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Player of the Match

Day 5

417dAndrew Miller at Lord's

Flintoff upbeat despite spilled opportunities

Andrew Flintoff admitted that England's lapses in the field had madethe difference, as Sri Lanka batted out the last two-and-a-half daysto secure a remarkable draw in the first Test at Lord's

Day 2

417dThe Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan

Jayawardene and light delay England

Mahela Jayawardene fought tooth and nail before being cruelly dispatched after an outstanding fighting century that kept Sri Lanka's hopes of a draw flickering in the gloom at Lord's

417dThe Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan

Panesar stunts Sri Lanka's fightback

Upul Tharanga and Kumar Sangakkara struck battling half-centuries but Monty Panesar took two wickets to leave Sri Lanka staring at a heavy defeat

417dThe Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan

Mahmood and Pietersen leave Sri Lanka in tatters

Kevin Pietersen produced a dazzling century to propel England into an impregnable position in the first Test at Lord's, then it was over to Sajid Mahmood to mark his debut in stunning fashion with three wickets in his first four overs

Day 1

417dThe Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan

Trescothick sparkles on return

Marcus Trescothick returned to Test cricket with 106 and Alastair Cook struck 89 as England reached a commanding 318 for 3 on the first day against Sri Lanka at Lord's

417dAndrew Miller at Lord's

New model Kevin takes the straight approach

Two Tests in London, two innings of 158, eight months and a thousand stories between them. There was a neat and inevitable symmetry to Kevin Pietersen's homecoming innings at Lord's today

417dAndrew Miller at Lord's

Trescothick: 'It was time to move on'

Marcus Trescothick returned to the England fold as if he had never been away, rattling along to his 14th Test hundred and his second at Lord's

417dAndrew Miller at Lord's

England disperse the clouds of winter

Marcus Trescothick returned to Test cricket with 106 and Alastair Cook struck 89 as England reached a commanding 318 for 3 on the first day against Sri Lanka at Lord's

Others

901dSharda Ugra

Leading from the tail

Even before tailenders became lower-order batsmen they were easy to love. Here are five memorable unions of (mostly) bunnies

417dAndrew Miller

Jayawardene: 'We had nothing to lose'

Mahela Jayawardene admitted that his team's achievement was beginning to sink in, as he reflected on their remarkable backs-to-the-wall draw in the first Test against England at Lord's

417dAndrew Miller at Lord's

England drop the baton as Sri Lanka rally

In his 52-match, 202-wicket career, Matthew Hoggard has scarcely looked as enraged as he did when Andrew Strauss at third slip spilled a regulation chance off Mahela Jayawardene

417dAndrew McGlashan

Flying leaps to fumbling fingers

Andrew Strauss was the culprit for two of England's nine dropped chances at Lord's, but is confident the team will recover from the disappointment of not forcing a win

417dAndrew Miller at Lord's

Sangakkara prays for a great escape

Kumar Sangakkara, Sri Lanka's vice-captain and top-scorer, admitted that his side were still braced for a hefty defeat in the first Test at Lord's

417dAndrew Miller

Lord's acclaims the cult of Panesar

At 3.33pm, with an over to go until tea, England's fans and fielders were beginning to drift into an afternoon ennui. Sri Lanka's batsmen had got to grips with the conditions, and their rearguard was set to carry on for another day

417dAndrew Miller

Penney bemused by England drops

Sri Lanka's assistant coach, Trevor Penney, believes a lapse of concentration was to blame for the spate of dropped catches that cost England victory in the first Test at Lord's

417dAndrew McGlashan

Opening the debate

The Lowdown on Upul Tharanga, who began Sri Lanka's historic fightback at Lord's with a half-century

417dCricinfo staff

Strauss has x-ray on ankle

More injury concerns have hit England's side. This time it's the turn of Andrew Strauss who has gone to hospital to have an x-ray on his ankle

417dTim de Lisle

Yes, Flintoff is fallible

Britain woke up this morning to a sobering realisation. Andrew Flintoff - the nation's hero, Mr Incredible, Superman, Leading Cricketer in the World, etc - is capable of making a mess of things

417dJohn Stern

The bigger picture

English cricket, a generation on, is unrecognisable from the short-termist, revolving door mentality that bedevilled teams through the '80s and '90s, says John Stern

417dAndrew Miller at Lord's

Jayawardene proves his critics wrong

Sri Lanka's captain, Mahela Jayawardene, praised the performance of his young team and said that their efforts ranked up there with the best, as the first Test at Lord's was saved through a brilliant rearguard action

417dMedia watch by Jenny Thompson

Sky fives all round

It's the first day of life as we must now know it on the airwaves

417dCharlie Austin

Sri Lanka find inner strength

On Friday evening, after a powder-puff bowling display and a spineless top-order performance, Sri Lanka lay in tatters. Three days later, one of the most remarkable rearguards had been completed

417dAndrew McGlashan

Joining the pace pack

The Lowdown on Sajid Mahmood as he makes his Test debut against Sri Lanka at Lord's

417dAndrew Miller

Hoggard's content with life in the slower lane

The moment when it came was typical Hoggard. Flat on his back and chuckling merrily to himself, the tenth England cricketer to bag 200 Test wickets was a picture of modest contentment