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England v Sri Lanka - 2nd Test

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  • Betting [betting]
    The sides are about to re-emerge from Tea at Headingley with Sri Lanka at 182-5, and they can be backed at 3/1 to win the test. England have shortened in the market and are now clear favourites at 4/7, with the draw available at 4/1. Bet in-play here.
    6/20/2014 3:01:14 PM
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  • @Wdalecreamery : Special delivery at Headingley for @BumbleCricket – a selection of our finest cheeses to enjoy . Proper tackle
  • Over 56 – Sri Lanka 187/5 (Sangakkara 71 Chandimal 11)[4]
    Chance! Sangakkara again gets another lifeline – this time a he inside edge somehow evades the stumps. To add insult to injury he then hits a four.

    6/20/2014 3:09:23 PM
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    6/20/2014 3:10:49 PM
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  • @ajhandy : @BumbleCricket What ever happened to Maharoof Bumble ?” Think he caved in
  • Over 57 – Sri Lanka 190/5 (Sangakkara 67 Chandimal 14)
    Three runs off the next Anderson over for Chandimal as Sri Lanka just creep towards 200. There have been plenty of chances today and with a bit sharper fielding England could be even more on top.
    6/20/2014 3:13:02 PM
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  • Over 58 – Sri Lanka 191/5 (Sangakkara 67 Chandimal 15)
    Just a single to Chandimal in a quiet over.

    6/20/2014 3:16:00 PM
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  • Over 59 – Sri Lanka 196/5 (Sangakkara 72 Chandimal 19)
    Five runs from that Anderson over, including three for Chandimal punched off his legs. 

    6/20/2014 3:21:38 PM
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  • Over 60 – Sri Lanka 207/5 (Sangakkara 72 Chandimal 30)
    Top edge from Chandimal as he gets tucked up by a good bouncer, but the ball loops up just out of the diving grasp of Prior. Chandimal also smacks two boundaries off the over making the most of a life.

    6/20/2014 3:24:48 PM
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  • Over 61 – Sri Lanka 215/5 (Sangakkara 72 Chandimal 38)[4]
    Two more boundaries for Chandimal as he starts to step up his run rate.

    6/20/2014 3:31:18 PM
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  • Sangakkara continues to be a thorn in England's side

    6/20/2014 3:32:46 PM
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  • Over 62 – Sri Lanka 222/5 (Sangakkara 72 Chandimal 39)
    A wristy cut from Sangakkara through gully for four as the boundaries keep on coming, we saw this earlier that Sri Lanka can get on a run.

    6/20/2014 3:35:20 PM
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  • [wicket] Sangakkara c Bell b Broad 79

    This time Sangakkara goes! Bell this time holds on and takes a blinder at gully.

    6/20/2014 3:39:38 PM
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  • Over 63 – Sri Lanka 228/6 (Prasad 0 Chandimal 44)
    After missing a host of chances, this time Sangakkara is sent packing, but only after his 72 has anchored Sri Lanka and boosted their innings. He’s gone on the last ball of the Broad over.

    6/20/2014 3:42:10 PM
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  • [wicket] Prasad c Prior b Plunkett 0

    Sharp bouncer from Plunkett and Prasad has nowhere to go as he fends out an arm and gloves it through to Prior.

    6/20/2014 3:43:40 PM
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    6/20/2014 3:45:17 PM
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  • Over 64 – Sri Lanka 229/7 (Herath 0 Chandimal 45)
    A fourth wicket for Plunkett as his pace and bounce proves too much for Prasad who has to go for a duck. 

    6/20/2014 3:46:25 PM
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  • Bumble: "England are on the charge here!" SL 229-8 - England take three wickets for one run in eight balls #EngvSL

    6/20/2014 3:48:21 PM
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  • [betting]England make a big breakthrough as Sangakkara, Prasad and Chandimal fall in quick succession, leaving Sri Lanka on 229-8. England are now 2/7 for victory, with Sri Lanka 9/2 and the draw 7/1. Ian Bell took a fantastic catch at gully to get rid of Sangakkara, and he is the 11/4 favourite to top run-scorer in England's first innings. Bet in-play here.
    6/20/2014 3:48:27 PM
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  • [wicket] Chandimal c Cook b Broad 45

    Beautiful line and length from Broad who draws Harath into the stroke and it’s caught at slip.

