Sri Lanka v England 2007-08

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Offspinner becomes highest wicket-taker in Tests

Murali breaks Warne's record

Dec 3, 2007: Muttiah Muralitharan has become the leading wicket-taker in Test cricket after breaking Shane Warne's record of 708 Test wickets. Murali dismissed Paul Collingwood during England's first innings in Kandy to take his 709th wicket

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Sri Lanka v England, 1st Test, Kandy

Jayasuriya announces retirement from Tests

Dec 3, 2007: Sanath Jayasuriya, the Sri Lanka batsman, has announced that the Kandy Test against England will be his last

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

It's anyone's game - Bayliss

Dec 2, 2007: Trevor Bayliss has termed the first Test between Sri Lanka and England an evenly-poised affair and said that either of the teams can win the contest if they play well from now till the end of the match

Sa'adi Thawfeeq in Kandy

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

Bell shines amid the gloom

Dec 2, 2007: No-one has doubted Muttiah Muralitharn's destiny in this match - least of all, it seems, England's batsmen

Andrew Miller in Kandy

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

Kandy made to wait another day

Dec 2, 2007: Andrew Miller provides the plays of the second day between Sri Lanka and England at Kandy

Andrew Miller in Kandy

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

Muralitharan on the brink of history

Dec 2, 2007: Muttiah Muralitharan moved level with Shane Warne on 708 Test wickets as he bowled Sri Lanka back into the first Test at Kandy

The Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan

Sri Lanka v England, 1st Test, Kandy, 1st day

'We have not lost heart' - Sangakkara

Dec 1, 2007: Kumar Sangakkara, the Sri Lankan batsman who top scored with a fluent 92 said his team had not lost heart after being bowled out for 188

Sa'adi Thawfeeq in Kandy

Sri Lanka v England, 1st Test, Kandy, 1st day

Relaxed Hoggard leads England's early charge

Dec 1, 2007: Until his four wickets today, Matthew Hoggard had little reason to recall Kandy with any fondness. It was on this ground, on England's corresponding tour back in December 2003, that he was last dropped from the Test side

Andrew Miller in Kandy

Sri Lanka v England, 1st Test, Kandy, 1st day

Like taking Kandy from a baby

Dec 1, 2007: Andrew Miller picks out the plays of the day from the opening exchanges between England and Sri Lanka in Kandy

Andrew Miller in Kandy

Sri Lanka v England, 1st Test, Kandy, 1st day

England's bowlers take the honours

Dec 1, 2007: England enjoyed an impressive first day against Sri Lanka, bowling them out for 188 as Matthew Hoggard took four wickets then replying 49 for 1 at Kandy

The Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan

Sri Lankan bowler set to play 100th Test

One more year for Vaas

Nov 30, 2007: On the eve of his 100th Test appearance for Sri Lanka, Chaminda Vaas says he will play one more year before quitting international cricket

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

Sri Lanka v England, 1st Test, Kandy

Vaughan keeps his cards close

Nov 30, 2007: England's team selection remains a closely guarded secret ahead of the first Test at Kandy, as Michael Vaughan weighs up his options

Andrew Miller in Kandy

Sri Lanka v England, 1st Test, Kandy

Single-minded Jayawardene remains focussed

Nov 30, 2007: Sri Lanka's captain, Mahela Jayawardene, insists that his side will not be distracted by talk of records and impending retirements, as the first Test against England prepares to get underway in Kandy

Andrew Miller in Kandy

England in Sri Lanka, 2007-08

Tharanga named in Sri Lanka squad

Nov 23, 2007: Upul Tharanga has been rewarded for his 112 in the Board President's XI match against England this week with a place in Sri Lanka's 14-man squad for the first Test at Kandy starting on December 1

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Tour Results
Sri Lanka v England at Galle - Dec 18-22, 2007
Match drawn
Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (SSC) - Dec 9-13, 2007
Match drawn
Sri Lanka v England at Kandy - Dec 1-5, 2007
Sri Lanka won by 88 runs
SL BP XI v England XI at Colombo (NCC) - Nov 25-27, 2007
England XI won by 5 wickets
SL BP XI v England XI at Colombo (CCC) - Nov 20-22, 2007
Match drawn
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