant Muttiah Muralitharan - hammered the hosts at The Oval. England's first full tour of the island was in 2001, an acrimonious contest marred by poor umpiring which the tourists won 2-1 thanks largely to their "pad or hit" approach against Murali.

Tour Results
Scotland v Sri Lanka at Edinburgh - Jul 13, 2011
Sri Lanka won by 183 runs
Ireland v Sri Lanka at Edinburgh - Jul 11, 2011
Match abandoned without a ball bowled
England v Sri Lanka at Manchester - Jul 9, 2011
England won by 16 runs
England v Sri Lanka at Nottingham - Jul 6, 2011
England won by 10 wickets (with 145 balls remaining) (D/L method)
England v Sri Lanka at Lord's - Jul 3, 2011
Sri Lanka won by 6 wickets (with 10 balls remaining)
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