    6/20/2014 3:48:41 PM
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  • YOU BEAUTY! Another for @StuartBroad8 and Sri Lanka are folding here! 229-9 now! #EngvSL

  • Four wickets in nine balls! Headingley rocking. SL 229-9. Broad on a hat-trick...
  • [wicket] Eranga c Prior b Broad 0

    Again a beautiful line and length from Broad who gets Eranga to edge it through to Prior.

    6/20/2014 3:50:27 PM
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  • Over 65 – Sri Lanka 233/9 (Herath 1 Pradeep 3)
    Two wickets for Broad in a superb over and that takes England closer to bowling the visitors out for what would be a decent total for them after winning the toss and bowling.
    6/20/2014 3:53:33 PM
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    6/20/2014 3:56:36 PM
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  • Well done Stuart Broad .... HAT TRICK !!!!
  • Over 66 – Sri Lanka 245/9 (Herath 8 Pradeep 7)[4]
    The final wicket pairing taking the attack to England with 12 runs from the over.

    6/20/2014 3:59:10 PM
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  • 3 - @StuartBroad8 has been involved in three of the last four Test hat-tricks - twice as a bowler, once as a batsman. Trebles.
  • Nasser reflects on a dramatic final session...
    [nasserhussain] What a collapse! And to think it started with the wicket of Sangakkara, who was going so well

    6/20/2014 4:03:12 PM
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  • Over 67 – Sri Lanka 248/9 (Herath 9 Pradeep 9) [MISSED-CHANCE]
    Drop! Broad trying to blast out this final wicket – and he almost does it with a fierce ball that catches the edge of Pradeep’s bat, but Ballance can’t gather the high but reasonably simple catch at slip.

    6/20/2014 4:03:22 PM
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  • Over 68 – Sri Lanka 251/9 (Herath 10 Pradeep 11)
    No joy for Plunkett either in getting the final wicket – which would give him a five-for on his home ground.

    6/20/2014 4:07:27 PM
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    6/20/2014 4:07:43 PM
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  • Over 69 – Sri Lanka 256/9 (Herath 13 Pradeep 13)
    Frustrating stuff for England now as the final wicket partnership push Sri Lanka beyond 250. And it’s not as if they’re just blocking away, they’re having a go.

    6/20/2014 4:12:39 PM
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    6/20/2014 4:14:24 PM
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  • [wicket] Pradeep c Prior b Plunkett 13

    Finally Plunkett gets the breakthrough! A decent ball and Pradeep has a waft and this time feathers an edge through to Prior.

    6/20/2014 4:16:12 PM
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  • Over 70 – Sri Lanka 257 (Herath 14)
    On the penultimate ball of the over, Plunkett puts an end to the innings as Sri Lanka are bowled out for 257. Plunkett gets his maiden five-wicket hail as he finishes with figures of 5-64.
    6/20/2014 4:18:04 PM
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  • Mikey praises Plunkett after his five-wicket haul: [michaelholding]
    Liam Plunkett has bowled very well today. I wasn’t that impressed with him at Lord’s but his captain asked him to bowl differently there. He’ shown today that he can bowl a good length and produced a fantastic bowling performance in front of his new home crowd.

    6/20/2014 4:26:01 PM
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  • [end-of-innings] SRI LANKA 257 ALL OUT
    So England get rid of the Sri Lankans on the first day - they'll look for a calm passage to stumps before kicking on tomorrow.
    6/20/2014 4:26:33 PM
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  • Over 1 – England 0/0 (Cook 0 Robson 0)
    Nuwan Pradeep kicks off with a maiden over with a decent amount of width enabling Cook to leave the ball quite comfortably.

    6/20/2014 4:30:24 PM
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  • Over 2 – England 2/0 (Cook 1 Robson 1)
    Shaminda Eranga has a bowl at Sam Robson – big innings for him after Lord’s failures. He gets just a single.
    6/20/2014 4:33:42 PM
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  • Over 3 – England 6/0 (Cook 5 Robson 1)[4]
    Another good over from Pradeep but Cook hits four off the last ball.

    6/20/2014 4:37:53 PM
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  • [mikeatherton] Instinct says he probably got his fingers under the ball but replays suggest perhaps he didn't. It was very similar to Prior's catch at Lord's.

    Athers on the Sangakkara 'catch'
    6/20/2014 4:42:44 PM
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