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1st Test Match: England vs Sri Lanka

Updated: 21 May 2016 22:13 IST - Published: 19 May 2016 14:44 IST
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JONNY BAIRSTOW has been adjudged as the MAN OF THE MATCH!
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Anderson took 5 wickets in each innings, while Finn accounted for three wickets in the second innings. Bairstow's century must not be forgotten either, who helped England reach a total of 298 with his knock of 140, and that, in the end, proved out to be enough for Anderson and company to bowl the Lankans twice.
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4 points for England with this win, according to the new points system that is being followed for this tour. So, in essence, England lead Sri Lanka 4-0 in the Super Series.
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Only Mendis could stand tall in front of the English bowling, as Sri Lanka were bowled out twice in two days.
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A comprehensive victory by England, then, who romp the visitors by an innings and 88 runs.
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35.3 Anderson to Pradeep, OUT! BOWLED! England WIN by an innings and 88 runs. Anderson gets 10 wickets in the match. Pradeep backs away, Anderson bowls is straight and on the stumps, and​ hits middle.
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35.2 Anderson to Pradeep, no run, Pradeep walks outside leg and looks to hit it over the off side, but misses.
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35.1 Anderson to Eranga, 1 run, good length, moving away, Eranga prods at it and the ball goes towards point.
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Anderson to bowl.
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34.6 Finn to Pradeep, no run, defended back by moving outside leg.
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34.5 Finn to Pradeep, no run, back of a length on leg, Pradep moves outside leg and defends.
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Nuwaan Pradeep walks out to bat.
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England on the brink of victory. Need just 1 more wicket.
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34.4 Finn to Thirimanne, OUT! Thirimanne walks back now. Extra bit of bounce on that occasion, as the ball pitched just outside off, and tailed away. Thirimanne prods at it, gets an outside edge to the man at third slip.
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34.3 Finn to Eranga, 1 run, full ball on middle and leg, flicked away to deep square leg for a single.
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Shaminda Eranga walks out at No. 10.
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34.2 Finn to Chameera, OUT! 1 delivery was all it took for Finn to send Chameera back. Short ball, came back a bit, Chameera, looks to fend it down off his chest but manages to flip it to the man at a very short square leg position.
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34.1 Finn to Thirimanne, 1 run, full ball on middle and leg, flicked away towards deep midwicket for a single.
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And we're back. Players are walking out, perhaps to complete the formalities.
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116/7 after 34 overs, and it's TEA time on Day 3!
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33.6 Broad to Thirimanne, 1 run, on the pads, clipped to square leg for a single.
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33.5 Broad to Thirimanne, no run, angled on middle, leaves him after pitching, Thirimanne defends towards point.
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33.4 Broad to Thirimanne, no run, even fuller, just outside off, comes back after pitching, goes over the stumps. Good leave by Thirimanne.
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33.3 Broad to Thirimanne, no run, full, outside off, shaping back, left alone by Broad.
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33.2 Broad to Thirimanne, FOUR! Short and wide, Thirimanne slashes, gets an edge over the top of the men at slips for four.
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33.1 Broad to Thirimanne, no run, full and outside off, shape away from the left hander, left alone.
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Dushmantha Chameera walks out to bat.
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3 more wickets needed by England to go 1-0 up in the series.
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32.6 Finn to Herath, OUT! He receives the treatment and then goes back to pavilion for some more. Length ball, Herath drives it on the up, but hits it straight to Broad at short cover. Finn gets his first wicket.
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Herath is receiving some medical treatment. He has been hit on the left arm, which is also his bowling arm.
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32.5 Finn to Herath, no run, short ball again, on off stump, Herath looks to pull, but gets hit on the arm. He is in pain, it seems.
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32.4 Finn to Herath, no run, short ball, almost hit to the man at a very short square leg.
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32.3 Finn to Herath, no run, full and outside off, Herath prods at it and misses.
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32.2 Finn to Herath, no run, short ball, down the leg side, very wide.
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32.1 Finn to Thirimanne, 1 run, short ball to start, flicked off the toes towards midwicket for a single.
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Steven Finn has been asked to bowl.
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It's 110/6 after 32 overs.
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31.6 Broad to Herath, no run, down the leg side, left alone.
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31.5 Broad to Herath, no run, pitched on off, tails back in, Herath defends it off the front foot.
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31.4 Broad to Herath, FOUR! Full ball, almost a yorker, Herath somehow squeezes it out towards third man, between slips and gully for four.
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31.3 Broad to Herath, no run, full again, moving away this time, Herath drives, but misses the ball.
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31.2 Broad to Herath, no run, fuller ball, outside off, tailing back in, beats the outside edge.
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31.1 Broad to Herath, no run, short ball from around the stumps, Herath leaves it alone.
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Broad to continue.
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30.6 Anderson to Thirimanne, no run, pitched up, extra bounce, outside off, left alone.
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30.5 Anderson to Thirimanne, no run, pitched up, outside off, moves away, Thirimanne shoulders arms.
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30.4 Anderson to Thirimanne, no run, full ball, outside off, driven hard, but straight to Broad at short cover.
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