1st Test, Australia v Sri Lanka TEST Series 2019, 24 Jan 2019

Result
SL
144/10
| 139/10
(50.5 ov)
AUS
323/10

Australia won by an innings and 40 runs

Match Report
Australia crush Sri Lanka by an innings and 40 runs in first Test
Sri Lanka 144 in the first innings and just 139 in the second in reply to Australia's first innings total of 323.

Scorecard Summary

Sri Lanka
|
1ST INNING
144/10
56.4
Australia
|
2ND INNING
323/10
106.2
Sri Lanka
|
3RD INNING
139/10
50.5
Tossed up inviting the big shot and Suranga Lakmal cannot resist charging down the track. Undone by the spin through the gate and Paine whips off the bails to give Australia the victory and a 1-0 lead in the series. It has been a dominant affair from the first session until now. The only thing that didn't go their way was the coin toss and none of the batsmen were able to kick on after making starts. Both debutants contributed with bat and ball and they took to Test cricket like a duck to water. Pat Cummins continued his red hot form with 10 wickets in the match and a career best performance in the second innings. On the other hand a lot of things for the Sri Lankan team to think about, mainly their batting performance. Neither innings was up to scratch and both times they had the best part of the day to bat. Another worry is the injury to Kumara which kept him from batting and also means he will have to leave the tour. Along with a niggle which Dushmantha Chameera picked up they have a lot of things of their plate when it comes to the seam attack. Join us for the next Test on the 31st at Canberra.

50.5 - N Lyon to S Lakmal

Off break length ball, off stump down the track Slog, missed to wicketkeeper, by Paine.
W

50.4 - N Lyon to S Lakmal

Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Patterson.
0

50.3 - N Lyon to S Lakmal

Off break length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, outside edge in the air under control to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Burns.
2

50.2 - N Lyon to S Lakmal

Off break length ball, off stump on the front foot working, hit pad to silly mid on for no runs, fielded by Patterson.
0

50.1 - N Lyon to S Lakmal

Off break length ball, outside off stump down the track defending, hit pad to short leg for no runs, fielded by Harris.
0
Over
50
Runs Scored: 9
0 4 0 4 0 1

49.6 - M Starc to S Lakmal

Length ball, down leg side backing away cutting, mis-timed to point for 1 run, fielded by Head.
1

Match Detail

VenueThe Gabba - Brisbane
Series
Toss
Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat.
Umpires
Marais Erasmus
Richard Illingworth
Match Referee
Javagal Srinath
TV Umpire
Michael Gough

Pitch Report

71 %
32 C
Flat
Cloudy