Lena Hall & More Tapped for Sarah Ruhl’s How to Transcend a Happy Marriage

first_img Marisa Tomei Star Files View Comments Lena Hall(Photo: Emilio Madrid-Kuser) Related Showscenter_img Show Closed This production ended its run on May 7, 2017 A starry cast is set for Sarah Ruhl’s new play How to Transcend a Happy Marriage; as previously announced, directed by Rebecca Taichman at Lincoln Center Theater. Performances are scheduled to begin on February 23 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater. Opening night will take place on March 20.The cast is composed of Oscar winner Marisa Tomei, Tony winner Lena Hall, Tony nominee Omar Metwally, Brian Hutchison, David McElwee, Naian González Norvind, Austin Smith and Robin Weigert.The new work takes place at a dinner party in the wilds of New Jersey where two married couples (played by Tomei, Metwally, Weigert and Hutchinson) discuss a younger acquaintance: a polyamorous woman who also hunts her own meat (Hall). Fascinated, they invite this mysterious woman and her two live-in boyfriends to a New Year’s Eve party, which alters the course of their lives.The creative team features set designer David Zinn, costume designer Susan Hilferty, lighting designer Peter Kaczorowski, sound designer Matt Hubbs and composer Todd Almond. How To Transcend a Happy Marriagelast_img read more

