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England v Sri Lanka - 2nd Test

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    6/22/2014 3:24:53 PM
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  • Over 44 - Sri Lanka 120/2 (Sangakkara 36, Jayawardene 12)
    Jayawardene gets a top edge off Jordan but it goes high above the heads of the slip cordon and bounces away to the boundary for four. Just two other singles come off the over as the batsmen keep the strike rotating well.
    6/22/2014 3:29:06 PM
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  • Over 45 - Sri Lanka 122/2 (Sangakkara 37, Jayawardene 12)
    Broad is brought back into the attack but Sri Lanka's star pair deal with the new threat well and keep the scoreboard ticking over with two more singles.
    6/22/2014 3:33:16 PM
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  • Over 46 - Sri Lanka 122/2 (Sangakkara 37, Jayawardene 12)
    Jordan continues his spell and gets one to bounce up nastily into Jayawardene, who manages to get his bat in the way just in time. The batsman continues to defend for the rest of the over and Jordan bags another maiden.
    6/22/2014 3:37:14 PM
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  • Over 47 - Sri Lanka 125/2 (Sangakkara 39, Jayawardene 13)
    Some uneven bounce as Broad gets one to skid low through to the wicket-keeper and then gets one to rear up unexpectedly into Jayawardene, who feathers a soft edge onto the floor to second slip. Two singles come from the over as well as a bye as Prior was unable to take the low-bouncing delivery cleanly.
    6/22/2014 3:42:53 PM
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  • Over 48 - Sri Lanka 132/2 (Sangakkara 40, Jayawardene 14)
    England concede more extras as Sangakkara pads one past Prior and away to the boundary for four. A no-ball follows later in Jordan's over while Sangakkara and Jayawardene take two more singles from a relatively expensive over.
    6/22/2014 3:46:54 PM
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  • Over 49 - Sri Lanka 132/2 (Sangakkara 40, Jayawardene 14)
    Big appeal from Broad as he raps one into the pads of Jayawardene, but only via a massive inside edge. The rest of the over passes off without drama as Broad completes a maiden.
    6/22/2014 3:51:51 PM
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  • Over 50 - Sri Lanka 138/2 (Sangakkara 46, Jayawardene 14)
    England bring Anderson back into the attack but he cannot break the duo up as Sangakkara works him through backward point for two and then drives him down the ground to the boundary for four.
    6/22/2014 3:56:53 PM
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  • Benedict is getting twitchy with a world record on the horizon:
    [benedictbermange] Kumar Sangakkara is four runs away from equalling the world record for seven successive Test match half-centuries.

