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08-Sep-2011 04:45:00 GMT
Sri Lanka v Australia, 2nd Test, Pallekele, 1st day

Prasanna & Marsh Debut as Sri Lanka Opt to Bat

Kandy: Sri Lankan captain Tillakaratne Dilshan won the toss and elected to bat in the second Test against Australia at Pallekele International Stadium on Thursday.

Australia's Shaun Marsh was included for his Test debut, replacing former captain Ricky Ponting, who has returned home for the birth of his second child.

Marsh received his baggy green cap from his father, former Australia opener Geoff Marsh.

Sri Lanka left out left-arm spinner Rangana Herath due to injury and brought in leg-spinner Seekkuge Prasanna for his Test debut.

Australia won the first Test of the three-match series by 125 runs.

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