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Rob Steen: Why Headingley ’81 was really a 900-1 shot

In 2001, readers of The Observer voted England’s probability-scuppering victory in the 1981 Headingley Ashes Test “Britain’s Most Memorable Sporting Moment”. I can’t believe my gob was the only one smacking itself. Not out of disapproval, but sheer incredulity. Granted, … Continue reading

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Eng v SL Live: A comprehensive Sri Lanka win, 2nd ODI, Headingley

Sri Lanka level the series, taking last six wickets for 39 runs Score: Sri Lanka 309-5 (Jayawardene 144, Sangakkara 69) beat England 240 (Morgan 52, Randiv 3-43, Lakmal 3-43) by 69 runs Full scorecard There was a distinct sense of déjà … Continue reading

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Eng v SL Live: Jayawardene hits highest ODI score, 2nd ODI, Headingley

Score (Close of first innings): Sri Lanka 309-5 (Jayawardene 144, Sangakkara 69) Mahela Jayawardene has a reputation as one of the nicest men in cricket but he displayed a mean streak to capitalise on being handed an early life in the … Continue reading

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Eng v SL Live: Cook asks Sri Lanka to bat, 2nd ODI, Headingley

England retained the same XI that opened up a 1-0 lead in the NatWest Series earlier this week as Sri Lanka finally hit the north. The Sri Lankans’ tour has been plagued by wet weather thus far and there was … Continue reading

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