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Australia v Sri Lanka 1st Test – Australia on top after Day 1

Pat Cummins 4-39 for Australia today against Sri Lanka
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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.

Match Summary

Sri Lanka 144 (Niroshan Dickwella 64; Pat Cummins 4-39, Jhye Richardson 3-36)

Australia 77-2

At Close of Play - Australia trail Sri Lanka by 72 runs with 8 wickets remaining

Scorecard

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.

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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