England beat Sri Lanka in dramatic finish, clinch series 2-0

Manchester, June 17: England clinched a dramatic victory in the third Test against Sri Lanka on the fifth and final day here at Old Trafford on Monday. [more]

Hussain delight at "magnificent" England

Manchester, June 17: England captain Nasser Hussain was full of praise for his players after they clinched a dramatic ten wicket victory against Sri Lanka in the Third Test here at Old Trafford on Monday. [more]

England enforce the follow on; Sri Lanka 253 all out

Manchester, June 16: Sri Lanka were made to follow-on by England captain Nasser Hussain in the Third Test here at Old Trafford on Sunday. On the stroke of tea, on the fourth day, Sri Lanka were bowled out for 253, 60 runs short of the follow-on target of 313 after England had piled up 512. [more]

Caddick out of remainder of Third Test

Manchester, June 16: England fast bowler Andrew Caddick will play no further part in the Third Test against Sri Lanka here at Old Trafford. [more]

England 377/ 6 on second day of third Test against SL

Manchester, June 14: Mark Butcher's hundred was the highlight of a rain-marred day in the third and final Test between England and Sri Lanka here at Old Trafford on Friday. [more]

Eng 273/4 on first day of third Test against SL

Manchester, June 13: Mark Butcher's unbeaten 85 guided England to a strong position when rain stopped play on the first day of the third and final Test between England and Sri Lanka here at Old Trafford on Thursday. [more]

Sri Lanka look to Murali to level series

London, June 12: Muttiah Muralitharan is set to remain the cornerstone of Sri Lanka's attack for Thursday's third and final Test against England at Old Trafford even though he is still far from fully fit. [more]

Fernando in line for comeback after injury

London, June 12: Dilhara Fernando, arguably Sri Lanka's quickest bowler, may make a belated entry into the Test series against England on Thursday after being kept on the sidelines by injury. [more]

England seamers bounce back in second Test

Birmingham, May 30: Andy Caddick and his fellow England seamers, who were flayed all round Lords by Sri Lanka's batsmen two weeks ago, returned to form with a vengeance in the second Test at Edgbaston on Thursday. [more]

Gilchrist reprimanded over Muralitharan comments

Sydney, May 30: Test cricket's top-rated batsman Adam Gilchrist has been let off with a reprimand for his comments that Sri Lankan spinner Muttiah Muralitharan is a chucker. [more]

Butcher pleads for leniency over Perera comments

London, May 29: Mark Butcher said Wednesday his newspaper comments about Sri Lankan seamer Ruchira Perera's suspect bowling action were "a bit silly," adding there was "no malice involved" in his remarks. [more]

Sri Lanka prolong Murali mystery

London, May 29: Sri Lanka have kept everyone guessing over Muttiah Muralitharan's participation in the Second Test against England which starts at Edgbaston on Thursday. [more]

England and Sri Lanka search for cutting edge

London, May 28: Sri Lanka minus Muttiah Muralitharan and England with their one-dimensional attack resembled two armies who had shields but no swords in the high-scoring drawn first test at Lord's. [more]

Gilchrist charged over Murali comments

Melbourne, May 27: Australian Test vice-captain Adam Gilchrist was charged on Monday under the Australian Cricket Board's code of player conduct after he called Sri Lankan spinner Muttiah Muralitharan a chucker. [more]

Gilchrist reignites Muralitharan action controversy

Perth, May 26: Australian Test vice-captain Adam Gilchrist has reportedly labelled star Sri Lankan off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan a "chucker", the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) said Sunday. [more]

Sri Lankan spin wizard doubtful for second Test 

Cardiff, May 24: Sri Lanka's hopes of having spin genius Muttiah Muralitharan fit in time for the second Test against England next week look doomed after he failed to impress in a brief practice session here Thursday. [more]

Muralitharan could play in Second Test: Whatmore

London , May 20: Off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan could play in the Second Test against England later this month according to Sri Lanka coach Dav Whatmore.[more]

Butcher and Hussain hold firm against SL

London, May 19: Mark Butcher and Nasser Hussain ground out a lead of 41 against Sri Lanka in the First Test here at Lord's on Sunday. [more]

Perera called a "chucker" as England crash

London , May 19: Sri Lanka's left-arm medium pace bowler Ruchira Perera was caught up in a "chucking" storm after ripping the heart out of England's batting at Lord's on the third day of the first Test on Saturday. [more]

Sri Lanka take control as Trescothick fails

London, May 17: Sri Lanka, fired by Marvan Atapattu's 185, amassed 555 for eight in the first test against England before snapping up a quick wicket on Friday to leave the home side facing a marathon rearguard action to save the match. [more]

Sri Lanka 314/3 on first day of Test against England

London, May 16: Sri Lanka's Marvan Atapattu and a hobbling Mahela Jayawardene both made centuries against England at Lord's on Thursday as the touring side dominated the first day of the Test series to close on 314 for three. [more]

Stewart vows to keep on going

London, May 15: Alec Stewart, English cricket's grand old man, will look to prove to the selectors that they cannot afford to do without him following his recall for Thursday's first Test against Sri Lanka. [more]

England bid to end Sri Lankan run as Murali sits it out

London, May 14: England, slipping down the world rankings, have not won a test series for a year. Sri Lanka, vaulting upwards, have won a remarkable nine games in a row. [more]

England's old guard up to the task

London, May 14: England's old guard of John Crawley and Dominic Cork insisted they were up to the task following shock recalls for Thursday's first Test against Sri Lanka at Lord's. [more]

Murali to join Sri Lanka in London

Colombo, May 13: Off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan, who is in Australia recovering from a shoulder injury, is due to join the Sri Lanka team in England later this week, cricket officials said Monday. [more]



Match Details
Third Test,
13 June - 17 June, Manchester
Result: Eng won by 10 wkts