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Sri Lanka Men 135 & 2-156 ( 46.1 & 61.0 ) overs
England Men: 421 ( 117.1 ) overs
Stumps
Toss - Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat.
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Commentary
In over# 61
Runs : 1 Bowler: Dom Bess Wickets : 0
Over 61. 1 run. Bowler: Dom Bess. Sri Lanka: 2-156(rr 2.56)
60.6
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Dom Bess to Lasith Embuldeniya. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to second slip for no runs, fielded by Sibley. That's stumps on Day 3. The play comes to close due to bad light. Sri Lanka are 156-2 at stumps and they trail by 130. Thirimanne top-scored and remains unbeaten with 76 and was well supported by Kusal Perera with 62. For England, Leach and Curran picked up a wicket. Join us for Day 4 action tomorrow 25 minutes earlier than usual. Until then, Cheers.
60.5
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Dom Bess to Lasith Embuldeniya. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Crawley.
60.4
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Dom Bess to Lasith Embuldeniya. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to point for no runs, fielded by Lawrence.
60.3
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Dom Bess to Lasith Embuldeniya. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler.
60.2
1
Dom Bess to Lahiru Thirimanne. Off break full toss, outside off stump on the front foot working, to square leg for 1 run, mis-fielded by Curran.
60.1
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Dom Bess to Lahiru Thirimanne. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, to point for no runs, fielded by Lawrence.
In over# 60
Runs : 0 Bowler: Jack Leach Wickets : 1
Over 60. no runs. Bowler: Jack Leach. Sri Lanka: 2-155(rr 2.58)
59.6
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Jack Leach to Lasith Embuldeniya. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Leach.
59.5
W
OUT! Caught. Jack Leach to Kusal Mendis. Stock length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, Gloved to wicketkeeper, by Buttler. Batting woes continue for Mendis! Mendis looks to defend but gloves it to the keeper. Buttler takes a comfortable catch to dismiss Mendis for 15.
59.4
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Jack Leach to Kusal Mendis. Stock length ball, middle stump no foot movement shoulders arms, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, mis-fielded by Buttler.
59.3
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Jack Leach to Kusal Mendis. Stock ball back of a length, off stump on the back foot defending, to point for no runs, fielded by Buttler.
59.2
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Jack Leach to Kusal Mendis. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot driving, to cover for no runs, mis-fielded by Bairstow.
59.1
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Jack Leach to Kusal Mendis. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Bairstow.
In over# 59
Runs : 0 Bowler: Mark Wood Wickets : 0
Over 59. no runs. Bowler: Mark Wood. Sri Lanka: 1-155(rr 2.63)
58.6
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Mark Wood to Lahiru Thirimanne. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Wood.
58.5
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Mark Wood to Lahiru Thirimanne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Wood.
58.4
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Mark Wood to Lahiru Thirimanne. Bouncer, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, mis-fielded by Buttler.
58.3
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Mark Wood to Lahiru Thirimanne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Bairstow.
58.2
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Mark Wood to Lahiru Thirimanne. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Sibley.
58.1
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Mark Wood to Lahiru Thirimanne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to point for no runs.
In over# 58
Runs : 1 Bowler: Jack Leach Wickets : 0
Over 58. 1 run. Bowler: Jack Leach. Sri Lanka: 1-155(rr 2.67)
57.6
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Jack Leach to Kusal Mendis. Stock ball back of a length, outside off stump backing away driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Bairstow.
57.5
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Jack Leach to Kusal Mendis. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot defending, back to bowler for no runs, fielded by Leach.
57.4
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Jack Leach to Kusal Mendis. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to silly point for no runs, fielded by Buttler.
57.3
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Jack Leach to Kusal Mendis. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot pushing, to gully for no runs, fielded by Wood.
57.2
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Jack Leach to Kusal Mendis. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Crawley.
57.1
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Jack Leach to Lahiru Thirimanne. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Lawrence.
In over# 57
Runs : 1 Bowler: Mark Wood Wickets : 0
Over 57. 1 run. Bowler: Mark Wood. Sri Lanka: 1-154(rr 2.70)
56.6
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Mark Wood to Kusal Mendis. Short, down leg side ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler.
56.5
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Mark Wood to Kusal Mendis. Short, outside off stump swayed away Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler.
56.4
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Mark Wood to Kusal Mendis. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to short mid wicket for no runs, fielded by Bess.
56.3
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Mark Wood to Kusal Mendis. Seaming in length ball, outside off stump no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Buttler.
56.2
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Mark Wood to Lahiru Thirimanne. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot working, to backward square leg for 1 run, fielded by Bairstow.
56.1
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Mark Wood to Lahiru Thirimanne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, to short extra cover for no runs, fielded by Sibley.
Sri Lanka Men: 135 & 2-156 ( 46.1 & 61.0 ) overs
England Men 421 ( 117.1 ) overs
Toss - Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat.
Stumps: SLA trail by 130 runs
RR : 0
CRR : 2.56
Batsman
R
B
4S
SR
L Thirimanne