    6/22/2014 3:56:55 PM
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  • Over 51 - Sri Lanka 146/2 (Sangakkara 47, Jayawardene 17)
    Jayawardene steers Broad past the slips for a couple then trades singles with Sangakkara to get back on strike. Broad then bangs one in short but also wide and the right-hander flicks it away square of the wicket for four more runs.
    6/22/2014 4:00:51 PM
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    6/22/2014 4:03:25 PM
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  • Over 52 - Sri Lanka 150/2 (Sangakkara 51, Jayawardene 21)
    [50]Sangakkara flicks Anderson through midwicket and the shot has enough on it to trickle away to the boundary. That brings up his fifty and equals the world record of consecutive half-centuries in Test matches! The Sri Lanka star now has seven in a row.
    6/22/2014 4:04:51 PM
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  • Over 53 - Sri Lanka 152/2 (Sangakkara 51, Jayawardene 23)
    Jayawardene drives Broad past mid-on for a couple and is looking very comfortable at the crease until the England bowler finds three very nice deliveries which zip past his bat and through to Prior without finding the edge.
    6/22/2014 4:09:14 PM
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  • Over 54 - Sri Lanka 159/2 (Sangakkara 52, Jayawardene 29)
    Sangakkara works a single off Anderson, who then pitches up a half-volley for Jayawardene which the batsman duly dispatches through the gap in the covers and away to the boundary for four runs. He then runs two more after flicking it fine down to long leg.
    6/22/2014 4:13:24 PM
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  • Over 55 - Sri Lanka 160/2 (Sangakkara 53, Jayawardene 29)
    England get their first opening in a long time as Jayawardene is surprised by Broad's bounce and the ball ricochets off his bat and up in the air before falling safe in front of gully. Just one single, courtesy of Sangakkara, comes from the over. Time for drinks.
    6/22/2014 4:17:14 PM
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    6/22/2014 4:18:40 PM
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  • Over 56 - Sri Lanka 164/2 (Sangakkara 55, Jayawardene 31)
    Moeen is given the chance to add to his solitary over from earlier but the change of pace does not fool the batsmen, who combine to take four singles from the six deliveries.
    6/22/2014 4:25:21 PM
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  • Over 57 - Sri Lanka 165/2 (Sangakkara 55, Jayawardene 32)
    Jayawardene works a short one from Broad away for a single before Sangakkara is lucky not to edge behind when poking at a fine delivery off a good length. Just one run comes from the over.
    6/22/2014 4:27:48 PM
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  • Sangakkara lbw b Moeen 55
    [wicket]Jayawardene edges Moeen into the ground and runs a couple when the ball bounces past slip and away into the outfield. He then sweeps the off-spinner away for four before running a single to bring Sangakkara on strike. The left-hander is surprisingly trapped on the pads by one which stayed stayed straight and given out lbw, a decision which is upheld after review. Huge wicket for England and it is Moeen who finds it.
    6/22/2014 4:32:16 PM
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  • Over 58 - Sri Lanka 172/3 (Jayawardene 39, Thirimanne 0)
    Thirimanne is the next man in but the wicket came with the last ball of the over so he is not on strike yet.
    6/22/2014 4:33:45 PM
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  • Nasser reflects on Kumar's demise...
    [nasserhussain] Sangakkara was hoping that he was outside the line but that was plumb. He was disappointed, more with his shot, than the decision by Hawk Eye

    6/22/2014 4:34:15 PM
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    6/22/2014 4:34:36 PM
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  • Over 59 - Sri Lanka 176/3 (Jayawardene 43, Thirimanne 0)
    Broad continues his spell into an eighth over and starts well with a good line and length just outside off stump to Jayawardene. However, a tired-looking ball later in the over is dispatched square of the wicket to the boundary for four, the only runs of the over.
    6/22/2014 4:37:22 PM
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  • Thirimanne b Moeen 0
    [wicket]Thirimanne takes strike to Moeen and, although he avoids the king pair, he bags a regular pair instead! Moeen finds turn and bounce to clip his off stump as the left-hander defends inside the line. Another one down as Thirimanne goes second ball!
    6/22/2014 4:38:52 PM
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  • Talking from experience, Nasser?
    [nasserhussain] There is no worse feeling as a batsman than bagging a pair! That was a beauty from Ali

    6/22/2014 4:40:43 PM
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  • Over 60 - Sri Lanka 179/4 (Jayawardene 45, Mathews 1)
    Moeen has an lbw appeal turned down as new man Mathews runs a single. Jayawardene then gets a couple as Joe Root's throw from the boundary prompts an appeal at the striker's end, but the batsman was clearly home.
    6/22/2014 4:43:56 PM
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  • Over 61 - Sri Lanka 180/4 (Jayawardene 45, Mathews 2)
    [umpire-review]Plunkett comes back into the attack to replace the tiring Broad and causes Jayawardene all sorts of trouble with a straight full toss that traps him on his pads in front of the stumps. Was there an inside edge? Cook opts for a review of the original not out decision. The technology says no edge was present but Hawk Eye gives an umpire's call verdict on hitting the stumps and Jayawardene survives the over.
    6/22/2014 4:48:39 PM
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  • Over 62 - Sri Lanka 182/4 (Jayawardene 46, Mathews 3)
    Moeen cannot get a wicket this time but keeps things tight as he concedes just two singles to Jayawardene and Mathews.
    6/22/2014 4:50:56 PM
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  • Magic Mahela

