Day 1 highlights,1st test
Sri Lanka 144/10
(N Dickwella 64,Cummins 4/39)
(MS Harris 40*,NM Lyon 0*)
Australia have named two debutants Kurtis Patterson and Jhye Richardson.Toss was won by Sri lanka and they elected to bat first.
Sri Lanka playing XI: Dimuth Karunaratne, Lahiru Thirimanne, Dinesh Chandimal (c), Kusal Mendis, Roshen Silva, Dhananjaya de Silva, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Dilruwan Perera, Suranga Lakmal, Dushmantha Chameera, Lahiru Kumara.
Australia playing XI: Marcus Harris, Joe Burns, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Travis Head, Kurtis Patterson, Tim Paine (c/wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Jhye Richardson, Nathan Lyon
Sri Lanka 1st innings summary
Karunaratne and Thirimanne opened the innings. Thirimanne opening in his first Test since November 2017 and M Starc opend the bowling spells.
Australia didn’t get much time to take the first wicket as Cummins strikes in his secound over.
In 10th over Sri Lanka looses 1st wicket of Thirimanne for 12 runs. At No.3 skipper came Chandimal but he gone back to pavilion end in next over.
Debunt boy Richardson takes his 1st wicket of Chandimal he scores 5 runs. From starting Sri Lanka didn’t started well they were 54/3 as Lyon strikes the 3rd wicket of Karunaratne.
He scored 24 runs. The debunt Richardson strikes two more wickets of G Mendis and De Silva as They were half down on 66 runs.
The batsman couldn’t stand for long time on the grease not even 1 partnership was in fifties.They All out for 144 runs.They lost 6th wicket on 91 runs.
Starc strikes the 7th wicket of Lakmal and completed his 200 wickets. Dickwella scored 40 runs.Cummins taken 4 wickets ,Richardson taken 3 wickets and Starc taken 2 wickets as Sri lanka All out for 144 in 56.4 overs.
Australia 1st innings summary
MS Harris and JA Burns opened the innings and S Lakmal starts the bowling with new ball. Sri Lanka gets the early breakthrough in 10th over,by Lakmal taking the wicket of JA Burns. He scored 15 runs. 2 overs to spare to end of day 1. UT Khawaja was out by MDK Perera. He scored 11 runs. Australia played 25 overs and score was 72/2 as day 1 was ended.