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Adventures in Isolation

first_img“While a lot of things are super depressing, scary, and uncertain, I’m definitely grateful to be stuck home with these guys,” Wolff said. “It really is a time where we’re making sacrifices for the greater good. If we just remind ourselves of that, we can keep our sanity and hang on a little longer.” Cliford Mervil after a bike ride with his dog, Leah. Photo by Mervil The Wolffs on a family hike. Photo by Molly Wolff Looking Forward to Friends Although she’s still biking on her own, Devin Cowens said she misses riding with a large group of people and sharing a mutual passion for cycling. “That’s something I didn’t expect to really feel,” she said. “Bikes bring me a lot of joy, but so does the social aspect of biking.” Staying Active Outdoors in the Age of Social Distancing  Instead, they explored new places in their neighborhood, places they had always wanted to check out but put off for other things. The kids helped build foam boats to play with in the creek. Wolff said her oldest, Arthur, went from riding a strider bike to a pedal bike with no wheels. Now he goes on three bike rides a day with dad.   “It was so emotional and awful,” Chandler said. “This has been my life for the last six months.” The virus hit at the time of year when many families kick off their camping season. Since Grayson Highlands and other family favorites were inaccessible, the Wolffs decided to make their yard the campground.  “It was harrowing,” she said. “I had like four miles left to go and my sister, who lives in New York City, calls me because she was watching me on Strava. She was like you’re not going fast enough. You’re not going to make it. The only reason I was able to beat the cutoff was because she talked to me for three miles.” “I have lupus, which is an autoimmune disease,” she said. “All through flu season, I’ve been kind of practicing social distancing anyways. It was not to this extreme. When this all went down, I was already fairly well prepared. We immediately stopped hanging out with other groups.”  Instead, Mervil’s been hitting the mountain biking trails early in the morning to keep out of contact with others and going for long walks with podcasts in the afternoon. Since Leah usually hikes with him, it’s a great way for both to get their energy out.  Carrie Ann Chandler as she finishes her first marathon. Photo courtesy of Chandler “The follow through and the staying power is worth it,” she said. “I’m glad I did it. I wish it would have been different. I was sad and didn’t really acknowledge the grief that this thing has been taken away from me. But I think it’s worth it.”  First thing Chandler plans to do when things start to open back up: Head to 12 Bones Brewing for a beer and blueberry chipotle wings. With her wife set up as the only aid station, Chandler beat the cutoff time and completed her first marathon. First thing Wolff plans to do when things start to open back up: Go for a paddle on the New River with a group of friends.  As the events planner for East Coast Greenway, Cowens was already working from home on a semi-regular basis. But she also got to travel, taking her bike wherever she went. Now limited to biking around her home base in Atlanta, she’s finding new ways to explore the city. She’s been working on a scavenger hunt of sorts, finding cool backdrops around town to take photos of her bike.  With everything going on, Wolff said screen time has definitely increased in their household. But it’s also been eye opening for how much they can do outside on a budget, making do with what is around them.   Because she falls into the high-risk population, Wolff said she plans to take extra precautions when getting back into socializing. But she’s looking forward to getting back outside with New River Climbing School, a guiding business she and her husband own.  Devin Cowens biked around Atlanta trying to find the best “bikedrops” during her ride. Photo by Cowens “I think that when this is over, nothing will be the same,” Cowens said. “There will be a new normal. I think I will ride a ton, but I think I’ll be a lot more  present and more appreciative of that time.”   “I feel like it’ll make me spend a lot more time outside because you simply don’t know when something else might happen that limits whatever you were planning on doing,” Mervil said. “I’ll wait until tomorrow to do this or I’ll wait until next week to do this trip. Whatever you’re thinking, just do it now because you never know when something might happen.” Although we can’t be together now, there’s a lot to look forward to in the future.  “I still want to get my backpacking fix, since I can’t really do that right now,” she said. “I think we’re all getting a lot of information right now and there’s an immediacy to learn something new. We wanted to do more of a low key, informal session. Engage with folks who are itching to get outside but can’t or folks looking to fill time.”  Across the Blue Ridge and around the world, people came together while apart. We saw outdoor enthusiasts going on teddy bear hunts around their neighborhoods, riding bikes, and running marathons in their backyards. In a time when we were asked to socially distance to flatten the curve and slow the spread of COVID-19, we spoke to adventurers across the region about how they adapted to restrictions while creatively getting outside.  “For kayaking, I just tried to get in the mindset that now is a great time to work on flexibility, strength, and stabilizing so that when we get back to kayaking, I’m rested and stronger,” she said. “We almost blew it off,” Wolff said. “But as soon as we set up the tent in the front yard, the kids started losing their minds. It was the easiest camping trip we ever had. We threw out a tent and sleeping bags. The kids were ecstatic. And in the morning, we walked back inside and had a cup of coffee. But they loved it. That was a great way to break up some of the boredom.”  A Virtual Marathon Cover Photo: The Wolff family goes for a bike ride. Photo by Molly Wolff “Running has been a whole journey, which it is for everyone,” Chandler said. “It’s this very personal thing.” To keep up with his photography, Mervil has been taking online adventure photography workshops with Jimmy Chin and others to work on things like framing and composition.  First thing Mervil plans to do when things start to open back up: Watch the sunrise from Tennent Mountain followed by a trip to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness of Minnesota.  You can usually find Cliford Mervil in the mountains of western North Carolina, checking out the peaks of the Blue Ridge with his dog, Leah, a camera, and some friends. With trail closures and social distancing guidelines, all of his connections with other hikers and photographers have moved online.  With two young children at home, restrictions on gatherings and access to their usual hangout spots meant getting creative for Molly and David Wolff. Social distancing is difficult to explain to a two- and four-year-old. At first, the West Virginia-based Wolffs were still going to trails in their local area. But as trailheads became overcrowded, making it difficult to practice social distancing, they eventually restricted their outdoor time to around their neighborhood. Wolff, a photographer and paddler in the Mountain State’s New River Gorge area, cut out downriver kayaking almost immediately.  Exploring the Neighborhood “One of the most important things as photographers is finding new compositions,” Mervil said. “You will see people who have done it before. So, it’s finding something to make yourself stand out, being different, and capturing the emotion in what you see.” The Asheville Marathon was supposed to be Carrie Ann Chandler’s first marathon. Since starting her training last fall, she overcame injuries, raised money for Girls on the Run, and wondered on numerous occasions why she was giving up her Saturdays for this. She found support from local running groups like Badass Lady Gang and Trail Sisters to keep going. First thing Cowens plans to do when things start to open back up: Although the destination isn’t set yet, a long weekend bikepacking trip with some friends. A few days later, she put on her shoes and started her marathon. Instead of running the hills of the Biltmore Estate, Chandler ran loops around her neighborhood in the pouring rain, determined to finish under the cutoff time of six and a half hours. Brushing Up on Skills But he’s also using this time to rest and recharge so that he’s ready to go when trails and campsites start opening up again. When things start opening up and travel is safe, Cowens said she’s looking forward to exploring more of Georgia and its parks. “We’re going to be in this for a while, and that’s okay,” Cowens said. “I do want to be able to get back outside with other people but recognizing the necessity to be patient about that and take it slow. I’m really looking forward to a time when we can meet again but know that may not be right around the corner for the safety of everyone.”    Cowens recognizes that she’s not biking nearly as often without group rides or friends to go out with. Instead, she’s preparing for future trips as she plans new routes to take and places to visit. When COVID-19 first hit, Chandler said she was consumed by all of the news and recommendations coming out. With the race now canceled, she made the decision not to participate in the virtual event. But on March 22nd, the day the race was supposed to happen, all the hard work and pain she put into training hit.   A few weeks before the race date, the Asheville Marathon’s organizers canceled the event after North Carolina’s governor issued a state of emergency. Instead, they encouraged runners to participate in the event virtually, posting their runs to Strava and social media. Since he can’t use this time for camping or backpacking trips, Mervil has been preparing for future trips by brushing up on skills and knowledge. He’s excited to get into the world of alpine climbing when things start opening up.   In order to preserve that community aspect, Cowens said she’s been connecting with other local cyclists through social media. She co-hosted an online bikepacking info session with WTF Bikexplorers ATL and Girls Gone Gravel. As for her next marathon, Chandler said it definitely won’t be another virtual event. But she’s looking forward to the chance to compete in person with other runners, the excitement of the race, and the feeling of accomplishing something. Wolff didn’t want to risk running a shuttle with other people. Instead, she transitioned to flatwater kayaking solo on a lake near her neighborhood. “The main thing is knowing the snow, knowing how avalanches work, and the safety of it,” Mervil said. “I’ve never really had the time to sit down and actually focus on it. I’ve been spending a lot more time doing research and training, seeing what it’s all about, sharpening my tools while resting a bit.”  “You can’t keep a two- and four-year-old from touching picnic tables,” Molly Wolff said. last_img read more

