Sri Lanka aims whitewash in third test against Australia
Sri Lanka will take on Australia in Third of three Test-Match Series at home turf starting on Saturday (13 Aug) at Sinhalese Sports Club, Colombo.
Fixture: Sri Lanka vs Australia, 3rd Test Match/ SL vs AUS
Time/Date: 10:00 AM IST/ 04:30 AM GMT/ 10:00 AM LOCAL/ 13 Aug – 17 Aug
Venue: Sinhalese Sports Club, Colombo
Steven Smith’s men now move to Sinhalese Sports Club in Colombo for the final test where they will not only look to avoid whitewash but also save their No. 1 Ranking. They have already lost the 3-match test series, they were crushed in first and gutted in second test.
Sri Lanka, who came into this series as underdogs are on verge of creating history, they will look to make no mistake. If Sri Lanka manages to win third test then this would be Australia’s fifth white-wash in last 140 years including 0-3 to England in 1886, 0-4 to South Africa in 1969-70, 0-3 to Pakistan in 1982-83, and 0-4 to India in 2012-13.
Dilruwan Perera and magical Rangana Herath were star players in second test which Sri Lanka won by huge margin of 229 runs. Australia were restricted to only 106 runs in first inning courtesy Dilruwan Perera and Rangana Herath who grabbed four wickets each. Second inning was no different Dilruwan Perera’s six wickets crumbled visitors batting line-up and folded them to 183 runs.
Visitors needs improvement in all departments of cricket, they were spun by Herath and Parera on spinning track. They were completely baffled by spin bowlers as they could not find any ways to tackle. Once again, they will be playing on similar track at Colombo so it will be interesting to see if they have something different or same situation will be repeated.
Playing XI Sri Lanka: Dimuth Karunaratne, Kaushal Silva, Kusal Perera (wk), Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews (c), Dinesh Chandimal, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dilruwan Perera, Rangana Herath, Lakshan Sandakan, Suranga Lakmal
Playing XI Australia: David Warner, Shaun Marsh, Steven Smith (c), Adam Voges, Moises Henriques, Mitchell Marsh, Peter Nevill (wk), Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood, Jon Holland, Nathan Lyon
Result: Sri Lanka won by 163 runs
Man of the Match: Rangana Herath
Where to watch Australia vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test Match Live?
TV Channels: Tensports, Fox Sports, PTV Sports
Live Score: Cricbuzz.com and ESPNCricinfo.com
What is full squad of Australia & Sri Lanka?
Australia Squad: Steven Smith(c), David Warner, Jackson Bird, Joe Burns, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Josh Hazlewood, Moises Henriques, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Shaun Marsh, Peter Nevill, Steve O’Keefe, Mitchell Starc, Adam Voges
Sri Lanka Squad: Angelo Mathews (c), Dinesh Chandimal (vc), Dimuth Karunaratne, Kaushal Silva, Kusal Perera, Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya Silva, Roshane Silva, Nuwan Pradeep, Vishwa Fernando, Asitha Fernando, Rangana Herath, Dilruwan Perera, Lakshan Sandakan, Suranga Lakmal.
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