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Ali's 155 sets England up v Sri Lanka

By Blogs - Sat May 28, 11:31 am

CHESTER-LE-Moeen Ali thumped a career-best 155 not out as England declared on 9-498 to dominate the second day of the second test against Sri Lanka on Saturday.

The No. 7 Ali hit 17 fours and two sixes to put England in complete control in this game and the series after winning the first test by an innings.

At tea, Sri Lanka was 1-32, having already lost Dimuth Karunaratna for nine, bowled by James Anderson.

England was in a good position at 6-310 overnight, but Ali made that a powerful position with his second test century and highest score by far.

He had partnerships of 92 with Chris Woakes (39) for the seventh wicket and 72 with Steven Finn, who only made 10 of those runs, for the ninth wicket….

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