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Ready-to-buy home hunters hit record high amid FOMO

first_imgHome buying intentions have reached a record high, according to CBA. Picture: iStock.THE number of people wanting to buy a home has hit a record high, with hundreds of potential buyers flooding through the doors of the first Brisbane open homes of 2020.Data from the nation’s biggest bank reveals early signs of a positive ‘wealth effect’ in the housing market and suggests the residential construction downturn should reach a bottom mid-year. RELATED: Brisbane auction market fires up Real estate agents are reporting huge numbers through open homes so far in 2020.Commonwealth Bank chief economist Michael Blythe said the lift in home buying intentions suggested the pick-up in dwelling prices in the second half of 2019 would continue into the first half of this year.“Past cycles show that leading indicators like building approvals turn about three months after home buying intentions start to lift,” Mr Blythe said. “A bottoming in the construction cycle would remove a major growth drag on the economy, and also helps retailing.” Commonwealth Bank Australia chief economist Michael Blythe. Photo: Hollie Adams.Home values in Brisbane have been slowly increasing since May, following the re-election of the Coalition government, interest rate cuts and the loosening of lending criteria by APRA.They rose 0.7 per cent in December, on the back of a 0.8 per cent increase in November, according to CoreLogic.Home building in the Queensland capital is also turning a corner, up 3 per cent in the September quarter — the highest growth in the country, according to the Bureau of Statistics. Large crowds have been attending auctions and the numbers of registered bidders are increasing. Picture: Andrew Henshaw.Selling agent Joanna Giannotis of Place Bulimba said she was seeing a significant change in buyer mentality.The current sales campaign of a five-bedroom house at 10 Weal Ave, Tarragindi, attracted more than 80 viewings in the first week.“They are definitely more in ‘buy mode’,” Ms Giannotis said.“I think it’s confidence. Confidence that the market is going in the right direction and they need to get into the market now.” MORE: Home sold in days as buyers return to market More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours ago This house at 50 Park St, Kelvin Grove, had huge numbers of people through its doors at its first open home.Another four-bedroom house at 50 Park St, Kelvin Grove, saw 90 viewings in the first two days and 10 offers at the first open home. At the weekend, a two-bedroom apartment in the Elystan Court building in New Farm sold at auction for $925,000 after 25 bids from six bidders and a campaign that attracted 80 viewings. The ground floor unit in this complex at 38 Elystan Rd, New Farm, attracted huge interest.Marketing agent Tom Lyne of Ray White New Farm said two of his recent auctions also attracted six registered bidders, which was well above the Brisbane average.Mr Lyne said he had also noticed buyers were more willing to engage at auctions.“Buyers are putting their hand up a lot earlier (at auctions) and we’re seeing massive numbers at inspections,” Mr Lyne said. “Given interest rates are staying at the level they’re at … and what’s happening in Brisbane as a whole, people are more confident and don’t want to miss out.”last_img read more

