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Following On cricket podcast: Sri Lanka vs England second Test, day one review

Mark Nicholas, Matt Prior and Darren Gough look back on the opening day of England's second Test against Sri Lanka. The guys are joined by Sam Curran, whose last-wicket stand of 60 helped the tourists to 285 all out in Pallekele. The hosts go into da

Sri Lanka
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Sri Lanka vs England: Sam Curran and Jos Buttler lift tourists out of trouble on opening day of second Test

Sri Lanka vs England: Sam Curran and Jos Buttler lift tourists out of trouble on opening day of second Test

Sam Curran and Jos Buttler dug England out of a hole as the tourists posted 285 all out on day one of the second Test against Sri Lanka. England had slumped to 89 for four before Buttler struck an inventive 63 off just 67 balls and Curran thrashed an

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The Daily Telegraph

Sri Lanka vs England, second Test, day one: live score updates

Sri Lanka vs England, second Test, day one: live score updates

Foakes up and running, willing and able to take on the short ball from Lakmal.

Sri Lanka
Sports
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Sri Lanka vs England: Jos Buttler out after quick-fire half century in Kandy – live scorecard and second Test match stats

England are bidding to wrap up another series win in Sri Lanka with victory in the second Test. After triumphing in the ODI series and one-off T20, the tourists won the first of their three Test matches in empathic style, by 211 runs with a day to sp

England
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The Scottish Sun

England womens cricket chief Clare Connor in running to be new mens boss

England womens cricket chief Clare Connor in running to be new mens boss

JOE ROOT is waiting to discover which big cricket name will be his new boss. Applications to replace Andrew Strauss as director of England cricket close on Friday. And Root, whose dream is to elevate the Test team from No3 to No1 in the world, wants

England
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Following On cricket podcast: Second Test preview and talkSPORT 2 vs the Barmy Army

Jon Norman and Jarrod Kimber look back at a thumping (ahem, last ball) win over the Barmy Army in Kandy. They also discuss why England are going in unchanged in the second Test, meet a couple of monkeys while climbing a big hill, and hear from Englan

Sri Lanka
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Sri Lanka vs England: Ben Stokes to bat at number three as tourists name unchanged team for second Test

Sri Lanka vs England: Ben Stokes to bat at number three as tourists name unchanged team for second Test

Ben Stokes has been promoted to number three in the batting order as England name an unchanged team for the second Test against Sri Lanka. The tourists have kept faith with the XI that saw them take a 1-0 series lead in Galle last week, with Jonny Ba

England
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The Independent

England vs Sri Lanka: Joe Root says Ben Stokes is 'relishing' batting at three in second Test

England vs Sri Lanka: Joe Root says Ben Stokes is 'relishing' batting at three in second Test

Stokes moves up to three as Moeen Ali is bumped down to bat at six. Fit-again Jonny Bairstow misses out

England
The Telegraph Cricket

Ben Stokes will bat No 3 as England name unchanged side for second Test

Ben Stokes will bat No 3 as England name unchanged side for second Test

Sri Lanka
Family
The week

Sri Lanka vs. England 2nd Test: team news, start time, TV and radio guide

Sri Lanka vs. England 2nd Test: team news, start time, TV and radio guide

Description England keeper Ben Foakes and slip Ben Stokes celebrate a Sri Lankan wicket in the first Test win in Galle Credits Stu Forster/Getty Images Alt Text England keeper Ben

England
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The Independent

England vs Sri Lanka: Ben Stokes to bat at three in second Test as Jonny Bairstow misses out on recall

England vs Sri Lanka: Ben Stokes to bat at three in second Test as Jonny Bairstow misses out on recall

The Durham all-rounder will move up the order as Joe Root praises England's 'adaptability'

Sri Lanka
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The Daily Telegraph

England's luxuriant youth gives Joe Root embarrassment of riches for second Test against Sri Lanka

England's luxuriant youth gives Joe Root embarrassment of riches for second Test against Sri Lanka

Pallekele, the second Test venue, is on a narrow road out of Kandy where you can go as fast as the slowest tuk-tuk.

Sri Lanka
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The Daily Telegraph

England's luxuriant youth gives Joe Root embarrassment of riches for second Test against Sri Lanka

England's luxuriant youth gives Joe Root embarrassment of riches for second Test against Sri Lanka

Pallekele, the second Test venue, is on a narrow road out of Kandy where you can go as fast as the slowest tuk-tuk.

England
Sports
The Independent

England cricket team vs Sri Lanka: Ben Foakes to retain his place after impressive debut, says Joe Root

England cricket team vs Sri Lanka: Ben Foakes to retain his place after impressive debut, says Joe Root

Foakes will pick up a second Test cap on Wednesday, the England captain revealed

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The Daily Telegraph

Jos Buttler to bat No 3 in second Sri Lanka Test with Ben Foakes retained as wicketkeeper

Jos Buttler to bat No 3 in second Sri Lanka Test with Ben Foakes retained as wicketkeeper

Joe Root will step up the evolution of his England team against Sri Lanka when Ben Foakes is handed the chance to establish himself as the first-choice wicketkeeper and Jos Buttler is promoted to No 3 in the batting order.

