Australia thrashed Sri Lanka within the first Check of the two-match sequence on July 1, Friday, as Pat Cummins’s aspect received by ten wickets within the first session of the third day. It was additionally Australia’s quickest victory within the format in 20 years, courtesy of some top-class bowling from the Aussie spinners.
The Galle wicket provided some flip proper from Day 1, and Sri Lanka, who batted first after profitable the toss, surrendered to spinners Nathan Lyon and Mitchell Swepson, because the duo picked up eight wickets between them within the innings. Sri Lanka put up a complete of 212 in 59 overs, because of a counter-attacking fifty from their wicketkeeper-keeper batter Niroshan Dickwella.
The Australian innings was led by all-rounder Cameron Inexperienced, who top-scored with 77 runs off 109 balls. Usman Khawaja, on the high, additionally contributed with a knock of 71 runs off 130 balls, and their wicketkeeper-batter Alex Carey scored a quickfire 45 off 47 balls, batting at quantity seven. Australia amassed a complete of 321, taking a large lead of 109 within the first session of Day 3.
Rampant Australian spinners bundle out Sri Lanka in 22.5 overs
Sri Lanka, within the second innings, began brightly with Pathum Nissanka and skipper Dimuth Karunaratne, scoring 17 of the primary over, which was bowled by Mitchell Starc. As soon as the off-spinner, Lyon arrived, it was additionally the start of Sri Lanka’s procession. Karunaratne was dismissed for 23 within the sixth over and ultimately ended up as the highest scorer within the innings. Lyon and Swepson went on to bag 4 and two wickets respectively, and Travis Head cleaned up the tail, selecting up 4 wickets in 2.5 overs. Sri Lanka have been bundled out for 113 runs in 22.5 overs, organising a negligible goal of simply 5.
In got here the Australia openers David Warner and Khawaja in the direction of the tip of the session, and the chase was full in solely 4 balls as Warner hit 4 and a six of the final two balls off Ramesh Mendis. Inexperienced was adjudged the Participant of the Match for his efficiency with the bat within the first innings.