c: Bairstow b: Broad

4
22
0
18.18
K Perera

c: Root b: Bess

20
28
2
71.43
K Mendis

c: Buttler b: Broad

0
2
0
0
A Mathews

c: Root b: Broad

27
54
1
50
D Chandimal

c: Curran b: Leach

28
71
1
39.44
N Dickwella

c: Sibley b: Bess

12
21
1
57.14
D Shanaka

c: Buttler b: Bess

23
48
3
47.92
W Hasaranga

b: Bess

19
22
2
86.36
D Perera

b: Bess

0
2
0
0
L Embuldeniya

run out (Leach)

0
1
0
0
A Fernando

not out

0
7
0
0
Extras 2(b 0, lb 1, WD 0, NB 1)
Total 135/10 46.1 overs

FOW:
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
9.0
3
20
3
2.22
4.0
2
8
0
2.00
6.0
1
21
0
3.50
10.1
3
30
5
2.95
17.0
2
55
1
3.24
Batsman
R
B
4S
SR
Z Crawley

c: De Silva b: Embuldeniya

9
26
1
34.62
D Sibley

c: Thirimanne b: Embuldeniya

4
15
0
26.67
J Bairstow

c: Mendis b: Embuldeniya

47
93
2
50.54
J Root

c: Embuldeniya b: Perera

228
321
18
71.03
D Lawrence

c: Mendis b: Perera

73
150
6
48.67
J Buttler

c: Dickwella b: Fernando

30
57
3
52.63
S Curran

b: Fernando

0
1
0
0
D Bess

run out (Sub)

0
4
0
0
J Leach

lbw: Perera

4
20
1
20
M Wood

c: Dickwella b: Perera

2
9
0
22.22
S Broad

not out

11
13
2
84.62
Extras 13(b 7, lb 0, WD 0, NB 6)
Total 421/10 117.1 overs

FOW:
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
45.0
4
176
3
3.91
14.0
1
44
2
3.14
15.0
1
63
0
4.20
36.1
2
109
4
3.01
7.0
1
22
0
3.14
Batsman
R
B
4S
SR
K Perera

c: Leach b: Curran

62
109
5
56.88
76
189
6
40.21
K Mendis

c: Buttler b: Leach

15
65
1
23.08
0
5
0
0
Not bat : Dinesh Chandimal,Angelo Mathews,Niroshan Dickwella,Dasun Shanaka,Wanindu Hasaranga,Dilruwan Perera,Asitha Fernando
Extras 3(b 1, lb 0, WD 0, NB 2)
Total 156/2 61.0 overs

