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Joe Root believes England can go to India confident after Sri Lanka win

Captain says England need to be ‘at the top of our game’Four-Test series in India starts in Chennai on 5 FebruaryJoe Root claimed his England team “could not be in a better place” to take on India in their own backyard provided they continue to show th…

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Joe Root believes England can go to India confident after Sri Lanka win

Captain says England need to be ‘at the top of our game’Four-Test series in India starts in Chennai on 5 FebruaryJoe Root claimed his England team “could not be in a better place” to take on India in their own backyard provided they continue to show th…

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Joe Root believes England can go to India confident after Sri Lanka win

Captain says England need to be ‘at the top of our game’Four-Test series in India starts in Chennai on 5 FebruaryJoe Root claimed his England team “could not be in a better place” to take on India in their own backyard provided they continue to show th…

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Joe Root believes England can go to India confident after Sri Lanka win

Captain says England need to be ‘at the top of our game’Four-Test series in India starts in Chennai on 5 FebruaryJoe Root claimed his England team “could not be in a better place” to take on India in their own backyard provided they continue to show th…

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England’s spin twins show promise in Sri Lanka but real test is yet to come | Andy Bull

Dom Bess and Jack Leach delivered under pressure to bowl out Sri Lanka, but will India’s batsmen be so accommodating?The Test match was in the balance early on the fourth morning. Sri Lanka’s openers had rattled off 15 quick runs from the opening overs…

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Sibley and Buttler finish off Sri Lanka to wrap up series victory for England

Sibley half century ensures England’s second Test victorySri Lanka 381 & 126, England (win by six wickets ) 344 & 164-4 England have beaten Sri Lanka by six wickets in the second Test in Galle tocomplete a 2-0 series win.The six-wicket success …

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Sri Lanka v England: second Test, day four – live!

Live updates from Galle as hosts look to level the seriesDay three report | Buttler lauds Root ‘masterclass’Get in touch! Email Daniel or tweet him 5.29am GMT 9th over: Sri Lanka 26-1 (Thirimanne 8, Fernando 3) This is a decent over from Bess, offering…

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Sri Lanka v England: second Test, day four – live!

Live updates from Galle as hosts look to level the seriesDay three report | Buttler lauds Root ‘masterclass’Get in touch! Email Daniel or tweet him 5.29am GMT 9th over: Sri Lanka 26-1 (Thirimanne 8, Fernando 3) This is a decent over from Bess, offering…

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England’s Jos Buttler lauds Joe Root for ‘masterclass in batting against spin’

Buttler describes Root’s eight-hour 186 as ‘an amazing effort’England end day three trailing by 42 runs on 339 for nineJoe Root was praised for giving his England players an education in skill and stamina following a masterful 186 in the heat of Galle …

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Embuldeniya’s spin for Sri Lanka stops England’s Joe Root winning the day | Emma John

The spinner received limited appreciation at this stripped-back show but his performance handed the hosts the edgeEven when full, the ground at Galle has rarely been a raucous venue. There’s something about its openness, not to mention the scenery and …

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Sri Lanka v England: second Test, day three – live!

Live updates from Galle with second Test in balanceDay two: Root and Bairstow lead England fightbackAnd you can email Adam or send him a tweet 4.29am GMT The players are on the field. Joe Root (67) is preparing to face the first ball, out there with B…

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Jimmy Anderson’s brilliance poses questions about rotation policy | Tim de Lisle

England’s record wicket-taker shines on return in place of Stuart Broad but there is an argument Joe Root’s attack would be more effective with the pair bowling in tandemJimmy Anderson, bloody hell. Six for 40, in fierce heat, while everyone else manag…

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Jimmy Anderson seeks to improve by watching athlete Carl Lewis

Seamer has been working on running technique‘It’s about trying to take pressure off my body’Jimmy Anderson’s relentless pursuit of personal improvement and a desire to push against his advancing years has led him to go down a YouTube wormhole and study…

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Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow lead England fightback against Sri Lanka

Second Test, day two: Sri Lanka 381; England 98-2Root on 67; Anderson takes 6-40, Dickwella makes 92Joe Root has spent precious little time off the field during this series in Sri Lanka but when has been able to put his feet up in the pavilion, you fan…

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Sri Lanka v England: second Test, day two – live!

Over-by-over updates on the second day’s play in GalleAnderson blitz and Mathews century lead to even first dayGet in touch! Email Adam or tweet @collinsadam 4.27am GMT Jimmy is on TV. “When you have a bit of time off you always wonder if you can get s…

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Sri Lanka v England: second Test, day two – live!

Over-by-over updates on the second day’s play in GalleAnderson blitz and Mathews century lead to even first dayGet in touch! Email Adam or tweet @collinsadam 4.27am GMT Jimmy is on TV. “When you have a bit of time off you always wonder if you can get s…

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Jimmy Anderson makes Sri Lanka his happy hunting ground, for a change | Andy Bull

England veteran showed undimmed resolve in his 157th Test to wring out three cheap wickets in tough bowling conditions Here he comes again then, running in from the Fort End, a flat and disobliging pitch underneath, and a new ball with which to work. T…

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Mark Wood relieved to finally get wicket before rest from England tour

Wood to be rested for first two Tests of India tourWicket of Dinesh Chandimal was first in three Test inningsIt was a wicket worth waiting for. After 233 deliveries spread across three Test innings, Mark Wood finally got his reward late on the first da…

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Anderson blitz and Mathews century even up Sri Lanka v England first day

Sri Lanka 229-4England bowler finishes with exemplary figures of 3-24Jimmy Anderson was a class apart on his return to the England side but a century from old adversary Angelo Mathews made it a fair fight on day one of the second Test against Sri Lanka…

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Sri Lanka v England: second Test, day one – live!

Over-by-over updates from the second Test at GalleRoot: England must keep seeing Tests through when on topAnd feel free to email Daniel or tweet @DanielHarris 5.02am GMT 6th over: Sri Lanka 16-2 (Thirimanne 9, Mathews 0) Sri Lanka were all out for 135 …