Matt Prior scored an unbeaten century as England held on to draw the final cricket Test and avoid a first series defeat in New Zealand for almost 30 years.
England spin bowler Graeme Swann was ruled out of the Test cricket series against New Zealand because of an elbow injury that needs surgery as the entire first day was wiped out by rain after the home team chose to bowl.
England recalled spinner Monty Panesar and fast-bowler Chris Tremlett in a 16-man squad for the Ashes cricket tour of Australia, starting in November.
Monty Panesar was recalled to the England cricket squad for the Test series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates beginning next month.
Captain Mahela Jayawardene’s 168 not out steadied Sri Lanka after the fall of three early wickets and pushed the hosts to 289-8 against England in the initial day of their first cricket Test in Galle.
Pakistan beat top-ranked England by 72 runs in their second cricket Test in Abu Dhabi to take an unbeatable 2-0 lead in the best-of-three contest.
England collapsed to 193 all out in the first cricket Test against Sri Lanka as Rangana Herath took 6 wickets for the hosts.
Sri Lanka built a lead of 209 after bowling out visiting England for 193 runs today in their first cricket Test in Galle.
Pakistan reached 125-4 in its second innings in the second cricket test, building a 55-run lead over England.
England left Kevin Pietersen out of the cricket squad going to India for a four-Test series after the batsman’s disagreements with management.