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England fined for Lord's over-rate

Jun 17, 2014: England have been fined for their slow over-rate during the Lord's Test against Sri Lanka

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England v Sri Lanka, 1st Investec Test, Lord's, 5th day

Sri Lanka encouraged by battling draw

Jun 16, 2014: Despite a final nerve-wracking session, the tourists had plenty to take away from the first Test as they avoided a first defeat at Lord's since 1991

Andrew Fidel Fernando at Lord's

England v Sri Lanka, 1st Investec Test, Lord's, 5th day

Cook heard Pradeep inside edge

Jun 16, 2014: While his team launched into a celebratory huddle, Alastair Cook knew what he had heard. The edge from Nuwan Pradeep into his pad, which Paul Reiffel missed, was big enough for Cook to pick it from slip

Andrew McGlashan at Lord's

England v Sri Lanka, 1st Investec Test, Lord's, 5th day

Pradeep was confident - Mathews

Jun 16, 2014: Nuwan Pradeep approached the last five balls of the match with confidence, as he walked out to deny Stuart Broad and England, his captain Angelo Mathews revealed after the match.

Andrew Fidel Fernando at Lord's

England v Sri Lanka, 1st Investec Test, Lord's, 5th day

Plenty of ticks for England selectors

Jun 16, 2014: England's new era selections in detail after the first Test at Lord's

Andrew McGlashan at Lord's

England v Sri Lanka, 1st Investec Test, Lord's, 5th day

Pradeep makes his stand

Jun 16, 2014: Sri Lanka were left relying on the unlikeliest of heroes as a dramatic last hour drew to its conclusion

Jarrod Kimber at Lord's

England v Sri Lanka, 1st Investec Test, Lord's, 5th day

Sangakkara a maestro in convoluted drama

Jun 16, 2014: In a match to highlight all that is great about Test cricket Kumar Sangakarra showed his class and without him Sri Lanka were done for

Mark Nicholas at Lord's

England v SL, 1st Investec Test, Lord's, 5th day

Lankans loving Lord's and Thirimanne's bogeyman

Jun 16, 2014: A look at the stats highlights after England and Sri Lanka played out a thrilling draw at Lord's

Bishen Jeswant

Sri Lanka in England 2014

Prasanna Jayawardene out of second Test

Jun 16, 2014: Sri Lanka wicketkeeper Prasanna Jayawardene will be unavailable for selection for the second Test, thanks to a finger injury to his right hand

Andrew Fidel Fernando at Lord's

England v Sri Lanka, 1st Investec Test, Lord's, 5th day

Sri Lanka cling on for dramatic draw

Jun 16, 2014: There have been few finishes to a Lord's Test, perhaps any Test, as dramatic as this, few climaxes that boiled up from such an unpromising position.

The Report by David Hopps at Lord's

England v Sri Lanka, 1st Investec Test, Lord's, 1st day

Ballance channels his Trott, then his KP

Jun 15, 2014: As Kevin Pietersen watched on, Gary Ballance produced a maiden century with many qualities of the man he has replaced, Jonathan Trott

Andrew McGlashan at Lord's

England v Sri Lanka, 1st Investec Test, Lord's, 1st day

Devotion to the collective sees Mathews thrive

Jun 15, 2014: Angelo Mathews' outlook has changed since taking on the captaincy and now has the chance to shape a new, exciting team

Andrew Fidel Fernando at Lord's

England v Sri Lanka, 1st Investec Test, Lord's, 4th day

Ballance ton shores up England

Jun 15, 2014: Gary Ballance made his maiden Test hundred after Sri Lanka briefly transformed the complacent mood of the first Test with a wonderful bowling performance

The Report by David Hopps

England v Sri Lanka, 1st Investec Test, Lord's, 3rd day

Sangakkara savours emotional landmark

Jun 14, 2014: Kumar Sangakkara's day three hundred at Lord's was the result of technical adjustment and unwavering focus, according to Sangakkara and the man who celebrated with him on the pitch, when he moved to triple figures

Andrew Fidel Fernando at Lord's

England v Sri Lanka, 1st Investec Test, Lord's, 3rd day

Jayawardene still living by instinct

Jun 14, 2014: Mahela Jayawardene will forever be a free spirit no matter how much he seeks to eradicate the riskier elements of his game

Andrew Fidel Fernando at Lord's

England v Sri Lanka, 1st Investec Test, Lord's, 3rd day

Positive England avoid falling flat

Jun 14, 2014: The pitch has not been the seam-friendly surface Alastair Cook might have anticipated but it stretched his captaincy as England's bowlers strived to find a way through

Andrew McGlashan at Lord's

England v Sri Lanka, 1st Investec Test, Lord's, 3rd day

Sangakkara breaks jinx, and Lord's run-fests

Jun 14, 2014: Stats highlights from the third day at Lord's, which was dominated by Kumar Sangakkara's maiden Test century at the ground

S Rajesh

England v Sri Lanka, 1st Investec Test, Lord's, 3rd day

Sri Lanka's brothers in arms

Jun 14, 2014: The hug Kumar Sangakkara received from Mahela Jayawardene after completing a century at Lord's was just another chapter in their bromance

Jarrod Kimber at Lord's

England v Sri Lanka, 1st Investec Test, Lord's, 3rd day

Sangakkara milestone leads Sri Lanka reply

Jun 14, 2014: Kumar Sangakkara had never made a Test century at Lord's; he has now and judging by his reaction he will cherish it forever

The Report by David Hopps

England v SL, 1st Investec Test, Lord's, 2nd day

Karunaratne's light flickers

Jun 13, 2014: Dimuth Karunaratne does not want for talent but a career-defining innings continues to elude him

Andrew Fidel Fernando at Lord's
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