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England one-up against Sri Lanka

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May 28, 2006 20:28 IST


England beat Sri Lanka by six wickets in the second Test with a day to spare on Sunday to go one up in the three-Test series.

England bowled out the visitors for 231 in their second innings just before lunch after stiff resistance from opener Michael Vandort, who scored 105 before falling, the last man out, to Liam Plunkett.

England lost Marcus Trescothick, Andrew Strauss, first-innings centurion Kevin Pietersen and Paul Collingwood on the way to their target of 78.

Sri Lanka spin wizard Muttiah Muralitharan took all four for a 10-wicket match haul.

The first Test at Lord's was drawn.

The third Test starts in Nottingham on Friday.

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