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Australia Vs Sri Lanka Live Score (Test)

1st Test | 24 January, 2019 | Brisbane Cricket Ground (Woolloongabba), Brisbane

139 / 9 Overs50.5 R/R2.73 Fours8 Sixes0 Extras25

Match Status: Match Ended

Match Result: Australia beat Sri Lanka by an innings and 40 runs

Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Dushmantha Chameera 5 10 0 0
  • Brisbane done, off to Canberra next but Sri Lanka have a baggage of an injury as well along with the defeat to be carried forward. Lahiru Kumara is ruled out of the series. Lots of headaches for the visitors and one can only think that the only way for them to come back will be to start afresh and treat the next one as a completely new game, trying to forget this loss as soon as possible. That Test will begin on 1st Feb, Friday. That will be a Day game and will begin at 1030 Local (2330 GMT, Jan 31 night). Join us for that! Till then, take care and cheers. For live cricketing action now though, you can switch tabs to follow the game between India and New Zealand where the hosts are chasing a mountain of runs at Mount Maunganui.
  • PAT CUMMINS IS ADJUDGED AS THE MAN OF THE MATCH FOR HIS INCREDIBLE MATCH FIGURES OF 10/62.
  • Earlier in the game, Australia bundled out the visitors for a paltry 144 after the latter had won the toss and decided to bat first. Cummins was the wrecker-in-chief in that innings as well picking up four whereas the debutant Jhye picked up three. In their turn to bat, Australia were at a precarious position at one stage at 82/4 but then a 166-run stand for the fifth wicket between Marnus Labuschagne and Travis Head meant they comfortably went past the Sri Lankan total. They ended up with a lead of 179 which in the end proved to be more than enough for the hapless Asian team.
  • Sri Lanka have received a real pasting here. Outplayed in all departments in this Daynight Test here at Brisbane. The second innings went spiralling down and the lack of resistance would be what hurts the visitors the most. Pat Cummins destroyed the batting order picking up 6 wickets and was given good support by Jhye Richardson who picked up two of his own. Nathan Lyon had a lone wicket whereas the last batsman, Lahiru Kumara was absent hurt. There was not much to talk about the batting, only Lahiru Thirimanne provided some resistance but was running out of partners all through the innings.
  • Jhye Richardson in an interview says that he was nervous the first day. Adds that he is happy to have contributed to the team victory. Applauds his teammates for a stellar performance and singles out Cummins for special praise. Talking about the post-match huddle, he says that the skipper was telling them that it was a pep talk and motivation for them to continue these kind of performances. Signs off by saying it was an amazing catch from Patterson and really loves the fielding effort of everyone.
  • 50.5OUT! It is all over here at the 'Gabba. Lahiru Kumara is not going to come out to bat and hence, that is the end of the Test match. AUSTRALIA HAVE WON BY AN INNINGS AND 40 RUNS, LEAD 1-0 IN THE TWO-MATCH SERIES. Coming to the last wicket, it was a flighted ball on middle and turning in, Lakmal could not resist and comes down the ground looking to smash it into oblivion but misses the ball and Paine completes an easy stumping. A fitting way for the inspirational skipper of Australia to end the game. He took over in tough times and this victory would mean a lot after the series loss to India. Pulls up all the teammates in a huddle and gives a pep talk before they walk off the field all smiles.
  • 50.4A back foot defense this time from the batsman.
  • 50.3Short of a length this time, Lakmal rocks back and pulls it away to deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
  • 50.2Suranga comes ahead and defends the ball onto the ground.
  • 50.1A flatter one on middle and leg, Lakmal looks to work it on the leg side but misses the ball completely.
  • Nathan Lyon is now into the attack.
  • 49.6Short of a length and Suranga rocks back and punches this one for a single on the off side towards point. Keeps strike for the next over. 137/8
  • 49.5Mistimes the pull this time towards mid-wicket.
  • 49.4FOUR! Hit through mid off now. A full length ball on middle and off, Lakmal makes room and lifts it towards long off for a boundary. The second of the over.
  • 49.3Lakmal swinging at everything here, misses the ball completely this time though outside off.
  • 49.2FOUR! Suranga is having fun out there. He makes room, Starc delivers this one short and wide outside off. Lakmal cuts it away through cover-point for a boundary. The deficit is under 50 now.
  • 49.1Yorker from Starc on off stump line, dug out by Lakmal.
  • 48.6IN THE AIR BUT SAFE! Short of a length delivery, Lakmal looks to pull but hits his gloves and the ball lands between leg gully and the keeper. The batsmen take a single. 128/8
  • 48.5Short of a length delivery, it rises off the deck, Lakmal looks to defend but gets beaten on this one.
  • 48.4Full and wide outside off, Chameera drives it uppishly through covers. The fielder chases it and stops it comfortably. The batsmen get three runs. Good running between the wickets.
  • 48.3Good length delivery on off, Chameera defends off the back foot.
  • 48.2Bowls a bumper, Dushmantha ducks underneath it.
  • 48.1Short and wide outside off, Lakmal cuts it through point. The fielder chases it and stops it comfortably. The batsmen get three runs. Good running between the wickets. Sri Lanka trail by 55 runs.
  • 47.6Short outside off, Lakmal taps it towards point for a single. 121/8
  • 47.5Full on middle, Lakmal drives it to mid on.
  • 47.4Full on off, Lakmal plays it to covers.
  • 47.3Bowls a bouncer, Suranga does well to duck under it.
  • 47.2Good length delivery outside off, Lakmal looks to cut but gets beaten on this one.
