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England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 5th day

The tale of two balls, one winner and a piece of history

Jun 24, 2014: With two balls remaining at Lord's, Nuwan Pradeep was saved by an inside edge (and the DRS). A little over a week later, with two balls remaining at Leeds, James Anderson fended a bouncer to decide the series

Mark Nicholas

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 5th day

The pearl and the bank clerk

Jun 24, 2014: The stories of Shaminda Eranga and Rangana Herath sum up the Sri Lanka team, an under-prepared, under-financed group who refused to be beaten by England

Jarrod Kimber at Headingley

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Investec Test, Headingley, 2nd day

Eranga leads Sri Lanka's survivors

Jun 21, 2014: For much of the second day Sri Lanka toiled without reward and the Test match was slipping away from them, but they refused to yield and their hard-working seamers have ensured they retain hope

Andrew Fidel Fernando at Headingley

England v Sri Lanka, 1st Investec Test, Lord's, 4th day

Ballance ton shores up England

Jun 15, 2014: Gary Ballance made his maiden Test hundred after Sri Lanka briefly transformed the complacent mood of the first Test with a wonderful bowling performance

The Report by David Hopps

England v SL, 1st Investec Test, Lord's, 2nd day

England encounter the pleasure and the pain

Jun 13, 2014: England's future was revealed as they took to the field against Sri Lanka and it proved as expected to be a mixed bag

Andrew McGlashan

Twins scores, and most caught-behinds

Jun 3, 2014: Also, IPL century in an unsuccessful chase, oldest living Indian Test player, Eranga's firsts, and playing for England and Australia

Steven Lynch

Sri Lanka in Ireland 2014

Eranga replaces Thisara for Ireland ODIs

May 3, 2014: Sri Lanka have called up fast bowler Shaminda Eranga to their squad for two ODIs against Ireland after Thisara Perera failed to get a visa approved in time

ESPNcricinfo staff

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Chittagong

Eranga and Herath ruled out with injury

Feb 3, 2014: Sri Lanka were forced to revamp their bowling attack on the eve on the second Test as their lead spinner Rangana Herath and pace spearhead Shaminda Eranga were ruled out through injury

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Chittagong

Bangladesh v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Mirpur, 1st day

Quicks bundle Bangladesh out for 232

Jan 27, 2014: Sri Lanka's quicks Suranga Lakmal and Shaminda Eranga picked up seven wickets between them to bundle Bangladesh out for 232

The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando in Mirpur

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Dubai, 3rd day

Sri Lanka still rough around the edges

Jan 10, 2014: Sri Lanka have the ingredients of a fine Test team but a little all-round dynamism might make the end product more appetising

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Dubai

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Dubai, 1st day

Watershed moment for Sri Lanka quicks

Jan 8, 2014: From looking completely out of their depth in Australia to destroying Pakistan's top order in Dubai, Sri Lanka's fast bowlers have come a long way to realising their penetrative potential

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Dubai

Pakistan v Sri Lanka 2013-14

Lakmal and Eranga are bowlers to watch - Jayawardene

Jan 6, 2014: The intensity of Shaminda Eranga and Suranga Lakmal's toil in the first Test against Pakistan has moved Mahela Jayawardene to mark them out as future matchwinners for Sri Lanka

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Dubai

Pakistan v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Abu Dhabi, 2nd day

SL need more Tests to nurture pace-bowling talents

Jan 1, 2014: Although Sri Lanka ended up conceding a big lead to Pakistan on the second day, there were a few signs of a potentially good attack. For their young bowlers to develop, however, Sri Lanka must play more Tests

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Abu Dhabi

Premier Limited overs tournament

Moors tie with Tamil Union on rain-hit opening day

Dec 1, 2013: A round-up of all the matches played in the Premier Limited Overs Tournament on December 1, 2013

Andrew Fidel Fernando

New Zealand in Sri Lanka 2013-14

Eranga omitted for first two NZ one-dayers

Nov 1, 2013: Shaminda Eranga, the Sri Lanka fast bowler, has been left out of the squad for the first two ODIs against New Zealand later this month

ESPNcricinfo staff

Board XI vs Development XI, four-day tri-series, 2nd day

Prasanna ton prop Board XI to 575

Oct 9, 2013: Prasanna Jayawardene may just be vying for a return to the Sri Lanka Test side after he hit the third hundred of the Board XI's innings, in the four-day match against the Development XI

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Board XI vs Development XI, four-day tri-series, 1st day

Silva strengthens Test claim on day one

Oct 8, 2013: Kaushal Silva hit his fourth first-class ton in as many matches, as Board XI made 352 for 4 on the first day of the four-dayer against Development XI

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka news

SLC domestic tournament replaces Zimbabwe tour

Oct 3, 2013: Sri Lanka Cricket has announced a triangular four-day tournament to begin on October 8, which effectively replaces the postponed Test tour of Zimbabwe

Andrew Fidel Fernando

'If we make pitches for spin, our fast bowling stocks won't improve'

Oct 2, 2013: Pace bowlers in Sri Lanka are doomed until there is a change in attitude and in the first-class structure

Andrew Fidel Fernando

Sri Lanka news

Eranga, Lakmal in Sri Lanka A one-day squad

Sep 25, 2013: Test fast bowlers Shaminda Eranga and Suranga Lakmal have been named in the Sri Lanka A squad for the first two one-dayers against New Zealand A, in Pallekele

Andrew Fidel Fernando
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