2nd Test, Galle, July 08 - 11, 2022, Australia tour of Sri Lanka
364 & 151

Sri Lanka won by an innings and 39 runs

Player Of The Match
6/118 & 6/59
Player Of The Series
219 runs
Australia 1st Innings
Sri Lanka 1st Innings
Australia 2nd Innings
Match Flow
Australia 1st Innings 
b RTM Mendis3777904048.05
b Rajitha513201038.46
st †Dickwella b Jayasuriya10415621612066.66
not out 14527236816053.30
b Jayasuriya1236460033.33
lbw b Jayasuriya414180028.57
c RTM Mendis b Jayasuriya2861954045.90
c BKG Mendis b Jayasuriya18100012.50
lbw b Rajitha5691083.33
lbw b Jayasuriya56101083.33
lbw b Theekshana314280021.42
Extras(b 5, lb 6, nb 3, w 1)15
TOTAL110 Ov (RR: 3.30, 459 Mins)364
Fall of wickets: 1-15 (David Warner, 4.5 ov), 2-70 (Usman Khawaja, 21.5 ov), 3-204 (Marnus Labuschagne, 58.4 ov), 4-238 (Travis Head, 72.2 ov), 5-252 (Cameron Green, 76.6 ov), 6-329 (Alex Carey, 98.2 ov), 7-333 (Mitchell Starc, 100.2 ov), 8-338 (Pat Cummins, 101.3 ov), 9-345 (Nathan Lyon, 102.5 ov), 10-364 (Mitchell Swepson, 109.6 ov)
4.5 to DA Warner, cleaned him up! Cracking delivery! Angled into middle with a wobble seam, Warner caught on the crease plays the wrong line, it nips away and beats the edge to knock back the top of off. Sensational delivery. Warner moved forward after it beat him. He probably should have pressed further forward initially but it was an excellent delivery. 15/1
101.3 to PJ Cummins, Huge lbw appeal given not out! Sri Lanka review. This looks close. He was caught on the crease and the bat came across the ball on an angle and it hit the back leg infront of off. Ball tracking has it smashing middle and off! Out. Michael Gough makes an error. Maybe he thought it was high. Otherwise it looked out.. 338/8
21.5 to UT Khawaja, And this time he is beaten! It's a beauty from Mendis, as he gets one to pitch on middle and off, and turn past Khawaja's back foot defence to rattle the top of off!. 70/2
109.6 to MJ Swepson, But he can't! Theekshana sends this on with the arm, pitching on off and goes past Swepson's forward defence to strike the front pad. There's an almost mandatory review from Australia, but this was plumb! Three reds and that's the end of the Australian innings. Smith stranded, unbeaten on 145.. 364/10
58.4 to M Labuschagne, And just like that Labuschagne is gone! And as fate would have it, Dickwella completes the stumping. Marnus came down the wicket here, but didn't get to the pitch of it. He decides to defend, but Jayasuriya manages to pitch this on a rough patch and get some sharp turn past the edge. Dickwella whips off the bails, almost in disgust. A fantastic innings by Marnus though, but he will be doubly disappointed considering how comfortable he had been for the majority of his innings.. 204/3
72.2 to TM Head, bowled him! Head bamboozled! He has no idea how this bowled him. Good length, lovely shape outside off, Head plays for turn but plays the wrong line, it beats the outside edge as he defends from the crease and clips the outside of off stump! Head didn't believe that could bowl him! He though he had off stump covered.. 238/4
76.6 to C Green, Given lbw! Did he get outside the line? Green reviews. He tried to sweep from outside off, he didn't make contact. It hit the pad with part of the ball in line! Umpire's call on impact. But it was going on to hit the stumps. Green is out. Australia keep the review. 252/5
98.2 to AT Carey, holes out trying to reverse sweep! Sri Lanka set the trap and Carey got sucked in. Looped up slower outside leg, Carey switched his feet and reversed but was deceived by the slower pace, he miscued off a top edge to a well placed man two-thirds of the way to the point fence. Easy catch. Jayasuriya has four.. 329/6
