Sri Lanka in trouble after Australia’s 450

Sri Lanka in trouble after Australia’s 450

Tags: Australia Vs Sri Lanka 1st Test at Hobart - Dec 14-28, 2012, Sri Lanka tour of Australia 2012-13, Michael Edward Killeen Hussey, Matthew Scott Wade

Published on: Dec 15, 2012

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On a rain-affected second day’s play, Australia took the match forward by declaring its first innings at 450 for 5 and then reducing the tourists to 87 for 4. The Lankans now have their backs to the walls having lost three of its experienced players...

By BV Swagath

On a rain-affected second day’s play, Australia took the match forward by declaring its first innings at 450 for 5 and then reducing the tourists to 87 for 4. The Lankans now have their backs to the walls having lost three of its experienced players – Sangakkara, Skipper Mahela Jayawardene and Samaraweera in a little over 29 overs before stumps. Dilshan who has scored an unbeaten 50 along with Vice-Captain Angelo Mathews has survived the torrid session.

Earlier, the Aussies were pegged back by a rain break in the morning session. The hosts lost Michael Clarke (74) to Shaminda Eranga once play resumed at the Bellerive Oval. Michael Hussey with 118* (from 184 balls with 8 fours and a six) alongside Wicket Keeper Matthew Wade (68* from 135 balls with 5 fours) took the Aussies to 450 for 5 in 131 overs before Clarke declared the innings before Tea.

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