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Day 5

550dThe Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan

Tremlett and Swann secure incredible victory

Graeme Swann and Chris Tremlett bowled England to an extraordinary innings-and-14-run victory as Sri Lanka collapsed in a barely believable 24.4 overs on the final day in Cardiff

550dESPNcricinfo staff

More overseas woe for Sri Lanka

Nobody expected the final day or have any interest, least of all, it seems, the Sri Lanka batsmen who were caught out in dramatic fashion

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Shocked Dilshan urges regroup

If the first Test match played at Cardiff is now remembered for some over-my-dead-body batting on the final day, the second will be remembered for an extraordinary collapse

550dAndrew Miller at Sophia Gardens

England's amazing heist

Plays of the Day from the 5th day of the 1st Test between England and Sri Lanka at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff

Day 4

550dThe Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan

Trott's double-hundred builds England lead

This Test is unlikely to linger long in the memory but that won't bother Jonathan Trott who continued to satisfy his insatiable hunger for runs with a second double-hundred in Test

550dESPNcricinfo staff

Sri Lanka on the slide

ESPNcricinfo presents plays of the day from Cardiff where Jonathan Trott and Ian Bell piled on the runs

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Sri Lanka face bowling conundrum

It was another tough day in the Cardiff chill for Sri Lanka's attack and they will have to consider new faces

550dAndrew Miller in Cardiff

The hunter becomes the hunted

England have stood by their man, but Kevin Pietersen is yet to find a solution to his struggles against left-arm spin or chart a route back to form

Day 3

550dThe Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan

Cook and Trott hit hundreds in record stand

The Ashes series finished more than four months ago, but for Alastair Cook and Jonathan Trott it looked like only yesterday as the pair resumed their remarkable run-scoring combination

550dAndrew Miller in Cardiff

Trott bags his latest hundred

ESPNcricinfo presents the Plays of the Day from Cardiff as England built a strong position

Day 2

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Prasanna shows his mettle

The onus was on Prasanna Jayawardene to justify his position at No. 6 coming into this match, and his calm hundred did just that

Day 1

550dThe Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan

Sri Lanka fight on shortened opening day

England's bowlers hit back on the first day in Cardiff after Sri Lanka had set a solid base through their openers Tillakaratne Dilshan and Tharanga Paranavitana

550dSiddarth Ravindran at Sophia Gardens

Paranavitana shows he's at home, away

Tharanga Paranavitana is the most unheralded of Sri Lanka's top order but showed his value on the opening day of the series

550dAndrew Miller in Cardiff

Good end to a long wait

Plays of the day from the 1st day of the 1st Test between England and Sri Lanka at Cardiff


550dMahela Jayawardene

Forget day five

A look back at the Cardiff Test and what positives, if any, can be taken from it

550dMadhusudhan Ramakrishnan

A new low for Sri Lanka

Stats highlights from Sri Lanka's remarkable collapse on the final day of the first Test

550dSiddarth Ravindran in Cardiff

Dilshan upbeat despite challenges

Few captains have begun their time at the helm facing the scale and variety of challenges that Tillakaratne Dilshan has before him ahead of his baptism as a full-time international captain

Sri Lanka 3rd innings Partnerships

1st1TM DilshanNT Paranavitana
2nd9TM DilshanKC Sangakkara
3rd23DPMD JayawardeneKC Sangakkara
4th3TT SamaraweeraKC Sangakkara
5th7HAPW JayawardeneKC Sangakkara
6th0HAPW JayawardeneMF Maharoof
7th0HAPW JayawardeneNLTC Perera
8th9HMRKB HerathNLTC Perera
9th30NLTC PereraBAW Mendis
10th0RAS LakmalBAW Mendis