100.2 to MA Starc, brilliantly caught at slip! Five for Jayasuriya on debut! Good length outside off, drifting away from the left-hander but it slid on straight rather than turning in, Starc pushed with hard hands down the wrong line, gets a thick edge that flew sharply to slip and Kusal Mendis pouches it beautifully. The ball disappeared into his hands like they were velvet blankets. Great catch.. 333/7
102.5 to NM Lyon, Big appeal for lbw and after long think umpire Kumar Dharmasena raises the finger! Lyon reviews instantly. This was a good length ball, going on with the arm. Lyon decides to stay back to one he really shouldn't have, and is rapped on the front bad in front of what looks like middle and leg. And yes, it's three reds and Lyon has to go. That's Jayasuriya's sixth.. 345/9
Sri Lanka 1st Innings 
c Green b Starc625380024.00
lbw b Swepson8616524610052.12
lbw b Lyon851612539052.79
c Labuschagne b Starc521171634044.44
not out 20632654516563.19
b Swepson611371977044.52
c Cummins b Lyon513170038.46
lbw b Starc29981181029.59
b Cummins1027402037.03
b Starc0916000.00
lbw b Swepson0934000.00
Extras(b 4, lb 6, nb 1, w 3)14
TOTAL181 Ov (RR: 3.06, 838 Mins)554
Fall of wickets: 1-12 (Pathum Nissanka, 8.3 ov), 2-164 (Dimuth Karunaratne, 54.4 ov), 3-186 (Kusal Mendis, 65.2 ov), 4-269 (Angelo Mathews, 90.3 ov), 5-402 (Kamindu Mendis, 133.2 ov), 6-409 (Niroshan Dickwella, 136.4 ov), 7-477 (Ramesh Mendis, 164.1 ov), 8-498 (Maheesh Theekshana, 171.4 ov), 9-505 (Prabath Jayasuriya, 174.5 ov), 10-554 (Kasun Rajitha, 180.6 ov)
8.3 to P Nissanka, screamer in the gully from Green! Starc strikes! Back of a length, rising outside off across Nissanka, he tried to drive off the back foot with a vertical bat away from his body, as he did in the first Test, he got a thick edge which flew high to Green's left and the 200cm giant with an unrivalled wingspan reached up with two hands and plucked it in his left at full stretch diving away like a goalkeeper. Sensational catch. No other Australian fielder could have caught that. 12/1
90.3 to AD Mathews, super catch! Taken at short leg. Mathews aiming to flick this away from off stump, takes a thick inside edge into the thigh pad and sharply grabbed by Labuschagne. 269/4
164.1 to RTM Mendis, And this time the finger goes up without hesitation! A beautiful in swinger from Starc, full and on middle. Mendis looks to clip this leg side, but is beaten by the pace and swing, and struck flush on the front pad. As plumb as you'd like.. 477/7
174.5 to NGRP Jayasuriya, bowled him! Off stump flattened! Full and speared at off, Jayasuriya stays leg side to keep his pads out of the way, it just tails away a touch late to beat the outside edge and knock off stump out of the ground. 505/9
171.4 to M Theekshana, And that proves to be a fatal decision, as Cummins sends Theekshana's off stump cartwheeling! This was a good length, angling in towards off, and nipping away just enough to squeeze past Theekshana's defensive prod and hammer into the top of off. Beautiful bowling.. 498/8
65.2 to BKG Mendis, another big appeal for lbw, similar to the one last over, and this time Michael Gough raises the finger! Mendis reviews. This one again spins sharply from a good foot outside off, and Mendis goes back and is rapped on the front pad. This looks plumb, and yes three reds confirm that Mendis has to walk.. 186/3
136.4 to N Dickwella, chipped straight to mid on! Dickwella doing Dickwella things. He runs down the track to a slower length ball from Lyon, it dropped on him, he wasn't to the pitch, he went through the stroke trying to loft down the ground against the turn and completely mis-hit it to mid on. Simple catch for Cummins.. 409/6
54.4 to FDM Karunaratne, And he's got him now! This was a leg spinner pitching on leg and skidding through onto the stumps, Dimuth looks to clip this onside but misses and is struck flush on the front pad. This looks as plumb as it gets. Not sure why they reviewed it honestly. Yes, three reds and he's gone. Dimuth was walking back even before hawkeye came into play. Crucial breakthrough for Australia.. 164/2
