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Sri Lanka v England 1st Test

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England dominated the opening day's play of the first Test against Sri Lanka, bowling the hosts out for 188 before reaching 49-1 at the close.

Seamer Matthew Hoggard claimed 4-21 in the morning session as Sri Lanka, who won the toss and chose to bat, were left reeling on 86-5 at lunch.

Kumar Sangakkara starred with 92 and shared 106 with Prasanna Jayawardene (51) as Sri Lanka fought back.

But three quick Monty Panesar wickets sparked Sri Lanka's premature demise.

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