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Sri Lanka were hit with bizzare five penalty runs

Roshen Silva cut spinner Jack Leach away down to the boundary and ambled to the non-striker’s end, assuming the ball had gone for a four. Silva had not grounded his bat and crossed back to return to the batting crease after watching Moeen Ali chase the ball down to scoop it back in play before it could cross the boundary.The umpires interpreted the batsman to have deliberately run short and enforced the penalty as per the law.The penalty runs were added to England’s first innings total, taking the touring side’s tally to 290.

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