England beat Sri Lanka in dramatic finish, clinch series 2-0
England clinched a dramatic victory in the third Test
against Sri Lanka on the fifth and final day here at Old Trafford on
Hussain delight at
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.
enforce the follow on; Sri Lanka 253 all out
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.
Caddick out of
remainder of Third Test
England fast bowler Andrew Caddick will play no further
part in the Third Test against Sri Lanka here at Old Trafford.
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.
on first day of third Test against SL
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.
Sri Lanka look to
Murali to level series
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.
line for comeback after injury
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.
bounce back in second Test
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
reprimanded over Muralitharan comments
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.
pleads for leniency over Perera comments
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.
Sri Lanka prolong Murali
Sri Lanka have kept everyone guessing over Muttiah
Muralitharan's participation in the Second Test against England
which starts at Edgbaston on Thursday.
Sri Lanka search for cutting edge
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.
over Murali comments
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.
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.
spin wizard doubtful for second Test
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.
Muralitharan could play in Second Test: Whatmore
London , May
Off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan could play in the Second Test
against England later this month according to Sri Lanka coach Dav
Hussain hold firm against SL
Mark Butcher and Nasser Hussain ground out a lead of 41 against Sri
Lanka in the First Test here at Lord's on Sunday.
Perera called a
"chucker" as England crash
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
Sri Lanka take
control as Trescothick fails
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.
Lanka 314/3 on first day of Test against England
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.
Stewart vows to keep on going
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.
bid to end Sri Lankan run as Murali sits it out
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]
old guard up to the task
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]
to join Sri Lanka in London
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.