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  • Steve Harmison was full of praise for James Anderson and Stuart Broad as Englands opening pair took a combined nine wickets on day two of the first Test against Sri Lanka at Headingley. Rees Odhiambo Jersey . England bowled the visitors out for 91 - enforcing the follow-on - after they had notched 298 in their first innings.Anderson took 5-16 to move him up to sixth in the all-time leading Test wicket takers with 438 victims and is the third-highest seamer on the list behind only Glenn McGrath (563) and Courtney Walsh (519). Watch the pick of the action from the second day of the first Test between England and Sri Lanka James Anderson has to be talked about as one of the greats of our game, said Harmison.McGrath finished when he was 36, Walsh when he was 38, so of course Anderson at only 33 can keep going and pass both of them.They are two of the best fast bowlers of all time, so people have got to be looking now and saying that Anderson is in that same league. Glenn McGrath took 563 wickets in 124 Tests for Australia People say Jimmy has struggled to bowl in the past at Headingley, but he was awesome today, as was Stuart Broad.Those two as a combination together are fantastic. For me, they are the best duo that England have ever had, theyve got to be talked about as one of the top combinations of all time.Today they got the ball to consistently land on the same length, knowing what the conditions demanded at Headingley. Englands Stuart Broad celebrates the wicket of Kusal Mendis Was I surprised what happened to Sri Lanka today? No. The Test match has gone the way I thought it would.Its tough on the Sri Lankans, as there are some young, inexperienced lads in there, and you could have put the most experienced batting line-up in the world out there against those two in those conditions, and they would have struggled.Its similar for England on the sub-continent - if they are presented with a raging turner in India this winter with three high quality spinners, it will be similarly tough. Anderson celebrates one of his five Sri Lankan wickets on day two Englands tail is up now, and the conditions are unlikely to change, so I expect they will bowl Sri Lanka out for a reasonably low total again tomorrow.England only bowled 36 overs, just over a session. The players are so fit now, and theyd normally expect to field around 120 overs. So from that point of view, Im not surprised they enforced the follow on. Theyve now just got to put in the same amount of effort as they would on a flat pitch.Its a great way to start the Test summer, and hopefully by the end of this Test, they will have set a benchmark that they can try to look to better in the two games left in the series, and against Pakistan later in the summer.Watch live coverage from day three of the first Test between England and Sri Lanka at Headingley, live on Sky Sports 2 from 10.30am on Saturday. Also See: England dominate SL Scorecard As it happened Sky Cricket podcast Tre Madden Jersey . - Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Jason Babin is now a free agent. Amara Darboh Jersey . Sixteen teams have moved on. Sixteen teams have gone home.BEREA, Ohio -- Montario Hardesty cant stop his unlucky run of injuries. The Browns running back will undergo arthroscopic knee surgery Thursday, the latest medical setback for Hardesty, who dislocated his right thumb on Monday after missing most of training camp with a hamstring injury. Cleveland coach Rob Chudzinski said Hardesty has been bothered by "nagging" soreness in his knee, and that the surgery is not related to the hamstring injury that forced him to miss the majority of workouts this summer. Hardesty had only returned to practice on Monday when he injured his thumb while jumping to catch a direct snap from centre. Chudzinski does not know how long Hardesty, who has undergone prior surgeries to repair torn ligaments in both knees, will be sidelined. "Well have to see after he gets that (scope)," Chudzinski said. "Its just to clean it up." Typically, the recovery time on such surgeries is least one month. Chudzinski said his message to Hardesty is to stay strong. "You have to keep coming back and keep fighting," he said. "I think that is the theme we have been talking about a lot. It applies everywhere in this game. And hell make it back." Chudzinski did not know which knee Hardesty was going to have scoped. Hardesty was limited in practice Tuesday, when he had a protective wrap over his thumb. He left without speaking to reporters. The engaging 26-year-old has had injury issues throughout his NFL career, and before he turned pro. Hardesty tore his left anterior cruciate ligament in the final exhibition game in 2010 and missed his entire rookie season. Hardesty also had knee problems in college at Tennessee, and had his right ACL repaired when he was a freshman with the Volunteers. Hes battled back every time, and now Hardesty will have to do it again. "That injury bug is something you cant control," said linebacker DQwell Jackson, who had had to overcome two major chest injuries. "Hes just got to stay positive. Once he has his surgery, its just one day at a time, just look at how you can make the situation better. It starts with the attitude, attitude is everything. Its going to help the healing process and its going to help him mentally get through it. "I would tell him is to keep good people around him just so he stays motivated and stays with a positive outlook. Luke Joeckel Jersey. " Hardesty was drafted in the second round by Cleveland in 2010. He rushed for 271 yards as Trent Richardsons backup last season, but his roster spot was believed to be in jeopardy because of the arrival of Dion Lewis, who recently passed him on the depth chart. Chudzinski said the Browns will have to wait to see how long Hardesty will be out before any roster decisions can be finalized. "Well just have to see when he gets back and then balance that with the other guys and how they are doing and how theyve done in the next couple weeks," he said. With Chris Ogbonnaya and Brandon Jackson, the Browns have enough depth at running back to help ease the sting of losing Hardesty. "Its really nice having Dion in there because hes done a great job during the entire training camp," Pro Bowl left tackle Joe Thomas said. "He did a great job in the first preseason game, and obviously with him and Trent and Obi, a nice little depth chart there. Theyll be able to pick up the slack nicely." NOTES: Thomas said RB Trent Richardson playing in the preseason should help the Browns line develop some chemistry with the second-year star. Richardson sat out all four exhibitions a year ago and never caught up. "You cant just plug somebody in there and just expect him to know where the reads are and the cuts and how were blocking every play," Thomas said. "So having live reps with him back there is going to be tremendously helpful." ... Starting S T.J. Ward will be kept out of Thursdays exhibition game against Detroit as a precaution as he recovers from a nagging hamstring. "Nothing wrong," Chudzinski said. "Just want to be smart about it and get him ready for the season." ... CB Chris Owens practiced with the starters on Wednesday and will play against the Lions after missing last weeks preseason opener against St. Louis with a strained foot arch. Owens is competing with Buster Skrine for the starting spot opposite Joe Haden. ... WRs Jordan Norwood (hamstring) and David Nelson (knee) and P T.J. Conley (groin) did not practice as the Browns did their final tuneup for the Lions. ... Undrafted rookie OL Chris Faulk had arthroscopic knee surgery Monday, Chudzinski said. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '