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Moeen Ali and Chris Woakes put England in total control against Sri Lanka

• England 498-9dec; Sri Lanka 91-8
• Moeen Ali hits 155no and passes 1,000 Test runs

A strong West Midlands means a strong England. This does not trip off the tongue quite so readily as the Yorkshire definition of a prosperous international cricket team but, on an increasingly sunny Durham day, two noble Birmingham-born cricketers shaped the outcome of this Test match.

In the first half of the day Moeen Ali sped to his second Test century and his highest score (155no), which allowed Alastair Cook to declare England’s innings closed on 498 for nine.

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