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England v Sri Lanka - 2nd Test

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  • Over 12 – Sri Lanka 28/0 (Karunaratne 11 Silva 13)
    Broad remaining hostile and troubling Silva, but the batsman gets three runs with a good drive which only fails to reach the fence due to a sluggish outfield. Karunaratne pushes and runs for a single.
    6/20/2014 10:51:14 AM
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  • [davidgower] Credit to Anderson for getting his line and length spot on and if you want to define the shot, it's the definition of indecision from Silva

    6/20/2014 10:54:23 AM
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  • Over 13 – Sri Lanka 33/0 (Karunaratne 16 Silva 13)[4]
    Karunaratne wafts and misses outside off stump, but it doesn’t put him off and next ball he gets bat on ball with a sweet drive through cover for four.
    6/20/2014 10:55:22 AM
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  • Over 14 – Sri Lanka 37/0 (Karunaratne 20 Silva 13)
    Jordan comes on and finds the edge but it flies over the slips.


    6/20/2014 11:03:10 AM
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  • [wicket] Silva c Prior b Anderson 13
    Finally England get a breakthrough. Anderson had been close already in the over against Silva, but the batsman can't avoid getting a thin edge through to Prior behind the stumps. Thoughts of a review at one stage, but eventually the opener trudges off.
    6/20/2014 11:03:30 AM
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  • WICKET! Silva goes for 13 after edging through to Prior off Anderson. 37-1. bit.ly/UTzzhD #EngvSL http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BqkZWyACMAE7xan.png

  • It was the thinnest of edges from Silva through to Prior. bit.ly/UTzzhD #EngvSL http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BqkaLQdCUAEcXVk.png

  • Over 15 – Sri Lanka 38/1 (Karunaratne 20 Sangakkara 0)
    So Kumar Sangakkara comes to the crease after Anderson tempted Silva into the edge. Then a bizarre end as Jordan comes on to bowl but umpire Steve Davis then realises he’d called over too soon! Anderson has to come back on and the field change ends to bowl one more ball and finish it off properly.
    6/20/2014 11:09:10 AM
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  • A lucky escape for Sri Lanka as Prior fails to run Sangakkara out with him stranded! bit.ly/UTzzhD #EngvSL http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BqkbNYwCYAAxZvx.png

  • [davidgower] Credit to Anderson for getting his line and length spot on and if you want to define the shot, it's the definition of indecision from Silva

    6/20/2014 11:12:15 AM
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  • Over 16 – Sri Lanka 38/1 (Karunaratne 20 Sangakkara 0)[missed-chance]
    Sangakkara almost gets run out when trying to pinch a quick single - he's sent back and is miles out of his ground but Prior can't take the low ball from Broad and the chance is lost.
    6/20/2014 11:12:57 AM
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  • Over 17 – Sri Lanka 38/1 (Karunaratne 20 Sangakkara 0)
    A ninth over now for Anderson and ironically with the sun coming out the ball seems to be moving around a lot more, some decent swing for Jimmy in that over but no joy.
    6/20/2014 11:16:49 AM
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  • SKY BET ODDS
    [betting]Who'll make the most runs for England in the First Innings then? Unsurprisingly, Ian Bell is the bookmakers' favourite at 11/4, with Alastair Cook (7/2) and Joe Root (5/1) the value bets. Bet in-play here.
    6/20/2014 11:17:30 AM
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  • Over 18 – Sri Lanka 46/1 (Karunaratne 23 Sangakkara 1)[4]
    Sangakkara gets his quick single this time to get off the mark, and Karunaratne hits a drive through cover, not timed enough to reach the ropes but he gets three. Jordan then gets one to move wildly, but it’s mainly after the stumps and it evades Prior and races away for four byes.

    6/20/2014 11:23:18 AM
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  • Over 19 – Sri Lanka 48/1 (Karunaratne 24 Sangakkara 2)
    Just a couple of singles in that over, and it could be the last one of the spell for Anderson as he looked just a touch jaded.

    6/20/2014 11:24:59 AM
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  • [andrewstrauss] I said he should come over the wicket but he's proved me wrong! Excellent from Plunkett, big breakthrough for England.

    6/20/2014 11:25:38 AM
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  • Over 20 – Sri Lanka 52/1 (Karunaratne 24 Sangakkara 6)
    Sangakkara fires Jordan away for four through the covers, but it’s far from a comfortable over for him with some decent deliveries – especially the last one that beats his outside edged with more of a forward prod from the left-hander.
    6/20/2014 11:30:45 AM
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  • WICKET! Karunaratne's leg stump is left cartwheeling by Plunkett! 56-2. bit.ly/UTzzhD #EngvSL http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BqkgHYSCcAAjOGP.png

  • [wicket] Karunaratne b Plunkett 28

    Liam Plunkett comes on and does the trick with just his second ball, getting Karunaratne to drive at a full delivery that evades hist bat and cleans out leg stump.
    6/20/2014 11:33:51 AM
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  • [nasserhussain] You have got to be in some nick to play the same shot a ball after being beaten and drive it for four like that. Sangakkara is in such good form.

    6/20/2014 11:36:00 AM
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  • Over 21 – Sri Lanka 58/2 (Jayawardene 1 Sangakkara 7)
    Eventful first over from Liam Plunkett, watching his first ball stroked away for four before his second cleans up Karunaratne by slamming into his leg stump with a full ball that just does enough to get through his defence. He then gets a good couple of balls to test Jayawardene early.