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Man City’s De Bruyne recovering from illness

first_img De Bruyne and his family felt ill for around two weeks, but the Belgian international did not find out whether or not it was the virus. “I am doing well, to be honest,” De Bruyne told Sky Sports on Friday.“The first two weeks my family was sick so it was a little bit like up and down, but now they are all healthy.“We don’t know if we had it (coronavirus) or not but I think we’re doing well now.”With De Bruyne recovered, the midfielder is trying to keep as fit as he can while adhering to social distancing rules.The Premier League is suspended indefinitely because of the pandemic, but there remains a chance play will resume this season.“Well, the first two weeks was a little bit weird because I don’t know what’s going on,” De Bruyne said.“Then I managed to get a treadmill. I was swimming a little bit because I’m lucky to have a pool downstairs.“I was doing a couple of lengths but now mostly I’m doing a run and I would say every other day I would choose between swimming and doing some exercise, so I’m keeping fairly good for what we can on our own, I guess.”Asked if City are sending through information and drills, he said: “They send us like a fairly big programme.“I think at the beginning of lockdown some of the gym physios went to the club and made videos of what we can do, different types of exercises.Manchester City’s Belgian midfielder Kevin De Bruyne is recovering from illnessRead Also: Valencia drag Spanish FA to UEFA over European spots proposal“But there’s a few things that I like to do, obviously it’s more the running and the swimming exercise.“I do a little bit in-between but I’m not one for sitting like an hour or two hours in a gym.“I get bored of doing stuff on my own anyway so I prefer to do running, where I keep busy for myself and listen to some podcasts and all that stuff.” Kevin De Bruyne is recovering from an illness, but the Manchester City star says he is not sure if he had coronavirus.Advertisement Promoted ContentThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True8 Best 1980s High Tech GadgetsBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of Art11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street Art7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A Vegetarian8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise YouTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever Madecenter_img Loading… FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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COVID-19 cases in PH surge to 140

