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Swann bullish over England chances

Swann bullish over England chances

Callum Dent

Graeme Swann is confident England can complete the biggest fourth-innings chase in their history and win the first Test against Sri Lanka at Galle.

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Trott and Pietersen raise England spirits

Trott and Pietersen raise England spirits

Chris Devine

Jonathan Trott and Kevin Pietersen shared an unbroken half-century partnership to keep alive England's hopes of victory in the first Test at Galle. The tourists, chasing 340 to win, ended the third day on 111 for two.

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Swann leads England fightback

Swann leads England fightback

Chris Devine

Graeme Swann claimed four wickets to provide England with renewed hope at Galle, although the tourists still faced an uphill battle to avoid defeat in the first Test against Sri Lanka after their own problems against spin resurfaced.

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Bell issues rallying call

Bell issues rallying call

Callum Dent

Ian Bell has urged England’s batsmen to repay the hard work shown by their bowlers if they are to avoid defeat in the first Test against Sri Lanka at Galle.

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Anderson pleased with day's work

Anderson pleased with day's work

Callum Dent

James Anderson was keen to praise England’s bowlers despite being frustrated by Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene on day one of the first Test in Galle.

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England on top despite brilliant Jayawardene

England on top despite brilliant Jayawardene

Matthew Sherry

James Anderson led the charge as England enjoyed a fine opening day in the first Test against Sri Lanka despite Mahela Jayawardene’s unbeaten century.

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Broad fit for opening Test

Broad fit for opening Test

Stuart Broad has been declared fit to play in the first Test with Sri Lanka at Galle. On the eve of the game, Broad proved his fitness in training.

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Jayawardene aims to find winning formula

Jayawardene aims to find winning formula

Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene is confident he can help his side find a way to win Test matches without legendary spinner Muttiah Muralitharan.

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England can take the heat - Wells

England can take the heat - Wells

Chris Devine

Sussex batsman Luke Wells has first-hand experience of the conditions in Sri Lanka and has backed England to cope with the challenge.

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Anderson positive over Broad fitness

Anderson positive over Broad fitness

Stuart Broad did not bowl in training on Saturday, but his new-ball partner James Anderson thinks he will be fit for Monday’s first Test with Sri Lanka.

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