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Sri Lanka vs Australia, 2nd Test: Labuschagne and Smith combine on Day One

Australia's Marnus Labuschagne
Australia's Marnus Labuschagne
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Marnus Labuschagne (104) and Steven Smith (109*) saw Australia to a comfortable Day One of the 2nd Test against Sri Lanka at the Galle International Stadium, Galle.

Match Summary

Sri Lanka vs Australia, 2nd Test, Australia tour of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

Australia *298/5 (90 ov)

Fall of wickets: 1-15 (David Warner - 4.5 ov), 2-70 (Usman Khawaja - 21.5 ov), 3-204 (Marnus Labuschagne - 58.4 ov), 4-238 (Travis Head - 72.2 ov), 5-252 (Cameron Green - 76.6 ov)

Day 1 Session 2, Australia won the toss and elected to bat

Scorecard

Australia won the toss and elected to bat, unfortunately not to the best of starts as David Warner fell to Kasun Rajitha.

Marnus Labuschagne (104) and Steven Smith (109*) came in to steady the ship and saw Australia in for tea at 204/3.

Prabath Jayasuriya found a way to remove Labuschagne in the end (9/30) but his century had already been tallied.

Australia went in at 298/5 after some heroics from Steven Smith and Marnus Labuschagne.

Playing XI

Sri Lanka - Dimuth Karunaratne (C), Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal, Kamindu Mendis, Niroshan Dickwella (WK), Ramesh Mendis, Maheesh Theekshana, Prabath Jayasuriya, Kasun Rajitha

Australia - Usman Khawaja, David Warner, Marnus Labuschagne, Steven Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (WK), Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins (C), Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Swepson

Match Details

Date - 8th July, 05:30 AM

Venue - Galle International Stadium, Galle

Toss - Australia won the toss & elected to bat

Umpires - Kumar Dharmasena, Michael Gough

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