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Australia v Sri Lanka 2nd Test – Australia in firm control after Day 1

Travis Head’s maiden Test century for Australia
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Australia won the toss and decided to bat against Sri Lanka at the Manuka Oval, Canberra today, in the first ever Men’s Test Match at the ground.

Match Summary

Australia 384-4 (Joe Burns 172*, Travis Head 161; Vishwa Fernando 3-99)

Sri Lanka – Yet to bat

At the Close – Australia are 384 for 4

Scorecard

A magnificent record partnership between Joe Burns 172* and Travis Head 161 put Australia in firm control of the 2nd Test against Sri Lanka, after Day 1.

Burns and Head put on a record 4th wicket partnership of 308 (against Sri Lanka) after Australia were at one stage 28-3. It was Travis Head’s maiden Test century for Australia and Burns second visit past the 150 mark.

At the close of play, Australia are 384 for 4.

 

 

Australia - Joe Burns, Marcus Harris, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Kurtis Patterson, Travis Head, Tim Paine(c)(wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Jhye Richardson, Nathan Lyon

Sri Lanka - Lahiru Thirimanne, Dimuth Karunaratne, Dinesh Chandimal(c), Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Kusal Perera, Niroshan Dickwella(wk), Dilruwan Perera, Chamika Karunaratne, Kasun Rajitha, Vishwa Fernando

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