SL VS AUS: World Test Championship Points Table After The Series
SL VS AUS: After losing the first test match against the Aussies, Sri Lanka made a strong comeback in the second test match. They defeated the Australian team by an inning and 39 runs. The match was taking place in the same venue as the first match, Galle Stadium. It was the Sri Lankan team’s fourth win in the ICC World Test Championship 2021-23. Discover more betting sites in India that are top-rated in the market and it has an amazing live betting platform. Have fun at home!
And they handed over Australia their first defeat in this tournament. The result of this series has cost Australia a downgrade in the points table of the world test championship. Before the series, the Australian team was standing in the first position in this table but after the series, they slipped to second place. Now, South Africa is leading the points table in the current cycle of this tournament. Sri Lanka moved ahead as they are now standing in the third.
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And the arch-rivals, India and Pakistan are standing in fifth and fourth place respectively. West Indies which has only four wins settled down in sixth place. Then the bottom three of the table are, England, New Zealand, and Bangladesh. England has won only five games in their 16 matches and New Zealand has two wins in nine games. At the bottom of the table, Bangladesh is having only one win and a draw in their ten matches.
Coming to the match, after winning the toss Australia opted to bat first. They put a decent trail against Sri Lanka. The Australian team scored 364 runs in the first innings after losing all the wickets. The opener batter Usman Khawaja had a good start but did not long as he lost his wicket at 37 runs. In this match, smudge Steve Smith made scored his century after a very long gap.
SL VS AUS: The Heroic Came Back of Sri Lanka in The Second Match
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Along with Steve Smith, the Aussie stat batter Marnus Labuschagne. While Marnus lost his wicket at the score of 104, Steve Smith went unbeaten 145 runs. Alex Carry gave a small contribution of 28 runs and brought his team to a respective total. On the Sri Lankan side, left-arm orthodox spinner Prabhath Jayasuriya had a great day as he took 6 wickets in the first innings. In reply, Sri Lankan batters came up with a havoc performance. Sri Lanka scored 554 runs in 181 overs.
From top order to middle-order flooded the Sri Lankan innings with their high-scoring knocks. Captain Dimuth Karunaratne scored 86 and Kusal Mendis scored 85. Then Angelo Matthew scored a half-century. After that the show stopper of this match, Dinesh Chandimal scored an unbeaten 206 runs off 326 balls. In this innings, Dinesh Chandimal smashed 16 boundaries and five sixes. With his giant knock, Chandimal set a new record as a Sri Lanka batter.
He has now become the highest-run getter Sri Lankan batter against Australia. Before him, there was legend Kumar Sangakkara who had scored 192 runs against the Aussies. And along with the contribution of Kamindu Mendis’ half-century, Sri Lanka put a mammoth total score. In the second innings, Australia was chasing a 190-run lead but the Sri Lankan team bundled them at 151 runs. Once again Jayasuriya scalped a six-wicket haul and brought his team a memorable victory.
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