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Sri Lanka tour of Australia, 2nd Test: Australia v Sri Lanka at Canberra, Feb 1-4, 2019

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Australia 534/5 & 196/3
(132.0 Overs) RR: 4.04

Sri Lanka 215/9 & 149/10
(68.3 Overs) 3.13
Batsman R B S.R
Kusal Mendis (rhb) 42 69 60.86
Lahiru Thirimanne (lhb) 30 81 37.03
Bowller O M R W Econ
Mitchell Starc (lf) 18.0 2 46 5 2.55
Pat Cummins (lf) 8.0 2 15 3 1.87

Australia won by 366 runs

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End of Over No.51 Sri Lanka 149/10 Last Over (1 run)

Tim Paine receives the Warne-Muralitharan Trophy from former Australia batsman Michael Hussey. Something to smile about for the home side.

That concludes our coverage of this two-Test series. Sri Lanka now head to South Africa while Australia don’t play Test cricket again until the Ashes begins at Edgbaston in August. Australia has two ODI tours to India and the UAE before the World Cup.

On behalf Andrew McGlashan, Binoy George and all the team this is Alex Malcolm saying goodbye from Canberra.


Tim Paine: “It’s nice to get some reward. I’ve said all summer this group has been working really hard. I think we’re starting to build towards something so it’s great to get some reward for the work we’ve been putting in. It doesn’t matter what the wicket is like or who you playing against. We were 3 for 30 in both innings and Travis Head in particular in those situations and Burnsy showed a lot of maturity and dug us out of trouble and put us in a commanding position. I thought the bowlers bowled beautifully together as a team. They built up pressure and allowed Starcy to really attack. The wicket didn’t offer a lot but they kept smacking away and bowled beautifully. For our group to get some belief out of this will be excellent moving forward.”

Dinesh Chandimal: “We were outplayed as a team in all departments. Credit goes to Australia. They have played some outstanding cricket throughout the series. They deserve to win. It was really tough. Especially in the last six months we couldn’t get the right combination to finalise our best XI. That’s one area we are concerned. That’s part of the game. If you get the chance to play for your country you have to take it with both hands. We are a young team and always learning how to play, especially in these tough conditions. We will bounce back in South Africa.”

Mitchell Starc is Player of the Match for his 10 wickets.

Starc: “I just tried to come here this week and forget about everything and bowl as fast as I could. We knew if we stuck to our plans, we had some momentum from Brisbane. Patty has been great and so too Jhye and the batters were sensational. It’s the perfect way to round out the summer.”

Pat Cummins is Player of the Series for his 14 wickets at an average of 7.

Cummins: “It was a pretty tough series against India but we got a good break and came into this series fresh and I’m pretty happy with how they came out.”

Australia win by 366 runs. They win with over four sessions to spare. Australia win the series 2-0. It is their first series win since the Ashes in 2017-18. They have since lost to South Africa and Pakistan away and India at home. Starc was the star with the ball. He gets his 11th five-wicket haul in Tests and his 2nd 10-wicket haul. Cummins finishes with three wickets in the innings and 14 for the series.

Another horror defeat for Sri Lanka. They have to regroup very quickly as they head to South Africa on Wednesday.

50.6 W Starc to Fernando Bowled him! Starc gets 10! Australia win! 146kph, searing yorker, gun barrel straight fired into the base of middle and off, he gets the feet out of the way and jams the bat down but misses and it crashes into the base of the stumps! OUT
MVT Fernando b Starc 0 (9m 9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00
50.5 0 Starc to Fernando 147kph, dragged way down the leg side no run

Glenn: “@Grant – Head for me. 1 big hundred and 2 scores over 50 when we have been crying for runs! ”

50.4 0 Starc to Fernando beaten and it just misses off stump! How did this miss!? He was squared up staying leg side, it beat the edge and just went past the top of off no run
50.3 0 Starc to Fernando 146kph, full and wide, feet anchored he waves the bat at it and misses no run
50.2 1 Starc to Rajitha 144kph, fuller on off, he defends on the front foot to the vacant point region, they have a mix up but eventually take an easy one 1 run
50.1 0 Starc to Rajitha beaten again! Six in seven for Starc. Full angled in, tailing away, beats the edge. Starc is laughing no run

End of Over No.50 Sri Lanka 148/9 Last Over (wicket maiden)

Grant : “Man of the match and series predictions? Cummins for series is my guess. ”

49.6 0 Cummins to Fernando full and straight, he backs away and pokes at it nearly popping a return catch back to Cummins! no run
49.5 0 Cummins to Fernando 136kph, he’s edging but well short of slip, again squared up by a back of a length delivery seaming away no run
49.4 0 Cummins to Fernando 139kph, fuller on middle, he defends popping this in the air towards mid on but it lands safe no run
49.3 0 Cummins to Fernando searing bouncer, 134kph, he sways out of the way late but does well to get under it no run
49.2 0 Cummins to Fernando 136kph, good length leg cutter, top of off, he’s squared up defending to cover no run
49.1 W Cummins to MDK Perera caught behind! Perfect delivery. Would have got a lot of top order players out. 135kph, good length, fourth stump line, it wobbles away off the seam, he pushes at it from the crease, gets a thin edge through to Paine. The end is near OUT
MDK Perera c †Paine b Cummins 4 (22m 9b 1×4 0x6) SR: 44.44

End of Over No.49 Sri Lanka 148/8 Last Over (maiden)

48.6 0 Starc to Rajitha he makes contact! Fuller outside off, he square drives with an open face to the man in the gully no run
48.5 0 Starc to Rajitha five plays and misses. This is getting amusing now. Too quick and again he prods at it outside off no run