  • 47.1FOUR! Short outside off, Lakmal looks to cut but gets an outside edge and it flies over second slip where Labuschagne jumps but it goes over him. It goes towards third man for a boundary.
  • Drinks break. Could possibly be the last drinks break of the game. Australia steam rolling the Lankans here. Two away if Kumara comes to bat, one if he does not. The main aim for the visitors would be to first at least make the hosts bat again. Can they?
  • 46.6Good length delivery on off, Dushmantha defends off the back foot. 116/8
  • 46.5Good length delivery outside off, Chameera looks to defend but gets beaten by the away movement.
  • 46.4Length delivery on off, Dushmantha plays it to covers.
  • 46.3Good length delivery on middle, Chameera looks to flick but gets a leading edge to the off side.
  • 46.2Short of a length delivery down leg, Chameera leaves it alone.
  • 46.1Length ball on top of middle, defended back onto the off side with hard hands.
  • 45.6Short outside off, Lakmal cuts it towards gully. 116/8
  • 45.5Length delivery on the leg stump line, Lakmal nudges it to the leg side.
  • 45.4Length delivery on middle, Suranga flicks it through mid-wicket. Two runs taken.
  • 45.3Appeal for lbw! The umpire is unmoved. Full on middle and leg, Lakmal looks to flick but gets hit low on the pads. The bowler appeals but the umpire shakes his head. Probably it was going down leg with the angle.
  • 45.2Good length delivery outside off, Lakmal leaves it alone.
  • 45.1Full on off, Lakmal drives it through covers. The batsmen pick up a couple.
  • 44.6On middle and leg, worked away through mid-wicket for a couple of runs by Chameera. 112/8
  • Dushmantha Chameera walks in to bat at no. 10. Could be the last guy to bat as the status of Kumara is unknown.
  • 44.5OUT! If the last catch was a stunner, this is even more brilliant. Superman stuff from Patterson at gully. A length ball on off, extra bounce and catches the shoulder of the bat and flies to the right of gully. Surely was looking like it was going away from the fielder but Kurtis leaps to his right and holds on for a one-handed blinder. Eight down now! Sri Lanka might not even make Australia bat again here it looks like. Cummins picks up his sixth one of the innings and the tenth of his game.
  • 44.4Good length delivery on off, Perera defends off the back foot.
  • 44.3Length delivery on off, Dilruwan defends off the back foot.
  • 44.2Short outside off, Perera looks to cut but misses it.
  • 44.1Good length delivery on off, Perera defends off the back foot.
  • Pat Cummins replacing Jhye Richardson now.
  • 43.6Oooh! Almost. A length ball coming into the batsman once more, missed by Lakmal as he gets hit on the pads and the ball lobs to short leg. No bat on it and the cherry seems to be going down leg once more. 110/7
  • 43.5Beaten! Yet again outside off and beaten by sheer pace as Suranga does not bring his bat down in time.
  • 43.4Full and spearing on the pads, Lakmal misses the ball and gets hit on the pad. It was going down the leg side so the appeal is turned down by the umpire.
  • 43.3Short of a length outside off, 148 kph! Lakmal looks to poke at the ball but fails to put bat on ball.
  • 43.2Short of a length at the hips, looks like a set plan with a leg gully in place. Dilruwan misses his glance and the ball goes off the thigh pad and lobs fine on the leg side for a leg bye.
  • 43.1A length ball on middle and moves away slightly after landing, Perera looks to flick but misses the line of the ball. Gets hit on his midriff.
  • Suranga Lakmal comes in at number 9.
  • 42.6OUT! What a brilliant catch by Marcus Harris. Good stuff by Richardson, bowling to the plan. Short of a length delivery, Dickwella looks to pull over square leg but finds Marcus Harris at backward square leg who goes to his left and jumps and pulls off a stunner. Niroshan seems to suggest that he did not see that fielder but the fact is that he has been there for quite some time. He will have to leave and Sri Lanka still trail by 70 runs. Second wicket for Jhye Richardson. What a debut this boy is having. Australia closing in on what could be a victory with an innings. 109/7
  • 42.5Good length delivery on off, Niroshan keeps it out.
  • 42.4Short of a length delivery, Dickwella looks to play an upper cut but gets beaten on this one.
  • 42.3FOUR! Good shot. Short of a length delivery, Niroshan pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
  • 42.2Appeal for lbw! NOT OUT! Again on a good length on off, Dickwella looks to defend but gets hit low on the pads. The bowler appeals but the umpire shakes his head.
  • 42.1Good length delivery on off, Dickwella keeps it out.
  • 41.6Full outside off, Perera plays it to point. 105/6
  • 41.5Length delivery on middle, Dilruwan flicks it to mid-wicket.
  • 41.4Bowls at a speed of 150kph. Length delivery on middle, Perera nudges it towards the leg side. The batsmen pick up a couple.
  • 41.3Good length delivery outside off, Perera looks to defend but gets beaten by the movement.
  • 41.2Length delivery on middle, Niroshan pushes it towards square leg for a run.
  • 41.1Full outside off, Dickwella leaves it alone.
  • Mitchell Starc on to bowl now, replacing Pat Cummins. Can he remove Dilruwan like he did in the first dig?
  • 40.6BEATEN! Good length delivery outside off, Dilruwan looks to chase this wide ball but misses it. 102/6
  • 40.5Good length delivery on off, Dilruwan defends off the back foot.
  • 40.4Length delivery on leg, Dickwella looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads. It goes towards square leg and a single is taken.
  • 40.3Bowls down the leg side, Niroshan looks to flick but misses it.
  • 40.2FOUR! Good shot. Length delivery outside off, Dickwella plays a ramp shot over the slip cordon. It goes towards third man for a boundary. This also brings up the 100 for the Lankans.
