Sri Lanka vs Australia 1st Test Day 1 Yesterday Match Result, Highlights: AUS trail by 114 runs

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In the fast moving match, the hosts took three wickets to bowl out Sri Lanka for 212.

Nathan Lyon claimed his 20th Test five-wicket haul giving an edge to Australia on the first day of the test match against Sri Lanka.

He roared again at the same site where it all began for him in 2011.

After winning the toss, Sri Lanka was bowled out for 212 after which Lyon claimed 5 for 90.

After Sri Lankan spinner Ramesh Mendis struck twice, tourists reached 98 for three at stumps.

David Warner’s key wicket was taken by Ramesh Mendis at 25.

Steve Smith had to return in dismay to the pavilion after getting run out on a six. 

His run out was due to a mix up with opener Usman Khawaja who was unbeaten at 47.

When Australia was trailing at 114 runs in their first innings, Khawaja and fellow left-hander Travis Head were batting on six.

After the left-handed opener David Warner smashed five boundaries in 24 balls, he was trapped by off spinner Mendis.

Smith’s wicket helped the side to bring the crowd alive to the home as Marnus Labuschagne was out to an attempted reverse sweep.

Despite a desperate dive the former captain had to return to the pavilion as he was turned down midway by wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella while taking a quick single.

Khawaja who survived this missed stumping kept up the fight till the close of the match.

Though wicketkeeper Niroshan Dickwella made 58 to top Sri Lanka’s score he missed two vital stumpings including of Khawaja.

Mitchell Swepson claimed 3 for 55 making it his best figure in Test cricket. 

He even took a hat trick proving his place in Australia’s squad.

In the third session, when the hosts decided to bat first, Dickwella made a defiant 58 before Sri Lanka’s innings folded.

He also made a 54-run stand with Mendis and 42 run stand with Angelo Mathews.

Angelo Mathews contributed 39 to the Sri Lankan.

Before Lyon got him out, he made 50 off 42 balls in the second session.

Sri Lanka took lunch at 68-2 before which fast bowlers Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc struck a wicket

Analyzing the first day of the first match, it seems like fans who have bought Day 5 will have to return disappointed because the speed at which the match is being played is sure to end maximum by Day 4.

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