England and Sri Lanka traded blows in a genuinely fascinating ODI before the home side eventually emerged on top to take the series. The resulting wild party at 51allout Towers led to everyone forgetting to write the review.
In a sentence: Winner takes all as a topsy-turvy series draws to a close. The home team: It’s hard to see England making any changes from the team that won so handsomely last time out. Questions linger about the balance of the batting line-up, Broad’s form and Dernbach’s quality but in all likelihood we […]
Rain limited play to just 38 overs on the opening day of the first ever Test at Southampton Sri Lanka 81/4 (Samaraweera 24*, P Jayawardene 10*, Tremlett 2-17) In a sentence What was always going to be a bowler’s day, if a foreshortened one, proved to be exactly that. Player of the day Chris […]
In a sentence: England will look to seal yet another home series victory over a Sri Lankan team which still looks decidedly pedestrian with the ball and is lacking their captain Tillekeratne Dilshan, who scored 193 in the Second Test at Lord’s. The home team: James Anderson will return at the expense of Steven Finn, […]