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'Dressing room a happy place' - Atapattu

Jun 29, 2014: Sri Lanka's interim head coach Marvan Atapattu has said their Test series win in England stemmed from a dressing room in which 'everyone was honest with their opinions and was allowed to talk freely'

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

England news

Bopara 'empty' at Test non-selection

Jun 26, 2014: Ravi Bopara admitted he woke up feeling empty the day after England's ODI series against Sri Lanka finished.

George Dobell

England news

England prescribe rest to jaded squad

Jun 26, 2014: England have decided that rest will be the best cure for the team that slipped to the first series defeat on home soil against Sri Lanka.

George Dobell

Sri Lanka in England 2014

Moores backs Cook's 'steel'

Jun 25, 2014: Does a slump in batting form affect captaincy? "That's the million dollar question," said England's coach Peter Moores as the entrails of England's series defeat against Sri Lanka were examined

David Hopps

Lancashire v Northamptonshire, Old Trafford, 4th day

A chasm opens after Lancashire win

Jun 25, 2014: Just half an hour into a rather lovely midsummer morning, Azharullah attempted to hit Simon Kerrigan to Chorlton but only succeeded in skying the ball on the leg side to give Lancashire a huge victory

Paul Edwards at Old Trafford

Sri Lanka in England 2014

Batting offers promise but captain concerns

Jun 25, 2014: A new-look England side came within one wicket of winning at Lord's and two balls of salvaging a drawn series at Headingley, but while there were promising signs there also remain significant worries

George Dobell

Sri Lanka in England 2014

The rise of Mathews and Eranga

Jun 25, 2014: Sri Lanka's marks out of ten, for the Test series against England

Andrew Fidel Fernando at Headingley

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

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

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

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
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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
Northants v Sri Lankans at Northampton - Jun 5-8, 2014
Match drawn
England v Sri Lanka at Birmingham - Jun 3, 2014
Sri Lanka won by 6 wickets (with 10 balls remaining)
England v Sri Lanka at Lord's - May 31, 2014
Sri Lanka won by 7 runs
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