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Sri Lanka can’t beat Root as England get on top

LONDON: Joe Root hit an unbeaten 102 and Moeen Ali impressed on his debut as England recovered from the loss of three early wickets to reach 344 for five on the first day of the opening test against Sri Lanka at Lord's on Thursday. Root, 23, yet to nail down any one position in the batting line-up in his fledgling international career and dropped for the final Ashes test in Australia at the start of the year, compiled his third test century from 190 balls and struck eight fours. He was given strong support by the recalled…

England calls 3-uncapped players; Moeen, Robson, Jordan

LONDON: England has announced the 12-man squad for upcoming test series against Sri Lanka, ARY New reported. England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has included three uncapped players - Moeen Ali, Chris Jordan and Sam Robson in the squad. Liam Plunkett, Matt Prior and Chris Woakes have made the comeback in the team. For Plunkett it is his first call up for seven years – but he has been bowling consistently for Yorkshire. Matt Prior, an Ashes vice-captain who was dispensed with for the final two Tests in Australia but who…