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

There’s a scorecard here. This is where we are in the game. England have one of those funny lower orders these days where, from 310 for six, they could be bundled out for 315, but seem just as likely to make 515. I think I’d sacrifice a family pet or perhaps my left pinkie to see Moeen Ali time the pants off a few and get his second Test century. That cover drive.

Anyway, I’ve had an email from Ian “Copers” Copestake, who thinks I was a bit harsh on the Ingerlund lads in my preamble. Maybe I was. Was I? “England scored 300 in one day,” he writes, “and who knows what Sri Lanka will do with their collective bats, so I won’t hear a bad word said about England. Not that you have. I’m just getting defensive early doors to set the other reader straight.”

Ali Martin’s been doing his thing. Saqlain Mushtaq has confirmed that Ali’s thing was right. Well done Ali.

“There has been an offer from the ECB and it’s a good opportunity” - Saqlain Mushtaq confirms story in Fri Guardian https://t.co/TOfCk6l8M3

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