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Phil Dawkes and Stephan Shemilt

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    Phil Tufnell

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Things are looking very rosy at the moment."

  2. England seal crushing 10-wicket win

    Here is the moment Jason Roy hit the winning runs to seal a remarkable 10-wicket win for England. Enjoy. I'll give the final word to Phil Tufnell...

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    Teesra: I've got pad rash just watching @JasonRoy20 and @AlexHales1.

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    Phil Tufnell

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "I really think that game at Trent Bridge hurt Sri Lanka. They came here a little bit down - they needed things to go their way, but it didn't happen for them and the wheels came off."  

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    Kenny Kong: Drove from Birmingham to London, in that time @ECB_cricket had finished Sri Lanka off without a losing any wicket. Staggering.

  6. How's stat?!

    • This is the sixth time England have won an ODI by 10 wickets, three of which have come against Sri Lanka
    • The 256 shared by Alex Hales and Jason Roy is the highest for England for any wickets in an ODI, beating the 250 of Andrew Strauss and Jonathan Trott against Bangladesh on the same ground in 2010
    • It is also the fifth highest ODI opening stand of all time • Roy and Hales are only the third opening pair for England to share three century stands in ODIs 
    • This is the first time both England openers have hit two or more sixes in an ODI
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    Jonathan Agnew

    BBC Test Match Special

    "England don't need Broad or James Anderson, Steven Finn can't get in, Chris Jordan can't get in."

  8. 'Roy and Hales put on a clinic'

    England captain Eoin Morgan: "It is more what we are like as opposed to Trent Bridge when we were a bit off. It was a good wicket and to restrict Sri Lanka to 254 was a good effort. Roy and Hales were phenomenal. They put on a clinic for everyone watching. It was a pleasure to be involved.

    "Full credit to our bowlers. We were miserly and forced errors. Talking about it is one thing but doing it is another.

    "Nothing needed to be said [to Roy and Hales]. We spoke after Trent Bridge about being off with our basics, but we rectified that. There is no secret. 

    "We will look to take the momentum into Sunday and produce a similar performance. It probably won't be as good as tonight but we will strive for that."

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    More from England opener and man of the match Jason Roy: "It was a lot of fun. We wanted to get off to a good start. The next thing you know, we're across the line. They kept us under it for the first 10 overs and after that we just wanted to get on with it.

    "It's a great buzz. There's a lot of love in the dressing room. I'm stoked for the win.

    "I was telling Alex Hales to chill out a little bit after he banged those three sixes in a row."

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    Alan Baird: That's as comprehensive as you like. Simply stunning.

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    Phil Tufnell

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "They were set up by a fine bowling and fielding display by England. Once Hales and Roy did get in, they absolutely made Sri Lanka pay."

  12. 'Everything clicked'

    Man of the match Alex Hales, who made 133 not out, on TMS: "We relish batting together. It's a very special day and one we'll remember for a long time.

    "Tuesday was a kick up the backside for the top order. It was one of those days where everything clicked for both of us."

    On his impressive season: "It's been good so far, but at the same time I can't get complacent. I'm pleased England stuck with me and happy to repay them."

  13. 'Send a message'

    England batsman Jason Roy, who scored 112, on TMS: "I am so stoked for the win. We kept them to a good total and then to knock it off zero down... we said to each other at halfway through the innings that we wanted to send a message."  

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    Phil Tufnell

    Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

    "Sri Lankan heads are down and England absolutely jubilant - and they deserve it. Well played."

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    Dan Kitchingman: Phenomenal batting from Roy and Hales here. A wonder to watch.

  16. 'We need to forget about this'

    Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews on Test Match Special: "It was a belter of a wicket. Unfortunately we kept losing wickets at crucial times again - 256 was below average.

    "I'm disappointed I couldn't contribute with the ball. Our bowling was not penetrative enough on this wicket. The spinners didn't get much out of it.

    "Jason and Alex batted brilliantly. They took on the bowlers. Getting 250 runs without losing a wicket was a fantastic achievement. We just need to forget about this as soon as possible."

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    Huan Do: From a tie with a 6 from the last ball to a potential 10-wicket win, jaw-dropping performances from England.

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    Charles Dagnall

    BBC Test Match Special

    "It has been a fabulous performance from this England side."

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    I don't want to rub salt in the wound for Sri Lanka, but here is Hales being dropped by Gunathilaka.