Sri Lanka trail by 411 runs against Australia on the second day of Canberra test. Bang on the neck from Pat Cummins bouncer, Sri Lankan opener Dimuth Karunaratne admitted to hospital.
Australia Inning on the second day
As Australia started from 384 runs for 4 wickets off 87 overs and ends in 534 runs from 5 wickets. Joe Burns couldn’t score his debut double century. At the 6th over of the day Kasun Ranjita bold Joe Burns, scoring 180 runs from 27 fours.
Then Kurtis Patterson made his debut test century and score an unbeatable inning of 114 runs with 14 fours and a six shot. Aussie Captain and Wicket-keeper Tim Pain scored 45 runs with 3 fours. Scoring 534 runs from 111 overs Australia declared their inning and let the visitors bat.
Sri Lanka Inning
For defeating such a huge score on the second day Sri Lanka started well. The visitors lost their first wicket at 90 runs on the scoreboard. Scoring 41 runs from 5 fours, Lahiru Thirimanne became an easy catch to Usman Khawaja from Nathan Lyon’s delivery.
Then Captain Dinesh Chandimal and Kusal Mendis added 11 runs before Pat Cummins bold Kusal Mendis. After losing the wicket Dinesh Chandimal made 19 runs with Kusal Perera before went back to the pavilion. Kusal Perera (11*) and Dhanajaya de Silva (1*) will continue from 123 runs for 3 wickets.
Dimuth Karunaratne banged on the neck
On the 4th ball of the 31st over of Pat Cummins threw a bouncer at the usual Aussie condition. Dimuth Karunaratne couldn’t surmise the height of the ball and got a heart on the neck. Then lie down on the wicket at once.
He was feeling serious neck pain and had to admit in the hospital. The linings are Dimuth Karunaratne was seen to talk to medical staffs. But the damages will clear after diagnosis report. Hope for his safe return to the wicket.
Finally, Sri Lanka trail by 411 runs against Australia on the second day of Canberra test. As Australia declared in 534 runs and Sri Lanka scored 123 runs for 3 wickets.