India vs England: Jonny Bairstow, rested for first two Tests, says he'll be 'raring to go' once back from break
Bairstow, Sam Curran and Mark Wood were rested by the national selectors for the first two Tests beginning in Chennai on 5 February
Sri Lanka vs England: Joe Root says visitors will take 'huge amount of confidence' from 2-0 sweep into India tour
Root, who led by example with match-winning knocks of 228 and 186 in the first and second matches respectively, said the team looks in good shape ahead of the four-Test series in India that starts in Chennai on 5 February.
Highlights, Sri Lanka vs England, 2nd Test, Day 4 at Galle, Full Cricket Score: Joe Root and Co clinch series with win
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Sri Lanka vs England: Joe Root scores 186 as Lasith Embuldeniya claims seven to leave visitors 42 runs short on Day 3
Sri Lanka's Lasith Embuldeniya claimed seven wickets and broke a key seventh-wicket stand of 81 between Root and Dom Bess, who fell to the left-arm spinner for 32.
The spin duo of Leach and Dom Bess had five-wicket hauls in England's win in the first Test against Sri Lanka, but returned wicket-less in the home team's first innings of the ongoing second Test in Galle.
Highlights, Sri Lanka vs England, 2nd Test, Day 3 at Galle, Full Cricket Score: Root dismissed for 186, visitors 339/9 at stumps
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Highlights, Sri Lanka vs England, 2nd Test, Day 2 at Galle, Full Cricket Score: Visitors score 98/2 at stumps
Mathews came in to bat at 7-2 after James Anderson had dismissed both Kusal Perera (6) and Oshada Fernando (0) in the morning session.
Highlights, Sri Lanka vs England, 2nd Test, Day 1 at Galle, Full Cricket Score: Angelo Mathews shines with ton
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After winning by seven wickets, Root telephoned Rob Lewis, who had been cheering from Galle fort overlooking the cricket stadium.
Sri Lanka vs England: Visitors off to nervy start after Lahiru Thirimanne's ton helps hosts set 74-run target
Leftarm spinner Lasith Embuldeniya grabbed 2-13 and first innings double century-maker Joe Root was brilliantly run out by Niroshan Dickwella for 1 as England went to stumps on a nervy 38-3.
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Root’s 228 had provided England a strong total of 421 and a meaningful first innings lead of 286, but Thirimanne stood firm for two sessions to remain unbeaten on 76 off 189 balls and carried Sri Lanka to 156-2 at stumps.
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Highlights, Sri Lanka vs England, 1st Test Day 2, Full cricket score: Joe Root, Dan Lawrence put visitors on top
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Sri Lanka vs England: Off-spinner Dom Bess' five-fer sees visitors gain upper hand on day 1 of first Test
Bess, who returned figures of 5-30, combined with paceman Stuart Broad, who took three wickets, as Sri Lanka were all out in two sessions as the two-Test series resumed in Galle after the original tour was aborted over the coronavirus in March.
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Sri Lanka vs England: Visitors' Moeen Ali infected with new UK variant of COVID-19, say local health authorities
Deputy Chief Epidemiologist Hemantha Herath told reporters in Colombo that the 33-year-old England all-rounder was Sri Lanka's first case of the UK strain, which is believed to be more transmissible.
Sri Lanka vs England: Dan Lawrence says he's 'learned so much' from Essex teammate Alastair Cook ahead of potential debut
Lawrence, 23, is set to be selected by the tourists for the first of two Tests in Galle starting Thursday after coach Chris Silverwood said he was "ready".
Bairstow, 31, believes he has a lot to learn from the South African legend Kallis who is in isolation in Sri Lanka and should join the squad on Friday.
Sri Lanka vs England: Playing in IPL was good preparation for host nation's pitches, says Jonny Bairstow
Bairstow, 31, scored a century in his last one-day international and then amassed 345 runs in the IPL Twenty20 tournament for Sunrisers Hyderabad between September-November.