Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara became only the fourth batsman in history to make scores of fifty or more in seven successive Test innings when he reached the landmark against England in the second Test at Headingley on Sunday.

Mahela Jayawardene steered Sri Lanka to a lead of more than a hundred runs in the second Test at Headingley after Moeen Ali proved an unlikely bowling hero for England.

Australia-born opener Sam Robson scored his maiden Test century before Sri Lanka checked England's progress on the second day of the second Test at Headingley on Saturday.

Leg spin bowling all rounder Kaushal Lokuarachchi who received an 18-month ban on Wednesday for his failure to report an approach for match fixing during the Bangladesh Premier League, yesterday said the punishment is too harsh and he does not have any faith in the Bangladeshi tribunal.

Sri Lanka's Tillakaratne Dilshan confirmed on Friday that he had agreed a deal to play for English county Surrey.

Liam Plunkett took his Test-best figures and Stuart Broad his second Test hat-trick as Sri Lanka were bowled out for 257 by England on the first day of the second Test at Headingley on Friday.

Relations between the England and Wales Cricket Board and Sri Lanka Cricket are back on track after the issue of Sachithra Senanayake's bowling action threatened to plant a wedge between them.

Alastair Cook’s patience with his arch-critic snapped at Headingley on Thursday ahead of the decisive second Test against Sri Lanka when he accused Shane Warne of making personal attacks on him and his England captaincy.

England will hope to go one wicket better when they face Sri Lanka in the second and final Test of their series at Headingley on Friday.

Last year as Kumar Sangakkara unleashed a new array of strokes, that were never seen from him before, during the first ODI against Proteas at the R. Premadasa Stadium, it came to light that the star batsman had been working with coach Graham Ford on paddle sweeping and reverse sweeping off medium pacemen. That day Sanga hammered a career best 169.