133.2 to PHKD Mendis, Bowled him! Australia needed that! Swepson gets one into the footmarks and he tries to slog sweep, it was too full to sweep and spins sharply under the bat to castle him!. 402/5
180.6 to CAK Rajitha, plumb lbw! Rajitha reviews but this looked dead. Wrong un, pitching on off, and spinning in, it beat the inside edge by miles as he played for the leg break, it hit the back leg infront of middle and ball tracking had it smashing leg. 554/10
Australia 2nd Innings 
lbw b RTM Mendis2444564054.54
c Fernando b Jayasuriya2947744061.70
lbw b Jayasuriya3259723054.23
lbw b Jayasuriya044000.00
b RTM Mendis541110125.00
st †Dickwella b Jayasuriya2332452071.87
not out 1628480057.14
c BKG Mendis b Jayasuriya024000.00
lbw b Theekshana1618251188.88
lbw b Theekshana53410166.66
b Jayasuriya054000.00
Extras(b 1)1
TOTAL41 Ov (RR: 3.68, 178 Mins)151
Fall of wickets: 1-49 (David Warner, 13.1 ov), 2-59 (Usman Khawaja, 18.1 ov), 3-59 (Steven Smith, 18.5 ov), 4-74 (Travis Head, 21.1 ov), 5-112 (Marnus Labuschagne, 30.6 ov), 6-117 (Cameron Green, 32.2 ov), 7-117 (Mitchell Starc, 32.4 ov), 8-144 (Pat Cummins, 39.2 ov), 9-150 (Nathan Lyon, 39.6 ov), 10-151 (Mitchell Swepson, 40.6 ov)
39.2 to PJ Cummins, oh that's very close, and it's a huge appeal. Umpire Kumar Dharmasena thinks long and hard and eventually raises the finger for LBW. Is this pitching outside leg though? Cummins certainly thinks so and has taken the review. Oh and this was the finest of margins, but Cummins has to go. Pitched in line, but both impact and wickets hitting were on umpire's call.. 144/8
39.6 to NM Lyon, And another one goes! This looks far more plumb, as Lyon goes for the sweep and is struck flush on the front pad. The finger comes up far quicker this time. It's reviewed but more in hope than anything else, I suspect. And the replays confirm, three reds as it pitches on middle and straightens.. 150/9
13.1 to DA Warner, Big appeal and Warner is given out lbw! He went for the sweep and missed it, getting struck on the front pad in the process. This one was going on with the arm. Warner reviews after a quick chat with his partner. This looked like it could be hitting outside the line, but no it's three reds and Sri Lanka get the breakthrough minutes out from the tea interval.. 49/1
21.1 to TM Head, bowled him! Stunning delivery! An off break that was looped up and drifting into off, Head played back to a ball he probably should have gone forward too, he stayed leg side and exposed off stump, it pitched on middle and off and spun away to beat the outside edge and crash into the top of off. Australia in all sorts of trouble now. 74/4
18.1 to UT Khawaja, caught at bat pad! Beautifully bowled! Lovely loop and drop, Khawaja propped forward but was nowhere near the pitch with his short stride, it spun sharply and caught inside edge as he pushed with hard hands, it flew behind square on the leg side where the short leg was perfectly placed. Sharp catch by Oshada.. 59/2
18.5 to SPD Smith, plumb lbw! And Smith reviews! Smith refused to believe it. This was plumb. He played back and got hit on the back pad infront of middle. Labuschagne obviously wasn't strong enough to tell him it was dead. Australia burn another review. This was slower on middle, he played back but wiped across the line as it spun down the line from middle and hit the back pad infront of middle. It was going on to hit middle and leg three-quarters of the way up.. 59/3
30.6 to M Labuschagne, plumb lbw! No review this time. Labuschagne had a long chat but Green talked him out of it. Labuschagne had been bravely sweeping off the stumps, but this was a touch fuller and sneaked under the bat, he hit the ground but missed the ball, it hit the back leg infront of middle and off. Definitely going on to hit. Three reds on ball tracking. Smashing off halfway up. 112/5
