As Sri Lanka all-out by 149 runs, Sri Lanka lost Canberra test and two match test series to Australia. Mitchell Starc won the man of the match, as he picked 5 wickets on the second inning as well.
Sri Lanka inning in the fourth day
As two openers Dimuth Karunaratne and Lahiru Thirimanne started from 17 runs on the fourth day. But Karunaratne added only a run on the scoreboard and bold to Mitchell Starc. Sri Lankan Captain Dinesh Chandimal also became another pickup to Mitchel Starc at 28 runs on the scoreboard.
Another opener Lahiru Thrimanne and wicket-keeper Niroshan Dickwella picked 30 runs fourth wicket partnership before Pat Cummins sent Lahiru Thirimanne to the pavilion, scoring 30 runs with a couple of fours. Then Niroshan Dickwella added more 25 runs with Kusal Mendis before Starc bold him scoring 27 runs from 3 fours. By their wickets it became a matter of time, Sri Lanka lost Canberra test and two match test series to Australia
Kusal Mendis scored 42 runs with 3 fours and a six but his inning was not long enough to swim on Australia’s target. Chamika Karunaratne also added 22 runs from 4 fours but that only reduce the losing deference. By the wicket of Vishwa Fernando on the last ball of 51st over Sri Lanka ends in 149 runs. Sri Lanka lost Canberra test and two match test series to Australia
As Mitchell Starc picked 5 wickets again for 46 runs and the man of the match title. Pat Cummins got 3 wickets for 15 runs and companied the captain well. The rests were distributed between Nathan Lyon and Marnus Labuschagne equally.
Man of the match
Mitchell Starc, “I just tried to come here this week and forget about everything and bowl as fast as I could. We knew if we stuck to our plans, we had some momentum from Brisbane. Patty has been great and so too Jhye and the batters were sensational. It’s the perfect way to round out the summer.”
Man of the series
Pat Cummins, “It was a pretty tough series against India but we got a good break and came into this series fresh and I’m pretty happy with how they came out.”
Finally, Sri Lanka lost Canberra test and two match test series to Australia. That ends their Australia tour being whitewashed on the test.