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Silva shines in Colombo

Silva shines in Colombo

Chamara Silva amassed a rapid 163, aiding an impressive Sri Lanka Development XI total of 376 for five at stumps. He dominated stands of 151 with Thilina Kandamby and 93 with Angelo Perera, who both struck fifties.

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England wait on Broad

England wait on Broad

England are ready to wait until the last minute to see if Stuart Broad will be fit to play in Tuesday’s final pre-Test warm-up in Sri Lanka.

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Swann pleased by Panesar progress

Swann pleased by Panesar progress

Graeme Swann is delighted to see Monty Panesar performing so impressively on his return to the international fold. "If we're both bowling well we can hopefully bowl England to some victories," said the Nottinghamshire off-spinner.

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Anderson delights in England display

Anderson delights in England display

James Anderson hailed “two brilliant bowling performances” by England after they kicked off their tour of Sri Lanka with a convincing innings-and-15-run triumph over a Board XI at the R Premadasa Stadium.

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England coast to warm-up win

England coast to warm-up win

James Anderson, Steven Finn and Graeme Swann all picked up three wickets apiece as England cruised to an innings-and-15-run victory over a Sri Lanka Board XI in their opening tour match in Colombo.

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Cook expects batsmen to shine

Cook expects batsmen to shine

Alastair Cook put on a superb show on day two of England’s warm-up match in Sri Lanka but backed his team-mates to come good in time for the Test series.

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Classy Cook propels England

Classy Cook propels England

Alastair Cook was in typically unflappable form as he batted through day two of England’s warm-up match against a Sri Lanka Board XI. He contributed 163 not out to help the tourists reach 303 for eight at stumps, a lead of 134.

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Panesar refusing to get carried away

Panesar refusing to get carried away

Monty Panesar still considers himself England's second spinner despite continuing his comeback with a five-wicket haul against the Sri Lanka Board XI.

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Five-star Panesar helps England dominate

Five-star Panesar helps England dominate

Monty Panesar returned 5-37 as England dismissed a Sri Lanka Board XI for 169 in their opening tour match. James Anderson also impressed with 4-19.

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Injured Broad misses tour opener

Injured Broad misses tour opener

Stuart Broad was a late injury withdrawal from the first warm-up match of England’s tour of Sri Lanka after spraining an ankle in fielding practice.

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