Home Cricket National Cricket Labuschagne, Smith headline Australia’s day

Labuschagne, Smith headline Australia’s day

142
 

Marcus Labuschagne and Steve Smith both hit tons as Australia ended Day 1 of the 2nd Test against Sri Lanka with 298 on the board for the loss of 5 wickets.

Labuschagne, who had been given a life earlier in his innings, made Sri Lanka pay dearly, with his 1st century outside Australia and 7th overall. He and Smith put on 134 for the 3rd wicket before Labuschagne was stumped off the bowling of debutant Prabath Jayasuriya.

Read – De Silva, Vandersay and Fernando ruled out of 2nd Test

It was a similar manner of dismissal to that which was missed by Niroshan Dickwella earlier in the day, denying Ramesh Mendis a wicket on that occasion. Smith kicked on after the dismissal of Labuschagne, getting to his 1st century in 19 innings shortly before stumps.

For Sri Lanka, lone quick Kasun Rajitha was impressive with the new ball, bowling a peach of a delivery to castle David Warner for 5, before Usman Khawaja and Labuschagne put on 55 for the 2nd wicket.

The former was looking good for another long innings but a beauty from Mendis, which pitched on middle and off and spun away just enough to take the off stump, saw to his end.

Jayasuriya picked up 2 quick wickets in the last session to put Australia under a little bit of pressure, however, Alex Carey joined Smith to steady things and take the visitors to stumps with no further damage.

The pitch seemed a lot more settled than the one that was produced for the 1st Test, but there was still enough spin on offer to hint that the slow bowlers will play a major part in the game.

>> More cricket News <<

Sri Lanka bowled better than they did in the 1st Test, but having already conceded 298, they will be under the pump come day 2 as Australia look to push on to that 400-run mark.

Earlier in the day, Sri Lanka made four changes to their team after Dhananjaya De Silva, Jeffrey Vandersay, Asitha Fernando and Praveen Jayawickrama tested positive for covid-19 in the leadup to the 2nd Test. Left-arm spinner Lasith Embuldeniya was dropped after an underwhelming performance in the previous game.

Sri Lanka handed Test debuts to left-arm spinner Prabath Jayasuriya, mystery spinner Maheesh Theekshana and batting all-rounder Kamindu Mendis. Right arm seamer Kasun Rajitha came into the side as the lone seamer.

Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne (captain), Pathum Nissanka, Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal, Kamindu Mendis, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Ramesh Mendis, Maheesh Theekshanna, Prabath Jayasuriya, Kasun Rajitha.

Australia: David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Steve Smith, Travis Head, Cameron Green, Alex Carey (wk), Pat Cummins (captain), Mitchell Starc, Nathan Lyon, Mitch Swepson

>> Visit the Sri Lanka v Australia 2022 Hub <<

Result


Sri Lanka
554/10 (180)

Australia
364/10 (110) & 151/10 (41)

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Usman Khawaja b Ramesh Mendis 37 77 4 0 48.05
David Warner b Kasun Rajitha 5 13 1 0 38.46
Marnus Labuschagne st Niroshan Dickwella b Prabath Jayasuriya 104 156 12 0 66.67
Steve Smith not out 145 227 16 0 63.88
Travis Head b Prabath Jayasuriya 12 36 0 0 33.33
Cameron Green lbw b Prabath Jayasuriya 4 14 0 0 28.57
Alex Carey c Ramesh Mendis b Prabath Jayasuriya 28 61 4 0 45.90
Mitchell Starc c Kusal Mendis b Prabath Jayasuriya 1 8 0 0 12.50
Pat Cummins lbw b Kasun Rajitha 5 6 1 0 83.33
Nathan Lyon lbw b Prabath Jayasuriya 5 6 1 0 83.33
Mitchell Swepson lbw b Maheesh Theekshana 3 14 0 0 21.43


Extras 15 (b 5 , lb 6 , nb 3, w 1, pen 0)
Total 364/10 (110 Overs, RR: 3.31)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Kasun Rajitha 25 4 70 2 2.80
Ramesh Mendis 33 1 117 1 3.55
Maheesh Theekshana 16 2 48 1 3.00
Prabath Jayasuriya 36 3 118 6 3.28
Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
Pathum Nissanka c Mitchell Starc b Cameron Green 6 25 0 0 24.00
Dimuth Karunaratne lbw b Mitchell Swepson 86 165 10 0 52.12
Kusal Mendis lbw b Nathan Lyon 85 161 9 0 52.80
Angelo Mathews c Marnus Labuschagne b Mitchell Starc 52 117 4 0 44.44
Dinesh Chandimal not out 206 326 16 5 63.19
Kamindu Mendis b Mitchell Swepson 61 137 7 0 44.53
Niroshan Dickwella c Pat Cummins b Nathan Lyon 5 13 0 0 38.46
Ramesh Mendis lbw b Mitchell Starc 29 98 0 0 29.59
Maheesh Theekshana b Pat Cummins 10 27 2 0 37.04
Prabath Jayasuriya b Mitchell Starc 0 9 0 0 0.00
Kasun Rajitha lbw b Mitchell Swepson 0 9 0 0 0.00


Extras 14 (b 4 , lb 6 , nb 1, w 3, pen 0)
Total 554/10 (180 Overs, RR: 3.08)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Mitchell Starc 29 3 89 4 3.07
Pat Cummins 30 5 95 1 3.17
Nathan Lyon 64 5 194 2 3.03
Cameron Green 6 0 20 0 3.33
Mitchell Swepson 37 2 100 3 2.70
Travis Head 8 0 27 0 3.38
Marnus Labuschagne 6 0 16 0 2.67


Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
David Warner lbw b Ramesh Mendis 24 44 4 0 54.55
Usman Khawaja c Oshada Fernando b Prabath Jayasuriya 29 47 4 0 61.70
Marnus Labuschagne lbw b Prabath Jayasuriya 32 59 3 0 54.24
Steve Smith lbw b Prabath Jayasuriya 0 4 0 0 0.00
Travis Head b Ramesh Mendis 5 4 1 0 125.00
Cameron Green st Niroshan Dickwella b Prabath Jayasuriya 23 32 2 0 71.88
Alex Carey not out 16 28 0 0 57.14
Mitchell Starc c Prabath Jayasuriya b Kusal Mendis 0 2 0 0 0.00
Pat Cummins lbw b Maheesh Theekshana 16 18 1 0 88.89
Nathan Lyon lbw b Maheesh Theekshana 5 3 1 0 166.67
Mitchell Swepson b Prabath Jayasuriya 0 5 0 0 0.00


Extras 1 (b 1 , lb 0 , nb 0, w 0, pen 0)
Total 151/10 (41 Overs, RR: 3.68)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Kasun Rajitha 5 1 16 0 3.20
Maheesh Theekshana 5 0 28 2 5.60
Ramesh Mendis 15 2 47 2 3.13
Prabath Jayasuriya 16 2 59 6 3.69