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England series win ‘very special’ says Root

PALLEKELE, Sunday : “It’s very special” was how captain Joe Root described England’s series clinching57-run win over Sri Lanka in the second Test at the Pallekele International Stadium yesterday that gave them a unbeatable 2-0 lead in the three-match Test series with one to play.

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Test cricket: Imperative to change the growing home dominance

Home advantage is something every home team wants and it is fair enough. But to what extent? Should it compromise with the quality of the game? Should it be just enough to take an opposition victory out of the equation? Well, the questions are plenty, the doubts are never-ending and it is high time these questions are answered.

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Curran cashes in on poor Lankan strategy

PALLEKELE, Wednesday: Sam Curran whose decisive batting helped England to win the five-match Test series against India 4-1 once again displayed his value to the side with an important half century that lifted England from an ordinary 225-9 to a challenging first innings total of 285 on a turning Pallekele International Stadium pitch.

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Lanka suffer double blow ahead of Pallekele Test

Sri Lanka who lost the first cricket Test to England at Galle by 211 runs suffered a double blow ahead of the second Test commencing at Pallekele International Stadium on Wednesday when captain Dinesh Chandimal was ruled out for the rest of the series and to compound matters spinner Akila Dananjaya has been reported with a suspected bowling action.

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Foakes anchors England on debut with 87 not out

GALLE, Tuesday: England had to again depend on their lower order batsmen to rescue them from total disaster after they lost half the side for 103 before recovering to make a decent 321 for eight wickets by the close on the opening day of the first cricket Test against Sri Lanka at the Galle International Cricket Stadium yesterday.

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