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Friday, 13 June 2014 - 9:40
Joe Root & Matt Prior lead recovery at Lord's
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Joe Root scored a composed unbeaten century as England began their recovery from a dismal winter by reaching 344-5 on day one of the opening Test against Sri Lanka at Lord's.

In their first Test outing since the 5-0 Ashes whitewash by Australia, an England side featuring three debutants slid to 22-2 and 120-4 after being put in to bat on a green wicket.

But Ian Bell (56) and Moeen Ali (48) started the fightback before Root and Matt Prior punished a tiring attack in the evening sunshine.
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