Moeen Ali had to wait a long time before his sceptical captain gave him a proper bowl on Sunday. But in wrestling back a Test that had been slipping from England’s grasp, he soon showed he might become more than just a bit-part spinner.
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.
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.
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.