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Australia vs Sri Lanka Test cricket: Day 2 LIVE from The Gabba!

LIVE COVERAGE

WHERE TO LISTEN

  • Sydney: 954AM
  • Melbourne: 1278AM
  • Brisbane: 882AM
  • Perth: DAB+
  • Australia-wide: Stream live on sportsradio.com.au (click the blue play button above) and the Macquarie Sports Radio app


Friday’s coverage commences at 1:30pm AEDT.

Follow match and commentary highlights here through the match.

 

DAY 1

 

STUMPS – DAY 1
Australia’s day, but the home side didn’t have it all their way in the last hour of play.

Burns was dismissed for 15 after a brilliant catch in the slips cordon by Mendis.

Khawaja then made an unconvincing 11 before being bowled by Perera.

At stumps, Australia is 2/72 with Harris unbeaten on 40 and Nathan Lyon, in as nightwatchman, still yet to score.

 

ALL OUT!
The Sri Lankans have been dismissed for 144.

Cummins finishes with 4/39. Dickwella the highest scorer with 64.

DINNER – AUSTRALIA CONTINUES TO INFLICT PAIN ON VISITORS
A dominant session by the Australians, taking five wickets and restricting the flow of runs for the Sri Lankans.

The session started badly for Sri Lanka as debutant Richardson bowled Mendis for 14. Starc and Cummins then got in on the action, with the former notching up his 200th Test wicket when he dismissed Lakmal for 7.

Dichwella building an entertaining innings with some swashbuckling shots to get the scoreboard ticking over.

Sri Lanka – 8/122

Jhye Richardson – 3/26

Pat Cummins – 2/25

Mitchell Starc – 2/41

 


TEA – AUSTRALIANS IN CONTROL
Sri Lanka has headed to Tea on Day 1 three wickets down after Nathan Lyon took the wicket of the dangerous Dimuth Karunaratne for 24.

Australia continued to trouble the visitors with lively, energetic spells of bowling. Sri Lanka struggling to score freely.

Mendis 14*

Silva 0*

Sri Lanka – 3/58

 

 

STRONG START BY THE AUSSIES
It’s been a lively start by the home side, who have bowled with energy and pace.

The Australians struck quickly taking 2/5. Thirimanne and the Sri Lankan captain, Chandimal, were the victims, falling within 15 minutes of each other, with Pat Cummins and debutant Jhye Richardson doing the damage.

Karunaratne is putting in the hard yards for the visitors in challenging conditions, digging in for a solid start to the day.


SRI LANKANS TO BAT FIRST

The trend of the summer has continued… The Aussies have lost the toss. Sri Lanka will bat first. Around 7,000 in attendance for the start of play.


HEATING UP

The weather is set to play a role on the opening day, with the temperature quickly moving into the 30s. With the opening delivery only ten minutes away, the temperature is currently 32 degrees.

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