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England will look to wrap up the series in Kandy after a convincing win in the first Test in Galle. Debutant Ben Foakes was the hero with his first-innings century while the spin trio of Jack Leach, Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid all impressed. England are unchanged in personnel for the second Test though Ben Stokes is expected to bat at No 3 with Ali dropping down to six. The win for Joe Root’s side in Galle was their first overseas since winning in Bangladesh in 2016. The Three Lions…

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Tom Brady recognizes need to spread ball around more – New England Patriots Blog

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – When New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is knocked off his usual sharp game, he tends to revert to his most-trusted options. That was highlighted in Sunday’s blowout loss to the Tennessee Titans. Julian Edelman and Josh Gordon were each targeted 12 times. Every other receiver had a total of three passes thrown in their direction. Better distribution would be ideal. “I have to figure out a way to get the ball to everybody, so we can all make plays,” Brady acknowledged Monday during his weekly interview…

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England unchanged as fit-again Jonny Bairstow misses out

England have confirmed an unchanged team for the second Test in Pallekele. Ben Stokes will bat at No. 3 in place of Moeen Ali, who endured a poor Test with the bat in Galle and will drop to No. 6. Stokes’ technique – and, increasingly, his temperament – are rated highly by the England management. While there was some consideration to his workload, given he will be expected to inject some pace into the England bowling attack and also field in the cordon to the seamers and at slip to…

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

Ben Stokes is “relishing” the chance to bat at three for England, according to skipper Joe Root, but the tourists will remain flexible should the all-rounder end up bowling long spells under Pallekele’s baking sun. Stokes has been moved up the order as Root re-jigged the XI that beat Sri Lanka at Galle last week ahead of the second Test, which starts in the early hours of Wednesday morning.  “Ben’s game is in good shape and he is more than capable of batting at three,” said Root.   “We are in a fortunate position…

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

England will keep the same personnel who won their first overseas Test in two years for the second Test against Sri Lanka at Pallekele starting on Wednesday, but Joe Root has shuffled his pack slightly and promoted Ben Stokes to number three after Moeen Ali failed to score runs in the series opener.  Head coach Trevor Bayliss admitted in the wake of Ali’s struggles with the bat at Galle that the all-rounder would likely have to settle for a place further down the order this week and he will drop to six, but England had the…

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Women’s World Twenty20: Debutant Kirstie Gordon stars as England see off Bangladesh

England’s Caribbean cruise at the World Twenty20 finally set sail as they jogged to a comfortable win over unfancied Bangladesh, with Loughborough Lightning’s Kirstie Gordon describing a “special” night in front of her proud parents as she put in a Player of the Match performance with three wickets on her England debut. “I didn’t know if I was going to make my debut tonight,” said Gordon afterwards. “We didn’t even know if we were going to get a game in, so it was really special to make my debut and to…

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Kirstie Gordon stars with ball as England shake off rust with seven-wicket win

England 64 for 3 (Jones 28*, Sciver 23) beat Bangladesh 76 for 9 (Ayasha 39, Gordon 3-16) by seven wickets – DLSScorecard England’s women overcame a top-order wobble, and another dramatic flurry of St Lucian rain late in their run-chase, to get their World T20 campaign up and running with a seven-wicket victory over Bangladesh at Gros Islet. They were set a sub-par 77 after a hit-and-miss performance from Bangladesh, but England took their time to calibrate the appropriate response in tricky, tacky conditions, as Danni Wyatt was pinned lbw…

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

Ben Foakes will retain his place in the England team for the second Test, skipper Joe Root has confirmed. The Surrey gloveman was handed a debut as a specialist keeper after Jonny Bairstow injured his ankle last month, but Foakes shone with the bat, turning the first Test around at Galle with a brilliant first-innings century and showing flawless hands behind the stumps. After such a dream debut, the 25 year old said that he wouldn’t care if he never played another Test, such was his delight at how things…

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Sri Lanka vs England: Jos Buttler ready to bat at 3 in second Test

By: Reuters | Updated: November 12, 2018 11:02:26 pm Jos Buttler is ready to bat at number three in the second test against Sri Lanka, saying the team’s willingness to embrace a flexible batting order is a sign of strength rather than weakness. (Reuters) England batsman-wicketkeeper Jos Buttler is ready to bat at number three in the second test against Sri Lanka, saying the team’s willingness to embrace a flexible batting order is a sign of strength rather than weakness. England’s top order has been unsettled since former captain and…

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