BIG VICTORY! Sri Lanka defeat No.1 Test Team #Australia  by 106 runs. #SLvsAUS, 

BIG VICTORY! Sri Lanka defeat No.1 Test Team #Australia  by 106 runs. #SLvsAUS, #PALLEKELE  : Batsman Kusal Mendis’ fighting maiden test hundred backed up by quality spin bowling from Rangana Herath and Lakshan Sandaken led Sri Lanka to only its second test victory against Australia on Friday.
Chasing 268 to win the match Australia was bowled out for 161 in the second session of the final day handing the hosts a comfortable 106-run win.

The victory is only the second for Sri Lanka against Australia in 27 tests. Australia has won 17.

Sri Lanka was bowled out for 117 runs in its first innings and Australia gained an 86-run lead by scoring 203 in its first innings.

Mendis hit 176 to turn Sri Lanka’s fortunes around as the hosts scored 353 in its second innings. Herath took nine wickets in the match.

Brief Scores

Sri Lanka 1st Innings: 117 (Dhananjaya de Silva 24; Nathan Lyon 3-12, Josh Hazlewood 3-21)

Australia 1st innings: 203 (Adam Voges 47; Rangana Herath 4-49, Lakshan Sandakan 4-58)

Sri Lanka 2nd innings: 353 (Kusal Mendis 176; Mitchell Starc 4-84)

Australia 2nd Innings: 161 (Steve Smith 55; Rangana Herath 5-54, Lakshan Sandakan 3-49)
Sri Lanka spin their way to brilliant win over Australia

Sri Lanka win by 106 runs, take 1-0 lead in Test  series.

Bureau Report

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