  • 40.1Bowls a bouncer, Dickwella does well to duck under it.
  • 39.6Short of a length on middle, defended from within the crease by DP. 97/6
  • 39.5Good length delivery on off, Perera defends off the back foot.
  • 39.4Full outside off, the batsman drives it to point.
  • 39.3Good length delivery on middle, Perera defends off the back foot.
  • 39.2Bowls a bumper, Dilruwan ducks underneath it.
  • 39.1Bowls a yorker on off, Perera manages to dig it out.
  • Drinks break. The Sri Lankans have lost one more wicket post the Tea break. Australia slowly but surely heading towards the victory at the 'Gabba. Another piece of information coming our way is that Lahiru Kumara has been confirmed as to have torn his hamstring and is ruled out of the remainder of the series. Whether he will come out to bat in this innings remains to be seen.
  • 38.6Short outside off, Dickwella looks to cut but gets beaten on this one. 97/6
  • 38.5Good movement on this one. Full on off, Dickwella looks to drive but it goes of the inner half towards the leg side.
  • 38.4Outside off, the keeper-batsman shoulders his arms to this one.
  • 38.3Good length delivery outside off, Dickwella lets it go.
  • 38.2Length delivery on middle, Perera flicks it towards square leg for a single.
  • 38.1Good length delivery outside off, Perera offers no shot.
  • Jhye Richardson is now into the attack.
  • 37.6Good length delivery on middle, the keeper-batsman defends off the back foot. 96/6
  • 37.5Good length delivery on leg, Dickwella defends off the back foot.
  • 37.4Length delivery on middle, Perera flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.
  • 37.3Good length delivery outside off, Dilruwan shoulders his arms to this one.
  • 37.2Length delivery on off, Perera plays it to point.
  • 37.1BEATEN! Good length delivery outside off, Perera looks to cut but misses it.
  • 36.6A length ball on top of middle and bounces a bit more, Niroshan stands tall to defend but gets hit on the glove. 95/6
  • 36.5FOUR! A French cut! Yorker length ball outside off and Dickwella reaches out to drive this one but the ball goes off the inside edge and past the keeper to his right. Runs away to the fence. Starc has a wry smile on his face, nothing seems to be going his way.
  • 36.4Bouncer on middle, ND initially ducks but then just puts his bat upwards in an attempt to hook. The ball is missed and it goes over the batsman though.
  • 36.3On a good length on top of middle stump, Niroshan stands tall and defends the ball back down the ground.
  • 36.2On a length outside off, Dickwella pushes it through the cover region for a couple of runs.
  • 36.1Around the wicket, Perera tries to defend on the back foot and the ball goes off the inside half of the bat towards square leg for a single.
  • 35.6Bowls a bouncer down leg, Dickwella does well to duck under it. 88/6
  • 35.5Good length delivery on off, Niroshan blocks it well.
  • 35.4Good length delivery coming into the batsman, Perera looks to drive but gets beaten and misses the stumps by a whisker. It goes towards Paine who dives and it goes past him and goes towards fine leg. The batsmen take a single. Umpire gives it as bye.
  • 35.3Bowls a bouncer, Dilruwan does well to duck under it.
  • 35.2Good length delivery on off, Perera looks to drive but gets an outside edge towards gully. It fell short of the fielder.
  • 35.1Good length delivery on off, Perera defends off the back foot.
  • 34.6Short of a length delivery, Dickwella looks to pull but misses it. 87/6
  • 34.5Appeal for lbw! NOT OUT! Length delivery on leg, Dickwella looks to flick but gets hit on the pads. Starc appeals but the umpire shakes his head.
  • 34.4Good length delivery on leg, the keeper-batsman defends off the back foot.
  • 34.3Bowls down the leg side, Dickwella goes after it but misses it.
  • 34.2Length delivery on off, Perera nudges it towards square leg for a single.
  • 34.1Full delivery on leg, Dickwella flicks it towards fine leg for a single.
  • 33.6FOUR BYES! Sprays this way down the leg side and too wide for Paine to get a hand too. Runs away to the fence. 85/6
  • 33.5Pushed away to the cover-point region for a couple of runs by Dilruwan.
  • 33.4Length ball outside off, kept out towards the cover region by Perera.
  • Dilruwan Perera is in next.
  • 33.3OUT! Bizarre! The third umpire asks the umpire to stay with the original decision. What has happened here? The Snicko has shown a turbulence but in a frame that is after the ball passes the bat. It is the fifth wicket for Cummins, the fourth time in Tests. A length ball outside off and shapes away slightly, Thirimanne was ahead to defend but the ball straightens and there is a noise as the ball passes the bat and goes to Tim Paine. An immediate celebration from the fielders and the bowlers and the umpire agrees too. Lahiru was surprised and immediately goes upstairs. The replays roll in, there is nothing on Hotspot and we go to the Snickometer. The line remains straight as the ball passes the outside edge but there is a slight turbulence once it is past the willow. The third umpire feels that the frame was a little behind and suggests it is a faint edge. Asks the on-field umpire to remain with his original decision. Thirimanne cannot believe it but he has to go. His dogged resistance comes to an end. The Lankans are still 100 runs behind with only 4 wickets left.
  • Review time... Thirimanne has been ruled caught behind by the umpire but he has taken it upstairs as he thinks that he has not nicked that one. Does not look too confident though. Let's see what the replays say.
  • 33.2Good length delivery outside off, Lahiru shoulders his arms to this one.
  • 33.1Full on off, Thirimanne keeps it out.
  • Pat Cummins to bowl from the other end.
