Joe Root struggled to sleep on the eve of England’s series-clinching victory over Sri Lanka but it did not take him long to realise he could rest easy with his fast-evolving side.
England have completed a first series victory in Sri Lanka for 17 years, wrapping up the second Test by 57 runs on the final morning in Kandy.
Keaton Jennings is happy to continue putting himself in the firing line for England after turning the tide of the second Test against Sri Lanka with two remarkable pieces of fielding at short leg.
England withstood a gutsy Sri Lankan fightback as seven wickets of spin and two magical moments from Keaton Jennings brought them within sight of a series-clinching victory in Kandy.
England were wrestling with an Angelo Mathews-inspired Sri Lanka as the second Test headed for a nerve-shredding conclusion on day four in Kandy.
Jack Leach struck three times with the new ball as England positioned themselves for a series-clinching victory in the second Test against Sri Lanka.
Joe Root will cherish his 15th Test century as one of his very best, but only if England’s bowlers finish the job and seal a series win over Sri Lanka.
Joe Root seized the moment with a perfectly-timed century in Kandy that put England in charge of an intriguing second Test against Sri Lanka.
Joe Root seized the moment with a superb century as England’s lead over Sri Lanka raced past 200 on the fourth afternoon in Kandy.
England lost four wickets on the third morning against Sri Lanka, leaving them with a fragile 85-run lead in the second Test.
Jack Leach admitted England’s game plan took a wrong turn on day two in Kandy but believes the prospect of bowling last on a spinning pitch offers a reason for optimism.
Jack Leach admitted England’s game plan took a wrong turn on day two in Kandy but believes the prospect of bowling last on a spinning pitch offers plenty of reason for optimism.
England found themselves on the back foot after day two of the second Test against Sri Lanka, 46 runs behind and facing the prospect of a nerve-racking second innings in Kandy.
Ben Stokes produced two pieces of magic in the field to kick-start England’s push for a first-innings lead in Kandy as Sri Lanka battled hard to stay in the second Test.
Rival politicians have exchanged blows in Sri Lanka’s Parliament as the disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa claimed the speaker had no authority to remove him from office by voice vote.
A brilliant run out and an outstanding catch from Ben Stokes boosted England’s cause after Sri Lanka fought hard on the second morning of the second Test in Kandy.
Sam Curran felt England ended a difficult first day against Sri Lanka in a strong position after his late barrage of sixes shifted the momentum in the second Test.
Sam Curran played a tone-altering, morale-raising innings from number eight as England were dismissed for 285 on day one of the second Test against Sri Lanka.
Sam Curran played a tone-altering, morale-raising innings from number eight as England posted 285 all out on day one of the second Test against Sri Lanka.
Jos Buttler hit a counter-attacking half-century as England’s rejigged batting line-up scrapped its way to 212 for seven on the first afternoon of the second Test against Sri Lanka.
England were eyeing another middle order revival after losing four wickets on the first morning of the second Test against Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka’s Parliament has passed a no-confidence vote against the government headed by Mahinda Rajapaksa, a former strongman hastily sworn in as prime minister last month.
Sri Lanka’s supreme court has suspended a presidential decree dissolving parliament and ruled that an earlier call to summon MPs is valid.
England captain Joe Root insists his side have no qualms about facing spinner Akila Dananjaya in the second Test against Sri Lanka, despite question marks over his action.
Ben Foakes will keep his place as England’s wicketkeeper in the second Test against Sri Lanka – regardless of Jonny Bairstow’s fitness.
England are lining up Ben Stokes or Jos Buttler to fill their problem position at number three.
England captain Joe Root is relishing the prospect of a difficult selection meeting after the Test team recorded their first overseas victory for more than two years.
Keaton Jennings dug deep to deliver a career-reviving century for England, then laid bare the scale of the anxieties and self-doubt he has experienced trying to prove himself over the past 18 months.
Keaton Jennings kickstarted his England career with a diligent, unbeaten century against Sri Lanka, helping his side establish an impregnable position in the first Test at Galle.
Keaton Jennings carved out a diligent century as England established a formidable lead in the first Test against Sri Lanka.
Keaton Jennings dug deep as England stretched their lead over Sri Lanka to 250 in the first Test at Galle.
Jack Leach fulfilled an ambition which was years in the making during England’s dominant second day against Sri Lanka, linking up with childhood friend Jos Buttler on the biggest stage of all.