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Chuckypad
12-06-2014, 10:34 AM
Not a good start.

Sam Robson out for 1, and Cook has just gone for 17.

26-2 after 7 overs

ClaretTony2014
12-06-2014, 10:41 AM
Thanks - I'd forgotten all about it. I'll go and watch some.

Chuckypad
12-06-2014, 10:47 AM
Not sure why Ballance is batting so high up the order. He bats five for Yorkshire and Root bats three, yet roles are reversed for England :?

DavetheVicar
12-06-2014, 10:54 AM
41-2
The opening bowlers speed is less than that of Paul Collingwood but there is some movement.
Shane Warne has arrived and having a little pop at the England team.

SethHowarthsHair
12-06-2014, 11:27 AM
looks a belting day at Lords for test cricket, Bell will get a 100 today ;D

Chuckypad
12-06-2014, 11:36 AM
He needs to - Ballance has gone for 23.

England 75-3

DavetheVicar
12-06-2014, 01:16 PM
135-4

Root 18
Ali 10

SethHowarthsHair
13-06-2014, 11:48 AM
Cook b Kulasekara 17
Robson c P Jayawardene b Pradeep 1
Ballance c P Jayawardene b Pradeep 23
Bell lbw b Eranga 56
Root not out 143
Moeen c M Jayawardene b Herath 48
Prior c K Silva b Eranga 86
Jordan c P Jayawardene b Eranga 19
Broad not out 47

Extras 5nb 5b 12lb 22
Total for 7 462

after 110 Overs

Broad looking sharp and Root still in.

PaintYorkClaretnBlue
13-06-2014, 02:05 PM
Brilliant 200 n.o. by Root, foot batting performance by England. Nice touch by sri Lankans, running over to congratulate him.

theclaret57
13-06-2014, 06:34 PM
140-1 at close. Semms to be heading for a draw unless Sri Lanka collapse