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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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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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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...

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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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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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Strauss aware of challenge ahead

Strauss aware of challenge ahead

Andrew Strauss expects Sri Lankan conditions to provide a tough physical test for England in the upcoming two-Test series.

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