  • 32.6Full on off, Niroshan drives it to mid off. 79/5
  • 32.5Play and a miss! Good length delivery way outside off, the keeper-batsman looks to cut but misses it.
  • 32.4Bowls down the leg side, Dickwella lets it go.
  • 32.3Good length delivery outside off, Niroshan leaves it alone.
  • 32.2FOUR! The first boundary off the bat today! Short of a length delivery, Dickwella glances it towards fine leg for a boundary. It runs away and there was no time for the fielder to come around and stop it.
  • 32.1Full delivery on leg, Lahiru flicks it towards square leg for a single.
  • Welcome back after Tea. The players and umpires are out in the middle. Lahiru Thirimanne and Niroshan Dickwella are out as well. Mitchell Starc will bowl the first over of this session and Thirimanne will face.
  • ... Day 3, Session 2 ...
  • Now, Niroshan Dickwella has joined forces with the opening batsman. They played out one remaining over of the session but whether they will continue and help Sri Lanka out of this mess and keep them alive in the game is to be seen. Doesn't look like they will to me though, considering how Cummins and Richardson are bowling. The former has got enough rest after his initial burst in the first session and should be back on anytime now after the break. Good luck to the Sri Lankan batsmen, would be lovely for Test cricket if they stand up and post a challenge though. Join us in a bit for the second session of the day as the visitors try to wipe off the deficit that is still 105 runs.
  • What a session for the Aussies but one would have definitely hoped for a bit more of a fight from the Lankans. 26 overs, 57 runs and 4 wickets. No boundary off the bat. Guess who has been the star? Yes, it is that man again. Pat Cummins. Started off from where he left off last night and picked up three more wickets this morning. Lahiru Thirimanne has been adamant not to give his wicket away and even though DRS came to his rescue once, other times he has looked completely solid. No one partnered him though and just when it looked like Dhananjaya would stay he was castled off a brilliant yorker length ball by Jhye Richardson.
  • 31.6Flighted delivery on middle, Niroshan defends off the back foot. THAT IS TEA ON DAY 3. 74/5
  • 31.5Full on leg, Dickwella looks to nudge but gets hit on the pads. It goes to the off side.
  • 31.4Flighted delivery on off, Thirimanne cuts it towards point for a single.
  • 31.3Tossed up on middle, Niroshan looks to play against the spin but gets a top edge towards square leg and turns behind. It falls safe and in no man's land. Lucky for ND. A single has been taken.
  • 31.2Flighted delivery on middle, Dickwella sweeps it towards fine leg. The batsmen pick up a couple.
  • 31.1Tossed up on leg, Thirimanne looks to push but gets it off his pads. It goes towards the leg side. The batsmen take a single. Umpire gives it as leg bye.
  • Niroshan Dickwella walks in at number 7.
  • 30.6OUT! Timberrrrr! Massive blow from Jhye Richardson. Surprises Dhananjaya with a yorker. Had been bowling all the balls outside off till now and then goes wide of the crease this time and yorks de Silva. The right-hander could not keep this ball out as the bat did not come down in time. Pegs back the off pole of Dhananjaya. Right before a break as well, could be crushing for the Lankans. Half their side back in the hut now. 69/5
  • 30.5Well outside off once more and left alone by the batsman.
  • 30.4Left alone outside the off stump now.
  • 30.3Fishing again! Outside off on a length and Dhananjaya stands back in the crease and looks to poke at it. Misses the outside edge by a whisker.
  • 30.2Sprays this ball down the leg side and it is too wide for de Silva to make any contact.
  • 30.1A length ball outside off, Dhananjaya tries to drive this one coming a little ahead but the ball shapes away to beat the outside edge.
  • 29.6Flighted delivery on off, Silva cuts it towards point for a single. No boundary has been scored off the bat since 154 balls. 69/4
  • 29.5Floated on middle, Dhananjaya dances down the track and hits it over mid-wicket. The batsmen pick up a couple.
  • 29.4Tossed up on middle, Silva comes down the track and pads it away.
  • 29.3Flighted delivery on middle, Silva flicks it to the leg side.
  • 29.2Tossed up on middle, Dhananjaya pushes it to mid-wicket.
  • 29.1Bowls down leg, Silva lets it go.
  • Nathan Lyon back on.
  • 28.6Length delivery on middle, Thirimanne nudges it to square leg. 66/4
  • 28.5Good length delivery on off, the left-hander defends off the front foot.
  • 28.4Full on off, Lahiru drives it to mid off.
  • 28.3Length delivery on middle, Thirimanne looks to push but gets hit on the thigh pad.
  • 28.2Short of a length delivery, Silva looks to hook it but the ball takes the top edge and flies high in the air. It falls just short of the fine leg fielder. The batsmen take a single.
  • 28.1Good length delivery on off, Silva defends off the front foot.
  • 27.6Bowls a bouncer down leg, the batsman does well to duck under it. 65/4
  • 27.5Full toss on off, Thirimanne drives it through covers. The batsmen pick up a couple.
  • 27.4Length delivery on leg again, the southpaw pushes it to the square leg region.
  • 27.3Length delivery on leg, Thirimanne nudges it to the leg side.
  • 27.2Bowls down the leg side, Lahiru lets it go.
  • 27.1Good length delivery on off, Thirimanne defends off the back foot.
  • 26.6Same delivery, Dhananjaya offers no shot. 63/4
  • 26.5Outside off, Silva lets it go.
  • 26.4Good length delivery on off, Silva keeps it out.
  • 26.3Good length delivery outside off, Dhananjaya looks to pull but misses it.
