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England v Sri Lanka, 5th ODI, Cardiff

'I won't run away from captaincy' - Mathews

Jul 2, 2016: Angelo Mathews has said he will not "run away" from the Sri Lanka captaincy and insists he wants to help haul the team out of their current trough

Andrew McGlashan in Cardiff

England v Sri Lanka, 4th ODI, Kia Oval

Sri Lanka smell the coffee

Jun 29, 2016: Plays of the day from the fourth ODI of the series between England and Sri Lanka

Alan Gardner

England v Sri Lanka, 4th ODI, The Oval

Roy's rampant 162 sets up stunning chase

Jun 29, 2016: Jason Roy lit up a gloomy evening in South London with a stunning matchwinning 162 - the second highest ODI score ever made by an England batsman

The Report by Andrew Miller

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI, Edgbaston

Sri Lanka sweat on late Mathews fitness test

Jun 23, 2016: Angelo Mathews is in a race to be fit for the second Royal London ODI at Edgbaston but will be given until the last moment to prove his hamstring has fully recovered

Melinda Farrell at Edgbaston

'I don't mind losing a few on the way to a win'

Jun 23, 2016: Angelo Mathews talks about the challenges of leading an inexperienced team, and the possibility of giving up the T20 captaincy

Tim Wigmore

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI, Edgbaston

Mathews a doubt after hamstring strain

Jun 21, 2016: Angelo Matthews remains under an injury cloud and must undergo a fitness test on Wednesday before he can be cleared to play in the second ODI against England at Edgbaston on Friday

Melinda Farrell

England v Sri Lanka, 1st ODI, Trent Bridge

'Thought we had it in the bag' - Mathews

Jun 21, 2016: Angelo Mathews admitted he thought Sri Lanka "had the game in the bag" after a dramatic tie in the first ODI of the Royal London series

George Dobell at Trent Bridge

England v Sri Lanka, 1st ODI, Trent Bridge

Records tumble in dramatic tie

Jun 21, 2016: Stats highlights from the first ODI at Trent Bridge where England managed to salvage a tie from the final delivery

Bharath Seervi

England v Sri Lanka, 1st ODI, Trent Bridge

Plunkett's last-ball six secures dramatic tie

Jun 21, 2016: Liam Plunkett thrashed a six from the final ball of an incredible game to secure a tie between England and Sri Lanka in the first ODI of the Royal London series at Trent Bridge

The Report by George Dobell at Trent Bridge

England v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Lord's, 5th day

Mathews praise for Herath, Mendis

Jun 14, 2016: Sri Lanka captain, Angelo Mathews, said Kusal Mendis' batting and Rangana Herath's "all-round" performances constituted the positives from the 2-0 Test series defeat against England

Andrew Fidel Fernando at Lord's

'Getting Sri Lanka back on track is a long, slow process'

Jun 7, 2016: Graham Ford, the team's coach, wants the island's special brand of cricket firing through his young team again

Interview by Andrew Fidel Fernando

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Chester-le-Street, 3rd day

Sri Lanka find their fight ... and their off stumps

May 29, 2016: Today Sri Lanka began to pee on the raging fire they had started on day two, but flames are still licking the walls and roof

Andrew Fidel Fernando at Chester-le-Street

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Chester-le-Street, 3rd day

And on the third day, Test cricket rose again

May 29, 2016: Sri Lanka have been so poor, they might have mistaken for harbingers of Test cricket's doom. But the maligned sport just keeps grinding along

Jarrod Kimber at Chester-le-Street

Eng v SL, 2nd Test, Chester-le-Street, 3rd day

Mathews' third fifty in six follow-ons

May 29, 2016: Stats highlights from the third day's play at Chester-le-Street where Sri Lanka showed some resistance after following on.

Shiva Jayaraman and Bharath Seervi

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Chester-le-Street, 3rd day

Sri Lanka's batsmen find their fight

May 29, 2016: Barring extraordinary events, Sri Lanka are still going to lose the second Test - and potentially by an innings - but they were not, to borrow one of Angelo Mathews' words, humiliated on the third day as they made England work hard for their successes in

The Report by Andrew McGlashan

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Chester-le-Street, 2nd day

Leaden Mathews leads SL nowhere

May 28, 2016: Far from a towering, inspiring, regal presence, Angelo Mathews just stood and watched as England steamrolled his side once again

Jarrod Kimber at Chester-le-Street

England v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Chester-le-Street

Mathews hopes Sri Lanka warm to their task

May 26, 2016: Two days out from the Test, with thick grey clouds overhead and the wind whistling in from the north east, Sri Lanka trained in the coldest temperatures many of the team had experienced

Andrew Fidel Fernando at Chester-le-Street

England v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Headingley, 3rd day

Poor batting led to 'humiliating' defeat - Mathews

May 21, 2016: A failure to leave the ball decisively paved the road to an 'embarrassing' and 'humiliating' innings-defeat at Headingley, Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews said

Andrew Fidel Fernando

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

Sri Lanka's worst fears

May 20, 2016: Since the retirement of Sri Lanka's big two batsmen there has been a lot of talk about what the new-look line-up needs to do, but the end product has been harder to find

Andrew Fidel Fernando

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

The task gets trickier for Angelo

May 20, 2016: The Sri Lankan captain has the skill to stand up to England's bowlers, so why did he not use a review? Whatever the situation, it was surely worth it

Jarrod Kimber at Headingley
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