Sri Lanka vs Australia 2nd Test Day 4 Highlights – 11 July 2022

Prabath Jayasuriya is named Man of the Match:

“I’m really happy with my performance, I’ve worked really hard over the past few days and this is the result. I played in some A team games, and I was ready to give 100% for the side whenever I was called upon.”

Dinesh Chandimal is the Man of the Series:

“I’m over the moon. Especially if you’re performing well and the team is winning, that is a really good feeling. I’m really happy with how I played, especially in Galle, which can be a tough track to bat on. I didn’t have any specific plans, I just wanted to be proactive against the spinners and at the same time rotate the strike. That’s what I did, and finally, it worked. We all know it was a tough wicket in the first game, and when I saw the wicket in this game on day one I thought the pitch would be good in the first three days. I just wanted to capitalize in that time. After that I thought, if we can get more than a 100 lead, we could put them under pressure. It is a really good feeling, thanks to my family who were always behind me. I’ve been in the side, not in the side, but your family and wife is always there. I also want to thank my teammates, who’ve always been there as well as my support staff and the fans.”

Pat Cummins:

“I think there are few things [we would have done differently]. Probably got ourselves in a position where 400-plus was achievable in the first innings and didn’t someone to with Smithy down the other end. And yeah, had plenty of chases over the last couple of days and didn’t quite grab them. Unfortunately, Sri Lanka were too good. Absolutely [the youngsters have learned a lot on this tour], these are the tours where you learn heaps. We learned heaps during our win last week, but unfortunately, it’s through a loss this time. But I thought a lot of the guys, either on their first tour here or who were coming back, found a method that worked – though unfortunately, it didn’t work out today. As a batting and bowling group, I think we can go away pretty pleased. [To the fans] Thank you for the lovely hosts you’ve been to our team throughout our tour here. We felt it straight away on the streets, in-crowd even – we’ve never felt that before, a whole stadium here cheering for us. We’ve had a great five weeks here, absolutely loved it, and can’t wait to get back.”

Dimuth Karunaratne:

I think as I said earlier, in the first match we couldn’t do much. Even then I said if we could’ve put up a bigger score in the first innings we could have had a great match. That’s what we focused on. So we tried to get a big one here, and all the batters put their hands up and batted really well. We knew it would be a good wicket for a couple of days, that’s why I asked the batters to get the maximum out of that. Chandimal’s 200 was great, and the others supported him really well. The first Test, it spun a lot, but here we just focused on our basics. We would’ve liked to have won the series 2-0, but the boys bounced back really well. I knew from the beginning that Prabath would be the key and he did really well for us. This is also a confidence booster for the Pakistan series, we just what to play to our potential.”

Sri Lanka vs Australia Highlights today, Monday 11-7-2022. 2nd Test, Australia tour of Sri Lanka from Galle International Stadium.

Australia tour of Sri Lanka 2022 Complete Fixture

Form guide

(Last five completed matches; most recent first)
Sri Lanka LWDLL
Australia WWDDW

Australia won the toss and chose to bat.

Sri Lanka team: 1 Pathum Nissanka, 2 Dimuth Karunaratne (capt), 3 Kusal Mendis, 4 Angelo Mathews, 5 Dinesh Chandimal. 6 Kamindu Mendis, 7 Niroshan Dickwella (wk), 8 Ramesh Mendis, 9 Maheesh Theekshana, 10 Prabath Jayasuriya, 11 Kasun Rajitha
Australia team: 1 David Warner, 2 Usman Khawaja, 3 Marnus Labuschagne, 4 Steven Smith, 5 Travis Head, 6 Cameron Green, 7 Alex Carey (wk), 8 Mitchell Starc, 9 Pat Cummins (capt), 10 Nathan Lyon, 11 Mitchell Swepson

Head to Head In Test’s: 32
Sri Lanka Won: 4
Australia Won: 20

Match Timings: 04:30 GMT | 10:00 Local
Umpires – Kumar Dharmasena, Nitin Menon
TV Umpires – Ruchira Palliyaguruge
Match Referee – Javagal Srinath
Reserve Umpire – Raveendra Wimalasiri
Match number – Test no. 2469

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