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1st Test, Galle, June 29 - July 01, 2022, Australia tour of Sri Lanka
212 & 113
(T:5) 321 & 10/0

Australia won by 10 wickets

Player Of The Match
Sri Lanka 1st Innings
Australia 1st Innings
Sri Lanka 2nd Innings
Australia 2nd Innings
Match Flow
Sri Lanka 1st Innings 
c †Carey b Cummins2344553052.27
c Warner b Lyon28841303033.33
c †Carey b Starc315200020.00
c Warner b Lyon39711203054.92
c †Carey b Swepson1422292063.63
c Warner b Swepson011000.00
c †Carey b Lyon5859976098.30
lbw b Lyon2236533061.11
c Starc b Swepson615261040.00
c Khawaja b Lyon662001100.00
not out 21500200.00
Extras(b 5, lb 6)11
TOTAL59 Ov (RR: 3.59, 278 Mins)212
Fall of wickets: 1-38 (Pathum Nissanka, 12.1 ov), 2-42 (Kusal Mendis, 16.1 ov), 3-74 (Dimuth Karunaratne, 29.2 ov), 4-97 (Dhananjaya de Silva, 36.1 ov), 5-97 (Dinesh Chandimal, 36.2 ov), 6-139 (Angelo Mathews, 43.1 ov), 7-193 (Ramesh Mendis, 53.5 ov), 8-198 (Niroshan Dickwella, 55.3 ov), 9-206 (Lasith Embuldeniya, 57.5 ov), 10-212 (Jeffrey Vandersay, 58.6 ov)
16.1 to BKG Mendis, And he strikes first up! Edged to Carey! Loose shot from Mendis, has to be said. This was full outside off, angling away. Mendis goes for the drive and only manages a thick edge to the keeper.. 42/2
12.1 to P Nissanka, edged, taken! Australia have their breakthrough. Back of a length outside off, Nissanka playing at it off the back foot, away from his body, thick edge to Carey. 38/1
29.2 to FDM Karunaratne, big appeal, Australia think this is caught! They went up for lbw first, then the ball popped into the hands of gully. Yes, big inside edge into the pad and that's a brilliant catch by Warner, diving full-length to his left. Great awareness. 74/3
43.1 to AD Mathews, And Lyon gets the big one of Mathews! A simple dismissal in its execution, and Mathews will be very disappointed. This was a big turner from outside, ripping on to leg. Mathews stays back and looks to work this onside, but only manages to glance a catch to Warner at leg slip.. 139/6
53.5 to RTM Mendis, huge appeal for lbw! The Australians are convinced. Will they review? And, yes, Cummins has called for it. This spun very sharply from outside off and he was playing back, deep in the crease. Takes him on the knee roll in front of middle. And it's hitting the top of middle. Three reds. 193/7
55.3 to N Dickwella, bottom edge, very sharp catch! Went for a conventional sweep this time, had to fetch it from outside off stump, it's a thin nick and well held. 198/8
57.5 to L Embuldeniya, superb catch! Khawaja with the snaffle at a wide mid-on. Five wickets for Lyon. Embuldeniya uses his feet, clipped it in the air and Khawaja moved swiftly to his left then but in the dive. 206/9
36.1 to DM de Silva, what a beauty! Caught behind. Perfect legspinners' wicket. Drifts in at middle and leg, a little puff of dust, it spins sharply and grazes the outside edge. That will do wonders for Swepson. SKW could have been proud of that one. 97/4
36.2 to LD Chandimal, and he's struck again! Another wonderful delivery. Very similar to the previous delivery, lovely loop at leg stump, very sharp spin, Chandimal plays forward and edges to Warner at second slip who holds it after a juggle. Ended up clasping it next to his chest. 97/5
58.6 to JDF Vandersay, taken at deep midwicket! Goes for the slog-sweep and picks out Starc perfectly near the rope. Swepson ends with three. 212/10
Australia 1st Innings 
c Nissanka b Vandersay711301527054.61
lbw b RTM Mendis25243750104.16
c AM Fernando b RTM Mendis1319252068.42
run out (†Dickwella/BKG Mendis)611150054.54
c & b de Silva616240037.50
lbw b RTM Mendis771091846070.64
c Chandimal b RTM Mendis4547836095.74
c & b Vandersay1030561033.33
b AM Fernando26182913144.44
not out 1520292075.00
b AM Fernando1230050.00
Extras(b 20, lb 3, nb 1, w 2)26
TOTAL70.5 Ov (RR: 4.53, 323 Mins)321
