Galling Galle is far from England's venue of choice

Galling Galle is far from England's venue of choice
 

England have never quite come to terms with Test cricket in Galle. Three times they have given it a go and successively have been done by an innings; clung on desperately to get the worse of a draw; and finally were on the verge of another walloping when enough rain fell on the final day four years ago to raise a rice crop.
They have been Murali'd and Chaminda'd; De Silva'd and Atapattu'd; Mahela'd and Sanga'd; roasted and dehydrated; umpired into despair and felt the pernickety wrath of the beautifully hand-written perfumed English of a match referee, Hanumant Singh. Scenic this old ground... read more

 
24 March 2012 in Sport, Views: 2
Source: Guardian
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