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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

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

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

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

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

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

Moeen strikes but England grip slackens

Jun 22, 2014: Moeen Ali removed Kumar Sangakkara and Lahiru Thirimanne in the evening session as England strived to press home their advantage in the second Test

The Report by David Hopps

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

Sri Lanka hit back after maiden Robson ton

Jun 21, 2014: Sam Robson's 127 guided England to a lead before Sri Lanka, armed with the second new ball, struck to pick 4 for 35, leaving the home side at 320 for 6 at the end of the second day

The Report by David Hopps

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Invetsec Test, Headingley, 1st day

Plunkett and Broad rattle through Sri Lanka

Jun 20, 2014: Stuart Broad became the first England bowler to take two hat-tricks in Test cricket, and only the fourth bowler of all time, as England tore through Sri Lanka's lower order on the opening day of the Headingley Test.

The Report by David Hopps

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley

Poor form makes Cook sweat

Jun 19, 2014: At the ground where Kevin Pietersen once remarked that "it isn't easy being me" it has started to look a bit difficult to be Alastair Cook

George Dobell in Leeds

Sri Lanka in England 2014

No involvement in reporting Senanayake - Cook

Jun 19, 2014: Alastair Cook has denied suggestions that the England camp played any part in Sri Lankan spinner Sachithra Senanayake being reported as having a suspected illegal bowling action

George Dobell and Andrew Fidel Fernando

England v Sri lanka, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley

Sri Lanka bowlers prepared for more toil

Jun 19, 2014: Headingley could be more responsive for the quick bowlers, but Sri Lanka's captain, Angelo Mathews, says his attack will not stray from basic principles of line and length

Andrew Fidel Fernando

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley

England crave tangible reward

Jun 19, 2014: ESPNcricinfo previews the second Test between England and Sri Lanka

The Preview by Alan Gardner

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley

Plunketts enjoying second life

Jun 18, 2014: A second chance at Test cricket is something that neither Liam Plunkett or his father Alan thought they would ever see.

George Dobell
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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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