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England cricketer Ian Bell raises his bat on scoring a century during the third day of the second Test match between Bangladesh and England at the Sher-e Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka yesterday. England lead 1-0 in the series following their 181-run victory in the opening Test in Chittagong. AFP

Bell rallies England with century

Ian Bell cracked a solid 115 not out to lead England’s fightback on the third day of the second and final Test against Bangladesh on Monday in Dhaka. He hit one six and 12 fours in his 10th Test century as England reached 372-5 in their first innings at tea in reply to Bangladesh’s 419. The tourists were struggling at 174-4 early in the day before Bell came to his team’s rescue with a 98-run stand for the fifth wicket with Matt Prior (62) and 100 for the unfinished sixth with Tim Bresnan (45 not out).

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Royal-Thomian clash in u-15 cager final

In two exciting South Zone Under 15 cager semi-finals held at the Royal courts yesterday, between Royal and St. Joseph’s Nugegoda and S. Thomas’ and St. Sebastians, Royal and S. Thomas’ came out on top and will clash in the final today at 4 p.m. at the same venue.

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Over 80 men and women in big sea swim

Much enthusiasm and excitement prevails and the momentum increases amongst participants and the swimming fraternity, as the days draw nigh to the 45th Kinross Annual Six-mile sea swim that takes on the water stretch of the Kinross Club this Sunday. It is being organized and conducted by the Kinross Club with the active patronage of Sri Lanka Aquatic Sports Union (SLASU) with Bank of Ceylon and Mobitel as the sponsors of the event.

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