England
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Following On podcast: Gareth Batty names his England starting XI

Jon Norman and Gareth Batty take a romantic stroll around Kandy Lake as they try and fathom what XI England will go with on Wednesday in the 2nd Test match. Jos Buttler explains how it feels to be seen as England's third choice wicketkeeper and Sam E

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The Daily Telegraph

Ben Foakes is the latest in an ever-growing crop of England's multi-faceted players

Ben Foakes is the latest in an ever-growing crop of England's multi-faceted players

Pallekele, the second Test venue, is on a narrow road out of Kandy where you can go as fast as the slowest tuk-tuk.

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Jos Buttler insists he has no problem with Ben Foakes keeping wicket for England: ‘I'm just happy to be in the team'

Jos Buttler insists he has no problem with Ben Foakes keeping wicket for England: ‘I'm just happy to be in the team'

Jos Buttler insists he is just happy to be playing Test cricket despite being replaced as back-up wicket-keeper by the impressive Ben Foakes. In the absence of the injured Jonny Bairstow, Foakes donned the gloves instead of England's original number-

Ireland
The week

Ireland vs. All Blacks: who are the worlds best Test rugby team?

Ireland vs. All Blacks: who are the worlds best Test rugby team?

Description New Zealand beat Ireland 21-9 at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on 19 November 2016 Credits Mike Hewitt/Getty Images Alt Text New Zealand beat Ireland 21-9 at the Aviva St

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England's Jonny Bairstow problem: how to fit the keeper-batsman into a winning Test team?

England's Jonny Bairstow problem: how to fit the keeper-batsman into a winning Test team?

Rugby
The Independent

Ireland vs New Zealand: Steve Hansen relishing Test that will prove who is the best team in the world

Ireland vs New Zealand: Steve Hansen relishing Test that will prove who is the best team in the world

The two best sides in the World Rugby rankings face off at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday

New Zealand
Games and Odds
The Sun

Great Britain set to face Tonga in New Zealand in first Test for 12 years

Great Britain set to face Tonga in New Zealand in first Test for 12 years

GREAT Britain are set to face a Tonga-lashing in their first Test in 12 years. For SunSport can reveal the reborn Lions are believed to be kicking off the 2019 tour Down Under against the new international powerhouse. Two Tests against New Zealand wi

England
Sports
The Daily Telegraph

How England proved they can compete with the best in the world after near-immaculate performance

How England proved they can compete with the best in the world after near-immaculate performance

England’s opening 20 minutes were arguably the most impressive start to a Test match under Eddie Jones.

Ireland
News
The Daily Telegraph

New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen 'convinced' Conor Murray will return to Ireland XV ahead of Test with All Blacks

New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen 'convinced' Conor Murray will return to Ireland XV ahead of Test with All Blacks

New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen has raised the stakes ahead of Saturday’s clash between Ireland and the All Blacks by declaring that “whoever wins will be the best team in the world, regardless of [world] rankings”.

England
Motorsports
The Independent

England vs Sri Lanka: Sam Curran on learning from James Anderson, his future plans and touring at 20

England vs Sri Lanka: Sam Curran on learning from James Anderson, his future plans and touring at 20

Curran played key cameos with bat and ball in Galle but isn't a lock to play in the second Test

Sports
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Following On cricket podcast: Could Foakes be dropped?

Jon Norman and Jarrod Kimber consider the permutations ahead of the second Test, get disturbed by a monitor lizard, a hotel owner and two tuk-tuk drivers, and discuss everything from Gandhi to Banksy.

Sri Lanka
Bowling
The Daily Telegraph

Sri Lanka in turmoil for second Test with captain injured, spinner's bowling action reported and team manager resignation

Sri Lanka in turmoil for second Test with captain injured, spinner's bowling action reported and team manager resignation

England arrived in Kandy on Sunday with their opponents Sri Lanka in meltdown.

Sri Lanka
Bowling
The Scottish Sun

Sri Lanka vs England: Spinner Akila Dananjaya has been reported for a suspect bowling action

Sri Lanka vs England: Spinner Akila Dananjaya has been reported for a suspect bowling action

SRI Lanka spinner Akila Dananjaya has been reported for a suspect bowling action. The 25-year-old will be scrutinised after umpires queried the legality of his action as he took two England wickets in the First Test in Galle. Dananjaya was reported b

Sri Lanka
Bowling
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Sri Lanka spinner Akila Dananjaya reported for suspect bowling action

Sri Lanka spinner Akila Dananjaya reported for suspect bowling action

Sri Lanka spinner Akila Dananjaya has been reported for a suspect bowling action following the first Test against England, while captain Dinesh Chandimal has been ruled out for the rest of the series. Dananjaya bowled 38.5 overs in the tourists' 211-