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Patrick Cummins destroys Sri Lanka in Gabba domination!

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AUSTRALIA DOMINATE AS SRI LANKA ROLLED IN 3 DAYS 

Australia has steamrolled Sri Lanka in Brisbane bowling the tourists out for 139 in a sorry day for the Sri Lankans. Australia beat Sri Lanka by an innings and 40 runs in a dominant display at the Gabba.

Patrick Cummins was dominant with the ball taking 6/23 from 15 overs, and Jhye Richardson backing up his first innings 3 fa with 2/19.

Australia now take a 1-0 lead into the Canberra test starting next week. Sri Lanka will have to replace two fast bowlers with Lahiru Kumara hurting his hamstring and Dushmantha Chameera hurting his ankle.

 

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CUMMINS PUTTING ON A CLINIC IN BRISBANE 

Sri Lanka are under serious pressure at the Tea break with the visitors reeling at 5/74 with Pat Cummins ripping through the Sri Lankan top order.

Cummins has 4/11 from his 8 overs and is still steaming in and hitting the deck hard on a bouncy Gabba pitch.

Sri Lanka are in danger of having the match end inside three days with just 5 wickets left in hand and they still trail by 105 runs.

Niroshan Dickwella is the last recognised batsman left in the order and he joins opener Lahiru Thiramanne who is digging in and currently sits 31 not out.

 


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DAY 3

THE BUILD UP

Australia managed to snag a late wicket on Day 2, with Patrick Cummins removing Dimuth Karunaratne with the last ball of Day 2 under lights at the Gabba.

Sri Lanka will start day 3 1/17 trailing by 162 runs after wrapping up the Australian middle order cheaply on Day 2. Sri Lanka only had to face six overs last night and nearly survived the tough period before Cummins struck.

Sri Lanka will need to take the game on today and try and take a lead into day 4 and put the pressure back on Australia who will need to chase if Sri Lanka can get past them.

Tim Paine swung his bowlers around in the six over period, with Mitchell Starc, Jhye Richardson, Nathan Lyon and Pat Cummins all bowling overs as a way to try and unsettle the visitors.

We have a temperature of 30.9 in Brisbane today, which means there will be plenty of cricket played at the Gabba.

Keep clicking back throughout the afternoon to hear all the analysis, highlights and news from Brisbane and around the country.

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DAY 2

 

STUMPS – DAY 2
A fantastic day’s cricket.

The Sri Lankans were sent back out to bat with six overs to go before stumps and lost opener Karunaratne with the last delivery of the day.

They will commence at 1/17 on when Day 3 gets underway.


AUSSIES ALL OUT
After looking like he was headed for Australia’s first century of the summer, Travis Head is trapped LBW and dismissed for 84.

Debutant Patterson made a good start to his Test career but was forced to play aggressive shots while his partners struggled around him. He was eventually trapped LBW for 30. Paine and Cummins were both dismissed for ducks, while Starc finished on 26 not out.

Australia completed its first innings on 323, 179 runs in front of Sri Lanka.

Head – 84
Labuschagne – 81
Harris – 44

Lakmal finishes with a superb 5/75. Perera the next best with 2/84.

 

DINNER BREAK
Australia continued its domination, piling on the runs.

Labuschagne and Head combined for a partnership of 166 runs before the former was caught on 81 by Thirimanne just before the break.

Head 71* & Patterson 0* the batsmen in at the moment.

AUS – 5/249

 


OPENING SESSION
A quick start by the Sri Lankans, who collected the wickets of Harris and Lyon almost immediately. Harris was only able to add four runs to his overnight total, while nightwatchman Lyon could only muster the solitary run before being caught in the slips by Mendis.

The Sri Lankans seemed to have wrestled the ascendancy back before Labuschagne and Head settled into a nice partnership. At Tea, Australia go to the break at 4-159 with Labuschagne 36* and Head 29.

 

 

 

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.

Dickwella 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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