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Australia Check captain Pat Cummins on Monday opened up on the mass protests outdoors the Galle Worldwide Stadium to indicate solidarity towards the protestors in Colombo. Hundreds of protestors stormed into Sri Lanka president Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s official residence final week.

The protests occurred on the identical time when Sri Lanka and Australia had been engaged within the second Check in Galle. Australia finally misplaced the second Check by an innings and 39 runs after debutant Prabath Jayasuriya starred with the ball in each innings taking 12 wickets with six in every one.

You couldn’t escape the protests: Pat Cummins

Australia grew to become the primary touring aspect to play within the island nation because the residents face the wrath of the worst financial disaster after their independence in 1948. Cummins noticed the endurance of the residents and shared their struggles to fulfill fundamental wants.

“The protests yesterday, you couldn’t escape it. We’ve bought numerous messages from again dwelling saying, ‘how’s it? Hope you’re okay.’ We’ve felt completely superb,” Cummins mentioned in a video posted by Cricket Australia. 

Pat Cummins Dimuth Karunaratne
Pat Cummins and Dimuth Karunaratne share the trophy after the sequence resulted 1-1. Picture: Twitter

“They’re (Sri Lankans) doing it actually robust. They’re having in the future consuming, in the future off consuming to try to feed their youngsters. It’s actually robust,” he added.

Dinesh Chandimal scored his maiden double-ton within the Check cricket

After profitable the sequence opener by 10 wickets in simply three days, Australia wished to obtrude its supremacy within the subcontinent following their 1-0 victory in Pakistan in March. Centuries from Steve Smith (145*) and Marnus Labuschagne (104) propelled the guests to 364 within the first innings.

It took an immense assault by veteran Dinesh Chandimal (206*) to take Sri Lanka to 554 with a lead of 190 within the first innings. Chandimal’s double-hundred got here after Karunaratne (89), Kusal Mendis (85) and Angelo Mathews (52) set the tone for the hosts with gritty fifties.

Dinesh Chandimal
Dinesh Chandimal PC- Twitter

Australia could have greater than a month-long break from cricket earlier than they host Zimbabwe for 3 ODI matches in late August. In the meantime, Sri Lanka will host Pakistan for 2 Assessments with the primary match starting on July 16.

Additionally Learn: SL vs AUS: Dinesh Chandimal’s Knock Is A Nice Signal For Us Forward Of Pakistan Assessments – Dimuth Karunaratne

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