Australia v Sri Lanka 2nd Test Day 3 – Sri Lanka need 499 runs to win

Usman Khawaja 101* for Australia today against Sri Lanka
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Sri Lanka need 499 runs to win at the close of play on Day 3 of the 2nd Test against Australia at the Manuka Oval, Canberra.

 

Match Summary

Australia 534-4 dec (Joe Burns 180, Travis Head 161, Kurtis Patterson 114*; Vishwa Fernando 3-126) and 196-3 (Usman Khawaja 101*, Travis Head 59*)

Sri Lanka 215-9 (Dimuth Karunaratne 59; Mitchell Starc 5-54, Nathan Lyon 2-70) and 17-0

At the Close – Sri Lanka need 499 runs to win with 10 wickets remaining

Scorecard

Series Stats

Sri Lanka added a further 92 runs to their overnight 1st innings total of 123-3. Dimuth Karunaratne top scored with 59 and Mitchell Starc 5-54 and Nathan Lyon 2-70 were the main wicket takers for Australia.

Australia then decided to bat again, rather than enforcing the follow on, scoring 196-3 before declaring and setting Sri Lanka a total of 516 to win. Usman Khawaja 101* and Travis Head 59* put on an unbeaten partnership of 159 for the 4th wicket, in just over 32 overs.

At the Close of Play, Sri Lanka needed 499 runs to win with 10 wickets remaining, wuth their score on 17-0.

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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