  • 26.2Length delivery on off, Lahiru taps it towards the off side. Lyon goes for a direct hit at the keeper's end but misses it and hits Dhananjaya de Silva. The batsmen take a single.
  • 26.1Full on off, Thirimanne defends off the front foot.
  • 25.6A length ball on middle and leg, Silva looks to nudge this one on the leg side but misses and gets hit on the thigh pad. Nine runs off this over. 62/4
  • 25.5FOUR LEG BYES! What? How was that leg byes? The ball was way down the leg side and well away from the pads. It swings further away and beats a diving Tim Paine who can't reach the ball and it runs away to the fence. Should have been byes in my opinion.
  • 25.4Kept out towards cover on this ball outside off from a length.
  • 25.3Short again and the batsman was initially looking to duck under the ball. Dhananjaya then decides to pull it and adjusts well to keep it along the ground towards mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
  • 25.2Ripper! A good short length ball on off stump line, Dhananjaya does well to get his bat and glove out of the way as he lets the ball go.
  • 25.1Short of a length ball on off, pushed away off the back foot towards the vacant cover area by Thirimanne. Three runs taken.
  • 24.6Good length delivery outside off, Dhananjaya looks to defend but gets an outside edge, where it fell just short of Tim Paine. Silva played with soft hands and was lucky that it did not carry to the keeper. 53/4
  • 24.5Full on off, Silva drives it to covers where the fielder does a brilliant job to stop it and save runs for the team.
  • 24.4Good length delivery outside off, Silva leaves it alone.
  • 24.3Outside off, Silva lets it go.
  • 24.2Good length delivery on off, Silva looks to leave but plays at the last moment. He gets a bottom edge on this one and it runs towards the slip cordon.
  • 24.1Good length delivery outside off, Dhananjaya leaves it alone.
  • Drinks break, the second of the session. Australia have added one more to the wicket column. Thirimanne is looking solid though but will need someone to partner him. Need a fight here, the good news for them is that Cummins is having a breather now. Also, Jhye Richardson comes on to bowl after the break.
  • 23.6Bowls a bouncer, Thirimanne does well to duck under it. 53/4
  • 23.5Length delivery on leg, Roshen nudges it towards the leg side for a single.
  • 23.4Length delivery on middle, Thirimanne flicks it towards the leg side for a single.
  • 23.350 up for Sri Lanka. Full on off, Silva drives it through mid off where the fielder dives but it goes under him. Cummins chases it and stops it comfortably as the ball slows down towards the end. The batsmen get three runs.
  • 23.2Length delivery on middle, Roshen defends off the back foot.
  • 23.1Good length delivery outside off, Silva shoulders his arms to this one.
  • 23.1NO BALL! Starc oversteps! Length delivery on middle, Thirimanne looks to push but gets hit on the thigh pad. It goes to the leg side. The batsmen take a quick run. Starc looks to kick the ball onto the stumps at the striker's end but misses his kick. The umpire gives it as leg bye.
  • 22.6Tossed up on middle, Dhananjaya defends off the back foot. 46/4
  • 22.5Full on off, Thirimanne looks to drive but gets an inside edge towards leg side. The batsmen cross ends.
  • 22.4Floated on off, Lahiru defends off the front foot.
  • 22.3Outside off, Thirimanne lets it go.
  • 22.2Tossed up on middle, Dhananjaya comes down the track and hits it towards mid-wicket for a single.
  • 22.1Floated on off, Silva defends off the back foot.
  • 21.6BEATEN! Good length delivery outside off, Lahiru looks to cut but gets beaten by the away movement. 44/4
  • 21.5Full on middle, Silva attempts the flick but gets an inside edge. It goes towards fine leg. The batsmen take a run. Lucky the willow came down in time else would have been bowled.
  • 21.4Good length delivery on leg, Thirimanne looks to push but gets hit on the glove. The ball drops on the leg side and a quick single is taken.
  • 21.3Length delivery on middle, Roshen flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.
  • 21.2Full outside off, Silva looks to drive but mistimes it to covers.
  • 21.1Full on middle, Thirimanne flicks it through mid-wicket. The batsmen get three runs. Good running between the wickets.
  • Mitchell Starc is now into the attack.
  • 20.6A good solid front foot defense by the batsman to end the over. Nice, tight stuff from Lyon as he bowls a maiden. 38/4
  • 20.5A flatter one on middle, Silva prods ahead and dead-bats it.
  • 20.4Goes off the thigh pad and towards short fine leg.
  • 20.3Wide outside off this time, left alone by Roshen.
  • 20.2A flatter one on the middle stump, and turns down the leg side. Lovely spin bowling this.
  • 20.1A flatter one on the pads, going straight on. Kept out towards the leg side by Silva.
  • 19.6Well outside off, the left-hander offers no shot. 38/4
  • 19.5Bowls a bouncer, Thirimanne does well to duck under it.
  • 19.4Back of a length outside off, the left-hander drives it to covers.
  • 19.3Full on off, Thirimanne drives it to cover.
  • 19.2Length delivery on middle, Dhananjaya pushes it towards the leg side for a single.
  • 19.1Length delivery on middle, Thirimanne looks to defend but goes of the inner half of the bat towards fine leg. The batsmen take a single.
  • 18.6Floated on middle, Thirimanne flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single. 36/4
  • 18.5Short on off, Thirimanne makes room and cuts it to point.
  • 18.4Tossed up on off, the left-hander defends off the front foot.
  • 18.3Flighted delivery on off, the left-hander defends off the back foot.
  • 18.2Floated outside off, Lahiru does well to leave it alone.
  • 18.1Flighted delivery on off, Lahiru keeps it out.
  • Dhananjaya de Silva walks in at number 6.