FOW: (Dinesh Chandimal) , (Angelo Mathews) , (Niroshan Dickwella) , (Dasun Shanaka) , (Wanindu Hasaranga) , (Dilruwan Perera) , (Asitha Fernando)
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
8.0
6
3
0
0.38
7.0
0
25
1
3.57
13.0
2
30
0
2.31
7.0
1
20
0
2.86
20.0
2
67
1
3.35
6.0
0
10
0
1.67
In over# 47
Runs : 0 Bowler: Dom Bess Wickets : 1
46.1
W
OUT! Bowled. Dom Bess to Wanindu Hasaranga. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot reverse sweeping, missed to. You miss, I hit! Hasaranga looks to reverse sweeps this away but misses it completely, and the ball crashes onto the stumps. It's tea on Day 1. Sri Lanka have been bundled out for 135 under 50 overs. For Sri Lanka, Dinesh Chandimal top-scored with 28 and was well supported by Angelo Mathews with 27. Poor batting display from Sri Lanka in the first innings overall and this is the lowest score in the first innings on this ground. On behalf of England, Dominic Bess bagged five wickets to his name. Stuart Broad with three and Jack Leach with a wicket to his name. Excellent bowling display from England bowlers. Join us for England's first innings shortly.
In over# 44
Runs : 0 Bowler: Jack Leach Wickets : 1
43.5
W
OUT! Run Out. Jack Leach to Wanindu Hasaranga. Stock length ball, off stump down the track driving, back to bowler, direct hit by Leach. Gives away his wicket! Hasaranga drives this one away back to the sticks at the non-striker's end, and Embuldeniya was far from the crease. The third umpire confirms that Leach has a fingertip on the ball and Embuldeniya walks back.
In over# 43
Runs : 0 Bowler: Dom Bess Wickets : 2
42.5
W
OUT! Bowled. Dom Bess to Dilruwan Perera. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to. Cleaned him up! Perera looks to drive this away but misses it as the ball crashes onto the stumps.
42.3
W
OUT! Caught. Dom Bess to Dasun Shanaka. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, mis-timed to wicketkeeper, by Buttler. Third wicket for Bess! Shanaka looks to sweep but mistimes it. The ball ricochets off Bairstow's ankle, and the keeper takes a simple catch.
In over# 39
Runs : 0 Bowler: Dom Bess Wickets : 1
38.1
W
OUT! Caught. Dom Bess to Niroshan Dickwella. Off break short, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to backward point, by Sibley. Gotcha! 6th wicket down for Sri Lanka! Dickwella makes room and looks to cut this one away but mistimes it. The ball goes straight into the hands of Sibley who takes a regulation catch. Dickwella departs for 12.
In over# 30
Runs : 0 Bowler: Jack Leach Wickets : 1
29.2
W
OUT! Caught. Jack Leach to Dinesh Chandimal. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to cover, by Curran. Throws away his wicket! Chandimal miscues the shot as it goes straight towards Curran who takes a sitter.
In over# 29
Runs : 0 Bowler: Stuart Broad Wickets : 1
28.6
W
OUT! Caught. Stuart Broad to Angelo Mathews. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Late Cut, top edge to first slip, by Root. Edged and taken! Broad takes his third wicket! Mathews tries to cut but gets a top edge. Root at first slip takes a safe catch.
In over# 26
Runs : 6 Bowler: Jack Leach Wickets : 0
25.5
6
SIX! Jack Leach to Angelo Mathews. Stock ball half volley, middle stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. With this maximum 50 runs partnership comes up between these duos.
In over# 11
Runs : 0 Bowler: Dom Bess Wickets : 1
10.2
W
OUT! Caught. Dom Bess to Kusal Perera. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot reverse sweeping, Gloved to first slip, by Root. Bess takes a wicket in his very second ball! Kusal goes for the reverse sweep, but the ball brushes his gloves. Root takes a simple catch at first slip.
In over# 7
Runs : 0 Bowler: Stuart Broad Wickets : 2
6.5
W
OUT! Caught. Stuart Broad to Kusal Mendis. Leg cutter length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, outside edge to wicketkeeper, by Buttler. Four ducks in a row for Mendis! Broad gets his second wicket as he dismissed him for a duck.
6.3
W
OUT! Caught. Stuart Broad to Lahiru Thirimanne. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot working, to leg slip, by Bairstow. Gotcha! Thirimanne works it straight towards Bairstow who takes a comfortable catch.
In over# 118
Runs : 0 Bowler: Dilruwan Perera Wickets : 1
117.1
W
OUT! Caught. Dilruwan Perera to Joe Root. Off break length ball, to leg down the track Slog, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to deep mid wicket, by Embuldeniya. Wonderful innings comes to an end! Root dances down the track and slogs the ball but mistimes it straight into the hands of Embuldeniya who takes a great catch to dismiss Root for 228. That's the end of England's innings as they scored 421-10. Joe Root top-scored with 228 and was well supported by Lawrence with 73. For Sri Lanka, Dilruwan Perera picked up four wickets to his name. Embuldeniya picked up three wickets, followed by Asitha with two wickets. Join us for the post-lunch session in another 40 minutes.
In over# 114
Runs : 0 Bowler: Dilruwan Perera Wickets : 1
113.4
W
OUT! Caught. Dilruwan Perera to Mark Wood. Off break length ball, outside off stump on the front foot sweeping, top edge in the air uncontrolled to short leg, by Dickwella. Top edged and gone! Wood tries to sweep but gets a top edge. The ball skies up in the air. Dickwella takes a simple catch to dismiss Wood for 2.
In over# 112
Runs : 0 Bowler: Dilruwan Perera Wickets : 1
111.2
W
OUT! L.B.W. Dilruwan Perera to Jack Leach. Off break back of a length, middle stump on the back foot defending, hit pad to. Trapped in front! Leach looks to defend but misses it as the ball raps onto his pads. A loud shout for LBW and the umpire signals out. England opts for the review. The replay shows three reds and wickets would be hitting.
In over# 106
Runs : 0 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 1
105.6
W
OUT! Run Out (Sub). Lasith Embuldeniya to Joe Root. Stock length ball, off stump on the front foot sweeping, to leg gully, by Dickwella. Mix up in the middle! Root sweeps the ball towards leg gully. There's miscommunication between the runners and a good throw from Bhanuka to the keeper's end ensures that Bess is run out. Bess departs without scoring.
In over# 105
Runs : 0 Bowler: Asitha Fernando Wickets : 2
104.2
W
OUT! Bowled. Asitha Fernando to Sam Curran. Seaming in length ball, middle stump on the front foot driving, missed to. Harder, Better, Faster! Two in a row! Curran tries to drive but misses it as the ball crashes onto the stumps. Curran departs for a golden duck.
104.1
W
OUT! Caught. Asitha Fernando to Jos Buttler. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, outside edge to wicketkeeper, by Dickwella. Asitha with a peach! Buttler looks to drive but gets an outside edge. Dickwella takes a simple catch to dismiss Buttler for 30.
In over# 104
Runs : 6 Bowler: Dilruwan Perera Wickets : 0
103.5
6
SIX! Dilruwan Perera to Joe Root. Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs.
In over# 86
Runs : 0 Bowler: Dilruwan Perera Wickets : 1
85.3
W
OUT! Caught. Dilruwan Perera to Dan Lawrence. Off break back of a length, down leg side on the back foot working, Gloved to short leg, by Mendis. Dilruwan provides the much-needed breakthrough! Lawrence looks to work the ball but gloves it. Mendis takes a good reflex catch to dismiss Lawrence for 73.
In over# 57
Runs : 6 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 0
56.6
6
SIX! Lasith Embuldeniya to Dan Lawrence. Stock length ball, to leg on the front foot slog sweeping, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. Terrific shot! Lawerence smashes the ball over the boundary ropes for a maximum.
In over# 43
Runs : 0 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 1
42.2
W
OUT! Caught. Lasith Embuldeniya to Jonny Bairstow. Stock length ball, outside off stump on the front foot defending, outside edge to second slip, by Mendis. Spin troubles for Bairstow! Bairstow looks to defend but gets an outside edge. A loud shout for a catch and the field umpire gives the soft signal as out. The replay shows that the catch was legit and the third umpire signals out. Bairstow departs for 47.
In over# 9
Runs : 0 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 1
8.4
W
OUT! Caught. Lasith Embuldeniya to Zak Crawley. Stock length ball, middle stump down the track driving, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to mid off, by De Silva. Gives away his wicket! Crawley comes down the track and looks to drive this one away but mistimes it and Hasaranga takes a fantastic catch at mid-off.
In over# 5
Runs : 0 Bowler: Lasith Embuldeniya Wickets : 1
4.2
W
OUT! Caught. Lasith Embuldeniya to Dominic Sibley. Stock length ball, middle stump on the front foot defending, outside edge to first slip, by Thirimanne. Edged and taken! Sibley looks to defend but gets a faint edge, and the slip takes a comfortable catch. Huge appeal but the umpire is not interested. Sri Lanka opts for a review. The ultra edge confirms the spike and the third umpire signals out.
In over# 60
Runs : 0 Bowler: Jack Leach Wickets : 1
59.5
W
OUT! Caught. Jack Leach to Kusal Mendis. Stock length ball, to leg on the front foot defending, Gloved to wicketkeeper, by Buttler. Batting woes continue for Mendis! Mendis looks to defend but gloves it to the keeper. Buttler takes a comfortable catch to dismiss Mendis for 15.
In over# 38
Runs : 0 Bowler: Sam Curran Wickets : 1
37.4
W
OUT! Caught. Sam Curran to Kusal Perera. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, mis-timed in the air uncontrolled to deep backward point, by Leach. Alas, a wicket! Gritty innings comes to an end! Perera looks to cut but mistimes it straight into the hands of Leach. Who takes a simple catch to dismiss Perera for 62.
In over# 24
Runs : 6 Bowler: Jack Leach Wickets : 0
23.1
6
SIX! Jack Leach to Kusal Perera. Stock length ball, outside off stump down the track Slog, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. Sensational hit! Perera steps down the track and smashes the ball over the boundary ropes for a maximum.

