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The first Test match between Sri Lanka and Australia is being played in Galle, the hosts Sri Lanka are batting first after winning the toss, but the start did not get as expected.
Sri Lanka and Australia (Sri Lanka vs Australia) The Test series between the two has started from today. The first test match is being played in Galle, hosts Sri Lanka are batting first after winning the toss, but the start did not get as expected. Half of the Sri Lankan team was seen inside the pavilion in its first innings till the second session on the first day. Meaning Australia The scale is heavy. The winning momentum has been set for him. Now if the game goes on like this, then the script of the defeat of the hosts can be seen writing. That is, in the Galle Test so far Australia is on the front foot and Sri Lanka is on the back foot.
Winning the toss and opting to bat, the top order of the Sri Lankan team never showed up in the match. Once the wickets of the top batsmen started falling, after that the process of their coming and going continued. No batsman in the top order could score a half-century.
5 batsmen of the team broke their breath within 100 runs!
Experienced player Angelo Mathews scored the highest 39 runs in the top 5 batsmen. Apart from him, captain Dimuth Karunaratne scored 28 runs while Patham Nisanka scored 23 runs in both the openers. Apart from this, Kusal Mendis scored 3 runs while the team’s 5th wicket fell as Dhananjaya de Silva, who scored 14 runs.
Overall, not even 100 runs were added on the score board. The team’s score was only 97 runs in the first innings that these batsmen had returned to the pavilion. The partnership formed for the sixth wicket before tea on the first day was also broken. This partnership was being made by Mathews and Dickwella. Both had just added 42 runs that the Australian bowling also ended its Leela.
Back for the final session of the day. Can Australia bowl Sri Lanka out?
— cricket.com.au (@cricketcomau) June 29, 2022
Fifty for Niroshan Dickwella on his 50th Test Match!
— Sri Lanka Cricket (@OfficialSLC) June 29, 2022
Sri Lanka a bit on track due to Dickwella’s fast-paced innings
Nirosham Dickwella was seen batting fast from one end in the midst of Sri Lanka’s falling wickets, he completed his half-century. But, a single effort cannot lay the foundation for a big score if it is not supported by anyone from the other end.