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Lahiru Thrimanne

Broad hat-trick and fiery Plunkett lift England

Stuart Broad became the first England player to bag two test hat-tricks and Liam Plunkett grabbed his maiden five-wicket haul as Sri Lanka were shot out for 257 on the first day of the second test on Friday. The home side, in reply, reached 36 for nought at the close of play at Headingley with captain Alastair Cook unbeaten on 14 and Sam Robson 21 not out. Broad became the fourth player in history to register two test hat-tricks and neither the all-rounder, his team mates nor the crowd realised it because the first wicket…