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Jonny Bairstow took five catches to follow his hundred

Sri Lanka in England 2016

Goalkeeping work helps Bairstow balance

Paul Farbrace, England's assistant coach, has hailed Jonny Bairstow for the improvement in his wicketkeeping since the tour of South Africa

Jonny Bairstow savours a hundred on his home ground

England v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Headingley, 3rd day

'Bairstow was batting on a different wicket' - Cook

Jonny Bairstow looked as if he were "playing on a different wicket" to everyone else in the first Investec Test according to England captain, Alastair Cook.

Ben Stokes had some discomfort with his knee

England v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Headingley, 2nd day

Stokes doubt for second Test with knee injury

Ben Stokes is a doubt for the second Test against Sri Lanka, on his home ground at Chester-le-Street, after suffering a knee injury at Headingley

Jonny Bairstow savours a hundred on his home ground

England v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Headingley, 2nd day

The local lad who can now take on the world

This Headingley pitch has not made batting a simple task, but Jonny Bairstow played like a man in the form of his life with the stirring support of his home crowd

Alex Hales played watchfully for his half-century

England v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Headingley, 1st day

Mature Hales weathers the storm

Amid a spluttering start to England's Test summer, Alex Hales played with the sort of discipline that suggests he has the game to succeed at this level

Fancy a job? Andrew Strauss chats with England interim coach Paul Farbrace

England v Sri Lanka, 1st Investec Test, Headingley

Strauss gives go-ahead for points system

A desire to ensure the continued relevance of international cricket is at the heart of the ECB's decision to introduce a points system

James Vince trains ahead of his Test debut

England v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Headingley

England's enjoyment helps Vince settle in

A new season will start with at least one new face in England's Test line-up as they aim to iron out a few areas of concern and live up to their billing as strong favourites

Joe Root leaps in celebration after hitting the winning runs

England news

I can develop so much more - Root

Joe Root has credited "the pain of defeat" for spurring him on over recent months as he was named England's player of the year in both Test and limited-overs cricket