2nd Test Preview: England Look to Seal Sri Lanka Deal

Sri Lanka's last pair denied England a win in the first Test. Alastair Cook wants his team to last the distance and has also said that he is hoping to lead the way with his batting.

updated: June 19, 2014 11:49 IST
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Alastair Cook bats during the first Test against Sri Lanka.


Leeds, UK: England will hope to go one wicket better when they face Sri Lanka in the second and final Test of their series at Headingley on Friday.

Alastair Cook's new-look side were denied victory in the first Test at Lord's on Monday after Sri Lanka No 11 Nuwan Pradeep got through the final five balls of the match from Stuart Broad to ensure a draw for the tourists, who were nine wickets down.

There were some encouraging signs for an England side minus Kevin Pietersen, their all-time leading run-scorer across all formats, who was ditched from the national set-up following a 5-0 Ashes thrashing in Australia.

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