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Sri Lanka v England, 2011-12

Jul 1, 2012: Wisden's review of the first Test, Sri Lanka v England, 2011-12

Lawrence Booth

The start of World Twenty20 preparations

May 31, 2012: The games against Pakistan, and the one against India, are the chance to zero in on our perfect Twenty20 squad

Mahela Jayawardene

As a captain, you love to be challenged

Mar 31, 2012: The win against England didn't come easy for Sri Lanka; which made it that much more special

Mahela Jayawardene

Sri Lanka v England, 1st Test, Galle, 4th day

Jayawardene cherishes victory over England

Mar 29, 2012: Mahela Jayawardene described Sri Lanka's victory in the first Test against England as "a big win"

ESPNcricinfo staff

Sri Lanka v England, 1st Test, Galle, 4th day

At least Trott gets it

Mar 29, 2012: England built themselves a chance to win the first Test in Galle but the ability of only one man to overcome the conditions proved decisive

Andrew McGlashan in Galle

Sri Lanka v England, 1st Test, Galle, 4th day

Lack of runs 'frustrating' - Strauss

Mar 29, 2012: Andrew Strauss retains the belief he can return to being a force in Test cricket despite again failing to convert two starts in Galle

Andrew McGlashan

Sri Lanka v England, 1st Test, Galle, 4th day

Trott ton trumped by Herath's ten

Mar 29, 2012: Plays of the Day from the fourth day of the first Test between Sri Lanka and England at Galle

Andrew McGlashan in Galle

Sri Lanka v England, 1st Test, Galle, 4th day

Herath joins small group

Mar 29, 2012: Stats from the fourth day of a spin-dominated first Test in Galle

Madhusudhan Ramakrishnan

Sri Lanka v England, 1st Test, Galle, 4th day

Herath takes 12 in Sri Lanka's victory

Mar 29, 2012: Sri Lanka won their first home Test since the retirement of Muttiah Muralitharan as they completed a 75-run victory over England in Galle

The Report by George Dobell

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

Swann admits to England frustration

Mar 28, 2012: How much fight a lower order shows can often be a window to the team spirit of a side, and Sri Lanka's lower order have battled in both innings

Andrew McGlashan in Galle

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

England are favourites - Swann

Mar 28, 2012: Graeme Swann believes England are "just favourites" to pull off their highest ever run chase and secure a come-from-behind victory against Sri Lanka in Galle after battling through the final session of the third day with eight wickets intact.

Andrew McGlashan in Galle

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

Swann soars as Strauss slumps

Mar 28, 2012: Stats highlights from the third day in Galle

S Rajesh

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

Long wait for Panesar and England

Mar 28, 2012: ESPNcricinfo presents the Plays of the Day from the third day of the first Test in Galle

Andrew McGlashan in Galle

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

Trott and Pietersen provide hope for England

Mar 28, 2012: England will have to achieve a record fourth-innings score of 340 if they are to win the first Test of the series against Sri Lanka in Galle

The Report by George Dobell

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

Bell pleased to rediscover batting form

Mar 27, 2012: Ian Bell was relieved to be back in the runs after making a half-century on day two in Galle

ESPNcricinfo staff

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

Herath now our No. 1 - Jayawardene

Mar 27, 2012: Sri Lanka's captain Mahela Jayawardene has said that his left-arm spinner Rangana Herath has taken over the mantle of Sri Lanka's No. 1 bowler following his six-wicket haul against England on the second day of the first Test at Galle

Sa'adi Thawfeeq in Galle

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

Players defend Galle pitch

Mar 27, 2012: After an official warning for the last Test in Galle, the ICC will again look keenly on the pitch after 17 wickets fell on day two

Andrew McGlashan in Galle

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

Wickets and lbws galore

Mar 27, 2012: Stats highlights from a bowler-dominated day in Galle

S Rajesh

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

Sri Lanka use their heads to press for victory

Mar 27, 2012: ESPNcricinfo presents the Plays of the Day from day two of the first Test in Galle

Andrew McGlashan in Galle

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

Herath torments England as Sri Lanka take hold

Mar 27, 2012: The batting frailties that cost England so dear in the UAE were exposed once again on the second morning as the tourists struggled in reply to Sri Lanka's first innings total of 318

The Report by George Dobell
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Sri Lanka v England at Colombo (PSS) - Apr 3-7, 2012
England won by 8 wickets
Sri Lanka v England at Galle - Mar 26-29, 2012
Sri Lanka won by 75 runs
SLC Dev XI v England XI at Colombo (SSC) - Mar 20-22, 2012
England XI won by 4 wickets
SL Board XI v England XI at Colombo (RPS) - Mar 15-17, 2012
England XI won by an innings and 15 runs
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