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England v Sri Lanka in England, 2011

Sep 1, 2012: Wisden's review of the first Test, England v Sri Lanka in England, 2011

Steve James

Sri Lanka in England 2011

Forget day five

Jun 1, 2011: A look back at the Cardiff Test and what positives, if any, can be taken from it

Mahela Jayawardene

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

Shocked Dilshan urges regroup

May 30, 2011: If the first Test match played at Cardiff is now remembered for some over-my-dead-body batting on the final day, the second will be remembered for an extraordinary collapse

ESPNcricinfo staff

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

Belief allows England to win from nowhere

May 30, 2011: It was set to be a drab final day in Cardiff, but Andrew Strauss's team created their own atmosphere to conjure a remarkable victory

Andrew Miller in Cardiff

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

More overseas woe for Sri Lanka

May 30, 2011: Nobody expected the final day or have any interest, least of all, it seems, the Sri Lanka batsmen who were caught out in dramatic fashion

ESPNcricinfo staff

England v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Cardiff, fifth day

A new low for Sri Lanka

May 30, 2011: Stats highlights from Sri Lanka's remarkable collapse on the final day of the first Test

Madhusudhan Ramakrishnan

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

England's amazing heist

May 30, 2011: Plays of the Day from the 5th day of the 1st Test between England and Sri Lanka at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff

Andrew Miller at Sophia Gardens

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

Tremlett and Swann secure incredible victory

May 30, 2011: Graeme Swann and Chris Tremlett bowled England to an extraordinary innings-and-14-run victory as Sri Lanka collapsed in a barely believable 24.4 overs on the final day in Cardiff

The Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan

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

Sri Lanka on the slide

May 29, 2011: ESPNcricinfo presents plays of the day from Cardiff where Jonathan Trott and Ian Bell piled on the runs

ESPNcricinfo staff

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

Sri Lanka face bowling conundrum

May 29, 2011: It was another tough day in the Cardiff chill for Sri Lanka's attack and they will have to consider new faces

ESPNcricinfo staff

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

The hunter becomes the hunted

May 29, 2011: England have stood by their man, but Kevin Pietersen is yet to find a solution to his struggles against left-arm spin or chart a route back to form

Andrew Miller in Cardiff

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

Trott's double-hundred builds England lead

May 29, 2011: This Test is unlikely to linger long in the memory but that won't bother Jonathan Trott who continued to satisfy his insatiable hunger for runs with a second double-hundred in Test

The Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan

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

Sri Lanka get a glimpse of life after Murali

May 28, 2011: It was expected that the visitors would struggled with an inexperienced bowling attack in England and that proved the case against two in-form batsmen

ESPNcricinfo staff

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

The Cook-Trott duet launches England's summer

May 28, 2011: Alastair Cook and Jonathan Trott reverted to their factory settings, and ground out a partnership that could have been teleported from Down Under

Andrew Miller in Cardiff

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

Trott bags his latest hundred

May 28, 2011: ESPNcricinfo presents the Plays of the Day from Cardiff as England built a strong position

Andrew Miller in Cardiff

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

Cook and Trott hit hundreds in record stand

May 28, 2011: The Ashes series finished more than four months ago, but for Alastair Cook and Jonathan Trott it looked like only yesterday as the pair resumed their remarkable run-scoring combination

The Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan

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

Side strain rules Anderson out of rest of Test

May 28, 2011: On a frustrating day in the field England were given cause for concern over James Anderson who needed treatment for back and side stiffness

Andrew Miller at Cardiff

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

Prasanna shows his mettle

May 27, 2011: The onus was on Prasanna Jayawardene to justify his position at No. 6 coming into this match, and his calm hundred did just that

ESPNcricinfo staff

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

Broad fluffs the DRS but grabs his 100th

May 27, 2011: Plays of the Day from the 2nd day of the 1st Test between England and Sri Lanka at Cardiff

Andrew Miller in Cardiff

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

Prasanna ton puts Sri Lanka in control

May 27, 2011: England will have expected to encounter problems removing a Jayawardene during this series, but that was likely to be Mahela not Prasanna

The Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan
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