Salute to bowlers after shock win

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England captain Andrew Strauss hailed his bowling attack after they guided England to an improbable innings win over Sri Lanka.

With rain having affected the first npower Test in Cardiff, a result was not expected when play started at 3pm yesterday, with two innings yet to be completed.

But England declared as soon as Ian Bell reached his 13th Test century, and then Graeme Swann (four wickets for 16 runs) and Chris Tremlett (four for 40) skittled out the tourists for 82, setting up a win by an innings and 14 runs.

Strauss said: “There was some outstanding bowling.”

Meanwhile, Murray Goodwin made the highest score of the season so far as Yorkshire’s bowlers were made to toil again on the second day of the LV= County Championship Division One game at Hove.Goodwin compiled an undefeated 274 before Sussex declared 30 minutes before tea on 548 for four.

Yorkshire reached 21 without loss in reply.