Dinesh Chandimal
Dinesh Chandimal. (Photograph Supply: Sri Lanka Cricket/Twitter)

Sri Lanka received the second Check match in opposition to Australia in Galle by an innings and 39 runs on July 11, Monday, and levelled the two-match sequence 1-1. Sri Lanka additionally registered their fourth win within the ICC World Check Championship 2021-23, and Australia confronted their first defeat within the competitors.

Australia slip to the second place whereas South Africa transfer to primary. Sri Lanka are actually within the third place adopted by Pakistan and India who take the fourth and fifth positions, respectively. West Indies, with 4 wins, are positioned sixth.

England with 5 wins in 16 video games stand in seventh place, adopted by New Zealand with two wins in 9 video games. Bangladesh stay on the backside of the desk, registering one win and a attract ten matches.

Dinesh Chandimal’s heroics places the sport out of Australia’s grasp

So far as the match is worried, Australia, after batting first, scored 364 runs within the first innings in 110 overs, courtesy of centuries from Marnus Labuschagne and Steve Smith. Labuschagne was dismissed for 104 runs whereas opener Usman Khawaja contributed with 37 runs. Smith scored an unbeaten 145 runs and in addition broke his century drought. The left-arm orthodox spinner Prabhath Jayasuriya was the decide of the Sri Lankan bowlers within the innings, choosing up six wickets for 118 runs.

Sri Lanka, of their first innings, scored 554 runs in 181 overs, with 4 batters scoring a fifty and one scoring 100. Skipper Dimuth Karunaratne scored 86, Kusal Mendis, at quantity three, scored 85, Angelo Mathews, at quantity 4, scored 52 and Kamindu Mendis, at quantity six, scored 61. Dinesh Chandimal scored his maiden double hundred, and remained unbeaten on 206 runs off 326 balls, with 16 fours and 5 sixes.

Chandimal additionally set a file for the best rating by a Sri Lankan batter in opposition to Australia, going previous 192 set by Kumar Sangakkara. Australia have been trailing by 190 earlier than tea on Day 4 and have been bowled out for 151 in 41 overs. Jayasuriya as soon as once more picked up a six-wicket haul and completed with figures of six for 59 runs within the second innings.

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