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Dilshan's offspin saw Cook given out lbw for a third time and on this occasion had to go for 10, Sri Lanka v England, 1st ODI, Colombo, November 26, 2014 (ESPNCI)


Thisara Perera had Ian Bell caught at slip, Sri Lanka v England, 1st ODI, Colombo, November 26, 2014 (ESPNCI)


Angelo Mathews clubbed 33 off 24 balls, Sri Lanka v England, 1st ODI, Colombo, November 26, 2014 (ESPNCI)


Alastair Cook was inches away from taking Mahela Jayawardene at leg slip first ball, Sri Lanka v England, 1st ODI, Colombo, November 26, 2014 (ESPNCI)


England successfully appeal for lbw against Kumar Sangakkara, Sri Lanka v England, 1st ODI, Colombo, November 26, 2014 (EPSNCI)


Kusal Perera overcame his lean series in India with a strong start, Sri Lanka v England, 1st ODI, Colombo, November 26, 2014 (ESPNCI)


Tillakaratne Dilshan made a bright start, Sri Lanka v England, 1st ODI, Colombo, November, 26, 2014 (ESPNCI)

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* Sri Lanka v England, 2nd ODI, Colombo Moeen falls early to Dilshan

England 132/6 (32/45 ov)

Nov 29 (ESPNCI) England won the toss and chose to bat after the start to the second ODI against Sri Lanka was delayed by rain. More than a hour was lost, resulting in a reduction to 45 overs per side. Flags were flying at half-mast at the Premadasa Stadium as the match took place in the wake of the death of Phillip Hughes. T
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* Phillip Hughes’ death: Cricketers continue to mourn, no celebrations for wickets or centuries

Nov 29 (CC) Two days after Phillip Hughes tragically passed away, international cricket continued with the second One-Day International (ODI) between Sri Lanka and England and Day Three of the third Test between Pakistan and New Zealand. The mood in each match continued to remain sombre, as celebrations for wickets and milestones were conspicuous in their absence.
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* Teams to play ODI as tribute to Hughes

Nov 28 (ESPNCI) Alastair Cook, England's captain, said discussions had taken place about whether to play the second ODI against Sri Lanka on Saturday but that the players from both sides wanted the game to go ahead as a tribute to Phillip Hughes, whose death on Thursday has left the cricket world stricken with grief. The players will wear black armbands, with a two-minute silence to be observed before the start. Hughes played against and alongside several members of the England squad and individuals will be free to opt out, should they choose.
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* Phillip Hughes: Cricket Australia says safety a priority

Nov 29 (BBC) Cricket Australia will conduct an immediate investigation into player safety after Phillip Hughes's death. The 25-year-old died on Thursday - two days after being struck on the neck by a short-pitched delivery during a domestic match in Australia. "It's a freak incident, but one freak incident is one too many," said Cricket Australia's chief James Sutherland.
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* 'Not been easy to concentrate' - Mathews

Nov 28 (ESPNCI) There will be tragic symmetry when Sri Lanka take the field for the second ODI in Colombo, as many on social media have noted. When a 20-year-old Phillip Hughes struck his maiden Test hundred in Durban, he had worn a black armband following the Lahore terror attack on the Sri Lanka team. On Saturday, in Colombo, Sri Lanka will wear black armbands for Hughes.
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