Match Day

601dSaadi Thawfeeq

SL coach optimistic about remaining Tests

John Dyson, Sri Lanka's coach, was upbeat after his first Test match in charge, saying that Sri Lanka were the dominant team and the only winners in Galle had rain not interrupted play on the fourth afternoon

601dRoving Reporter by Andrew Miller at Galle

The Englishmen abroad

It doesn't take long for the lobster in every Englishman to come snapping to the surface

601dRoving Reporter by Andrew Miller at Galle

Army v Navy

Andrew Miller's Roving Reporter

601dThe Wisden Bulletin by Freddie Auld

Jayawardene gives Sri Lanka the ascendancy

England have a fight on their hands to escape the first Test at Galle with a draw after Mahela Jayawardene scored a patient 86 not out to set England 323 to win

601dThe Wisden Bulletin by Freddie Auld

Giles and Batty give England hope

Sri Lanka closed the third day at Galle on 99 for 5, with a lead of 195, after Muttiah Muralitharan blew away England's middle and lower order with 7 for 46

601dThe Wisden Verdict by Andrew Miller

Clinging to Murali's coat-tails

Ashley Giles and Gareth Batty answered the critics with a fine containing bowling performance on the third day at Galle, but Sri Lanka were still 195 ahead by the close

601dThe Wisden Bulletin by Freddie Auld

Muralitharan takes the shine off England's day

England closed the second day at Galle on 97 for 2 after Muttiah Muralitharan took both wickets to fall, and earlier scored a quickfire 38 to help Sri Lanka recover to 331

601dThe Wisden Bulletin by Freddie Auld

Murali gives Sri Lanka a late boost

A last-wicket stand of 40 between Chaminda Vaas and Muttiah Muralitharan took the shine of a good start for England, as Sri Lanka reached 331 in their first innings

601dRoving Reporter by Andrew Miller at Galle

It's the Fort that counts

Andrew Miller checks out the famous Galle fort, which overlooks the cricket ground

601dThe Wisden Bulletin by Freddie Auld

Murali gives Sri Lanka a late boost

A last-wicket stand of 40 between Chaminda Vaas and Muttiah Muralitharan took the shine of a good start for England, as Sri Lanka reached 331 in their first innings

601dThe Wisden Verdict by Andrew Miller

Murali's double whammy

Muttiah Muralitharan has been a muted presence on this tour

601dRoving Reporter by Andrew Miller at Galle

Melting point

Andrew Miller on the stifling heat at Galle