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Friday, February 1, 2019

Aus vs SA Test; Burns Head crush huge hundreds of years to place Australia in control

Joe Burns and Travis Head crushed huge hundreds to end Australia's century dry season and put the hosts on course for an enormous first innings aggregate in spite of an unstable begin against Sri Lanka's stopgap assault in the second and last test on Friday.

Cricket news : Sri Lanka's damage drained pace assault complimented to hoodwink on the opening day of the first since forever test at the Manuka Oval as Burns and Head manufactured a mammoth fourth-wicket remain of 308 to control the hosts to 384-4 at close subsequent to being decreased to 28-3. Consumes, who had scored his last test hundred against New Zealand in mid 2016, was unbeaten on a profession best 172 in the wake of raising the primary century by an Australian batsman since Usman Khawaja's 141 in the drawn Dubai test against Pakistan last October. 

Head finished his lady test ton before he was out on 161, following up on his 84 in the triumph in Brisbane a week ago. Kurtis Patterson was batting on 25, in the wake of being dropped at short leg on the main ball he looked from Dhananjaya de Silva. 

"Coming into the day's play, we realized that the principal hour would have been truly intense," Burns told columnists, saying he was "wicked cheerful" to have achieved his first test ton in three years. "So notwithstanding losing the three wickets, we realized that we simply needed to assimilate that weight that they presented to us. "Yet, we were likewise mindful that they were an unpracticed bowling assault that were going to introduce scoring openings in the event that we could traverse those intense periods." 

On a crisp and cloudy morning at the Manuka Oval, Australia chief Tim Paine at long last had some fortunes with the coin hurl, winning for just the second time in nine tests he had driven the group in. 

Yet, his satisfaction was shortlived as Sri Lanka made early advances in spite of being compelled to run with a totally new pace assault with the harmed Suranga Lakmal joining Dushmantha Chameera and Lahiru Kumara on the sidelines subsequent to playing the Gabba test. 

Left-armer Vishwa Fernando, who was not in the first squad and joined just as a substitution for Nuwan Pradeep, struck twice in two overs to reject left-handers Marcus Harris and Khawaja with his outswinging conveyances. 

Debutant Chamika Karunaratne then grabbed a wicket with just his fourth conveyance in test cricket, getting Marnus Labuschagne (six) to edge behind. The hosts, who lead the arrangement 1-0 after their success in Brisbane by an innings and 40 runs, looked in a bad position when Burns and Head joined to prop up the innings. As the new ball lost its sparkle and the Sri Lankan pacemen their swing, the batting pair developed in certainty and increased their scoring rate, finding the limits nearly freely against Sri Lanka's lazy bowling on a quiet pitch. Consumes hit 26 fours in his incomplete 243-ball thump rebuffing a Sri Lankan pace assault with a joined ordeal of five tests coming into the match. 

Head looked guaranteed amid his stay at the wrinkle and hit 21 fours and a six in his 204-ball thump before turning into Fernando's third injured individual. Both the centurions additionally profited by Sri Lanka's messy getting. "We put down four gets and, best case scenario times in the match," Karunaratne lamented. "Nobody needs to miss a catch. Entire day we were on the ground, possibly the center was not there," he said. 

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