Starc stars as Australia lead 1-0 against Sri Lanka

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What a performance by Mitchell Starc.Australia are known to have good fast bowlers right from the era of Paul Reiffel,Glen McGrath,Jason Gillespie and Damien Fleming among many others.Their future looks just as secured with some superb bowlers like Mitchell Starc and Peter Siddle rising to the occasion.The test match they played against Sri Lanka was a hard fought one but the first innings total of Australia hurt Sri Lanka badly because of which they needed 393 runs to win which in any scenario was quite difficult to achieve on the fifth day.Below are the highlights of the match along with the scorecard of the final days play.

Highlights of the match:



Michael Hussey - 115(184)*(1st innings)

Phillip Hughes - 86(220)(1st innings)

Michael Clarke - 74(145)(1st innings) & 57(46) (2nd innings)

Matthew Wade - 68(135)*(1st innings)

David Warner - 57(89)(1st innings) & 68(119)(2nd innings)

Edward Cowan - 56(137) (2nd innings)


Peter Siddle - 5 Wickets for 54 Runs(1st innings) & 4 Wickets for 50 Runs(2nd innings)

Mitchell Starc - 5 Wickets for 63 Runs (2nd innings)

Sri Lanka:


Tillakeratne Dilshan - 147(421)

Angelo Matthews - 75(186)


Uda Welegadara - 3 Wickets for 150 runs (1st innings)

Rangana Herath - 5 Wickets for 96 Runs (2nd innings)


Sri Lanka - 2nd Innings Batsman
Runs Mins 6s 4s Balls SR
F.D.M. Karunaratneb Starc3099038137.04
T.M. Dilshanc Wade b Watson1143021668.75
K C Sangakkaralbw b Siddle632760622627.88
D.P.M.D. Jayawardenec Clarke b Siddle19136017724.68
T T Samaraweeralbw b Siddle491990514035
A D Mathewsc Wade b Siddle1994016131.15
H.A.P.W. Jayawardenec Hussey b Starc2150033363.64
K M D N Kulasekarac Wade b Starc954013327.27
H.M.R.K.B. Herathb Starc843002630.77
R.M.S. Erangac Wade b Starc628002030
U W M B C A Welegedaranot out090040
Extras (NB 1, W 1, B 10, LB 8 ) 20
Total All Out, 10 wkts, 119.2 overs 255(2.14 runs per over)
Fall of wickets: 1-26 (Karunaratne), 2-47 (Jayawardene), 3-112 (Sangakkara), 4-151 (Mathews), 5-201 (Samaraweera), 6-218 (Jayawardene), 7-235 (Kulasekara), 8-247 (Herath), 9-250 (Eranga), 10- (Dilshan)

Australia(2nd innings) Bowler O M R E W
M A Starc28.27632.235
P M Siddle2611501.924
S R Watson2765421
N M Lyon3212571.780
M E K Hussey10550
D A Warner40820
M S Wade1100


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