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Excessive appealing costs Dilshan

Excessive appealing costs Dilshan

Sri Lanka batting all-rounder Tillakaratne Dilshan has been fined 10 per cent of his match fee for excessive appealing in the second Test with England.

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Aggressive approach pays off for Pietersen

Aggressive approach pays off for Pietersen

Chris Devine

Kevin Pietersen admitted he had operated in “one-day mode” after firing England into a position of strength in Colombo with a dazzling 151 on day three of the second Test against Sri Lanka.

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Brilliant Pietersen stars for England

Brilliant Pietersen stars for England

Matthew Sherry

Kevin Pietersen struck one of his finest international centuries as England batted in a manner that belied their winter struggles to move into a dominant position in the second Test against Sri Lanka in Colombo.

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England's day delights Swann

England's day delights Swann

Graeme Swann hailed “probably our most complete day” of a troubled Test winter after England took the ascendancy in Colombo.

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England in control in Colombo

England in control in Colombo

Matthew Sherry

England enjoyed arguably their finest day in Test cricket this winter as they prospered with the bat after dismissing Sri Lanka for 275 in Colombo. Opener Alastair Cook reached 77 not out as the tourists closed on 154 for one.

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Anderson earns Finn praise

Anderson earns Finn praise

England's Steven Finn hailed the “exceptional” ability of James Anderson after an evenly-fought first day of the second Test against Sri Lanka in Colombo.

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Jayawardene shines on enthralling day

Jayawardene shines on enthralling day

Matthew Sherry

England’s bowlers toiled in the Colombo heat as Sri Lanka skipper Mahela Jayawardene produced another batting masterclass.

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Strauss wants to end on a high

Strauss wants to end on a high

Test captain Andrew Strauss accepts England have “one final chance” to salvage something from their winter programme.

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Vaas delights in aces of pace

Vaas delights in aces of pace

Rob Barnett

Chaminda Vaas is Sri Lanka’s champion fast bowler and he remains a champion of that art. He told ecb.co.uk he took pleasure even in James Anderson's five-wicket haul versus his countrymen.

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Jayawardene: England still the best

Jayawardene: England still the best

Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene still rates England as the number one side in the world, despite their recent struggles in the sub-continent.

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