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England v Sri Lanka - 2nd Test

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  • DROP! Bizarre from Prior who loses the ball in his gloves. Big let off for Sri Lanka. bit.ly/UTzzhD #EngvSL http://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bqk3zTACUAE40gl.png

  • Over 36 - Sri Lanka 101/2 (Sangakkara 27, Jayawardene 18)
    DROPPED! What.
    A. Miss. Prior has just fumbled a routine edge behind of Sangakkara, of all batsmen. Plunkett finds the outside edge with a good, rising delivery but the wicketkeeper can't hang on, seemingly muffing his first attempt and then proving unable to find the rebound as it was parried upwards. The bowler was celebrating, captain Cook was celebrating. Kumar was walking off, only to be told he'd been let off the hook. Oh well, not like he has a history of scoring runs at Test level...
    6/20/2014 1:17:10 PM
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  • [ianbotham] First of all that catch from Jordan was brilliant. That guy never ceases to surprise me

    6/20/2014 1:20:45 PM
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  • Over 37 - Sri Lanka 107/2 (Sangakkara 29, Jayawardene 22)
    Broad continues, though the whole ground seems a little stunned by that Prior miss.
    It hit him in the gloves but because he moved them around again trying to find the ball, it took them out of the line where it was dropping. Anyways, a boundary in the over to Jayawardene, driving gloriously square of the cover fielder
    6/20/2014 1:20:50 PM
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  • Jayawardene c Jordan b Plunkett 22 [wicket]
    Plunkett gets a wicket in the end, though it is Jayawardene that departs. A pitched up ball is attempted to be driven, but instead takes the outside edge towards second slip. Jordan then does superbly well to scoop it up low to the right, acrobatically doing so in the process.
    6/20/2014 1:22:48 PM
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  • [wicket] Thirimanne c Robson b Plunkett 0
    Two in two! Plunkett greets Thirimanne's arrival the crease with a superb short ball, aimed right at the throat. The left-hander can only glove it straight to Sam Robson at short leg
    6/20/2014 1:24:13 PM
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  • Ian Bell names his five favourite innings and our pundits deliver their verdict on the batsman's longevity. bit.ly/TdQslw
  • Jayawardene and Thirimanne go in successive balls, to leave Sri Lanka 108-4. England are now in to 8/15 for the win, with Sri Lanka 7/2 and the draw 4/1. Bet in-play here.
    6/20/2014 1:26:48 PM
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  • Excitement builds in the commentary box ahead of Plunkett's hat-trick ball

    6/20/2014 1:27:25 PM
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  • Over 38 - Sri Lanka 109/4 (Sangakkara 30, Mathews 1)
    Angelo Mathews - who about five minutes ago was probably looking to an afternoon watching two of his country's legends pile on the runs - comes out and manages to survive the hat-trick ball from Plunkett, one that is full and straight. The Sri Lanka skipper gets off the mark at the end of the over, pushing a single into the vacant mid-on region. The run means he'll be on strike, though Jordan is now going to take over from Broad.
    6/20/2014 1:28:16 PM
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  • Over 39 - Sri Lanka 114/4 (Sangakkara 31, Mathews 4)
    Jordan starts the spell with a beauty to Mathews, squaring up the right-hander with some late movement that results in a leading edge leaking away for a couple of runs in front of point.
    Perhaps a little surprising, however, that Jimmy Anderson hasn't been summoned back into the attack.
    6/20/2014 1:32:28 PM
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  • Bumble on Liam Plunkett... [davidlloyd]
    I can tell you now, this lad is a serious bowler, and he bowls fast!

