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CricViz Analysis: England find a way

England took the six wickets they needed to wrap up victory on Day 4 in Colombo and complete a 3-0 series whitewash over Sri Lanka. But not before they’d been given a scare by the determined hosts. Patrick Noone looks at how England persevered to complete a famous win.

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CricViz Analysis: Adaptable Buttler plays key role again

Jos Buttler played another vital knock to set Sri Lanka an unlikely 327 to win on Day 3 in Colombo. Patrick Noone reflects on the chameleon-like abilities of England’s most versatile batsman.

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CricViz Analysis: Karunaratne and Stokes

Dimuth Karunaratne played a characteristically well-compiled innings before Ben Stokes hauled the game back in England’s favour on Day 2 in Colombo. Patrick Noone looks at the stand-out performers of a topsy-turvy day of Test cricket.

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CricViz Analysis: Bairstow bounces back

On a mixed day for England in Colombo, Jonny Bairstow made a statement hundred on his return to the side. Patrick Noone analyses how the tourists’ new number three went about his work.

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CricViz Analysis: The Rise of Jack Leach

Rain prevented a four day finish in Pallekele with Sri Lanka needing 75 runs to level the series. England require just three wickets, thanks in part to the excellence of Jack Leach. Patrick Noone analyses the performance of England’s newest cult hero.

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CricViz Analysis: Joe Root’s Masterclass

England built a lead of 278 runs on Day 3 in Pallekele as their captain played one of his best ever innings. Patrick Noone looks how Joe Root and a love affair with the sweep shot reclaimed the initiative for the visitors.

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CricViz Analysis: Roshen Silva stars for Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka fought back on Day 2 in Pallekele as Roshen Silva’s 85 helped the hosts beyond England’s first innings total. Patrick Noone analyses how he went about his knock.

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CricViz Analysis: Buttler and Curran put England in charge

On an intriguing day in Pallekele, Jos Buttler and Sam Curran played eye-catching innings as England posted 285 in their first innings. Patrick Noone looks at how the pair made their runs to get England out of another hole.

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CricViz Analysis: England’s varied attack

After England ran out deserved winners in Galle, Patrick Noone looks at how the variety in their new look bowling attack got the better of Sri Lanka in their own conditions.

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CricViz Analysis: Jennings returns to form

After Keaton Jennings’ century helped England to a 461-run lead, Patrick Noone reflects on a batsman who had hit a wall at home but came into his own in Galle. Read more