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Karunaratne stretched off Manuka Oval on dramatic day in Canberra

Australia vs Sri Lanka

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TODAY’S LINE-UP from 10am AEDT, 9am AEST: Tim Lane, Bruce Eva, Mike Hussey, Darren Lehmann, Glen McGrath, Ian Chappell, Marvan Atapattu

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STUMPS

Sri Lanka end day two at 3-123 after Australia declared earlier at 5-534.

But the story of the day was Dimuth Karunaratne, who was struck by a nasty Pat Cummins bouncer which say play delayed considerably before he was stretched off the field. An update issued confirmed he was conscious and in hospital following the sickening incident.

Earlier in the day, Kurtis Patterson brought up his first Test century, while Joe Burns was dismissed in the first session for 180.

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Scary scenes at Manuka Oval at Karunaratne was struck by a bouncer off Cummins’ bowling. Play was delayed for a considerable amount of time as he received medical attention on the field before being stretchered off.

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TEA BREAK

Sri Lanka have kept all 10 wickets intact at the Tea break, heading to the sheds at 0-38 with Dimuth Karunaratne and Lahiru Thirimanne still at the crease.

Mitch Starc’s wayward start with the ball came under fire as he was dispatched for 11 runs off his first over of the innings.

The tourists will be looking to preserve their wickets and eat into Australia’s mammoth total during the third season ahead of day three.

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DECLARATION

Australia have declared at 5-534.

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CENTURY

Kurtis Patterson has posted his first-ever Test century.

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LUNCH

Despite claiming Joe Burns’ wicket, Sri Lanka have failed to make any significant inroads at lunch on day two of the second Test.

Kurtis Patterson (74*) and Tim Paine (28*) have added 69 runs since Burns was bowled, heading to lunch on a monster total of 5-474.

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BURNS OUT

Joe Burns has been dismissed for a superb 180, chopping on off Rajitha’s bowling.

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THE BUILD UP

Welcome to day two from Manuka Oval in Canberra, where Australia will be looking to further consolidate their dominance in this second Test vs Sri Lanka.

Despite getting off to a shaky start at 3-28, Joe Burns and Travis Head put on a 308-run record-breaking fourth-wicket stand to re-assert the home side’s commanding position.

Resuming at 4-384, Joe Burns (172*) has a monster opportunity to post a double century and arguably more importantly, further stake his claim for a coveted spot in Australia’s Ashes side later this year.

You won’t want to miss a moment from 10am as the best commentary team in town bring you day two of Australia vs Sri Lanka from Manuka Oval in Canberra.

 

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