first_imgBased on the latest data from theDepartment of Health, there are 140 positive cases of COVID-19 infection in thecountry with 12 deaths as of Sunday. Health Secretary Francisco Duque says the number of persons suspected of carrying coronavirus disease 2019 is expected to climb daily due to government’s tracing of those who interacted with patients infected with the illness. AP PHOTO/AARON FAVILA Of the140 confirmed, six have already been discharged and will undergo homequarantine instead, said Health Assistant Secretary Maria Rosario Vergeire. Among those who recovered were the twoChinese tourists tagged as Case Nos. 1 and 3. Both have returned to China. TheDepartment of Health is still awaiting test results of 72 other individuals,while 638 have tested negative for the virus. MANILA– Two of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients in the country haverecovered, Health Secretary Francisco Duque announced Sunday. Vergeire clarified that this does notmean that the patients have recovered, but merely that their symptoms are mildenough to permit a home quarantine. “Sila po ay positibo ngunit sila po ay walangsintomas o ‘di kaya ‘yung iba ay mild symptoms. Base po sa bagong desisyon namin ngayon para hindi mas mahawa ang mga tao…sa bahay na lang po muna sila at mag-i-isolate sila do’n,” said in a radio interview. “Matagaltalaga ang recovery period. Samild to moderate cases of COVID-19 infection, (recovery) is anywhere from twoto three weeks. ‘Yung critical aabutin lampas ng isang buwan, or three to six weeks. So hindi madali,” Duque said in an interview with DZMM. “Pagkagumawa tayo ng marami pangtesting, baka may positive na marami dyan, so liliit ‘yung case mortality rate…‘yan ‘yung number of deaths over number of infection,” Duque said./PN Duque said in a radio interview that ittook a while for the patients to be cleared as the recovery period of thedisease is normally around two to three weeks. Duque explained that the number ofpersons suspected of carrying the virus is expected to climb daily due togovernment’s tracing of those who interacted with patients infected withCOVID-19.last_img read more

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Theft suspect nabbed

first_imgThe 47-year-old Panfilo Agudez, a resident of the village, was caught on Tuesday. ILOILO City – Charged with theft, a man was arrested in Barangay Tahing, Calinog, Iloilo. The suspect was detained in the lockup cell of the Calinog municipal police station. Agudez’s apprehension was staged on the strength of an arrest warrant issued by Judge Maria Yvete Go of the Regional Trial Court Branch 37. A P40,000 bail bond was recommended for his temporary liberty./PNlast_img

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IU Student Among Victims In Malaysian Flight 17

first_imgPhoto: Karlijn Keijzer (Facebook)An Indiana University student was a passenger on the plane that was shot down Thursday in Ukraine.Karlijn Keijzer, 25, was on Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 that crashed killing all 298 passengers on board.She was a former member of the IU rowing team and was pursuing a doctorate in chemistry at the Bloomington campus.She was a native of Amsterdam, Netherlands.last_img

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Local bands performing in opening day parade

first_imgCINCINNATI, Ohio — Local bands will be performing in the 98th Annual Findlay Market Opening Day Parade on Monday (4/3).East Central High School Marching Band and Guard, Jac-Cen-Del Marching Band, Franklin County High School Marching Band, and South Dearborn Marching Band will all be performing in the parade on Monday.The parade is scheduled to begin at noon.last_img

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IMCA Modified, Stock Car, Late Model drivers pursue Penske Racing Shocks prizes

first_imgREADING, Pa. – Penske Racing Shocks builds on a strong first season of sponsorship with renewed contingency awards for three IMCA divisions in 2014. Product certificates good for $350, $250 and $150, respectively, go to top three eligi­ble finishers in each of the five regions for IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds and in both IMCA Sunoco Stock Car regions. Certificates in the same increments will be awarded to eighth, ninth and 10th place finishers in national standings for IMCA Late Models.Modified and Stock Car competitors must compete with four Penske shocks, display two Penske decals on their race car and return a sign-up form to the IMCA home office by Aug. 1.Awards will be presented during the national IMCA banquet in November or mailed beginning the following week. “We are excited to renew the relationship with Penske Shocks for the 2014 racing season and I have already had new drivers return contingency sign-up sheets and register for the program,” said IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “Anyone using Penske shocks should definitely let me know and I am sure there will be some rewards in it for them at the end of the year.”More information about Penske-manufactured shocks is available through the www.penskeshocks.com website.last_img read more

