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Strauss and Trott make hay

Strauss and Trott make hay

Centuries from openers Andrew Strauss and Jonathan Trott, who both retired out, enabled England to declare on 272 for four. The Sri Lanka Development XI closed the penultimate day of three on 44 for...

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Silva shines in Colombo

Silva shines in Colombo

Chamara Silva amassed a rapid 163, aiding an impressive Sri Lanka Development XI total of 376 for five at stumps. He dominated stands of 151 with Thilina Kandamby and 93 with Angelo Perera, who both...

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England coast to warm-up win

England coast to warm-up win

James Anderson, Steven Finn and Graeme Swann all picked up three wickets apiece as England cruised to an innings-and-15-run victory over a Sri Lanka Board XI in their opening tour match in Colombo.

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Classy Cook propels England

Classy Cook propels England

Alastair Cook was in typically unflappable form as he batted through day two of England’s warm-up match against a Sri Lanka Board XI. He contributed 163 not out to help the tourists reach 303 for eight...

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Five-star Panesar helps England dominate

Five-star Panesar helps England dominate

Monty Panesar returned 5-37 as England dismissed a Sri Lanka Board XI for 169 in their opening tour match. James Anderson also impressed with 4-19.

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