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Sri Lanka v England: first Test, day one – live! – The Guardian

Over-by-over report: How will England fare in Sri Lanka after a bumpy buildup to the first Test? Join Rob Smyth for updates



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That was a decent morning for England. Stuart Broad took two wickets in a smart new-ball spell, and then Kusal Perera gave Dom Bess a wicket with an ill-conceived reverse sweep. Sri Lanka were in big trouble at 25 for three, but Angelo Mathews and the stand-in-captain Dinesh Chandimal calmly restored order. For the most part they played really well, though Chandimal was dropped by Dan Lawrence in the covers just before lunch.
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