Aussies on top early at the Gabba Dominate in the First Test
As the Australia vs Sri Lanka Test 1 Day 1 Ended. Sri Lanka finish the day with three maidens, but the other 87 overs have belonged to Australia. First it was Richardson and Cummins who shined in the afternoon. Test debutant Jhye Richardson claimed three top-order wickets as the Sri Lankans were skittled for 144 before the Aussies lost two before stumps but the home side are sitting pretty after day one after which Starc reminded us why he’s so potent with the tailenders. Harris has been astute, and with a middle-order aching to do well after a poor series against India, Australia are well and truly on top. We’ll see you tomorrow for day two, hope you enjoyed The Highlights.
AUS: Marcus Harris, Joe Burns, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Travis Head, Kurtis Patterson, Tim Paine (c/wk), Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc, Jhye Richardson, Nathan Lyon
SL: Lahiru Thirimanne, Dimuth Karunaratne, Dhananjaya de Silva, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal (c), Roshen Silva, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Dilruwan Perera, Dushmantha Chameera, Suranga Lakmal, Lahiru Kumara
Toss: Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat.
Umpires: Erasmus, M & Illingworth, R K
TV Umpires: Gough, M A
Match Referee: Srinath, J
Venue: The Gabba, Brisbane
Date: 24-28 Jan 2019