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Day 5

327dThe Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan

Rain denies Sri Lanka's victory charge

Sri Lanka were denied victory at Galle when a second torrential afternoon downpour ended the final Test during the last session with England tottering on 251 for 6

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Vaughan: 'Losing can become a habit'

Michael Vaughan had admitted that Sri Lanka deserved their series win over England and that England had been "beaten by a better team"

Day 4

327dThe Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan

Weather and Cook delay Sri Lanka

England's hopes of securing a face-saving draw they scarcely deserve have been boosted after torrential rain washed out the final two sessions on the fourth day at Galle

327dAndrew Miller at Galle

Cook seeks redemption

A weather-ruined day has given England a hope of saving the third and final Test, but it's going to take more than that to wash away the memory of Thursday's abject performance

Day 2

327dAndrew Miller at Galle

Jayawardene accuses England of giving up

Not content with locking them out of the final Test with a steadfast and brilliant 149 not out, Mahela Jayawardene accused England afterwards of lacking the will to win

327dSa'adi Thawfeeq in Galle

An opportunity availed by Dilshan

Tillakaratne Dilshan, who scored a stylish 84 on his return to the Sri Lankan team, said he was under no pressure

Day 1

327dThe Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan

Unstoppable Jayawardene brings series closer

Sri Lanka's hunt for a series victory has become a personal quest for Mahela Jayawardene after his unbeaten 149 kept England in the field throughout the second day at Galle

327dThe Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan

Hopeless England routed for 81

A mentally shattered England folded for 81, their lowest total for five years, on the third day at Galle as Chaminda Vaas led a bowling display which put Sri Lanka within sight of the 2-0 win that will lift them to second place in the world rankings

327dThe Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan

Late Harmison burst gives England edge

Three years after tragedy struck Galle, Test cricket returned to the International Stadium. A late burst from Steve Harmison meant England ended a truncated opening day with their noses in front

327dSa'adi Thawfeeq at Galle

Vaas proud of allround display

Chaminda Vaas, the Sri Lanka fast bowler, spoke of his pride in answering the critics who questioned his value after he struck a workmanlike 90 and took four wickets on the third day against England at Galle

327dAndrew Miller at Galle

England's goose is cooked

As and when England are finally put out of their misery in thisseries, the world rankings will reveal that their golden era isofficially over. In one fell swoop, they will have slipped from No. 2 to No. 5, the result of two indifferent years since the 2

327dSa'adi Thawfeeq in Galle

Bayliss surprised by Galle pitch

Sri Lanka's coach, Trevor Bayliss, has expressed surprise at the way the Galle wicket played, after his team scored 147 for 4 on a rain delayed opening day

327dAndrew Miller at Galle

Vaas the bat

Andrew Miller provides the plays of the third day at Galle


327dAndrew Miller in Galle

England were out-thought and outclassed

And so England's series ended as it had begun, with the tail clinging on amid the lengthening shadows, waiting for the elements to give them a reprieve

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England fined for slow over-rate

Michael Vaughan, England's captain, has been fined 40% of his match fees while the rest of the team received a 20% cut on their earnings, for maintaining a slow over-rate during the third Test against Sri Lanka in Galle

327dAndrew Miller at Galle

England see the bigger picture

Drop by drop, blade by blade, paving slab by paving slab, Galle's beleaguered stadium is getting itself ready for the biggest opening night of its nine-year international history

327dSa'adi Thawfeeq in Galle

Galle's committed curator

No one has shown as much commitment to the Galle International Stadium that Jayananda Warnaweera has. It was his heart and soul until the morning of December 26, 2004. The tsunami came and destroyed all what he had worked for since 1998, the year when the

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Back to where it all began for Collingwood

As the groundsmen of Galle fight against the elements ahead of Tuesday's final Test, the England batsman, Paul Collingwood, is readying himself for a return to the ground at which he made his debut four years ago

327dAndrew Miller in Galle

Galle faces race against time

The newly reconstructed stadium at Galle is facing a race against timeto be fit for the third Test between Sri Lanka and England on Tuesday,after heavy unseasonal rain hindered the attempts of groundstaff andconstruction workers

England 3rd innings Partnerships

1st67MP VaughanAN Cook
2nd61IR BellAN Cook
3rd72KP PietersenAN Cook
4th0PD CollingwoodAN Cook
5th0RS BoparaAN Cook
6th50MJ PriorAN Cook
7th1RJ SidebottomMJ Prior