Match Day

611dLara and Vaas light up a southern sky. By Amit Varma

A sense of wonder

Lara and Vaas light up a southern sky. By Amit Varma

601dCharlie Austin

Tillakaratne dominates third day at SSC

Veteran left-hander Hashan Tillakaratne scored his second century of theseries and Russel Arnold partially broke off the shackles of poor form asSri Lanka batted throughout the third day of this third and finalJanashakthi National Test match

602dCharlie Austin

Chaminda Vaas conjures up Houdini-like recovery

Despite the heroics of Brian Lara, who scored 221, his third double centuryand the highest ever Test score by a touring batsman in Sri Lanka, the homeside finished the day with a bounce in their step thanks mainly to a careerbest seven-wicket haul

602dTony Cozier

Brain Lara soars again

It is on days like this, with the sun burning down from ablue sky, the pitch flawless, the outfield like a billiardtable top and his mind intently focused on a particularobjective that Brian Lara can elevate batting to heightsreserved for a

602dCharlie Austin

Brian Lara shines again at Sinhalese Sports Club

West Indian morale was given a much-needed boost at a sun splashed SinhaleseSports Club on Thursday, as Brian Lara made full use of a flat pitch toscore his second century of the series