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Day 4

496dAndrew McGlashan in Galle

At least Trott gets it

England built themselves a chance to win the first Test in Galle but the ability of only one man to overcome the conditions proved decisive

496dAndrew McGlashan

Lack of runs 'frustrating' - Strauss

Andrew Strauss retains the belief he can return to being a force in Test cricket despite again failing to convert two starts in Galle

Day 3

496dAndrew McGlashan in Galle

England are favourites - Swann

Graeme Swann believes England are "just favourites" to pull off their highest ever run chase and secure a come-from-behind victory against Sri Lanka in Galle after battling through the final session of the third day with eight wickets intact.

496dAndrew McGlashan in Galle

Swann admits to England frustration

How much fight a lower order shows can often be a window to the team spirit of a side, and Sri Lanka's lower order have battled in both innings

Day 2

496dThe Report by George Dobell

Herath torments England as Sri Lanka take hold

The batting frailties that cost England so dear in the UAE were exposed once again on the second morning as the tourists struggled in reply to Sri Lanka's first innings total of 318

496dSa'adi Thawfeeq in Galle

Herath now our No. 1 - Jayawardene

Sri Lanka's captain Mahela Jayawardene has said that his left-arm spinner Rangana Herath has taken over the mantle of Sri Lanka's No. 1 bowler following his six-wicket haul against England on the second day of the first Test at Galle

496dAndrew McGlashan in Galle

Players defend Galle pitch

After an official warning for the last Test in Galle, the ICC will again look keenly on the pitch after 17 wickets fell on day two

Day 1

496dThe Report by George Dobell

Mahela Jayawardene resists England push

The England seamers, maintaining the fine form that has been a feature of their cricket over the last couple of years, claimed three wickets in the first four overs to gain the early initiative

496dAndrew McGlashan in Galle

Anderson comes full circle

The Lancastrian's three wickets on day one at Galle brought him level with one of the county's most famous sons

Others

574dAndrew Fidel Fernando

Graceful steel

A maiden Test hundred, a century at Lord's, a triple against South Africa, and a 180 when his team-mates floundered are among Mahela Jayawardene's virtuoso performances

496dAndrew McGlashan in Galle

Fortune evades luckless Bopara

Opportunities have come and gone for Ravi Bopara's Test ambitions. Before the start of the first Test injury had him cursing his luck once more

England 4th innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st31AJ StraussAN Cook
2nd17AJ StraussIJL Trott
3rd70KP PietersenIJL Trott
4th34IR BellIJL Trott
5th81IJL TrottMJ Prior
6th19IJL TrottSR Patel
7th4IJL TrottSCJ Broad
8th3GP SwannSCJ Broad
9th5JM AndersonSCJ Broad
10th0MS PanesarSCJ Broad