England take control of second Test

Friday 31 May 2002 00:00
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Marcus Trescothick hit a brilliant innings of 161 to help England take firm control of the second Test against Sri Lanka at Edgbaston.

Trescothick began the second day alongside Michael Vaughan, extending their opening partnership to 92 before Vaughan was caught off the bowling of Muttiah Muralitharan.

However, Mark Butcher took his place and began another impressive innings to score a half century.

Trescothick was dismissed by Vaas just before tea, leaving England on 294-2, giving them a lead of 132 runs.

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