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

Batsmen climb the learning curve

Apr 4, 2012: England strove to show they have learned their lessons after the winter's disappointments - yet they have lost from a position of strength before

Andrew McGlashan in Colombo

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

Strauss and Cook back in the old routine

Apr 4, 2012: Andrew Strauss and Alastair Cook put on a century stand as England made a strong start after dismissing Sri Lanka for 275

The Report by David Hopps

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

England edge attritional day - Finn

Apr 3, 2012: Steven Finn praised the hard work of England's bowlers after returning to the attack for the second Test against Sri Lanka

Andrew McGlashan in Colombo

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

Underrated Jayawardene among the best

Apr 3, 2012: It was deja vu on day one in Colombo as Mahela Jayawardene again played an innings to confirm his status as among the best of a generation

Andrew McGlashan in Colombo

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

Millions of runs for Jayawardene

Apr 3, 2012: ESPNcricinfo presents the Plays of the Day from the first day of the second Test in Colombo

Andrew McGlashan in Colombo

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

Jayawardene century keeps England at bay

Apr 3, 2012: Mahela Jayawardene treated England to another gentle batting masterclass with a second successive Test century on the first day of the second Test

The Report by David Hopps

Sri Lanka v England, 2nd Test, Colombo

Captains experience conflicting fortunes

Apr 2, 2012: ESPNcricinfo previews the second Test between Sri Lanka and England in Colombo

The Preview by David Hopps

Sri Lanka v England, 2nd Test, Colombo

We'll try and win - Jayawardene

Apr 2, 2012: Mahela Jayawardene has insisted that Sri Lanka will shelve all notion of playing for a draw in the second Test against England at the P Sara Oval even though that is all they need to secure their first series victory since 2009.

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

England in Sri Lanka 2011-12

Panesar place under threat for second Test

Apr 1, 2012: Monty Panesar could find himself back on the sidelines as England try to balance their side in their attempt to level the series against Sri Lanka

Andrew McGlashan in Colombo

England in Sri Lanka 2011-12

England batting 'a sin' says Trott

Apr 1, 2012: Jonathan Trott has described England's batting in the Galle Test as "a sin" but struggled to pin down reasons for the slump

Andrew McGlashan in Colombo

Sri Lanka v England 2011-12

Finn hopeful of England recall

Mar 31, 2012: Steven Finn is keeping his fingers crossed that he is the man chosen to replace the injured Stuart Broad for the second Test against Sri Lanka in Colombo

Andrew McGlashan

England in Sri Lanka 2012

Injured Welegedara out of second England Test

Mar 31, 2012: Sri Lanka left-arm fast bowler Chanaka Welegedara has been ruled out of the second Test against England that starts at the P Sara Oval on Tuesday with a groin injury

Sa'adi Thawfeeq

Sri Lanka v England 2011-12

England batsmen: The replacements

Mar 30, 2012: With change in the air for England's batting line up, ESPNcricinfo runs the rule over the men waiting in the wings

Andrew McGlashan

Sri Lanka v England 2011-12

Gooch confident Strauss can arrest slump

Mar 30, 2012: Graham Gooch, England's batting coach, has jumped to the defence of his embattled captain Andrew Strauss as doubts intensify about his international future

Andrew McGlashan

England in Sri Lanka 2012

Broad ruled out of Colombo Test

Mar 30, 2012: Stuart Broad has been ruled out of the second Test against Sri Lanka in Colombo because of a right calf strain. The injury could prevent him joining the IPL for the second year running

Andrew McGlashan

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

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
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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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