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24-Jan-2019 12:38:00 GMT
Aus v SL - 1st Test, Brisbane, day 1

Bowlers put Australia in command against Sri Lanka

Brisbane: Australia bundled out Sri Lanka for 144 in just over two sessions before their new-look batting order reached 72 for two to put the hosts in a commanding position on day one of the series opening day-night test at the Gabba on Thursday.

Mitchell Starc additionally guaranteed his 200th test wicket to add to a wonderful day for the Australians who came into the two-coordinate arrangement on the back of a 2-1 arrangement misfortune to India.

Marcus Harris was 40 not out at close with nightwatchman Nathan Lyon yet to score with Australia trailing by just 72 keeps running at a setting where they have not lost a test in 30 years.

Praise Cummins was the pick of the Australian bowlers guaranteeing 4-39 while Jhye Richardson (3-26) made an amazing presentation as Australia moved Sri Lanka in 56.4 overs in the wake of visiting chief Dinesh Chandimal won the hurl and chose to bat.

Just Niroshan Dickwella offered obstinate opposition for Sri Lanka scoring an ambitious 64 with six limits and a six.

Cummins and Richardson set the early tone, striking in progressive overs to expel Lahiru Thirimanne (12) and Chandimal (five) in the principal hour before Lyon asserted Dimuth Karunaratne (24) to leave Sri Lanka reeling at 56-3 at tea.

After the break, Richardson created a close unplayable conveyance to bowl Kusal Mendis for 14 and afterward had Dhananjaya de Silva gotten behind for five to leave Sri Lanka reeling at 66-5.

Brief scores:
Australia 2 for 72 (Harris 40*) trail Sri Lanka 144 (Dickwella 64, Cummins 4-39, Richardson 3-26) by 72 runs

Roshen Silva (nine) endured 56 conveyances before he edged Cummins to wicketkeeper Tim Paine.

In Cummins' next finished, Dilruwan Perera got a terrible hit to his correct thumb from a rising ball and was constrained off the field.

Sri Lanka in the end achieved 100 in the 46th over, before Suranga Lakmal was gotten by Marnus Labuschagne at slip giving Starc his milestone 200th test wicket.

Starc is the seventeenth Australian to accomplish the accomplishment.

Perera (one) came back to the field however endure just minutes previously turning into Starc's (2-41) second unfortunate casualty, offering another catch to Labuschagne.

Cummins expelled Dickwella and Chameera in the equivalent over soon after the supper break, leaving Australia's new opening pair of Joe Burns and Harris with 25 overs to bat in precarious conditions under lights.

Consumes made 15 in his arrival to the test group before edging to slip off Lakmal (1-27) and Usman Khawaja (11) fell only minutes previously close when he played on to his stumps from Perera to give Sri Lanka a genuinely necessary lift in front of day two.


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