Australia v Sri Lanka 1st Test – Australia on top after Day 1
Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to bat against Australia on day one of the 1st Test at the Brisbane Cricket Ground, Brisbane today.
Sri Lanka 144 (Niroshan Dickwella 64; Pat Cummins 4-39, Jhye Richardson 3-36)
At Close of Play - Australia trail Sri Lanka by 72 runs with 8 wickets remaining
Jhye Richardson starred on his first day of Test cricket as Australia took control right from the start in the pink-ball Test in Brisbane.#AUSvSL D1 REPORT ?? https://t.co/2Fg74eKG3c pic.twitter.com/gy4L86uuBC— ICC (@ICC) January 24, 2019
Sri Lanka were bowled out for just 144 in their 1st innings having opted to bat first. Niroshan Dickwella 64 was the mainstay of their batting and Pat Cummins 4-39 and Jhye Richardson 3-36 the bowling destroyers for Australia.
At the close of play, in reply, Australia were 77-2 – losing Joe Burns and Usman Khawaja.
Congratulations to @mstarc56 who today passed 200 Test wickets for Australia - the 17th man to do so! ??— ICC (@ICC) January 24, 2019
His strike rate of 51.0 is better than any other Australian with 200+ Test wickets #howzstat #AUSvSL pic.twitter.com/NE3jPuPQw9
Australia - Marcus Harris, Joe Burns, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Travis Head, Kurtis Patterson, Tim Paine(c)(wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Jhye Richardson, Nathan Lyon
Sri Lanka - Lahiru Thirimanne, Dimuth Karunaratne, Dhananjaya de Silva, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal(c), Roshen Silva, Niroshan Dickwella(wk), Dilruwan Perera, Dushmantha Chameera, Suranga Lakmal, Lahiru Kumara
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