Dhoni stood tall amid ruins as England pacers ripped through India’s batting to skittle visitors for 148.
Herath starred with the bat as well he was in the Sri Lanka tail that added 59 for the last two wickets.
"I have would have definitely gone with Rohit Sharma because what Binny can give is that 15 overs." Laxman said.
Cook and Robson looked settled as England ended the day at 62/0, trailing India by 86 runs.
In the past, Dhoni has so often got out, reaching out or pushing at the balls pitched outside the off-stump.
Persistent rain ensures that India don’t train on the eve of the crucial final Test at the Oval.
Playing his final Test match, Mahela could make just four to the disappointment for a modest crowd.
Sri Lanka won the first test by seven wickets, and reached 69 without loss at lunch after winning the toss.
Dhoni defended his conservative approach and also the bad form of star batsman Virat Kohli.
We have to be tough on ourselves and earn the right to put in a good performance," Cook said.
James Anderson needs eight wickets to move past Ian Botham's English Test record of 383 scalps.
Moeen Ali started off as a seam-up bowler with Birmingham and shifted counties to find a permanent home.
Crowe stressed that Dhoni was only suited for the shorter formats where he used his all rounders to good effect.
India A recently toured Australia for a couple of four-day games before clinching a quadrangular one-day series.
Two of the finest, notes Guardian’s correspondent Andy Wilson — good enough to “put his teammates to shame”.
During the net session, England clearly knew their backyard better and opted for 'slow' preparations.
Bowled Murali caught Mahela is highest bowler-fielder dismissals (77) involving a non-wicketkeeper in Test matches.
Mahela to hang up boots after 2nd Test vs Pak at SSC, a venue where he has scored 2,863 runs, 11 of his 34 tons.
Registrar of Co-operative Societies here refused to recognise the Board's ad-hoc committee which was formed to look after the state of affairs.
Second Test against Pak will be an emotional one for Sri Lanka as Jayawardene bids farewell to Test cricket.
After an impressive season, Salil and Madhav will look to make most of Eng tour, and be ready for Delhi's season.
After a competitive outing against South Africa, Taylor feels they should have greater share in international cricket.
Former England captain wrote Anderson must not encourage his aggression at the cost of respect.
Sandwiches, ordered to feed all staff and volunteers on the 4th, 5th days, were used to provide support to homeless.
Stuart Broad's 'Ayrtek' helmet failed to stop the ball from getting between the peak and the grill.
BCCI felt that Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the right candidate for the award.
Zimbabwe lost eight wickets for 83 runs on the final afternoon of the opening Test against South Africa.
Burton also decided Kaneria could not request the decision to be reconsidered at an oral hearing.
With reputations at stake at the Oval, skipper MSD has unenviable task of choosing from a squad of underachievers.
A disciplinary panel found Kaneria guilty of corruption while playing for county side Essex in 2009.
Akram, with Hussain and Atherton, talks about his cricketing journey and the art of swing bowling.
Test cricket will bid farewell to one of its most elegant players when Jayawardene quits the longer format.
Gavaskar was sitting on left side of the rear when a car coming from opposite end collided with their's.
MS Dhoni has taken decisions that suggest he is happy to try and hold the game where it is, says Harsha Bhogle.
Ajmal was previously reported in 2009 against Australia in Dubai before he cleared all the tests.
Two extra days give India an opportunity to regroup before attempting to level series.