Sri Lanka scored 214 runs off 90 overs with five wickets down till the end of the first day. On the second day they scored 355 runs total in their first innings in 141.1 overs. LD Chandimal† scored 132 runs off 356 balls. He completed his brave innings with thirteen 4s and a maximum.
When his wicket down then 139.2 got ‘im! Reverse swing does Chandimal after a stellar inning. Props for Starc too, running in and bowling as quick and as full as he possibly could. It’s outside off, tempting the drive. Chandimal flashes at it, the ball straightens down the line, takes the edge and settles in Nevill’s gloves. Good, sharp catch moving to his right 348/8.
DM de Silva completed his innings with scoring 129 runs by facing 280 balls. He smashed eighteen 4s in his innings and when his wicket down then 103.2 89.5 kph, reward for persistence outside off. Lovely flight from Lyon and his line are near perfect. It draws the batsman forward, drifts away, and dips on him whilst he tries to defend. Turns to put him in further trouble, takes the inside edge and a simple forward defensive becomes de Silva’s undoing as he nicks to short leg. Walks off to a robust ovation – everyone in the dressing room is up on their feet. End of an outstanding inning. A classy innings 237/6.
Toss – Sri Lanka, who chose to bat
Sri Lanka Team
JK Silva, FDM Karunaratne, MDKJ Perera, BKG Mendis, AD Mathews*, LD Chandimal†, DM de SilvaMDK Perera, HMRKB Herath, PADLR Sandakan, RAS Lakmal.
DA Warner, SE Marsh, SPD Smith*, AC Voges, MC Henriques, MR Marsh, PM Nevill†, MA Starc, JR Hazlewood, NM Lyon, JM Holland.
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Warne-Muralitharan Trophy – 3rd Test 2016
Test no. 2217
Played at Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo
13,14,15,16,17 August 2016 (5-day match)
Umpires – CB Gaffaney (New Zealand) and S Ravi (India)
TV umpire – RA Kettleborough (England)
Match referee – BC Broad (England)
Reserve umpire – RSA Palliyaguruge