Five slips and a gully now

48.4 0 Starc to Rajitha four plays and misses. A carbon copy of the last three, angled in and tailing past the edge no run
48.3 0 Starc to Rajitha beaten three in a row. Another full ball angled in and tailing away, again he drives from the crease and misses no run
48.2 0 Starc to Rajitha beats him again, tighter to off, but leaving the right hander again, he prods at it and misses no run
48.1 0 Starc to Rajitha 144kph, full outside off, angling in a touch and shaping away, it beats the edge as he tries to drive no run

End of Over No.48 Sri Lanka 148/8 Last Over (1 run)

47.6 0 Cummins to MDK Perera 136kph, cracking bouncer, he threw his hands up in front of face hoping not to get hit, it flew over his head to the keeper no run
47.5 0 Cummins to MDK Perera 136kph, wide of the crease, angled into off stump, he defends from the crease to mid on no run
47.4 1 Cummins to Rajitha 136kph, short into the ribs, he pops this up, pushing off the hip, it lands safely behind square for a single 1 run
47.3 0 Cummins to Rajitha 134kph, bouncer, excellent short ball, he has to duck under it late no run
47.2 0 Cummins to Rajitha 137kph, good length, fourth stump line, he defends on the front foot to mid off no run

Craig: “Labuschange’s figures for the match 5 overs, 11 runs conceded, 2 wickets – plus a dropped catch off his bowling. Not bad for guy with a first class average over 50. ”

47.1 0 Cummins to Rajitha beaten, prodding and missing at a 135kph, good length delivery wide of off no run

End of Over No.47 Sri Lanka 147/8 Last Over (4 runs)

46.6 0 Starc to MDK Perera 139kph, good length wide of off, he leaves this alone no run
46.5 0 Starc to MDK Perera fuller, 142kph, wide of off, he pushes from the crease opening the face and running it to gully no run
46.4 0 Starc to MDK Perera an appeal for caught behind down the leg side, given not out, Australia review. This was shorter down leg, he tried to glance off the hip. Leg side hot spot has nothing on it. Nothing on snicko. The decision remains not out no run

Shanith: “Feeling a few drops of rain here in Canberra now as I sit in the stands…. an hour or so too late to save the Lankans now though however”

46.3 0 Starc to MDK Perera 143kph, good length angled into the top off, he defends from the crease no run
46.2 0 Starc to MDK Perera 142kph, fuller angled into off stump, he defends from the crease no run
46.1 4 Starc to MDK Perera edged off the back foot pushing at a back foot drive, it runs along the ground between slip and gully and away to third man! FOUR

Starc returns looking for 10 wickets. Around the wicket

Score Cards

  • MA Starc 18.0-2-46-5
    v Batsman Dot 4 6 R B SR
    FDM Karunaratne bowled 14 0 0 0 14 0.00
    HDRL Thirimanne 16 1 0 12 23 52.17
    LD Chandimal caught 6 0 0 3 8 37.50
    N Dickwella bowled 7 0 0 3 9 33.33
    BKG Mendis 8 1 0 10 15 66.66
    MDKJ Perera caught 1 0 0 0 1 0.00
    DM de Silva 2 0 0 2 4 50.00
    C Karunaratne 12 2 0 10 16 62.50
    MDK Perera 5 1 0 4 6 66.66
    CAK Rajitha 7 0 0 1 8 12.50
    MVT Fernando bowled 4 0 0 0 4 0.00
  • Batting R B 4 6
    FDM Karunaratne bowled 8 21 2 0
    HDRL Thirimanne caught 30 81 2 0
    LD Chandimal caught 4 9 0 0
    N Dickwella bowled 27 42 3 0
    BKG Mendis caught 42 69 3 1
    MDKJ Perera caught wk 0 1 0 0
    DM de Silva caught 6 13 1 0
    C Karunaratne caught wk 22 38 4 0
    MDK Perera caught wk 4 9 1 0
    CAK Rajitha not out 2 14 0 0
    MVT Fernando bowled 0 9 0 0
    Extras (b 1, lb 1, w 2) 4
    Total (all out; 51 ovs) 149
  • Bowling O M R W Econ
    MA Starc 18 2 46 5 2.55 (1w)
    JA Richardson 9 1 29 1 3.22 (1w)
    NM Lyon 13 1 51 0 3.92
    PJ Cummins 8 2 15 3 1.87
    M Labuschagne 3 1 6 1 2.00
  • Partnerships
    Wkt Runs Players
    1st 18 FDM Karunaratne 8 HDRL Thirimanne 9
    2nd 10 LD Chandimal 4 HDRL Thirimanne 6
    3rd 30 HDRL Thirimanne 15 N Dickwella 13
    4th 25 N Dickwella 14 BKG Mendis 11
    5th 0 MDKJ Perera 0 BKG Mendis 0
    6th 14 DM de Silva 6 BKG Mendis 7
    7th 46 BKG Mendis 24 C Karunaratne 22
    8th 0 C Karunaratne 0 MDK Perera 0
    9th 5 MDK Perera 4 CAK Rajitha 1
    10th 1 MVT Fernando 0 CAK Rajitha 1
  • Summary

    Sports Event
    2nd Test Australia vs Sri Lanka


    Manuka Oval, Canberra,
    Starting on
    Feb 1, 2019
    Ending on
    Feb 4, 2019
    Sri Lanka tour of Australia, 2nd Test: Australia v Sri Lanka at Canberra, Feb 1-4, 2019.


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