Marvan Atapattu watches over a Sri Lanka training session

Sri Lanka news

'Dressing room a happy place' - Atapattu

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'

Alastair Cook and Peter Moores talk shop

Sri Lanka in England 2014

Moores backs Cook's 'steel'

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

Simon Kerrigan was given an over before lunch

Lancashire v Northamptonshire, Old Trafford, 4th day

A chasm opens after Lancashire win

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

Moeen Ali provided stout resistance for England

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 5th day

Moeen shines amid rubble

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

Sri Lanka go crazy after the final wicket falls with a ball to spare

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 5th day

SL snatch victory after defiant Moeen ton

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

Dhammika Prasad shows his elation after trapping Gary Ballance first ball

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 4th day

Bell defends Cook captaincy

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