After the T20I and ODI rounds, Australia’s tour of Sri Lanka approaches its end with the second of the two-match Test series in Galle on July 8-12. Keep up with all the latest action and updates right here.
Sri Lanka vs Australia, 2nd Test, Day 1 Highlights: Steve Smith and Marnus Labuschagne hit brilliant centuries as Australia reached 298 for five at stumps on Day 1 of the ongoing second Test at the picturesque Galle International Cricket Stadium on Friday. Smith remained unbeaten on 109 while Labuschagne was dismissed on 104 by Sri Lanka’s star on the Prabath Jayasuriya, who also dismissed Travis Head and Alex Carey to end the day with three wickets to his name. Earlier after losing David Warner early, Usman Khawaja and Marnus Labuschagne revived Australia’s innings but on the cusp of lunch break, Australia lost the wicket of Khawaja. Earlier, Australia captain Pat Cummins won the toss and opted to bat in the second Test of the two-match series at Galle International Stadium. After having won the first Test, Australia would look to seal the series. Sri Lanka have been hit by a COVID outbreak within the camp and hence many of the first-choice players are not available for this contest. In the first Test. Australia had won by ten wickets and Sri Lanka lost the match within three days. (SCORECARD)
Sri Lanka (Playing XI): Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne(c), Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal, Kamindu Mendis, Niroshan Dickwella(w), Ramesh Mendis, Maheesh Theekshana, Prabath Jayasuriya, Kasun Rajitha