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The England National Cricket Team has been a full member of the ICC since 15 June, 1909, representing both England and Wales. They were one of the first teams to be given Test status (along with Australia) in 1877.

Founded: 1846
Main Ground: Lords Cricket Ground

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Joe Root hits outstanding 228 as England are bowled out for 421 by Sri Lanka by lunch on day three
Joe Root hits outstanding 228 as England are bowled out for 421 by Sri Lanka by lunch on day three
Sat, 16 Jan 2021 07:51:48 GMT

Captain Joe Root hit a brilliant double-century as England were eventually bowled out for 421 by lunch on day three, with a first-innings lead of 286 in the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle.

NASSER HUSSAIN: Joe Root's unbeaten 168 was a perfect reminder that he is one of England's best ever
NASSER HUSSAIN: Joe Root's unbeaten 168 was a perfect reminder that he is one of England's best ever
Fri, 15 Jan 2021 22:30:46 GMT

NASSER HUSSAIN: In a year where Joe Root's form as a player and a captain will be so crucial, his unbeaten 168 against Sri Lanka gives a much-needed confidence boost to England.

England not worried by Covid scare at luxury Galle hotel after two kitchen staff tested positive
England not worried by Covid scare at luxury Galle hotel after two kitchen staff tested positive
Fri, 15 Jan 2021 21:18:54 GMT

An ECB spokesman said neither of the two hotel kitchen staff who tested positive for Covid-19 had come into contact with any member of the 45-strong touring party.

Jonny Bairstow falls but Joe Root powers on towards century as England extend lead over Sri Lanka
Jonny Bairstow falls but Joe Root powers on towards century as England extend lead over Sri Lanka
Fri, 15 Jan 2021 17:41:58 GMT

PAUL NEWMAN: Joe Root's quest for true cricketing greatness could not have got off to a better start in Galle as he led England to a position of total first Test superiority.

TOP SPIN AT THE TEST: Joe Root leads by example as he enters the record books at Galle
TOP SPIN AT THE TEST: Joe Root leads by example as he enters the record books at Galle
Fri, 15 Jan 2021 17:30:00 GMT

After yet another dominant day for England, which saw Root rack up a century while Lawrence announced himself in style, LAWRENCE BOOTH looks at the main takeaways on day two.

Dan Lawrence is born to entertain after starring alongside Joe Root for England against Sri Lanka
Dan Lawrence is born to entertain after starring alongside Joe Root for England against Sri Lanka
Fri, 15 Jan 2021 17:21:17 GMT

LAWRENCE BOOTH: Dan Lawrence had moved fluently to 27 on the second morning of the first Test when he went down on one knee to lift spinner Lasith Embuldeniya over deep midwicket.

England's Joe Root admits 14-month Test hundred drought consumed his mind too much
England's Joe Root admits 14-month Test hundred drought consumed his mind too much
Fri, 15 Jan 2021 17:13:05 GMT

England captain Joe Root hit an unbeaten 168 against Sri Lanka to address a sub-standard conversion rate - this was only his second time to three figures in 18 matches.

BUMBLE ON THE TEST: Joe Root and Dan Lawrence took full advantage
BUMBLE ON THE TEST: Joe Root and Dan Lawrence took full advantage
Fri, 15 Jan 2021 16:00:33 GMT

BUMBLE ON THE TEST (FROM HOME): Opportunity knocked for Jonny Bairstow to cement his Test place but he fell early on day two and new boy Dan Lawrence took full advantage.

England captain Joe Root involved in extraordinary 'dismissal' against Sri Lanka
England captain Joe Root involved in extraordinary 'dismissal' against Sri Lanka
Fri, 15 Jan 2021 10:15:11 GMT

Root achieved his first Test century since 2019 early in the second session at Galle but when he tried to reverse sweep Lasith Embuldeniya when on 102 in the 63rd over, pandemonium broke out.

NASSER HUSSAIN: Sri Lanka's batting in Galle was brainless and farcical
NASSER HUSSAIN: Sri Lanka's batting in Galle was brainless and farcical
Thu, 14 Jan 2021 22:20:31 GMT

NASSER HUSSAIN: That performance was not good enough for a proud cricket nation like Sri Lanka. There are lots of words to describe their batting on day one: brainless, crazy, farcical. Take your pick.

BUMBLE ON THE TEST: Commentating from home is certainly unique!
BUMBLE ON THE TEST: Commentating from home is certainly unique!
Thu, 14 Jan 2021 21:37:19 GMT

BUMBLE ON THE TEST (FROM HOME): I've never experienced a broadcast situation quite like it. My view of the action was provided via an iPad and I have a camera and lights on me.

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