Daryl Mitchell and James Vince were in the runs again, while 16 wickets fell on day one between Gloucs and Kent.
Hampshire's James Vince hit his second ton of the season, while Saeed Ajmal made an instant impact for Worcestershire.
James Taylor helped guide the Nottinghamshire Outlaws to a six-wicket win over the Hampshire Royals at Trent Bridge on Tuesday.
Centurions Jimmy Adams and James Vince put on 233 as Hampshire crushed Scotland at the Rose Bowl.
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England can win in Sri Lanka if batsmen prove they have the dynamism to switch a gear mid-innings.
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