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England v Sri Lanka - 2nd Test

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  • Over 4 – England 9/0 (Cook 6 Robson 2)
    Cook edges to slip, or does he!? It looks like it’s taken but the fielder wasn’t sure and to be fair to him told the umpire to go upstairs, when it was proved that the all did bounce into his hands – narrow escape.

    6/20/2014 4:44:52 PM
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    6/20/2014 4:46:47 PM
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  • Over 5 – England 14/0 (Cook 7 Robson 6)[4]
    Nothing more than a front foot punch from Robson sends the ball to the boundary for a welcome four.

    6/20/2014 4:49:02 PM
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  • Over 6 – England 14/0 (Cook 7 Robson 6)
    A maiden from Eranga – Cook not really interested in having a flash at anything wide and happy to leave the ball as often as possible.

    6/20/2014 4:53:47 PM
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  • Over 7 – England 16/0 (Cook 8 Robson 7)
    More serene progress from England’s openers without too many problems. 

    6/20/2014 4:58:06 PM
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  • Over 8 – England 16/0 (Cook 8 Robson 7)
    Another maiden and Cook again being patient – 33 balls he’s faced now for his eight runs.

    6/20/2014 5:02:30 PM
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  • If you missed it earlier, like Broad, catch up on his interview after taking a second Test hat-trick

    6/20/2014 5:05:03 PM
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  • Over 9 – England 21/0 (Cook 8 Robson 12)[4]
    Four more to Robson as he steers a straight bat through backward point for four runs.

    6/20/2014 5:06:04 PM
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  • Over 10 – England 25/0 (Cook 9 Robson 15)
    Robson eases away a shot through the covers for three more runs. Cook then flicks a shot off his pads for a single to keep slowly creeping along.
    6/20/2014 5:09:43 PM
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  • Over 11 – England 25/0 (Cook 9 Robson 15)
    Herath on for some spin before the close, but Cook’s not interested and is happy to see it out for a maiden.
    6/20/2014 5:16:45 PM
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  • Over 12 – England 25/0 (Cook 9 Robson 15)
    Another maiden, as we wind down towards the close of play, England looking to remain with no wickets down.
    6/20/2014 5:21:48 PM
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  • Over 13 – England 26/0 (Cook 10 Robson 15)
    Just a single for Cook off Herath. Still no rush from England, looking to just survive until stumps.
    6/20/2014 5:23:41 PM
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  • Over 14 – England 30/0 (Cook 14 Robson 15)[4]
    Four runs for Cook, the short ball’s popped in but at no real pace by Prasad and the England skipper has few problems rocking back and pulling the trigger on the pull shot which whistles to the fence.
    6/20/2014 5:26:50 PM
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  • Over 15 – England 36/0 (Cook 14 Robson 19)
    Robson adds six more runs to the total with three twos from what is the final over the day – simple and solid stuff from the England openers as they make it through to the close without any real scare.
    6/20/2014 5:31:41 PM
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  • Essex have won the toss and will bowl first against Middlesex. Live coverage at 6.55pm on SS2.#t20blast
  • [close] STUMPS
    England close on 36-0 for the day - a decent first day getting rid of Sri Lanka's batting and not losing a wicket before the close puts them in decent shape heading into Saturday.
    6/20/2014 5:41:44 PM
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    6/20/2014 5:45:07 PM
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  • Denly goes for 5. Eoin Morgan the new man at the crease. Middlesex 7-1. #t20blast
  • .@BeefyBotham urges England's batsmen to cash in on Stuart Broad's hat-trick and Liam Plunkett's five-for:… #engvsl
  • Amazing to be become the 1st Englishman to get 2 Test hat tricks, 4th in the World ever. Being honest I didn't even know I was on one!!
  • Cracking day for us as a side today, bowling SL out. @Liam628 claiming is 1st Test 5fer v special for him shows hard work pays off!
  • Off to eat my body weight in steak...
  •… - BRILLIANT. I had no clue @BumbleCricket but thanks for trying to tell me! #hattrick
  • PODCAST: Broad or Plunkett player of the day yesterday? Nasser answers in the D1 Podcast:,2049… #EngvSL
  • Today is International Motor Neurone Disease Awareness Day. Please join us &help find a cure #ThumbsUpForMNDcure

  • Today's lunch options have been unveiled and it's a no-brainer for Bumble...
    [davidlloyd] Look no further than lamb hot pot

    6/21/2014 8:02:35 AM
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  • MORNING [sunny]
    It's a glorious morning in West Yorkshire and the commentators have arrived at the ground ahead of day two, with England well-placed on 36-0 in reply to Sri Lanka's 257 all out. Little remains of the team pork pie, but two men with an appetite for runs, Alastair Cook and Sam Robson, will be hoping to fill their boots when play resumes.
    6/21/2014 8:14:58 AM
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  • Stuart Broad reflects on his second Test hat-trick yesterday

    6/21/2014 8:27:37 AM
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  • Headingley basking in sunshine this morning. Join us on SS2 from 10am for Cricket Extra as we build up to Day Two

  • A batting masterclass from these two coming up. SS2

  • Prior put through his paces before play

    6/21/2014 9:09:12 AM
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  • Beefy gives his morning prediction...
    [ianbotham] The pitch is still good and I fully expect England to score 400+ to put themselves in a great position

    6/21/2014 9:22:50 AM
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  • Thanks for all your tweets. Hope you enjoyed today's masterclass. Video available online soon (as well as Bumble's gardening tips)
  • Nasser previews day two

    6/21/2014 9:35:41 AM
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  • Bumble gives some invaluable gardening advice before play

    6/21/2014 9:41:31 AM
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    6/21/2014 9:54:13 AM
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  • Plunkett reflects on his five-wicket haul with Ian Ward

    6/21/2014 9:57:00 AM
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    The players are making their way out towards the middle and we are just about ready for play to get under way on day two.
    6/21/2014 9:57:23 AM
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  • Over 16 - England 36/0 (Cook 14, Robson 21)
    Shaminda Eranga takes the first over for Sri Lanka. He keeps his line and length nice and tidy and even gets one to swing back in to Alastair Cook, but the England opener keeps a straight bat and blocks back a maiden
    6/21/2014 10:03:02 AM
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  • Over 17 - England 46/0 (Cook 14, Robson 31)
    Dhammika Prasad will open the bowling from the other end. His second ball is short and wide and although Sam Robson doesn't make a clean contact, he gets enough on it to send it over the slips and down to the third man boundary for four. Robson then works two through the leg side before dabbing another four down to fine leg to make it 10 from the over.
    6/21/2014 10:08:43 AM
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  • Over 18 - England 49/0 (Cook 17, Robson 31)
    Cook gets his first runs of the morning by flicking Eranga through midwicket for three but there is no further scoring from the over as Robson leaves a couple outside off stump.
    6/21/2014 10:13:33 AM
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