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England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Chester-le-Street, 3rd day

Sri Lanka find their fight ... and their off stumps

May 29, 2016: Today Sri Lanka began to pee on the raging fire they had started on day two, but flames are still licking the walls and roof

Andrew Fidel Fernando at Chester-le-Street

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Chester-le-Street, 3rd day

And on the third day, Test cricket rose again

May 29, 2016: Sri Lanka have been so poor, they might have mistaken for harbingers of Test cricket's doom. But the maligned sport just keeps grinding along

Jarrod Kimber at Chester-le-Street

Eng v SL, 2nd Test, Chester-le-Street, 3rd day

Mathews' third fifty in six follow-ons

May 29, 2016: Stats highlights from the third day's play at Chester-le-Street where Sri Lanka showed some resistance after following on.

Shiva Jayaraman and Bharath Seervi

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Chester-le-Street, 3rd day

Sri Lanka's batsmen find their fight

May 29, 2016: Barring extraordinary events, Sri Lanka are still going to lose the second Test - and potentially by an innings - but they were not, to borrow one of Angelo Mathews' words, humiliated on the third day as they made England work hard for their successes in

The Report by Andrew McGlashan

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Chester-le-Street, 2nd day

Leaden Mathews leads SL nowhere

May 28, 2016: Far from a towering, inspiring, regal presence, Angelo Mathews just stood and watched as England steamrolled his side once again

Jarrod Kimber at Chester-le-Street

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Chester-le-Street

Mathews hopes Sri Lanka warm to their task

May 26, 2016: Two days out from the Test, with thick grey clouds overhead and the wind whistling in from the north east, Sri Lanka trained in the coldest temperatures many of the team had experienced

Andrew Fidel Fernando at Chester-le-Street

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

Poor batting led to 'humiliating' defeat - Mathews

May 21, 2016: A failure to leave the ball decisively paved the road to an 'embarrassing' and 'humiliating' innings-defeat at Headingley, Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews said

Andrew Fidel Fernando

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

Sri Lanka's worst fears

May 20, 2016: Since the retirement of Sri Lanka's big two batsmen there has been a lot of talk about what the new-look line-up needs to do, but the end product has been harder to find

Andrew Fidel Fernando

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

The task gets trickier for Angelo

May 20, 2016: The Sri Lankan captain has the skill to stand up to England's bowlers, so why did he not use a review? Whatever the situation, it was surely worth it

Jarrod Kimber at Headingley

England v Sri Lanka, 1st Investec Test, Headingley

Mathews backs 'fearless' youngsters to shine

May 18, 2016: Angelo Mathews and Rangana Herath are the only men on tour to have played more than 30 Tests, but it is two inexperienced players who have buoyed Sri Lanka ahead of the first Test

Andrew Fidel Fernando at Headingley

England v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Headingley

Daunting challenge for Sri Lanka to repeat 2014 heist

May 17, 2016: Two years ago, when these sides last met, Sri Lanka were the buoyant side and England struggling. This time the roles are reversed and it will be a significant surprise if the result isn't as well

Andrew Fidel Fernando at Headingley

Sri Lanka in England 2016

Mathews wants Sri Lanka to warm to the spirit of 2014

May 6, 2016: England is basking in what is being presented as a mini heatwave but Sri Lanka's captain Angelo Mathews was still wary of the potential cold as his side warmed up for the their tour at Lord's

Andrew McGlashan

Sri Lanka in England 2016

Mathews hints at giving Dickwella chance at No. 3

May 3, 2016: Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews has hinted that they might give wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella a chance at No. 3 in the upcoming Tests against England

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

England v Sri Lanka, World T20 2016, Group 1, Delhi

Morgan keeps cool as England march on

Mar 26, 2016: Eoin Morgan played down the significance of England's progress to the semi-finals of the World T20 by insisting he was happy simply to see the improvement in their performances from match to match

Andrew Miller in Delhi

England v Sri Lanka, World T20 2016, Group 1, Delhi

Defiant Mathews falls short as England reach semis

Mar 26, 2016: Champions Sri Lanka crashed out in heartbreaking fashion in Delhi when they crumbled to a 10-run defeat against England in one of the most memorable games of the tournament

The Report by David Hopps

Sri Lanka v West Indies, World T20 2016, Group 1, Bangalore

Big Benn shows his big value

Mar 20, 2016: He did not finish with the bag of wickets to show for his efforts, but West Indies' left-arm spinner played a vital role in ensuring there was no way back for Sri Lanka

Nagraj Gollapudi in Bangalore

World T20 2016

Mathews hopes SL's seniors will step up

Mar 16, 2016: Angelo Mathews has said that he trusts makeshift opener Dinesh Chandimal and new addition Lahiru Thirimanne to set the tone at the top of Sri Lanka's innings

Andrew Fidel Fernando

World T20 2016

Mathews hopes to rise to unexpected challenge

Mar 9, 2016: Angelo Mathews has admitted he was not mentally prepared to take over as Twenty20 captain after Lasith Malinga resigned because of fitness problems

Nagraj Gollapudi in Mumbai

World T20 2016

Malinga steps down as captain, Mathews to lead in World T20

Mar 8, 2016: Lasith Malinga has stepped down as Sri Lanka's T20 captain ahead of the World T20 in India.

Andrew Fidel Fernando

India v Bangladesh, Asia Cup, Dhaka

Seniors have not clicked - Mathews

Mar 2, 2016: Sri Lanka's stand-in T20 captain Angelo Mathews has said that the seniors have not delivered, which has put their Asia Cup final chances in jeopardy

Mohammad Isam in Mirpur
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