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England won the first test in Sri Lanka after a great double hundred from Joe Root.

Second test is coming to a close England need about 100 runs currently with 7 wickets remaining but Root is gone.
 

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They're over the line Butler sorted us out after a little wobble got a partnership going with Sibley who stuck around.

England win the series 2-0 and now it's off to India.

Root was brilliant in both games.
 

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Brilliant first day in the first test against India. Root with a brilliant century and Sibley unlucky to fall in the 80’s in the last over.

Still a great start, let’s hope we can push on tomorrow but the pitch does look as flat as a pancake!
 

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Second test not going to well India it in the bag after 2 days the way the pitch is playing batting first they got the job done might not even make it to day 4 at this rate.
 

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Second test not going to well India it in the bag after 2 days the way the pitch is playing batting first they got the job done might not even make it to day 4 at this rate.
Yeah India got pretty spooked in that first test so they’ve produced a surface that will rag from ball one - and they have better spinners than us so that’s their rationale and it’s working.
 

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Managed to take it to a 4th day but we're 3 down chasing a crazy total so a few hours in the morning will do it and that will be series tied at 1-1.

Of the bits I've managed to watch it's been great entertainment.
 

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Yeah it’s definitely been good entertainment.

This England team isn’t as fragile as it has been in previous years but on this minefield of a pitch I would still imagine we will crumble to 140-150 all out.
 

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They can still be a very hot and cold side they react well to a defeat and bounce back but then react badly to a win like they get cocky, consistency has been a major problem for them for years now.

Just shows how vital Root's runs are to the team first team his 2 big innings set us up perfectly he'd not been able to do that this time and the others aren't producing big scores with any regularity to carry your innings.

I missed day 2 so didn't really see our first innings but when you're bowled out in 2 sessions you can sort of say that it hasn't been a good performance.
 

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Joe Root just took 5 for 8.

England collapsed to 112 yesterday but both teams are all out for less than 150 after their first innings.
 

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England’s batting has been nothing but entertaining in this series. Getting spanked again today and will probably lose by an innings. The Indian spinners have got these batsman on toast.
 

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