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Australia v Sri Lanka 1st Test - Labuschagne and Head take game away from Sri Lanka

Travis Head 84 for Australia today
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Australia battled their way to a 1st innings lead of 179 today against Sri Lanka on the second day of the 1st Test at the Gabba.

Match Summary

Sri Lanka 144 (Niroshan Dickwella 64; Pat Cummins 4-39, Jhye Richardson 3-36) and 17-1

Australia 323 (Marnus Labuschagne 81, Travis Head 84; Suranga Lakmal 5-75)

At Close of Play - Sri Lanka trail Australia by 162 runs with 9 wickets remaining

Scorecard

Marnus Labuschagne 81 and Travis Head 84 batted Australia into a strong position today against Sri Lanka – the two batsmen put on a partnership of 166 for the 5th wicket, taking the game away from Sri Lanka. Kurtis Patterson 30 and Mitchell Starc 26* also contributed significantly to the Australia total and Australia closed their innings on 323 all out and had a 1st innings lead of 179 over Sri Lanka - Suranga Lakmal 5-75 was the pick of the Sri Lanka bowlers.

Sri Lanka finished the day on 17-1  - Pat Cummins taking the wicket of Dimuth Karunaratne, with the last ball of the day.

 

 

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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