Sri Lanka needs 499 runs against Australia after the third day of Canberra test. Picking 5 wickets Mitchel Stark became the hero of the third day on Canberra.
Sri Lanka first inning on the third day
As two batsman Kusal Perera and Dhananjay de Silva started from 123 runs for 3 wickets. Retired heart batsman Dimuth Karunaratne came to the wicket and made his fifty and went back scoring50 runs, at 181 runs on the scoreboard. As Chamika Karunaratne made a duck and Kusal Perera got retired heart today, Sri Lanka was under pressure.
Niroshan Dickwella scored 25 runs for their team before Labuschagne sent him back to the pavilion 215 runs on the scoreboard. Then the rest batsman couldn’t score satisfying for the team. That gave 319 runs lead to Australia.
Mitchell Stark picked 5 wickets for Australia and contribute most to pack up the visitors. Then Nathan Lyon also companied him well picking a couple of wickets. Each Pat Cummins and Marnus Labuschagne picked a wicket also.
Australia second inning on the third day
Two Aussie openers Marcus Harries and Joe Burns picked 16 runs together only and both went back to the pavilion by 25 runs on the scoreboard only. At 37 runs on the scoreboard, Marnus Labuschagne also surrendered to Kasun Rajitha.
That was the last success of the Sri Lankan bowlers. Usman Khawaja and Travis Head made an unbeatable partnership of 159 runs. Though Travis Head scored 59 runs from 95 balls with 8 fours and picked his 5th half-century. But Usman Khawaja got the 8th century on the test. After celebrating the century Australia declared for 196 runs and Sri Lanka got a target of 516 runs
Sri Lanka second inning on the third day
Sri Lankan opener Dimuth Karunaratne scored 8 runs from a couple of fours and Lahiru Thirimanne got 8 runs also from a four. Both will continue from the score of 17 and Sri Lanka needs 499 runs against Australia after the third day of the Canberra test.
Finally, Sri Lanka needs 499 runs against Australia after the third day of the Canberra test. Hope Sri Lanka will come back perfectly to save their dignity.