    6/22/2014 4:52:15 PM
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  • Over 63 - Sri Lanka 183/4 (Jayawardene 47, Mathews 3)
    Plunkett keeps the pressure on the tourists, Jayawardene working a single into the leg side before the bowler sends down five dot balls to Mathews.
    6/22/2014 4:55:16 PM
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  • Over 64 - Sri Lanka 185/4 (Jayawardene 48, Mathews 4)
    Moeen also keeps things tight, conceding two singles as Jayawardene edges towards the half-century mark.
    6/22/2014 4:57:29 PM
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  • Over 65 - Sri Lanka 189/4 (Jayawardene 48, Mathews 8)
    Plunkett sends down five dot balls before Mathews stops the rot by middling an on drive down the ground and to the boundary for four runs.
    6/22/2014 5:01:03 PM
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  • Over 66 - Sri Lanka 191/4 (Jayawardene 49, Mathews 9)
    Moeen continues, starting his seventh over with three dot balls before Jayawardene and Mathews help themselves to singles over the second half of the over.
    6/22/2014 5:03:50 PM
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  • Over 67 - Sri Lanka 191/4 (Jayawardene 49, Mathews 9)
    Jordan makes a reappearance as we head into the final 30 minutes of the day. He serves up a full length to Mathews, who is forced to see out a maiden over with Jayawardene still on 49.
    6/22/2014 5:07:58 PM
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  • Moeen Ali has spun England into a strong position

    6/22/2014 5:08:37 PM
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  • Over 68 - Sri Lanka 193/4 (Jayawardene 50, Mathews 10)
    [50]Jayawardene tucks a Moeen full toss away to long on for a single that finally brings up his fifty before Mathews sees out the rest of the over, scoring a single in the process.
    6/22/2014 5:10:52 PM
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  • Over 69 - Sri Lanka 196/4 (Jayawardene 51, Mathews 12)
    Jordan continues and is flicked through the on side for a single by Mathews, with Jayawardene then touching one down to fine leg where some sharp fielding from Moeen prevents the batsmen from taking two. Another single from Mathews completes the over.
    6/22/2014 5:14:58 PM
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  • Over 70 - Sri Lanka 198/4 (Jayawardene 52, Mathews 13)
    Moeen enjoying some noticeable spin now and manages to restrict the batting duo to defensive shots and two singles.
    6/22/2014 5:17:35 PM
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  • Over 71 - Sri Lanka 198/4 (Jayawardene 52, Mathews 13)
    Jordan continues as we head towards the close. He starts off pitching it short but gets fuller as the over continues and Jayawardene is content to defend and leave, resulting in a maiden.
    6/22/2014 5:21:38 PM
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    6/22/2014 5:23:55 PM
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  • Over 72 - Sri Lanka 204/4 (Jayawardene 55, Mathews 15)
    Plunkett comes back on for a short blast before the finish. His first delivery is guided down to fine leg for a single by Mathews before Jayawardene cuts him towards the deep backward point boundary, but a great piece of fielding from Root coming around from third man ensures they can only run two. Two more singles and a no-ball make it a fairly profitable over for Sri Lanka.
    6/22/2014 5:26:17 PM
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  • Over 73 - Sri Lanka 214/4 (Jayawardene 55, Mathews 24)
    Jayawardene calls for some new gloves from the dressing room, ensuring that Jordan's over will be the last of the day. Mathews starts the over by edging one down to the third man boundary for four before stroking one away through the covers for four more. A mishit pull then falls safe for a single and Jayawardene runs a leg by to take us to stumps.
    6/22/2014 5:31:33 PM
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    [close]So that's it for day three at Headingley. Sri Lanka lead by 106 runs with six wickets still in hand and if Jayawardene can stick around on day four they can play themselves right back into this Test. England will look for quick wickets tomorrow morning to reassert control and force a short run chase.
    6/22/2014 5:34:57 PM
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    6/22/2014 5:52:14 PM
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  • England could be set a ‘twitchy’ run chase after a ‘clumsy’ day at Headingley, says Nasser Hussain.…
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