AUS vs SL, 1st Test, Australia v Sri Lanka TEST Series 2019, 24 Jan 2019
Australia won by an innings and 40 runs
BALL BY BALL
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ov 50: 0 4 0 4 0 1 ( 9 Runs )
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.
49.5 - M Starc to S Lakmal
Short, down leg side backing away pulling, Spliced to mid on for no runs, fielded by Richardson.
Tremendous ball striking. Opening up the stance and drilling it flat past a diving Travis Head at short mid off.
49.4 - M Starc to S Lakmal
Length ball, outside off stump backing away driving, well timed in the air under control past long off for 4 runs.
49.3 - M Starc to S Lakmal
Length ball, outside off stump backing away driving, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Paine.
Cut away with authority. Lakmal gambled on the ball being short and had given himself room to thrash the ball square of the wicket.
49.2 - M Starc to S Lakmal
Short, outside off stump backing away cutting, well timed past deep point for 4 runs.
49.1 - M Starc to S Lakmal
Half volley, outside off stump on the back foot defending, to silly mid off for no runs, fielded by Head.
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