3rd Test: Thirimanne misses ton, SL 294 all out

Australia’s four-pronged pace attack overcame spirited resistance from Lahiru Thirimanne and Mahela Jayawardene before dismissing Sri Lanka for 294 to end the opening day of the third Test against Australia on Thursday.

Both Thirimanne, who scored a career best 91 just three days after joining the Sri Lanka squad as an emergency replacement, and Jayawardene, who hit 72 in his penultimate innings as captain, threatened to make a sunny day in Sydney their own. Ultimately though, Australia captain Michael Clarke’s decision on winning the toss to send his pacemen out to bowl first was all but vindicated, and the hosts will have finished the day confident that they can wrap up the series 3-0.Read more
Courtesy : cricketnext.in.com

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