England vs. Sri Lanka: Player Ratings for Alastair Cook's XI After 1st Test

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England vs. Sri Lanka: Player Ratings for Alastair Cook's XI After 1st Test
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England and Sri Lanka fought out a thrilling draw in the first Test of the summer at Lord's, as a match that had appeared to be heading towards a dull conclusion sparked itself to life on the final afternoon.

Needing to claim all 10 Sri Lankan wickets on Day 5, a draw looked to be the only possible result when the visitors reached lunch for the loss of just one wicket.

But Alastair Cook's side were able to chip away at the tourists' batting line-up throughout the afternoon, resulting in a dramatic final 30 minutes in London that saw Sri Lanka escape in the final over with just one wicket remaining.

Such an exciting finish looked like a pipe dream for much of the Test, as first England and then Sri Lanka reached totals of 575-9 and 453, respectively.

Despite failing to capture the victory, however, the result will also be viewed as a small step in the right direction for this England outfit, given the tumultuous period the team has gone through since the 2013-14 Ashes disaster in Australia.

Across the following slides, we rate each of England's players for their performances across the Test. 

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