    6/20/2014 1:36:09 PM
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  • Over 40 - Sri Lanka 120/4 (Sangakkara 31, Mathews 10)
    A couple of nice shots from Mathews through the leg side.
    The first is off the back foot, flicking a shortish ball away for a couple. He gets the same reward for cleverly turning a fullish delivery through the mid-wicket region. Neither were bad balls from Plunkett, just well-executed shots using the wrists for placement. There are two more runs coming courtesy of a square drive, though it is not timed well enough to go all the way to the boundary rope.
    6/20/2014 1:38:20 PM
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  • Over 41 - Sri Lanka 120/4 (Sangakkara 31, Mathews 10)
    Maiden from Jordan to Sangakkara, most of which was left alone outside the batsman's off stump.
    6/20/2014 1:41:00 PM
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  • Over 42 - Sri Lanka 122/4 (Sangakkara 32, Mathews 11)
    Some hands on heads amongst the England slip fielders when Sangakkara gets a thick edge out towards the man at deep square leg for a single - that was not where he intended that shot to go! Mathews also makes one run from the over, as well as toe-ending an attempted pull back towards Prior for a certain dismissal in a game of one-hand, one-bounce, leaving Plunkett's figures now at 3-38 from 11.
    Time for some DRINKS in Leeds - and with the sun out now you can't deny the bowlers deserve a break and a chance to take in some liquid refreshment.
    6/20/2014 1:45:26 PM
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  • Plunkett RIGHT on the money

    6/20/2014 1:46:33 PM
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  • Over 43 - Sri Lanka 129/4 (Sangakkara 39, Mathews 11)
    Call off the search party - we have found Jimmy Anderson.
    After a long spell in the morning session he's been given an extended break by his skipper, but is now called back into the attack after drinks. Sangakkara is obviously keen to be aggressive at the Burnley Express, driving him down the ground through mid-off for four and then getting three more with a front-foot push through mid-on. There are words exchanged, too.
    6/20/2014 1:53:47 PM
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  • Over 44 - Sri Lanka 138/4 (Sangakkara 39, Mathews 19)
    Is that the end of a super spell from Plunkett? His eighth over on the spin did suggest signs of tiredness, the final two deliveries being too close to Mathews' pads.
    Both are whipped away for boundaries, shots Bumble on commentary describes as "quality clippingtons". We've had 64 runs and two wickets in the 17 overs since lunch.
    6/20/2014 1:57:32 PM
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  • Over 45 - Sri Lanka 143/4 (Sangakkara 45, Mathews 19)
    Yes, it is definitely heating up between Anderson and Sangakkara, who starts the latest over from the bowler with a very, very ugly-looking swipe at a full ball that ends up sending it high over the head of third slip and away for four more.
    I think that's life no. 5 for Kumar today...
    6/20/2014 2:01:22 PM
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  • Over 46 - Sri Lanka 147/4 (Sangakkara 49, Mathews 19)
    Time for some spin as we reach the halfway point of day one.
    ..with about 40 minutes to go in the afternoon. The first delivery from Moeen Ali spins big from outside off to further outside off. Sangakkara watches it patiently go by, but can't resist rocking back later in the over to pick up something far too short. He deposits it over the top of mid-wicket for four, the only scoring shot in the over. He's now one short of yet another Test half-century
    6/20/2014 2:04:35 PM
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    6/20/2014 2:06:08 PM
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  • Over 47 - Sri Lanka 148/4 (Sangakkara 50, Mathews 20) [50]
    A single off the final ball of the Anderson over takes Sangakkara through to just his 47th half-century in Test cricket.
    This is the sixth successive Test innings he's passed 50. Today's effort has come from 106 deliveries and included eight fours
    6/20/2014 2:08:51 PM
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  • Over 48 - Sri Lanka 160/4 (Sangakkara 55, Mathews 26
    A repeat dosage from the last over for Ali, as he is again smacked over mid-wicket when dropping short to Sangakkara.
    The leftie is playing as many deliveries as possible off the back foot. Mathews, in contrast, comes down the wicket to the final delivery of the over, lifting it all the way for a maximum that takes this fifth-wicket partnership beyond 50, and in quick time, too
    6/20/2014 2:11:14 PM
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  • Mathews c Ballance b Anderson 26 [wicket]
    Mathews goes, Anderson getting him to nibble at a short-of-a-length delivery that is nicked through to Ballance at third slip. Good sharp catch, that. Those were the kind of edges that simply weren't carrying at Lord's in the first Test.
    6/20/2014 2:14:28 PM
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  • Nasser praises bold captaincy from Cook.. [nasserhussain]
    Cook gets his reward for keeping in that third slip. That was the perfect line for Anderson to bowl to the Sri Lanka captain, on and around fifth stump. A first Test catch for Gary Ballance!

