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England v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 2 Review

Sri Lanka’s Prasana Jayawardene struck a gritty century on day two at Cardiff. Close of play England 47-1 (Cook 24*) Sri Lanka 400 (P Jayawardene 112, Anderson 3-66) In a sentence Sri Lanka are in command after making hay against a disjointed attack shorn of Jimmy Anderson for most of the day, whose series is […]

No Comments | May 27, 2011 | | Tests | Tags: , , ,

England Ladder: Test Matches

1. Strauss- Already older than both Vaughan and Atherton were when they played their last match, it is conceivable that Strauss is approaching the twilight of his career. The decision to play Tests only is a bold move, given his fantastic form recently in the 50-over version of the game, but one that it is […]

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England v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 1 Review

Close of Play Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat – rain prevented play until 3.30pmSri Lanka 133-2 (Paranavitana 58*, Dilshan 50) In a sentence Considering rain cut the day in half the tourists would probably have accepted 133-2 at the close, though with Sangakkara back in the hutch England won’t be disappointed. Player […]

No Comments | May 26, 2011 | | Tests | Tags: , ,