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SL vs ENG, 1st Test: Sri Lanka Batsmen Show Resistance After Joe Root Double Century On Day 3 | Cricket News

Joe Root completed his fourth double century for England on Saturday but insisted it will mean nothing if his side cannot overcome a defiant Sri Lanka in the first Test. The England captain made 228 of his team's 421 all out -- 26 runs short of his brilliant 254 career best against Pakistan at Old Trafford in 2016. But Lahiru Thirimanne led Sri Lanka's stubborn resistance, hitting an unbeaten 75 while Kusal Perera made 62 as the home team reached 156/2 in their second innings. After their disappointing 135 in the first innings, they need another 130 to reach England's total.Root's 321 ball innings with a six and 18 fours dominated the day. It took l...
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SL vs ENG: Joe Root Goes Past Alastair Cook To Achieve Huge Milestone In Test Cricket | Cricket News

SL vs ENG: Joe Root scored 228 runs in the first innings against Sri Lanka.© Twitter Skipper Joe Root on Saturday became the second-fastest England batsman to score 8,000 runs in the longest format of the game. The right-handed batsman reached the milestone in the ongoing first Test against Sri Lanka at Galle International Stadium. Root surpassed former opener, Alastair Cook, to achieve the feat in 178 inning...
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Wayne Rooney Ends Playing Career, Becomes Full-Time Manager Of Derby County | Football News

Manchester United and England great Wayne Rooney ended his illustrious playing career on Friday to take up the job of managing Championship side Derby County on a full-time basis. Derby confirmed the 35-year-old former forward had agreed a permanent deal until 2023, having succeeded Phillip Cocu on an interim basis in November. The club statement confirmed that in accepting the manager's role, Rooney had "elected to call time on his illustrious playing career to fully focus on his job". Rooney was in charge for nine matches as interim boss at Derby, winning three and drawing four."We are delighted to confirm the appointment of Wayne Rooney as our ne...
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England vs Sri Lanka: Joe Root’s First Ton In Over A Year Puts England On Top In First Test | Cricket News

Captain Joe Root on Friday said he wants England to be "ruthless" after his unbeaten 168 took the team's lead to 185 over Sri Lanka on a rain-hit second day of the opening Test. England were 320 for four when rain halted play in Galle. Root and Dan Lawrence, who scored 73 on his Test debut, built a 173-run partnership after the tourists resumed the day on 127-2. Root, who is batting with Jos Buttler (7), hit his 18th Test ton and kept up the pressure on the home bowlers despite losing overnight partner Jonny Bairstow for 47 early in the day. "I think the things could happen very quickly as the game moves forward, generally does here. It is really im...
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SL vs ENG: Two Staff Members At England’s Team Hotel Test Positive For Coronavirus | Cricket News

The England cricket board said they were not worried about the infections.© AFP The England cricket team was hit by a new coronavirus scare Friday as two staff members tested positive and were hospitalised, officials said. Epidemiologist Venura Singarachchi told AFP the two kitchen staff at the Light House hotel in the Sri Lankan city of Galle were tested after they showed symptoms. England are playing two T...
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Sri Lanka vs England: Dom Bess Says Could Have Bowled Better Despite 5-Wicket Haul | Cricket News

Spinner Dom Bess on Thursday said he didn't bowl very well after his five-wicket haul helped skittle out Sri Lanka for 135 and give England the advantage on day one of a Test that took 10 months to start. Bess, who returned figures of 5-30, combined with paceman Stuart Broad, who took three wickets, as Sri Lanka were all out in two sessions as the two-Test series resumed in Galle after the original tour was aborted over the coronavirus in March. But the off-spinner admitted he got away with a few easy strikes. "I probably haven't bowled as well as I could have done, and probably got away with one or two, but that's cricket," Bess told reporters afte...
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Sri Lanka vs England: England Cricket Fan Waits 10 Months For Sri Lanka Test – And Gets Kicked Out | Cricket News

An England cricket fan who waited 10 months in Sri Lanka to watch his team play was escorted away by police before a ball had been bowled in the first Test on Thursday. Rob Lewis, who decided to stay in the country after the original tour was aborted over the coronavirus last March, had to resort to subterfuge to sneak a peek at the day's play. Lewis was ordered off the historic ramparts of Galle Fort, a vantage point which overlooks the city's cricket ground, just after the national anthems. The game was held behind closed doors because of the pandemic.  "I am very frustrated. I waited 10 months to watch this match and the police have kicked me out...
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In-Form Phil Foden “Deserves To Play” For England, Says Pep Guardiola | Football News

Phil Foden should be an automatic pick for England at this year's delayed European Championship after his outstanding season so far, says Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola. The 20-year-old midfielder scored his eighth goal of the season as City beat Premier League strugglers Brighton 1-0 on Wednesday -- their seventh successive win in all competitions. City climbed to third spot in the table, just four points behind leaders Manchester United and one point adrift of Liverpool with a game in hand on the champions. Guardiola praised his young match-winner, who is City's leading goalscorer this season."In the last few days, Phil has played against (...
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Sri Lanka vs England: Moeen Ali Infected With New UK Strain Of Coronavirus | Cricket News

Moeen Ali's initial 10-day quarantine was extended on Tuesday.© AFP England's Moeen Ali is infected with the new UK variant of the coronavirus, Sri Lankan authorities said Wednesday, after the cricketer tested positive for COVID-19 on his arrival in the country 10 days ago. Deputy Chief Epidemiologist Hemantha Herath told reporters in Colombo that the 33-year-old England all-rounder was Sri Lanka's first case...
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Sri Lanka vs England: Galle Rain Keeps England’s Joe Root Guessing On Sri Lanka Selection | Cricket News

Dark clouds and the threat of rain caused doubts for England captain Joe Root in choosing his side for the opening Test in Sri Lanka starting on Thursday. The southern coastal city has seen several days of wet weather and more is predicted for the first of the two Tests leaving the tourists wondering whether to use more pace on the usually spin friendly wicket. "We have to consider conditions again, we've had quite a lot of rain over the last 24 hours, so we'll have another look at the wicket and make sure we're really clear on the XI we want to go into the game with," Root told reporters on Wednesday. England are resuming a Sri Lankan tour that was...