Sri Lanka vs England: Jack Leach preaches patience after frustrating second day

Jack Leach says England’s spinners must be more patient second time around if they are to win the second Test at Pallekele and secure a series win over Sri Lanka.  The hosts had the better of the second day as Roshen Silva and Dimuth Karunaratne formed the spine of a solid 336 all out that left England 46 runs behind. Joe Root’s spin trio of Leach, Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid bowled some 76 overs between them but struggled for line and length at times as the tourists endured several…

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This day, that year: Sachin Tendulkar makes his Test debut against Pakistan

By: Sports Desk | Updated: November 15, 2018 4:22:21 pm Sachin Tendulkar made his Test debut against Pakistan in 1989. (Source: Express File Photo) Legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar on Thursday recalled the time when he made his Test debut for India exactly 29 years ago. In a tweet, the former Indian batsman said, “This day, every year, brings back so many memories of the day I 1st represented India. It was an honour to play for the country and be able to represent India for 24 years.” The “Master…

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Live Cricket Score Sri Lanka vs England, SL vs ENG 2nd Test Day 2 Live Streaming: England in hunt for quick wickets

Sri Lanka vs England 2nd Test Day 1 Live Cricket Score: Sri Lanka take on England. Source: File) Live Cricket Score Sri Lanka vs England 2nd Test Day 2 Live Streaming: Sam Curran exhibited his six-hitting prowess and Jos Buttler made an enterprising 63 to help England overcome a top order collapse and post 285 in the first innings on the opening day of the second Test against Sri Lanka on Wednesday. England were reeling at 89-4 when Buttler somewhat steadied the innings before Curran clobbered six sixes in his blistering…

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Day 5 Preview: Roger Seeks Revenge & SF Spot Against Anderson | ATP World Tour

Roger Federer entered this year’s Wimbledon quarter-finals with a 4-0 FedEx ATP Head2Head series lead against Kevin Anderson, having never lost a set against the South African. And then the eight-time Wimbledon winner won the first two sets and earned a match point in the third set on Centre Court. But Anderson battled and eventually triumphed 13-11 in the fifth set en route to the final. Federer will have a chance to avenge that defeat on Thursday at the Nitto ATP Finals, as he pushes to reach the semi-finals at…

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Bryan Sock Marach Pavic Nitto ATP Finals 2018 Day 4 | ATP World Tour

Mike Bryan and Jack Sock edged closer to semi-final qualification at the Nitto ATP Finals, beating Oliver Marach and Mate Pavic 6-4, 7-6(4) on Wednesday. The American duo moved to 2-0 in Group Knowles/Nestor after 83 minutes, winning 80 per cent of service points en route to victory. Bryan and Sock will qualify for the semi-finals if Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo beat Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut on Wednesday night. The fifth seeds will also advance to the last four if Herbert and Mahut defeat Kubot and Melo in…

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Sri Lanka vs England Live Cricket Score 2nd Test Day 1, SL vs Eng Live Score Streaming: England lose Keaton Jennings

Sri Lanka vs England 2nd Test Day 1 Live Cricket Score: Sri Lanka take on England. (Source: AP) Sri Lanka vs England Live Cricket Score 2nd Test Dat 1 Live Streaming:  Sri Lanka (From): Dimuth Karunaratne, Kaushal Silva, Dhananjaya de Silva, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Roshen Silva, Niroshan Dickwella(w), Dilruwan Perera, Suranga Lakmal(c), Akila Dananjaya, Lakshan Sandakan, Pushpakumara, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara, Charith Asalanka England (From): Rory Burns, Keaton Jennings, Ben Stokes, Joe Root(c), Jos Buttler, Ben Foakes(w), Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, Jack Leach, James Anderson, Stuart Broad,…

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Nishikori: ‘It Wasn’t My Day’ | ATP World Tour

Less than 48 hours after handing Roger Federer his first straight-sets loss in round-robin play at the Nitto ATP Finals, Kei Nishikori suffered a heavy 6-0, 6-1 defeat to Kevin Anderson on Tuesday. Narrowly avoiding just the second 6-0, 6-0 scoreline in tournament history, the result equalled the Japanese star’s heaviest tour-level defeat following a 6-1, 6-0 loss to Robin Soderling at the 2008 Intrum Stockholm Open. After falling to a 1-1 record in Group Lleyton Hewitt, Nishikori took some time to reflect on the match, which lasted just 64…

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Day 4 Preview: Novak Looks To Maintain Momentum Against Sascha | ATP World Tour

Five-time former champion Novak Djokovic was impressive in his first match of the 2018 Nitto ATP Finals, winning 42 per cent of return points to defeat big-serving John Isner. And the World No. 1 will look to keep it up on Wednesday when he faces third seed Alexander Zverev. “Playing Zverev, who also had a straight-sets win today, I look forward to that,” Djokovic said. “It should be a great match. I think [we’ve] played against each other only twice. We split wins. I played him recently in Shanghai, but…

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England vs Sri Lanka: A touring side every day more in Joe Root’s image has the chance to make history at Pallekele

How, then, do you follow up one of England‘s most significant performances in years?  The victory over Sri Lanka at Galle might not seem huge in isolation, but it was a first overseas victory in 13 Test matches – of which ten were defeats – as England failed to find the formula for success away from the temperate climate, county grounds and swinging conditions they know so well. But it was not just significant because of the tourists’ usual travel sickness, it carried extra weight because the Sri Lankans had beaten…

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Day 3 Preview: Can Roger Bounce Back Against Thiem? | ATP World Tour

Will Roger Federer bounce back? That will be the leading story on Tuesday as Group Lleyton Hewitt contests its second of three round-robin matches at the Nitto ATP Finals. On the opening day of play, No. 7 seed Kei Nishikori stunned Federer, dealing the six-time champion his first straight-sets defeat in group play at the season finale. In fact, Federer had lost just three round-robin matches since the tournament moved to The O2 in London in 2009. So now, Federer will look to get back on track when he faces…

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