Sri Lanka fall behind in tour game

Sri Lanka tour of Australia 2019 | Tour Match (D/N) – Day 2

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The second day’s play of the 3-day tour match between the Australia XI and the Sri Lankans saw Sri Lanka ending their 1st innings on a mere 176/5 at the Blundstone Arena in Hobart. The hosts ended the day 239 runs ahead of the visitors with 99/2 on the board in their 2nd innings.

The new opening pair for Sri Lanka, Dimuth Karunaratne and Lahiru Thirimanne resumed Sri Lanka’s 1st innings on Friday afternoon and went on to bat 14 more overs.

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The pair was separated in the 28th over by pacer Scot Boland as he dismissed Dimuth Karunaratne for 44, Sri Lanka’s highest score in this match. Thirimanne was also dismissed, by pacer Chris Termain for a slow 109-ball 32.

Sadeera Samarawickrama batted at number 4, instead of Kusal Mendis who is injured. He was dismissed cheaply for 11 runs. Skipper Dinesh Chandimal batting at number 3 scored 32 runs while Dhananjaya de Silva who scored just 14 runs batted at number 6. Both of them were dismissed courtesy the leg spin of all-rounder Marnus Labuschagne.

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Roshen Silva (36), batting at number 5, and wicket keeper Niroshan Dickwella (4) remained unbeaten as Sri Lanka finished their 75 overs on 176/5. As agreed by both teams, Sri Lankans had to declare their innings after the 75th over.

Unlike the Australians, the tourists maintained a very slow run-rate as they finished 140 runs behind the hosts. Dimuth Karunaratne was the only batsman with a strike-rate close to 50 while the run-rate read 2.34 when their innings ended.

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Australia XI batting in their 2nd innings, once again started swiftly as they ended the day on 99/2 in 26.1 overs. Matt Renshaw and skipper Joe Burns, one of whom is likely to open the batting for Australia in the 1st Test alongside Marcus Harris, failed to fire once again as they managed to score only 10 and 22 respectively. Dushmantha Chameera and Kasun Rajitha were the wicket-takers for Sri Lanka.

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Dushmantha Chameera was very expensive, despite picking up a wicket, giving away 28 runs in his 4 overs. Interestingly for Sri Lanka, Lahiru Thirimanne too bowled 3 overs of of his slow medium pacers.









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Full Scorecard

Australia Board XI

316/5 & 224/3

(59 overs)

Result

Sri Lanka

176/5 & 131/6

(51 overs)

Match Drawn

Australia Board XI’s 1st Innings

Batting R B
Matt Renshaw c D Karunarathne b D Chameera 7 35
Joe Burns c D De Silva b K Rajitha 4 13
Marnus Labuschagne b D Chameera 6 10
Kurtis Patterson not out 157 212
Will Pucovski c K Rajitha b D Chameera 23 54
Jason Sangha c D Chameera b K Rajitha 3 9
Jake Doran not out 102 129
Extras
14 (b 1, lb 1, nb 12)
Total
316/5 (75 overs)
Fall of Wickets:
1-11 (J Burns, 5.4 ov), 2-20 (M Labuschagne, 8.3 ov), 3-25 (M Renshaw, 10.2 ov), 4-88 (W Pucovski, 28.6 ov), 5-98 (J Sangha, 31.2 ov)
Bowling O M R W E
Nuwan Pradeep 2 0 6 0 3.00
Kasun Rajitha 17 2 71 2 4.18
Dushmantha Chameera 16 3 57 3 3.56
Suranga Lakmal 13 2 43 0 3.31
Dilruwan Perera 12 1 54 0 4.50
Dhananjaya de Silva 5 1 13 0 2.60
Lakshan Sandakan 10 0 70 0 7.00

Sri Lanka’s 1st Innings

Batting R B
Dimuth Karunarathne lbw by S Boland 44 92
Lahiru Thirimanne c & b C Tremain 32 109
Dinesh Chandimal c K Patterson b M Labuschagne 32 80
Sadeera Samarawickrama c K Patterson b S Boland 11 24
Roshen Silva not out 36 91
Dhananjaya de Silva c M Renshaw b M Labuschagne 14 42
Niroshan Dickwella not out 4 12
Extras
3 (lb 3)
Total
176/5 (75 overs)
Fall of Wickets:
1-65 (D Karunarathne, 27.1 ov), 2-87 (L Thirimanne, 38.1 ov), 3-103 (S Samarawickrama, 44.4 ov), 4-137 (D Chandimal, 59.4 ov), 5-169 (D De Silva, 71.3 ov)
Bowling O M R W E
Chris Tremain 18 2 32 1 1.78
Michael Nesser 16 2 41 0 2.56
Scott Boland 16 5 37 2 2.31
Jon Holland 15 1 35 0 2.33
Marnus Labuschagne 9 0 27 2 3.00
Jason Sangha 1 0 1 0 1.00

Australia Board XI’s 2nd Innings

Batting R B
Matt Renshaw lbw by K Rajitha 10 29
Joe Burns c D De Silva b D Chameera 22 18
Marnus Labuschagne c D De Silva b L Kumara 50 101
Kurtis Patterson not out 102 136
Will Pucovski not out 33 70
Extras
7 (lb 6, w 1)
Total
224/3 (59 overs)
Fall of Wickets:
1-24 (J Burns, 5.4 ov), 2-44 (M Renshaw, 10.2 ov), 3-134 (M Labuschagne, 37.5 ov)
Bowling O M R W E
Lahiru Kumara 14 2 48 1 3.43
Dushmantha Chameera 4 0 28 1 7.00
Dimuth Karunarathne 3 1 8 0 2.67
Kasun Rajitha 3 0 9 1 3.00
Lahiru Thirimanne 3 0 8 0 2.67
Lakshan Sandakan 14 1 53 0 3.79
Suranga Lakmal 6 3 16 0 2.67
Dilruwan Perera 8 0 26 0 3.25
Dhananjaya de Silva 4 0 22 0 5.50

Sri Lanka’s 2nd Innings

Batting R B
Dimuth Karunarathne lbw by M Neser 3 16
Lahiru Thirimanne not out 46 121
Niroshan Dickwella c J Burns b M Neser 19 23
Dhananjaya de Silva b J Holland 2 9
Kusal Janith b J Holland 3 12
Dilruwan Perera lbw by J Holland 14 28
Sadeera Samarawickrama b J Holland 6 20
Roshen Silva not out 23 64
Suranga Lakmal not out 7 14
Extras
8 (b 6, lb 1, nb 1)
Total
131/6 (51 overs)
Fall of Wickets:
1-3 (D Karunarathne, 3.5 ov), 2-29 (N Dickwella, 9.3 ov), 3-35 (D De Silva, 13.3 ov), 4-39 (K Janith, 17.1 ov), 5-72 (D Perera, 25.1 ov), 6-82 (S Samarawickrama, 29.6 ov)
Bowling O M R W E
Chris Tremain 9 1 32 0 3.56
Michael Nesser 5 2 8 2 1.60
Jon Holland 15 2 28 4 1.87
Scott Boland 11 4 28 0 2.55
Marnus Labuschagne 9 1 26 0 2.89
Jason Sangha 2 0 2 0 1.00