Sri Lanka batting collapse hand Australia 10-wicket win in 1st test

Nathan Lyon picked up 9 wickets in the match. Image : AFP

Nathan Lyon picked up 9 wickets in the match. Image : AFP

Travis Head and Nathan Lyon tore through Sri Lanka’s batting request as the home side was snuffed out for a simple 113 in their subsequent innings, with Australia pursuing down the objective of five races to take a 1-0 lead in the two-match series.

On a track that was offering a sizable amount of help for the spinners, the hosts couldn’t work out some kind of harmony between taking a forceful course and showing the necessary demeanor and method. In the wake of tidying up Australia for 321, Sri Lanka began the right note with Pathum Nissanka and Dimuth Karunaratne specifically gathering a large number of limits. In the primary over itself, the initial team joined to break four limits off Mitchell Starc to flag their going after approach.

Karunaratne kept on playing with a feeling of experience as he paddle-cleared and flicked Lyon and Starc. Karunaratne, however, was before long excused by Lyon, with the southpaw managing with a base edge on his compass to the ‘manager. As a matter of fact, a defender was set at short fine to entice the Sri Lanka captain to go for the shot. In the exceptionally next over bowled by Mitchell Swepson, Nissanka likewise died while endeavoring the scope. Nissanka took the survey to upset the LBW choice yet needed to stroll back.

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Kusal Mendis, who was dropped at leg-sneak past David Warner, also was excused while attempting the breadth stroke, got at in reverse square leg off Lyon. Oshada Fernando, who was the COVID swap for Angelo Mathews then, at that point, followed Mendis back to the cottage by edging Swepson to the slip defender. For a short period, Dhananjaya de Silva and Dinesh Chandimal raised any expectations of Sri Lanka setting up a battle. Then again, Lyon might have ousted Dhananjaya in the fourteenth over however Alex Carey passed up affecting a befuddling.

Australia, be that as it may, didn’t need to stand by lengthy to break the stand, with Travis Head castling Chandimal with a ripper. In the equivalent over, Head got the wicket of Dhananjaya. At first, the noisy interest for a LBW was turned somewhere near the umpire Kumar Dharmasena. Australia then, at that point, got it upset on the audit, with the ball-tracker extending the ball to raise a ruckus around town stump.

Very much like a portion of his colleagues, Ramesh Mendis was determined to utilizing the compass stroke and tumbled to Lyon. Marnus Labuschagne and Head then, at that point, consolidated to give the final details by taking the last three wickets. David Warner properly hit the triumphant runs with a four followed by a six off Mendis.

Lyon took nine wickets in the match while Head returned critical figures of 4 for 10 in the subsequent innings.

Brief Score Sri Lanka 212/10 (Niroshan Dickwella 58, Angelo Mathews 39; Nathan Lyon 5-90, Mitchell Swepson 3-55) and 113/10 (Travis Head 4-10, Nathan Lyon 4-31) lost to Australia 321/10 (Cameron Green 77; Ramesh Mendis 4-112) and 10/0 by 10 wickets.

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