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Sri Lanka v England 2007-07

Apr 9, 2008: Wisden's match report for the second Test between Sri Lanka and England, 2007-08

Angus Fraser

Sri Lanka v England, 2nd Test, Colombo, 5th day

Jayawardene blames England for dull draw

Dec 13, 2007: Mahela Jayawardene says he was surprised at England's approach towards the match, and that the tourists need to display more enterprise to win a Test in Sri Lanka

Sa'adi Thawfeeq in Colombo

Sri Lanka v England, 2nd Test, Colombo, 5th day

Let there be life after featherbed bore

Dec 13, 2007: In the end, the rain was a mercy. In theory a miracle was still possible, with England's lead only slender, but no-one truly believed it was possible, not even Muttiah Muralitharan

Andrew Miller in Colombo

Sri Lanka v England, 2nd Test, Colombo, 5th day

Bell's bravado and Malinga the klutz

Dec 13, 2007: Andrew Miller provides the final plays of the day from the Colombo Test between England and Sri Lanka

Andrew Miller in Colombo

Sri Lanka v England, 2nd Test, Colombo, 5th day

Rain helps England ease to safety

Dec 13, 2007: England eased to safety on the fifth and final afternoon at Colombo, thanks to a trio of half-centuries from Michael Vaughan, Alastair Cook and Ian Bell, a sensible fourth-wicket stand of 46 between Kevin Pietersen and Paul Collingwood, and a tea-time del

The Bulletin by Andrew Miller in Colombo

Sri Lanka v England, 2nd Test, Colombo, 4th day

Harmison shows his hunger

Dec 12, 2007: Steve Harmison's efforts during the Colombo Test have been one of the major positives for England as they aim to save the match

Andrew Miller in Colombo

Sri Lanka v England, 2nd Test, Colombo, 4th day

Jayawardene targets series victory

Dec 12, 2007: Prasanna Jayawardene has impressed during the first two Tests against England with his sharp glove work and resilient batting

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

Sri Lanka v England, 2nd Test, Colombo, 4th day

Keeping the bounce and spirits high

Dec 12, 2007: Andrew Miller provides the plays of the day from the fourth day between Sri Lanka and England in Colombo

Andrew Miller in Colombo

Sri Lanka v England, 2nd Test, Colombo, 4th day

England fight but face battle to survive

Dec 12, 2007: It wasn't the most attractive day of Test cricket, but Sri Lanka's batsmen put them in a dominating position on the fourth day at Colombo with a 197-run lead over a weary England

The Bulletin by Will Luke

Sri Lanka v England, 2nd Test, Colombo, 3rd day

Jayawardene's records set up Sri Lanka

Dec 11, 2007: The third day at the SSC couldn't have gone much better for Mahela Jayawardene. His unbeaten 167 led Sri Lanka to a 28-run lead over England with six wickets remaining and in the process he became his country's leading run scorer

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

Sri Lanka v England, 2nd Test, Colombo, 3rd day

England handed reality check

Dec 11, 2007: On a day where they took two wickets, England were given a harsh lesson in playing cricket on the subcontinent

Andrew Miller in Colombo

Sri Lanka v England, 2nd Test, Colombo, 3rd day

Mahela's home comforts

Dec 11, 2007: Andrew Miller provides the plays of the day from the third day between Sri Lanka and England in Colombo

Andrew Miller in Colombo

Sri Lanka v England, 2nd Test, Colombo, 3rd day

Jayawardene masterclass puts Sri Lanka on top

Dec 11, 2007: Mahela Jayawardene made England toil with a magnificent 167, his 20th in Tests, remaining unbeaten at stumps on the third day as Sri Lanka grafted their way into a dominant position at Colombo

The Bulletin by Will Luke

Sri Lanka v England, 2nd Test, Colombo, 2nd day

Barmy Army enliven Colombo

Dec 10, 2007: Kanishkaa Balachandran provides a roving report of the second day's play between Sri Lanka and England at Colombo

Kanishkaa Balachandran in Colombo

Sri Lanka v England, 2nd Test, Colombo, 2nd day

Lifeless pitches killing Murali

Dec 10, 2007: As a general rule, Muttiah Muralitharan does not succumb to grumpiness, least of all when he is so heavily in the wickets as he has been in this series

Andrew Miller in Colombo

Plays of the day

Prior's nifty footwork and Harmy's wait

Dec 10, 2007: Andrew Miller provides the plays of the second day between Sri Lanka and England at Colombo

Andrew Miller in Colombo

Sri Lanka v England, 2nd Test, Colombo, 2nd day

Match in the balance after Prior fifty

Dec 10, 2007: After their poor final session yesterday evening, England urgently needed a better second day at Colombo in order to stay in the match. And, thanks to Matt Prior and Ryan Sidebottom, they battled hard to revive a fledgling first innings before nipping out

The Bulletin by Will Luke

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

Cook's patience keeps England on track

Dec 9, 2007: Cook was never comfortable during his five-hour stay at the crease, but it was his dismissal, not Pietersen's, that turned England's day

Andrew Miller in Colombo

Plays of the day

Cook's patience and Malinga's hostility

Dec 9, 2007: Andrew Miller provides the plays of the first day between Sri Lanka and England at Colombo

Andrew Miller in Colombo

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

Vaughan critical of Pietersen decision

Dec 9, 2007: Michael Vaughan says the third umpire should have been consulted over the controversial catch that ended Kevin Pietersen's innings

ESPNcricinfo staff
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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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