Fall of wickets: 1-47 (David Warner, 9.1 ov), 2-75 (Marnus Labuschagne, 15.2 ov), 3-83 (Steven Smith, 19.1 ov), 4-100 (Travis Head, 26.1 ov), 5-157 (Usman Khawaja, 38.6 ov), 6-241 (Alex Carey, 54.3 ov), 7-278 (Cameron Green, 63.5 ov), 8-278 (Mitchell Starc, 64.2 ov), 9-319 (Pat Cummins, 70.2 ov), 10-321 (Mitchell Swepson, 70.5 ov)
70.2 to PJ Cummins, Cleans him up! Absolute beauty from Asitha. Reverse swing on a yorker length, tails in late and crashes into the base of middle and leg.. 319/9
70.5 to MJ Swepson, Bowled him! So Asitha has done the job for Sri Lanka, ending the Australian innings with a series of reverse swinging in swingers. This one another top notch one, full, swing in late, and crashing into middle.. 321/10
26.1 to TM Head, brilliant catch! Full at leg stump, Head pays the price for going against the spin, aiming to midwicket, the leading edge goes to the off side of the pitch and Dhananjaya dives to his right to hold a very good one. 100/4
9.1 to DA Warner, Arm ball gets Warner! Pitches in line and skids on past Warner's forward defence, to strike him on the back pad. He thinks about reviewing but wisely decides against it, cos this was plumb.. 47/1
15.2 to M Labuschagne, reverse swept straight to point! Well, Australia were going to take the aggressive option. Couldn't get over the top of this one, took enough top edge to reach the one fielder in a vast area on the off side. 75/2
54.3 to AT Carey, high in the air, brilliant catch by mid-off running back! How Sri Lanka needed that. Tossed up at off stump, tempts Carey to go down the ground. Can't get the distance but it still took some catching from Chandimal, who took it over his shoulder and then had to make sure the ball didn't pop out as he hit the ground. 241/6
63.5 to C Green, Big appeal for LBW and given! But Green immediately reviews. This was tossed up from around the wicket, and Green gets a big stride in going for the sweep. He misses and is struck low on the front pad. This looks close. Yes, Green has to go, three reds as it's shown to be pitching outside off, and turning back in to hit in and line and go on to off dislodge off stump.. 278/7
38.6 to UT Khawaja, he's struck! First Test wicket for Vandersay. Excellent catch at short leg. Pitches the legspinner on middle, Khawaja plays forward, gets a thick inside edge and it's a sharp pluck under the helmet as that came straight off the bat. Grabbed in the fingertips. 157/5
64.2 to MA Starc, And he's got him now! With an excellent low return catch! This was driven low and hard to Vandersay's left, and he dives low to take this with both hands.. 278/8
Sri Lanka 2nd Innings 
lbw b Swepson1419321073.68
c †Carey b Lyon23202550115.00
c Swepson b Lyon815261053.33
c Smith b Swepson1218271166.66
lbw b Head1120370055.00
b Head1321231061.90
c Labuschagne b Lyon37180042.85
c Khawaja b Lyon024000.00
b Head881110100.00
lbw b Head068000.00
not out 52410250.00
Extras(b 10, lb 5, nb 1)16
TOTAL22.5 Ov (RR: 4.94, 112 Mins)113
Fall of wickets: 1-37 (Dimuth Karunaratne, 5.3 ov), 2-39 (Pathum Nissanka, 6.5 ov), 3-59 (Kusal Mendis, 11.1 ov), 4-63 (Oshada Fernando, 12.2 ov), 5-95 (Dinesh Chandimal, 18.2 ov), 6-96 (Dhananjaya de Silva, 18.5 ov), 7-97 (Ramesh Mendis, 19.4 ov), 8-108 (Niroshan Dickwella, 21.2 ov), 9-108 (Jeffrey Vandersay, 22.1 ov), 10-113 (Lasith Embuldeniya, 22.5 ov)
5.3 to FDM Karunaratne, bottom edge, given! Went for the sweep from outside off and gets a thin tickle. Neatly done from Carey who has done well in tough conditions behind the stumps. Australia have their first. 37/1
11.1 to BKG Mendis, top edge, taken at deep backward square! Sweeps again, can't keep it down, Swepson settles under it nicely in that well-positioned spot which is in from the boundary. Excellent from Cummins and Lyon. There won't be a Mendis special today. 59/3
19.4 to RTM Mendis, And another one bites the dust! Mendis goes for the sweep this time, but only manages a top edge down to deep fine leg, who's a few yards in from the boundary for just this type of stroke.. 97/7