  • 17.6OUT! Gone! Cummins has four! What a brilliant spell this is. Consistently pegging at a line outside off and gets his reward. This one is slightly full outside off and shaping away, Silva is drawn into the cover drive and he gets an outside edge that flies to the region between the first and second slip. Joe Burns though, comes ahead and slightly to his left and pouches this one safely. Sri Lanka in all sorts of trouble here. Cummins currently has 4 wickets for 9 runs. Outstanding stuff! 35/4
  • 17.5Left alone outside off by the batsman.
  • 17.4Loud appeal but the umpire says not out. The length ball on middle was angling into the right handed and Roshen is beaten by the swing. He gets rapped on the pads but the umpire does not move. Looks like it was going down leg and hence the Aussies do not review.
  • 17.3Bouncer! Silva ducks under this one and lets it go.
  • 17.2Beaten! A lovely ball from Pat on a length outside off, it straightens just a tad bit and beats Roshen on the outside as he tried to feel for the ball.
  • 17.1Short of a length ball outside off, defended onto the ground by Roshen.
  • 16.6Loopy delivery on middle, Lahiru defends off the back foot. 35/3
  • 16.5Tossed up outside off, the left-hander lets it go.
  • 16.4Flighted delivery on off, Lahiru defends off the back foot.
  • 16.3Floated outside off, the left-hander leaves it alone.
  • 16.2Turn on this one. Tossed up on off, Thirimanne looks to cut but gets beaten by the turn.
  • 16.1Flighted delivery on middle, Thirimanne blocks it well.
  • 15.6Good length delivery outside off, Silva offers no shot. 35/3
  • 15.5Good length delivery on off, Silva keeps it out.
  • 15.4Good length delivery outside off, Silva leaves it alone.
  • 15.3FOUR LEG BYES! Poor delivery from Cummins. Length delivery down leg, Roshen tries to flick it past the keeper but gets it off the pads and it evades Tim Paine who puts a dive. It goes towards fine leg for a boundary.
  • 15.2Good length delivery on middle, Silva looks to push but gets hit on the glove and then goes onto the thigh pad.
  • 15.1Good length delivery on off, Roshen looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
  • Drinks break. Has been an exceptional start for the Aussies, picked up two wickets and almost had a third before the DRS came to Sri Lanka's rescue. Thirimanne has played with a good intent to stay. Can he continue and be helped by Roshen Silva?
  • 14.6Lovely over from Lyon comes to an end as the last ball is just kept out towards the bowler by Thirimanne. 31/3
  • 14.5On the money once more, kept out towards silly point.
  • 14.4Flatter one on middle, the batsman prods ahead and dead-bats it.
  • 14.3Flighted once more on middle, defended off the front foot by Lahiru.
  • 14.2NOT OUT! Yes, just as we thought so. The ball bounces over the stumps and the wickets are missing, the decision will have to be overturned. A great review from SL. The ball did not turn much. It was a flighted delivery on middle, Thirimanne comes forward to defend but gets hit on the pads. The bowler appeals and the umpire raises his finger. Lahiru consults his partner and goes for the review. Hot Spot detects no inside edge. The Hawk Eye shows impact is in line but it is missing the wickets. Thirimanne survives, some positive news for the Lankans. Lyon cannot believe it though and seems to suggest that he did not think that one would bounce over the wickets.
  • Review time...Thirimanne has been struck in front here and the umpire has raised his finger. The southpaw consults his partner and takes it upstairs. Doesn't look like anything other than bounce can save him here. Replays awaited.
  • 14.1Tossed up on middle, Thirimanne keeps it out.
  • Nathan Lyon to bowl now, replacing Jhye Richardson.
  • 13.6Outside off, Silva leaves it alone. 31/3
  • 13.5Length delivery on off, Thirimanne taps it towards covers for a single.
  • 13.4Length delivery on middle, Thirimanne flicks it to mid-wicket.
  • 13.3Good shape on this one. Length delivery on off, Thirimanne looks to defend but gets an outside edge between second slip and gully. It goes towards third man. The batsmen pick up a couple.
  • 13.2Good length delivery on off, Thirimanne stands tall and defends off the back foot.
  • 13.1Full on middle, Thirimanne flicks it towards mid-wicket. The batsmen pick up a couple.
  • 12.6A good short ball on middle, fended off towards the leg side by Thirimanne. Gets to the other end and keeps strike for the next over. 26/3
  • 12.5Slightly shortens the length this time, Lahiru stands in his crease and defends it back down the ground.
  • 12.4Good, positive defensive stroke from LT towards mid off.
  • 12.3A length ball outside off, Thirimanne comes ahead and dead-bats this one.
  • 12.2A length ball shaping away from the left-hander, Lahiru goes for the drive but fails to put bat on ball.
  • 12.1Fuller one on the pads, flicked away to the square leg region by Thirimanne for a couple of runs.
  • 11.6Good length delivery on leg, Silva looks to push but gets hit on the thigh pad. 23/3
  • 11.5Third consecutive leave for Roshen Silva. Good length delivery again outside off, Roshen offers no shot.
  • 11.4Again outside off, Silva lets it go.
  • 11.3Good rise on this delivery. Good length delivery outside off, Silva shoulders his arms to this one.
  • 11.2Again on a good length on off, Roshen defends off the back foot.
  • 11.1Good length delivery outside off, Silva leaves it alone.
  • 10.6Back to over the wicket, angling away from the left-hander. Thirimanne prods ahead and pushes this one to mid off. 23/3
  • 10.5Bouncer! The batsman does well to duck under it and evade.