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Centurion Stokes & Roland-Jones put England in control

first_imgLONDON, England (Reuters) – Ben Stokes underlined his prowess as the rarest of all-round talents with his glorious century propelling England to a challenging total of 353 on the second day of the third Test against South Africa at The Oval yesterday.To cap a fine afternoon session for England, debutant Toby Roland-Jones, who had earlier hit a robust run-a-ball 25, struck with his 10th ball, having Dean Elgar caught behind and leaving South Africa 18-1 in reply at tea.Not for the first time, Stokes proved the scourge of the Proteas, smashing two consecutive sixes to take him to his fifth Test century. He also struck his next delivery over the ropes before being the last man out for 112 from 153 balls.Alastair Cook had earlier missed out on a 31st Test hundred, falling for 88, but with a magnificent counter-attack combining watchfulness and remarkable power, Stokes delivered the performance The Oval merited in its 100th Test.There was a moment when, with Stokes on 91 and down to his last partner James Anderson, it appeared as if he was about to miss out on his richly-deserved ton.Attempting to smash spinner Keshav Maharaj, he miscued, allowing Faf du Plessis to catch him on the long-on boundary. However, with momentum sending him tumbling backwards, the South African captain fell into the boundary markers and six was awarded much to the delight of a packed crowd.Stokes celebrated by hoisting the next ball in the same direction, connecting perfectly as the ball sailed into the crowd to take him to three figures off 144 balls.THREE SIXESStokes made it three sixes in a row over deep mid-wicket, the first time an England batsman had achieved the feat in a Test since Wally Hammond against New Zealand 84 years ago.Stokes’ assault had echoes of his incredible double hundred against the South Africans in Cape Town last year but, going for one blow too many off Morne Morkel, he was caught by Kagiso Rabada.Earlier, Cook, who had batted throughout the rain-interrupted opening day to anchor his side’s struggle to an overnight 171 for four, added six runs before being trapped by Morkel.He looked dismayed by the lbw decision and called for a review but it showed the ball would have clipped the bails, thus ending his 200-ball vigil.The dismissal brought together Stokes and Jonny Bairstow, no strangers to putting the Proteas to the sword after their epic stand of 399 in Cape Town, and the pair again combined sweetly in a partnership of 75.After South Africa had taken the second new ball, Bairstow was quickly snaffled for 36 but Stokes, who went past 2,000 runs in Tests, found another willing partner in Roland-Jones, who enjoyed his six and four fours immensely.The touring side were again hampered by the absence of key paceman Vernon Philander, who, just as on Thursday, bowled well early on before having to leave the field feeling unwell.The team later reported that Philander had gone to hospital for further tests because his stomach bug symptoms had worsened. ENGLAND 1st innings (o/n: 171-4)A. Cook lbw b M. Morkel 88K. Jennings c Elgar b Philander 0T. Westley c du Plessis b Morris 25J. Root c de Kock b Philander 29D. Malan b Rabada 1B. Stokes c Rabada b M. Morkel 112J. Bairstow c du Plessis b Rabada 36M. Ali c de Kock b M. Morkel 16T. Roland-Jones lbw b Maharaj 25S. Broad c Amla b Rabada 3J. Anderson not out 1Extras: (b-7, lb-7, w-3) 17Total: (all out, 103.2 overs) 353Fall of wickets: 1-12, 2-64, 3-113, 4-120, 5-183, 6-258, 7-279, 8-316, 9-331.Bowling: M. Morkel 28.2-7-70-3, V. Philander 17-6-32-2 (w-1). K. Rabada 26-4-85-3, K. Maharaj 15-1-61-1, C. Morris 17-1-91-1 (w-2).SOUTH AFRICA 1st inningsD. Elgar c Bairstow b Roland-Jones 8H. Kuhn lbw b Roland-Jones 15H. Amla c Bairstow b Roland-Jones 6Q. de Kock c Stokes b Roland-Jones 17F. du Plessis lbw b Anderson 1T. Bavuma not out 34C. Morris c & b Anderson 2K. Maharaj c Cook b Stokes 5K. Rabada b Broad 30M. Morkel not out 2Extras: (lb-4, nb-2) 6Total: (for 8 wickets, 43 overs) 126Fall of wickets: 1-18, 2-23, 3-30, 4-47, 5-47, 6-51, 7-61, 8-114.Bowling: J. Anderson 10-5-16-2, S. Broad 10-4-28-1, T. Roland-Jones 11-3-39-4, B. Stokes 7-1-26-1 (nb-2), J. Root 2-0-5-0, M. Ali 3-0-8-0.last_img read more

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