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TOP SPIN AT THE TEST: England's seamers didn't take a wicket in a Test for first time in 45 years as Joe Root's side secured No 2 spot in the rankings

By Lawrence Booth for the Daily Mail

Published: 09:43 GMT, 18 November 2018 | Updated: 09:46 GMT, 18 November 2018

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England clinched a series victory over Sri Lanka on Sunday morning after taking the final three minutes in little over half an hour.

Moeen Ali took the first two wickets before his spin partner Jack Leach chipped in with the third.

Here, LAWRENCE BOOTH runs the rule over the best of the action.

England clinched a series victory over Sri Lanka on Sunday morning after taking three wickets

England clinched a series victory over Sri Lanka on Sunday morning after taking three wickets

England’s spinners have now taken 35 of the 38 wickets claimed by their bowlers in this series – there have also been two Sri Lankan run-outs. 

Pallekele was first time since Mumbai in 2012-13, when Graeme Swann and Monty Panesar ran amok, that

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