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SRI LANKA vs AUSTRALIA, 2nd TEST, DAY 2: THE AUSSIES REQUIRES 388 RUNS

SRI LANKA vs AUSTRALIA, 2nd TEST, DAY 2: THE AUSSIES REQUIRES 388 RUNS

Australia requires 388 runs to get the game in day three of the second test match

 

 

In the second innings Sri Lanka managed to score a sum of 237 runs in 59.3 overs at the cost of 10 wickets. Openers were not at all appreciable as Kaushal Silva and Dimuth Karunaratne went back to the pavilion for 2 and 7 runs respectively. Dilruwan Perera with a strike-rate of 71.91 single-handedly made 64 runs off 89 balls smashing 7 boundaries and 2 sixes, bowled by Mitchell Starc, had to leave the crease. 47 runs came out of the bat of skipper Angelo Mathews with 5 boundaries adding under his name. Kusal Perera and Dhananjaya de Silva scored 35 and 34 respectively.


Mitchell Starc proved to be devastating for the Sri Lankan batsmen, picking 6 wickets in 12.3 overs providing 50 runs to his rivals. Nathan Lyon plucked 2 wickets, where as Josh Hazlewood and Jon Holland gained single wickets each.

 

Australia, on the other hand did not get enough overs to play, but Sri Lankans showed their talent in bowling. David Warner, 22* with a strike-rate of 122.22 still on crease with skipper Steven Smith who managed to score a single off 6 balls. The Kangaroos lost 3 wickets within the first six overs and requires 388 runs to grab the game.


Sri Lankan bowlers could be termed as better if compared to batting. Dilruwan Perera picked 2 wickets where as Rangana Herath plucked a single man. Both the bowlers bowled 3 overs each.

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TEST

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 India 28 3499 125
2 South Africa 32 3589 112
3 Australia 33 3499 106
4 New Zealand 23 2354 102
5 England 36 3511 98
6 Sri Lanka 31 2914 94
7 Pakistan 17 1463 86
8 Bangladesh 16 1202 75
9 West Indies 22 1484 67
10 Zimbabwe 8 12 2

ODI

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 England 42 5257 125
2 India 45 5492 122
3 South Africa 34 3842 113
4 New Zealand 41 4602 112
5 Australia 32 3327 104
6 Pakistan 32 3279 102
7 Bangladesh 24 2220 93
8 Sri Lanka 43 3302 77
9 West Indies 29 1989 69
10 Afghanistan 28 1758 63
11 Zimbabwe 37 2021 55

T20

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 Pakistan 23 2990 130
2 Australia 15 1894 126
3 India 32 3932 123
4 New Zealand 22 2542 116
5 England 17 1951 115
6 South Africa 18 2058 114
7 West Indies 18 2048 114
8 Afghanistan 22 1917 87
9 Sri Lanka 27 2287 85
10 Bangladesh 21 1570 75