Lahiru Thirimanne

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0(0)

Kusal Perera

0 (0)

Kusal Perera

0 (0)

0(0)

Kusal Mendis

0 (0)

Kusal Perera

0 (0)

0(0)

Angelo Mathews

0 (0)

Angelo Mathews

0 (0)

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Dinesh Chandimal

0 (0)

Dinesh Chandimal

0 (0)

0(0)

Niroshan Dickwella

0 (0)

Niroshan Dickwella

0 (0)

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Dasun Shanaka

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Dasun Shanaka

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Wanindu Hasaranga

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Wanindu Hasaranga

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Dilruwan Perera

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Wanindu Hasaranga

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Lasith Embuldeniya

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Wanindu Hasaranga

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Asitha Fernando

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Zak Crawley

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Dominic Sibley

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Zak Crawley

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Jonny Bairstow

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Jonny Bairstow

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Joe Root

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Joe Root

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Dan Lawrence

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Joe Root

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Jos Buttler

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Joe Root

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Sam Curran

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Joe Root

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Dom Bess

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Joe Root

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Jack Leach

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Joe Root

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Mark Wood

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Joe Root

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Stuart Broad

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Kusal Perera

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Lahiru Thirimanne

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Lahiru Thirimanne

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Kusal Mendis

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Lahiru Thirimanne

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Lasith Embuldeniya

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