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Chris Woakes refuses to blame Jonny Bairstow after crucial dropped catch

• Allrounder wicketless in this Test after Sri Lanka’s opener is dropped
• England seamer still striving to make an impact at Test level

Chris Woakes says he can hold no grudge with Jonny Bairstow for a third missed chance off his bowling in the past six months given the amount of work the England wicketkeeper puts into improving his game behind the stumps.

Bairstow’s drop off the opener Dimuth Karunaratne from Woakes’s first ball in Sri Lanka’s reply on the second day at Lord’s added to the life he gave to South Africa’s Hashim Amla during the first Test at Durban last December and an edge that flew between keeper and first slip off the bat of Quinton de Kock in the Centurion finale of that series.

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