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Last Updated: Thursday December 13 2007 14:57 GMT

Cricket draw keeps hopes alive

Michael Vaughan, right, during the fourth day of the second test

The England team have managed to keep hopes alive in the three-match series by drawing in a Test against Sri Lanka.

Alastair Cook, captain Michael Vaughan and Ian Bell hit fifties in the second test match in Colombo, before play was halted because of rain.

Sri Lankan captain Mahela Jayawardene was named man of the match.

A win for his team would have meant an end to the series, but after drawing England will now go on to the final test, again in Sri Lanka, next week.

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England captain Vaughan said he was delighted with his team's 250 for three performance.

He said: "We got through with some good batting and it has turned into a comfortable draw.

"The bowlers did well to keep running in on that pitch.

"We are still 1-0 down but have got a lot to fight for to go home with a draw. I hope the Galle (in Sri Lanka) wicket is a bit more balanced," he added.

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