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Jayasuriya rips through Australian batting after Chandimal double-century

Australia tour of Sri Lanka 2022

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Debutant Prabath Jayasuriya ripped through the Australian batting line-up after Dinesh Chandimal’s maiden double hundred to set up an innings and 39-run win over Australia to draw the series 1-1.

Fortune was certainly on Chandimal’s side throughout the Test, as the right-hander survived another close call in the first session on day 4 after being struck in front by leg-spinner Mitchell Swepson on 141. He survived a caught behind appeal yesterday, when he was on 30 too.

However, after the lunch break, lucky or not, Chandimal broke free with a brilliant blitz, going from 154 to his double century in just 22 deliveries. The highlight of the knock was how he got to the landmark, smashing Mitchell Starc for a 4 and two sixes, one of those sixes landing on the street. He dominated the 10th wicket partnership alongside Kasun Rajitha as the pair put on 49, the latter’s contribution 0.

Chandimal became the 1st Sri Lankan to get to a double hundred against Australia in Tests, while Sri Lanka’s 554 is now the highest total for Sri Lanka against Australia.

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Sri Lanka’s lead of 180 looked sufficient to give them the upper hand going into day 5 but few would have expected the capitulation of the visitors’ batting line-up in the final session, which saw them lose 9 wickets for 99 runs.

Prabath Jayasuriya had a debut to remember, taking 6 second innings wickets to complete a match bag of 12 for 177, a record for a debutant in Tests – 3rd best figures ever in Test Cricket.

The left-arm spinner brought all his experience to play in the game, bowling with beautiful flight and guile on a crumbling pitch.

Marcus Labuschagne and Cameron Green offered some resistance with a 38-run partnership for the 6th wicket, but Labuschagne’s dismissal meant a 4-day finish was almost an inevitability and Sri Lanka duly finished things off with half an hour of play left in the day.

Sri Lanka will be particularly happy with the performance in the game following the disastrous 1st Test, where they lasted just 22.5 overs in their 2nd innings. This is also the first time Sri Lanka has defeated by an innings.

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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