AUSTRALIA VS SRI LANKA SECOND TEST
Australia vs Sri Lanka (2019) Second Test Match started on February 01, 2019 Tuesday, 10:30 A.M. Local.
Venue: Manuka Oval, Canberra
Umpires: Richard Illingworth & Michael Gough.
Third Umpire: Marais Erasmus
Match Referee: Javagal Srinath
Australia Squad for this Australia vs Sri Lanka (2019) Second Test Match Marcus Harris, Joe Burns, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Travis Head, Kurtis Patterson, Tim Paine (c & wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Jhye Richardson, and Nathan Lyon.
Sri Lanka Playing XI are Dimuth Karunaratne, Lahiru Thirimanne, Dinesh Chandimal (c), Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera, Dhananjaya de Silva, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Dilruwan Perera, Chamika Karunaratne, Vishwa Fernando, and Kasun Rajitha.
Substitute players are Roshen Silva, Sadeera Samarawickrama, and Lakshan Sandakan.
Australia won the toss and opted to bat.
Australia started the first innings and lost first three wickets within 10 overs in single digit, 11/1, 15/2, & 28/3. Opening batsman Joe Burns (180 runs in 260 balls with 27 4s) & Travis Head (161 runs in 204 balls 21 4s and a six) jointly played till the end of the first day having a partnership score of 308 runs when Travis Head got out LBW by Vishwa Fernando. Joe Burns on the second day in 92.5 overs got out bowled by Rajitha. Kurtis Patterson (114 runs in 192 balls with 14 4s and a six) & Tim Paine (45 runs in 114 balls with three 4s) remained not out till the end of innings when Australian captain decided to declare the innings on the second day. Australia scored 534/5 in 132 overs in this Australia vs Sri Lanka (2019) Second Test Match.
For Sri Lanka, Vishwa Fernando picked 3 wickets and Kasun Rajitha & Chamika Karunaratne picked a wicket each.
Sri Lanka opening batsmen Dimuth Karunaratne (59 runs in 95 balls with seven 4s) & Lahiru Thirimanne (41 runs in 105 balls with five 4s) jointly scored 90 runs for first wicket. Kusal Perera (29 runs in 57 balls with five 4s), Dhananjaya de Silva (25 runs in 63 balls), & Niroshan Dickwella (25 runs in 22 balls) were other main contributors for Sri Lanka in this first innings of Australia vs Sri Lanka (2019) Second Test Match. Sri Lanka scored 215 runs losing 10 wickets in 68.3 overs.
Mitchell Starc lead the Australian Bowling Department picking 5 wickets. Nathan Lyon (2 wickets) & Marnus Labuschagne (1 wicket) were other wicket takers for Australia.
Australia arrived for second innings in the third day of this Australia vs Sri Lanka (2019) Second Test Match. Again, the first three wickets of Australia got out earlier in 15 overs scoring 37/3. Usman Khawaja (101 runs in 136 balls with 14 4s) & Travis Head (59 runs in 95 balls with eight 4s) remained not out in the end with Australia declaring again with score of 196 runs losing 3 wickets in 47 overs setting a target of 516 runs for Sri Lanka to chase in the second innings.
Kasun Rajitha (2 wickets) & Vishwa Fenando (1 wicket) were wicket takers for Sri Lanka in this second innings.
Sri Lanka arrived to chase this big score, but failed to do so. Kusal Mendis (42 runs in 69 balls with three 4s and a six), Lahiru Thirimanne (30 runs in 81 balls with two 4s), Niroshan Dickwella (27 runs in 42 balls with three 4s), & Chamika Karunaratne (22 runs in 38 balls with four 4s) were main contributors for their second innings score of 149/10 in 51 overs in this Australia vs Sri Lanka (2019) Second Test Match.
Mitchell Starc again lead the bowlers and picked 5 wickets. Pat Cummins (3 wickets) and Jhye Richardson & Marnus Labuschagne picked a wicket each and restricted opponents in 149 runs.
AUS 534/5 decl & 196/3 decl
SL 215 & 149-all out (51.0 Ovs)
Australia won this Australia vs Sri Lanka (2019) Second Test Match by 366 runs and Man of the Match awarded to Mitchell Starc and Man of the Series to Pat Cummins.