Due to his inability to recover from a side strain, Ashton Agar will not play in the second Test against Sri Lanka. Jon Holland has been included in the team despite having a wound. Agar suffered an injury three weeks ago during Australia’s first ODI.
After catching COVID in the white-ball leg during Australia’s earlier-in-the-year tour of Pakistan, Agar did not even play in a single game. When Australia defeated Sri Lanka by 10 wickets in the first Test, Mitchell Swepson was chosen over Agar.
Reacap of first test win by the australians:
Australia has successfully claimed their first win of the Galle Test series in just 3 days as the overcast conditions have forced the teams to give away their easy wickets, especially the 20 quick wickets lost by Sri Lanka.
Team Australia managed to sweep down to clean the home side of Sri Lanka by the end of 59 overs as the Sri Lanka batters managed to put up a decent score of 212 runs.
Australian skipper Pat Cummins initiated the attack after taking in the first wicket of opening batsman Pathum Nissanka, followed by Starc’s dominant bowling.
Nathan Lyon continued to bowl from one end and managed to get his first wicket after David Warner dived in for a wonderful catch which in no time got viral throughout the social media.
Nathan Lyon continued to strike from one end and Sweepson joined him after he took two back-to-back wickets claiming to take a historical hattrick but failed to achieve it.
Nonetheless, Dickwell managed to score from one and smashed a quick fifty but Sri Lanka’s 4 wickets were dismissed in just 7 overs after the Tea Break.
Sri Lanka has scored 212 in their first innings, allowing Australians to bat for almost 20 overs.
Australia on the other hand dominated their innings with a great start of Usman Khawaja who managed to score 71 runs but David Warner managed to score only 25 runs. Usman unfortunate misunderstanding with Steve Smith forced Smith to walk back early and Marnus too was sent by Ramesh in just 13 runs. Cameron Green saved team Australia from drowning after smashing 77 crucial runs with Pat Cummins ending the innings with some classical hits.
Australia managed to score 321 runs and the Sri Lankans had a tough challenge to face but Australian bowlers did not resist on Day 3 and took the responsibility to cleae off Sri Lanka’s innings in just 22 overs as the hosts got out in 113 runs with skipper Karunarane scoring the highest – 23 runs. Not to forget part time bowler Travis Head’s magical bowling dominance as he surprised the Sri Lankans by taking 4 wickets along with Nathan Lyon who too missed second five-fer of the game by just one wicket.
With just 10 runs to win, David Warner smashed Ramesh Mendis for a four and ended with a six.
It was a dominating win by the visiting yellows.