  • 10.4Sprays this one down the leg side, the ball takes the pad as it passes the batsman. It is a good collection from Paine down the leg side.
  • 10.3Good, solid defense as the straight bat is presented by Lahiru.
  • 10.2Length ball once more on top of off stump, kept out by the lefty coming half-ahead.
  • 10.1Around the wicket, Thirimanne comes ahead and defends with a straight bat.
  • 9.6A length ball on middle, kept out by Roshen. 23/3
  • 9.5Oooh...another outside edge but good technique from Silva as he removes his bottom hand and ensures the ball goes all along the ground to the slip cordon.
  • 9.4A length ball on off, Thirimanne comes forward and turns it away off the inside half of the bat towards the leg side for a single.
  • 9.3Around the wicket to the southpaw, Lahiru comes ahead a bit and then defends the ball.
  • 9.2On the pads this time, flicked away to deep square leg. Roshen gets off the mark straightaway with a triple. Good running that, even though Thirimanne had to rush in the end to make his ground. These are also the first runs off Cummins. He had three wickets for 0 runs, quite incredible!
  • Roshen Silva comes in next.
  • 9.1OUT! Poor from Mendis! Really poor. A fuller length ball outside off and after missing two balls from Cummins in the previous over, this one takes the outside edge and it goes to Joe Burns at second slip at a good height. He is not dropping those. Cummins is elated and why not, he has three now in three overs. Australia have started off brilliantly here but this is not very good stuff from SL. Need to show some fight!
  • 8.6Comes from around the wicket. Length delivery on off, Thirimanne defends off the front foot. 19/2
  • 8.5Bowls a bouncer, Lahiru does well to duck under it.
  • 8.4Good length delivery on off, Thirimanne defends off the back foot.
  • 8.3Length delivery on middle, Mendis flicks it towards the leg side for a single.
  • 8.2Good length delivery on off, Chandimal defends off the front foot.
  • 8.1Full outside off, Thirimanne pushes it wide of mid off for a single.
  • 7.6Another play and a miss! A lovely over from Cummins comes to an end. Shape on this final delivery takes the ball away from Kusal again and he is beaten on the outside. 17/2
  • 7.5Outside off on a length and it shapes away to beat the outside edge of Mendis who was playing inside the line.
  • 7.4A length ball on the pads, Mendis misses the flick and gets hit on the thigh pad.
  • 7.3Down the leg side and too wide for the batsman to make any contact.
  • Kusal Mendis walks in at number 4.
  • 7.2OUT! Brute of a delivery! Off the top of the bat and to Kurtis Patterson at gully. Chandimal bags a duck. A length ball on off stump and it rises too much suddenly, the ball has too much spice and Chandimal tries to defend it on the off side but to his dismay, the ball takes the shoulder of the bat and lobs up towards gully. Patterson jumps and takes a good catch. Two wickets in the space of 3 balls for Cummins, lovely bowling! Sri Lanka have lost their second and this is a very early blow.
  • 7.1Slightly short of a length outside off, left alone by Chandimal.
  • Pat Cummins to bowl from the other end.
  • 6.6A length ball outside off and a good solid defense from the lefty. Maiden to start off. 17/1
  • 6.5Bouncer! The batsman ducks under it and lets it go.
  • 6.4Gets this one to shape in slightly off a length and the ball is kept out towards mid on by Thirimanne.
  • 6.3Oooh... gets this one slightly close to the off stump, Lahiru prods ahead and gets a thick outside edge towards the gully.
  • 6.2Left alone by the southpaw once more.
  • 6.1A length ball outside off from Jhye, left alone by Thirimanne.
  • The players are out in the middle. Dinesh Chandimal has come out to join Lahiru Thirimanne. The Aussies are in a huddle. A bit of a tradition is being followed, with a particular celebration for Australia Day. All set to resume play now as the players spread out. 162 behind are the Lankans. Jhye Richardson it will be, to start off proceedings for the day. to Thirimanne. Here we go then... Let's play!
  • What can the Lankans do from here on? Take inspiration from Windies and England and fight. Battle hard. There is plenty of time left in this Test and the pitch is not a minefield. Application will be the key. To give context in the Windies-England Test, 8 wickets fell on Day 1, 18 on Day 2, but - NONE ON DAY 3. If Sri Lanka manage to do what Jason Holder and Shane Dowrich did yesterday or what VVS Laxman and Rahul Dravid did way back in 2001 at Eden Gardens, boy - we could have a game on our hands. Hello and a warm welcome to the third day's play of the first Test between Australia and Sri Lanka at the 'Gabba.
  • A look at the scorecard and one would say, it has been Australia's Test so far. They dismantled the Lankans quickly on Thursday and have finished Friday with a lead of 179 and nipped out Karunaratne. But what the scorecard does not show is - opportunities missed by the Lankans. They bowled out of their skins yesterday afternoon, reducing the Aussies to 82/4 as early as the first hour but then lost patience as the heat took toll. Eventually, the Labuschagne-Head stand took the game away from them. That partnership was worth 166, 22 more than what Sri Lanka themselves got.
  • Now, a warm thanks to all those who have come over to follow this game, considering that an interesting New-Zealand India contest is enveloping at the Bay Oval. This is the third day of this Test and often, Day 3 is considered to be a moving day of cricket. 12 wickets fell on Day 1, 9 on Day 2. Will another 9 fall today and end this game?