21.2 to N Dickwella, and Dickwella goes! No repeat of his first innings heroics here, as he goes for the reverse sweep and gets a low top edge towards Marnus at cover, who dives full length to his left to hold on to good low take.. 108/8
6.5 to P Nissanka, big appeal and given lbw! Nissanka goes for the sweep and misses. Looks very straight but he reviews. Pitches middle, straightens a touch, takes the back leg. Not sure this will be missing. And it's clipping off stump. Not stone dead, but will stay out. 39/2
12.2 to BOP Fernando, Is that caught at slip? Oshada goes for the drive to one tossed up outside off and gets a thick edge to slip. Taken cleanly but Oshada thinks it's a bump ball. Aussie's are confident though, and turns out they were right, as replays show this takes a clean edge through to the keeper. That's another one for Swepson, and the Aussies are ripping through this Lankan batting line-up.. 63/4
18.2 to LD Chandimal, Blimey! He's cleaned him up! What an absolute ripper, and Chandimal just stands there in disbelief before eventually walking off. This spun a mile from outside off, right through the gap between bat and pad as Chandimal looked to push this gently towards cover. A delivery Murali himself would have been proud of!. 95/5
18.5 to DM de Silva, Huge appeal for lbw here! Given not out, but Head is convinced and they review this. And my word this is close, as Dhananjaya chooses to leave this sharp off spinning delivery alone, but ends up getting struck right in front of middle and leg. And yes, he is a goner! Three reds!. 96/6
22.1 to JDF Vandersay, And Head has his third! Again with a ripper through bat and pad, as Vandersay goes for the forward defence but ends up with his stumps disturbed. This is a beaut of a ball, just clipping the top of leg.. 108/9
22.5 to L Embuldeniya, Is that the innings wrapped up?! This is tossed up from Head on middle and leg, and it beats the bat as the batter looks to work this onside. He's struck on the front pad and given not out, Australia review. This could be going down leg, but has it straightened enough? Yes, yes it has! Three reds as this is shown to hit leg. And Sri Lanka are all out for 113!. 113/10
Australia 2nd Innings (T: 5 runs)
not out 104311250.00
not out 00300-
TOTAL0.4 Ov (RR: 15.00, 3 Mins)10/0
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Wed, 29 Jun - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 98/3 (Usman Khawaja 47*, Travis Head 6*, 25 ov)
Thu, 30 Jun - day 2 - Australia 1st innings 313/8 (Pat Cummins 26*, Nathan Lyon 8*, 69 ov)
Fri, 01 Jul - day 3 - Australia 2nd innings 10/0 (0.4 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
  • BOP Fernando replaces AD Mathews as Covid Sub
  • Innings Break: Australia - 321/10 in 70.5 overs (NM Lyon 15)
  • Sri Lanka 2nd innings
  • Over 6.5: Review by Sri Lanka (Batting), Umpire - HDPK Dharmasena, Batter - P Nissanka (Struck down - Umpires Call)
  • Sri Lanka: 50 runs in 9.1 overs (56 balls), Extras 2
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 59/3 in 11.1 overs (BOP Fernando 12)
  • Over 18.5: Review by Australia (Bowling), Umpire - HDPK Dharmasena, Batter - DM de Silva (Upheld)
  • Sri Lanka: 100 runs in 19.6 overs (121 balls), Extras 14
  • Innings Break: Sri Lanka - 113/10 in 22.5 overs (AM Fernando 5)
  • Over 22.5: Review by Australia (Bowling), Umpire - HDPK Dharmasena, Batter - L Embuldeniya (Upheld)
Galle International Stadium
TossSri Lanka, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Series resultAustralia led the 2-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 2469
Match days29,30 June, 1 July 2022 - day (5-day match)
SL Player Replacement
Substitute in out (2nd innings, 69.6 ov)
Test debut
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
PointsAustralia 12, Sri Lanka 0