    6/20/2014 11:36:41 AM
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  • Over 22 – Sri Lanka 58/2 (Jayawardene 1 Sangakkara 7)
    A maiden over for Jordan, who has looked decent since coming on, always probing around the batsmen’s off stump and keeping them honest.

    6/20/2014 11:42:27 AM
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  • Over 23 – Sri Lanka 58/2 (Jayawardene 1 Sangakkara 7)
    Second maiden in a row, with Plunkett keeping it tight. Looking to put some pressure on Sri Lanka’s two best batsmen now and maybe get one of them back in the hutch before lunch – that’s England’s target.
    6/20/2014 11:43:38 AM
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  • Over 24 – Sri Lanka 66/2 (Jayawardene 1 Sangakkara 15)[4]
    Lovely straight drive from Sangakkara through mid-off. He gets away with one soon after though with a huge inside edge that comes so close to thundering into off stump, huge escape for him.
    6/20/2014 11:48:10 AM
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    6/20/2014 11:51:27 AM
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  • Over 25 – Sri Lanka 72/2 (Jayawardene 5 Sangakkara 15)[4]
    Beautiful pull shot from Jayawardene, hot spot showed it was smack bang in the middle of the bat as he sent it racing away to the fence. 
    6/20/2014 11:52:12 AM
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  • England already beginning to rue the missed run out of Sangakkara

    6/20/2014 11:54:11 AM
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  • Over 26 – Sri Lanka 72/2 (Jayawardene 5 Sangakkara 15)
    Jayawardene fooled by some movement from Jordan but the leading edge goes safe, he almost repeats the dose later in the over but again Jayawardene escapes – just as an edge off the last ball falls short of slip.
    6/20/2014 11:57:12 AM
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  • Over 27 – Sri Lanka 74/2 (Jayawardene 6 Sangakkara 16)
    Chance! Jayawardene goes for the pull shot, he doesn’t get all of it and a flying Ian Bell almost snares it at leg slip, Sri Lanka relieved to just be two down.

    6/20/2014 12:01:33 PM
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  • Ian Bell got his fingertips to a difficult chance but it's 74-2 at lunch. bit.ly/UTzzhD #EngvSL http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BqkmubuCcAAHl5R.png

  • [lunch] LUNCH
    Sri Lanka will be relieved to make it to lunch with just two wickets down, but still England's morning you'd say, especially if they can continue to trouble these two batsmen and get them out early doors in the afternoon session.
    6/20/2014 12:03:44 PM
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  • [betting]It's lunch at Headingley, on a morning England have just about shaded. Sri Lanka go in two wickets down and are 100/30 to win the test. England are a shade of odds-on at 4/5 whilst the draw is at 5/2. Bet in-play here.
    6/20/2014 12:11:10 PM
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  • Nasser's Test team-mates quiz proving tricky. Who have we missed? http://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bqkr-9CIEAABEHi.jpg

  • NO APPEAL...
    Interesting revelation coming up after lunch. Sangakkara actually nicked Plunkett behind two balls before the interval but everyone, apart from Hot Spot, missed it!
    6/20/2014 12:36:03 PM
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  • Sri Lanka resume on 74-2 after lunch. Live now on Sky Sports 2 HD: bit.ly/UTzzhD #EngvSL http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BqkvOxtCcAEZ2F9.png

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    6/20/2014 12:43:07 PM
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  • Over 28 – Sri Lanka 75/2 (Jayawardene 7 Sangakkara 16)
    Moeen Ali comes on after lunch for a bit of early spin, and it’s just a single from the over.
    6/20/2014 12:43:49 PM
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  • Athers spotted an edge from Sangakkara before lunch, but no appeal from England! bit.ly/UTzzhD #EngvSL http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BqkwtXYCAAAZ2by.jpg

  • Over 29 – Sri Lanka 77/2 (Jayawardene 9 Sangakkara 16)
    Stuart Broad comes back into the attack and quickly gets one to leave Jayawardene who is tempted to have a drive at it but fails to make any contact.

    6/20/2014 12:49:41 PM
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  • Over 30 – Sri Lanka 77/2 (Jayawardene 9 Sangakkara 16)
    A maiden for Liam Plunkett after just the one over for Ali.
    6/20/2014 12:52:00 PM
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  • Over 31 – Sri Lanka 83/2 (Jayawardene 10 Sangakkara 17)[4]
    Productive over for Sri Lanka with six runs from it, including four byes when Broad’s full, wide ball stays low and gets away from Prior.

    6/20/2014 12:58:34 PM
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  • Over 32 – Sri Lanka 89/2 (Jayawardene 11 Sangakkara 22)[4]
    Another six runs from the over and another boundary, this time with a glorious straight drive from Sangakkar.

    6/20/2014 12:59:59 PM
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  • Over 33 – Sri Lanka 93/2 (Jayawardene 15 Sangakkara 22)[4]
    Jayawardene again finds the fence for four more and Sri Lanka starting to get the scoreboard ticking along nicely.

    6/20/2014 1:04:37 PM
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  • Over 34 – Sri Lanka 100/2 (Jayawardene 17 Sangakkara 27)
    Regular boundaries coming now as the Sri Lankans look set at the crease – these two move
    the score into three figures for the tourists.
    6/20/2014 1:08:20 PM
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  • Over 35 – Sri Lanka 100/2 (Jayawardene 17 Sangakkara 27)
    A fine over from Stuart Broad who manages to stem the flow of runs with a maiden.

    6/20/2014 1:13:11 PM
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