32.2 to C Green, stumped! Dickwella gets one! Jayasuriya gets 10 with arguably his best ball! This was tossed up and it drifting in beautifully, it lured Green out to drive, it dropped sharply, spun past the edge as he overbalanced and Dickwella whipped the bails off.. 117/6
32.4 to MA Starc, Incredible take at slip! And that's 11 in the match for Jayasuriya, one more and it'll be the best figures by a Sri Lankan bowler on debut! This was tossed up on a length, Starc comes forward and plays for the turn, but it goes on with the arm and catches a faint outside edge. Kusal Mendis at slip takes a flying catch to his right!. 117/7
40.6 to MJ Swepson, And it's an absolute ripper to take the top of off! Jayasuriya has six to match his six in the first innings, and Sri Lanka have levelled the series in grand style! This pitches on off, and like the few that preceded it spits away from the outside edge. Swepson stays back and defends, but he doesn't get close as his stumps are rattled. Jayasuriya takes the match ball and a stump for his efforts, as he beams at the camera. What a couple of days this has been for Sri Lanka!. 151/10
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Fri, 08 Jul - day 1 - Australia 1st innings 298/5 (Steven Smith 109*, Alex Carey 16*, 90 ov)
Sat, 09 Jul - day 2 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 184/2 (Kusal Mendis 84*, Angelo Mathews 6*, 63 ov)
Sun, 10 Jul - day 3 - Sri Lanka 1st innings 431/6 (Dinesh Chandimal 118*, Ramesh Mendis 7*, 149 ov)
Mon, 11 Jul - day 4 - Australia 2nd innings 151 (41 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
  • BOP Fernando is Covid replacement for P Nissanka from start of day 4
  • Sri Lanka: 450 runs in 154.3 overs (928 balls), Extras 11
  • 7th Wicket: 50 runs in 124 balls (LD Chandimal 31, RTM Mendis 19, Ex 0)
  • Drinks: Sri Lanka - 473/6 in 163.0 overs (LD Chandimal 141, RTM Mendis 26)
  • Third new ball taken at 164.1 overs
  • Over 164.6: Review by Sri Lanka (Batting), Umpire - HDPK Dharmasena, Batter - M Theekshana (Upheld)
  • LD Chandimal: 150 off 281 balls (12 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • Lunch: Sri Lanka - 499/8 in 173.0 overs (LD Chandimal 153, NGRP Jayasuriya 0)
  • Sri Lanka: 500 runs in 173.1 overs (1040 balls), Extras 12
  • LD Chandimal: 200 off 316 balls (16 x 4, 5 x 6)
  • Sri Lanka: 550 runs in 178.5 overs (1074 balls), Extras 14
  • Innings Break: Sri Lanka - 554/10 in 181.0 overs (LD Chandimal 206)
  • Over 180.6: Review by Sri Lanka (Batting), Umpire - HDPK Dharmasena, Batter - CAK Rajitha (Struck down)
  • Australia 2nd innings
  • Over 13.1: Review by Australia (Batting), Umpire - HDPK Dharmasena, Batter - DA Warner (Struck down)
  • Australia: 50 runs in 13.2 overs (80 balls), Extras 1
  • Tea: Australia - 52/1 in 15.0 overs (UT Khawaja 25, M Labuschagne 2)
  • Over 18.5: Review by Australia (Batting), Umpire - MA Gough, Batter - SPD Smith (Struck down)
  • Australia: 100 runs in 26.6 overs (162 balls), Extras 1
  • Over 39.2: Review by Australia (Batting), Umpire - HDPK Dharmasena, Batter - PJ Cummins (Struck down - Umpires Call)
  • Australia: 150 runs in 39.5 overs (239 balls), Extras 1
  • Over 39.6: Review by Australia (Batting), Umpire - HDPK Dharmasena, Batter - NM Lyon (Struck down)
Galle International Stadium
TossAustralia, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Player Of The Series
Series result2-match series drawn 1-1
Match numberTest no. 2471
Match days8,9,10,11 July 2022 - day (5-day match)
SL Player Replacement
Substitute in out (2nd innings, 149.1 ov)
Test debut
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
PointsSri Lanka 12, Australia 0
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