    6/20/2014 2:14:59 PM
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  • Sharp catch from Ballance at third slip, his first test catch! 161-5. bit.ly/UTzzhD #EngvSL http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BqlFk9BCMAApj5O.png

  • MATHEWS GONE!

    6/20/2014 2:17:12 PM
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  • Over 49 - Sri Lanka 162/5 (Sangakkara 55, Chandimal 1)
    Dinesh Chandimal the new batsman - he's denied the chance to get off the mark when Broad produces a good diving stop at mid-on, but then gets a single off the following delivery when he pushes into a gap at extra cover. Anderson takes his cap at the end of a successful over, then has a word or two with Chandimal.
    6/20/2014 2:17:46 PM
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  • Over 50 - Sri Lanka 164/5 (Sangakkara 56, Chandimal 3
    Moeen off after two overs. Jordan is back on in his place. He squares up Chandimal on the back foot, but the batsman is able to steer the delivery in between third slip and gulley for a couple of runs. He has a first-class best of 244, by the way.
    6/20/2014 2:22:00 PM
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  • Sangakkara has survived a few scares en-route to his sixth successive Test half-century. Will England manage to get their man before he reaches 75? It's 2/1 here with Sky Bet. Bet in-play here.
    6/20/2014 2:23:04 PM
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  • Over 51 – Sri Lanka 165/5 (Sangakkara 57 Chandimal 3 )
    Just the one run for Sangakkara, who continues to make England pay after Prior’s woeful drop.
    6/20/2014 2:27:47 PM
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  • Lankans 166-5 Sangakarra 58no
  • Over 52 – Sri Lanka 166/5 (Sangakkara 58 Chandimal 3)
    Chance! Sangakkara with a powerful cut to Moeen Ali at backward point but he can’t hold on to the sharp chance diving away to his right. Another lifeline for the Sri Lankan.

    6/20/2014 2:34:44 PM
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  • Over 53 – Sri Lanka 166/5 (Sangakkara 58 Chandimal 3)
    Sangakkara penned in by Anderson in a good maiden.

    6/20/2014 2:35:16 PM
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  • Beefy analyses another life for Sangakkara...
    [ianbotham] That effort from Ali was a half-chance at best. He did very well to get a hand to it diving one-handed at backward point.

    6/20/2014 2:37:53 PM
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  • Over 54 – Sri Lanka 173/5 (Sangakkara 63 Chandimal 3)[4]
    A full face of the bat presented by Sangakkara to Jordan on a full length and the ball goes fizzing right back past the bowler to the boundary.
    6/20/2014 2:39:51 PM
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  • Over 55 – Sri Lanka 182/5 (Sangakkara 67 Chandimal 10)[4]
    Chandimal gets in on the act as Joe Root bowls the last over before tea – finding the fence for four, and Sangakkara repeats the dose off the last ball.
    6/20/2014 2:43:25 PM
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  • [tea] TEA
    England still in charge, but it could be even better had the snaffled up the chances to get rid of Sangakkara, he's too good to give lifelines to.
    6/20/2014 2:44:41 PM
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  • Sri Lanka move onto 182-5 at Headingley and it's time for a bit of tea! bit.ly/UTzzhD #EngvSL http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BqlMPGYCIAAkLr_.jpg

  • Atherton tucks into some cheese at the tea interval

    6/20/2014 2:49:12 PM
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  • Strauss says Sangakkara out, all out

    6/20/2014 2:57:52 PM
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