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Eng v SL live: England romp home to level series, 4th ODI, Trent Bridge

England levelled the NatWest Series to set up a decider at Old Trafford with a resounding ten-wicket win under the Duckworth/Lewis Method in favourable conditions. Score: Sri Lanka 174 in 43.4 overs (Sangakkara 75, Anderson 3-24, Dernbach 3-38) lost to England … Continue reading

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Eng v SL live: Sangakkara rallies Sri Lanka, 4th ODI, Trent Bridge

Kumar Sangakkara may have landed himself in trouble for his criticism of Sri Lanka’s cricket chiefs during his Cowdrey Lecture on Monday, but he did his best to make friends here with a composed 75 while his team-mates floundered in alien … Continue reading

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Eng v SL live: England win toss and bowl, 4th ODI, Trent Bridge

England opted to stick with a losing side after rain delayed the toss by 50 minutes in Nottingham. They named the same side beaten at Headingley last Friday and Lord’s on Sunday but captain Alastair Cook declined to say whether … 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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Head up Stu, it can only get better

For a while Kevin Pietersen and Eoin Morgan beguiled a 14,500 full house at Bristol. But ultimately England’s batsmen came up horribly short as Sri Lanka cruised to a nine-wicket victory in a one-sided NatWest International T20 contest. When Mahela … Continue reading

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It’s cold and grey – but don’t tell the super heroes

Despite confident forecasts that flaming June would finally arrive, the day dawned damp and grey in Bristol, the first spectators to arrive being greeted by the all too familiar sight of a mopping up operation on a wet outfield. But … Continue reading

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Eng v SL live: England denied, Rose Bowl, day five, tea

Sangakarra and Samaraweera restore Sri Lankan pride Tea: third Test, Rose Bowl, day five Match score: Sri Lanka 334-5 (Samaraweera 86*, P Jayawardene 6*, Sangakkara 119) and 184 all out (P Jayawardene 43; Tremlett 6-48) lead England 377-8 dec (Bell … Continue reading

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Eng v SL live: England frustrated and flat, Rose Bowl, day five, lunch

Sangakkara digs in, England look spent, forecast not good Lunch: third Test, Rose Bowl, day five Match score: Sri Lanka 226-4 (Sangakkara 89*) and 184 all out (P Jayawardene 43; Tremlett 6-48) lead England 377-8 dec (Bell 119, Morgan 71, … Continue reading

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