Historic Win by Sri Lanka against Australia
What a great test match won by the Sri Lanka against the Australia, a rain and bad light affected match finally won by the home side. Sri Lankan’s spinners Herath and Sandakan thrashing the Australian batting line up and registered their famous 106 runs win in the first test match of 3 test match series. Herath took another five wicket haul in the test match while debutant Sandakan picked up 3 wickets in the second innings. Earlier Kushal Mendis’s match defining innings of 176 runs helped Sri Lanka to post a target of 268 runs against the visitors. While chasing a target, Aussies didn’t started well and lose their 3 wickets under the score of 100.
Australian captain Steven Smith showed some fighting spirit against the spin attack but finally his wicket was taken by the Hearth and the hopes of Australian team also shattered. The struggle of Nevill and Steve O’Keefe of almost 30 overs in which they scored just 4 runs also comes to end when De Silva took Nevill’s wicket and last wicket taken by Hearth who bowled O’keefe. Sri Lanka registered their second win against Australia in the test cricket.
Kushal Mendis is man of the match for his superb knock of 176 runs and home team is 1-0 up in the 3 test match series against Australia.