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Lahiru Thirimanne leads Sri Lanka fightback after Joe Root's sublime double century puts England in control

1 month ago   |   By The Independent

Root's second-top personal score of 228 has put England in a great position in Galle
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Joe Root delighted with double century as England edge closer to victory in first Sri Lanka Test

Joe Root delighted with double century as England edge closer to victory in first Sri Lanka Test

1 month ago   |   By Metro

Joe Root scored a brilliant double century to put England on top against Sri Lanka
Joe Root says it was ‘very pleasing' to lead from the front with a magnificent double century as England edged closer to victory in the first Test against Sri Lanka.
He said: ‘It feels great and good to be in the position we are after losing the toss.
‘The key to it was to have a very clear message and a method to play each individual bowler and try and minimise the risk as much as possible on a surface like that.
‘I've changed quite a few things. Tried to get more rhythm into my batting, trying to find...
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Joe Root's inspired 228 keeps England in command before rally from Sri Lanka

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

Day three: Sri Lanka 135 and 156-2; England 421 Lahiru Thirimanne is 76 not out with hosts 130 behind Joe Root completed a masterful double century to keep England in control of the first Test against Sri Lanka, but the hosts responded with some belated batting resolve of their own in Galle. Related: Sri Lanka v England: first Test, day three - live!
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Joe Root's double century keeps England in command despite rally from Sri Lanka

1 month ago   |   By Cricket365

Joe Root completed a masterful double century to keep England in control of the first Test against Sri Lanka, but the hosts responded with some belated batting resolve of their own in Galle.
Captain Root had ended day one on 66, day two on 168 and marched onwards to 228 on the third morning before he was last man down in the tourists' 421 all out - selflessly sacrificing a big not out.
It was an otherwise flawless effort from the skipper, who pursued and secured his fourth double hundred at this level with utter clarity and mild inevitability over the course of his near eight-hour...
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Sri Lanka frustrate England on day three of first Test after Joe Root hits double-century

1 month ago   |   By Evening Standard

The first two days of this challenging Test winter were dreamy for England. They bowled Sri Lanka out for 135, with a young spinner taking five wickets, before their captain helped them rack up a big lead.
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