  • 'No matter where our personal stories began. Reflect on being Australian, celebrate contemporary Australia and recognize our history.' This is the importance of today. January 26. AUSTRALIA DAY. The date of January 26, 1788 marked the proclamation of British sovereignty over the eastern seaboard of Australia, although the country got its name in 1808. On New Year's Day 1901, the British colonies of Australia formed a federation, marking the birth of modern Australia. It was not until 1935 that all Australian states and territories adopted use of the term 'Australia Day' to mark the date, and not until 1994 that the date was consistently marked by a public holiday on that day by all states and territories. So to all those reading, WISH YOU A VERY HAPPY AUSTRALIA DAY.
  • ... DAY 3, AFTERNOON SESSION ...
  • Tough couple of days for Sri Lanka. Bowled out under 60 overs in the first innings, conceded more than 250 on Day 2 and have their backs to the wall at the moment. They still trail by 162 runs with 9 wickets in hand. The middle order needs to step up. Join us at 1 pm local (0300 GMT) on Saturday which is a special day for the Aussies. It is AUSTRALIA DAY and might well be the final day of this Test. ADIOS! TAKE CARE!
  • 6 overs were all that Australia got and Tim Paine employed 4 bowlers. Starc sprayed the ball to all parts while Nathan Lyon almost got a wicket. But the star was Pat Cummins who mixed his lines and lengths well and got the wicket.
  • What is happening? The umpires are having a chat with Tim Paine and Travis Head. The former is smiling but the latter seems very serious. Was there something said to someone? Any sledging? We don't know. Might come in the papers tomorrow. For now, it is Australia's wonderful finish to the day.
  • 5.6OUT! Caught behind! A wicket does fall in the small passage of play! Guess who gets it. Guess who gets it? Not Starc. But that warhorse Pat Cummins. What a beautiful set up in this over. Mixing his lengths, then the lines. Got the ball to come back in and then move away. The last one came back in, this one moved away. Karunaratne was not sure whether to play at that or not and had a push. Got the nick. End of story as Tim Paine did the rest. STUMPS ON DAY 2, SRI LANKA TRAIL BY 162! 17/1
  • 5.5Lovely ball. This one shapes back in, from outside off, DK looks to push away from his body but gets a thick inside edge onto his pads.
  • 5.4Outside off, Dimuth looks to tap and run to the off side but then Thirimanne is not going anywhere.
  • 5.3Full and outside off, Karunaratne feels for it but then withdraws his bat at the last moment.
  • 5.2Beaten! Has that hit a crack? On a length outside off, Karunaratne feels for the ball outside off but it suddenly seams away and beats the outside edge.
  • 5.1Around off, watchfully defended.
  • Pat Cummins to bowl one final over probably, before Stumps.
  • 4.6The batsman chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump. 17/0
  • 4.5The batsman shoulders arms to let that one through.
  • 4.4Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 4.3CHANCE! MISSED! FOUR! Chance gone abegging! Tossed up on off, Thirimanne looks to defend but gets beaten by the turn. He gets an outside edge towards first slip where Khawaja is slow to get to his left and misses it. It goes towards third man for a boundary.
  • 4.2Short on off, Karunaratne cuts it towards point for a single.
  • 4.1Full and around off, big turn, Karunaratne watchfully patted towards point.
  • Where is the herd? Time for some grazing. For here comes the GOAT... Nathan Lyon to try and see whether he can pick up a wicket.
  • 3.6Outside off, pushed to point for a quick single. 12/0
  • 3.5Good length delivery on middle, Thirimanne looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads. It goes towards fine leg. The batsmen take a run.
  • 3.4Same delivery, Lahiru easily keeps it out.
  • 3.3Good length delivery on off, Thirimanne blocks it off the back foot.
  • 3.2The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
  • 3.1On a length outside off, left alone.
  • 2.6ALMOST A WICKET! Mix-up between the batsmen. Thirimanne pushes this towards mid on and calls for a quick single. The fielder charges in and has a shy at the striker's end but misses. Thirimanne might have been in... 10/0
  • 2.5Good length delivery on off, Thirimanne defends off the back foot.
  • 2.4On a length outside off, comes back in, Lahiru misses his tuck and is hit on the pads.
  • 2.3FOUR BYES! He bowls to the left, he bowls to the right... remember this song? Starc is reminding us of THAT guy... a certain Mitchell GUY Johnson. Very poor delivery from Starc. Bowls way outside leg, Thirimanne looks to flick but misses it. It goes past Tim Paine who dives in vain to his right.
  • 2.2That is the line. That is the Starc we know. Full and just outside off, swinging in, Thirimanne plays that late and gets a thick inside edge onto his pads.
  • 2.1Down the leg side, total waste of this new strawberry. Easy work for Thirimanne. Watches it go past.
  • 1.6Outside off, Karunaratne lets it go. 5/0
  • 1.5Length delivery on middle, Dimuth defends off the back foot.
  • 1.4Full on middle, flicked straight to square leg.
  • 1.3Good shape on this one. Good length delivery outside off, Karunaratne looks to leave it alone but gets hit on the thigh pad as it nips back in sharply.
  • 1.2Good length delivery outside off, Karunaratne shoulders his arms to this one.
  • 1.1On a good length around middle and leg, defended to the leg side. There is a short leg in place.
  • Jhye Richardson to bowl from the other end.
  • 0.6Full outside off, Thirimanne looks to drive but gets beaten on this one. 5/0
  • 0.5Good length delivery on off, Thirimanne defends off the back foot.
  • 0.4Now exploring the other side. Full and miles outside off, left alone.
  • 0.3Down the leg side, flicked away for a single.
  • 0.2Bowls down the leg side, Karunaratne lets it go.
  • 0.1FOUR LEG BYES! Starts with a poor delivery. Bowls down the leg side, Karunaratne looks to flick but gets it off his pads. It beats the keeper and goes towards fine leg for a boundary.

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