Australia v Sri Lanka 2nd Test – Sri Lanka in deep trouble

Australia captain Tim Paine will be pleased with their performance today
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Sri Lanka are in deep trouble at the close of play on Day 2 of the 2nd Test against Australia at the Manuka Oval, Canberra today.

 

Match Summary

Australia 534-4 dec (Joe Burns 180, Travis Head 161, Kurtis Patterson 114*; Vishwa Fernando 3-126)

Sri Lanka – 123-3 (Dimuth Karunaratne 46*)

At the Close – Sri Lanka trail Australia by 411 runs with 7 wickets remaining

Scorecard

Series Stats

Earlier, Australia added a further 150 runs to their overnight total of 384-4, losing Joe Burns for 180. Kurtis Patterson then went on to score 114* (his maiden Test hundred) and, in partnership with skipper Tim Paine 45*, added another 130 runs before Australia declared.

At the Close, Sri Lanka were in deep trouble, trailing Australia by 411 runs with 7 wickets remaining in their 1st innings.

 

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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