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Australia gain supremacy

To get in spite of Suranga Lakmal bowling a lively spell of five wickets, Australia seized control of the proceedings at the end of day 2 of the Gabba Test against Sri Lanka. The home team were rolled for 323, gaining a first innings lead of 179.

Australia's strong position is based on the sizeable 166-run stand between Travis head (84) and Marnus Labuschagne (84). To leave as the duo closed together, Lahiru Kumara and Lakmal had struck once each to Australia in a spot of bother at 82 for 4.

Marcus Harris was a start in front of the gift his wicket away by cutting a backward-point. Meanwhile, Lakmal a touch of overhang generated to elicit, the outer edge of Lyon, with Kusal Mendis grab the hook in the slip cordon. Australia needed a stand of substance, and it was the duo of head and Labuschagne, came to their rescue.

The couple had a couple of nervy moments early on, including the head of an untimely journey over the slip cordon and Labuschagne break surviving a loud shout for a LBW. However, if both of them paddled through the first few moments, began. Head played a couple of sublime drives, while Labuschagne, the host has a good effect against Dilruwan Perera.

The Sri Lanka camp, had also a Chance, if the tireless Lakmal bowed his back, a kick from the surface, and find the edge of the head of the pasture, the only for Niroshan Dickwella to put a chance. The resultant edge flew straight to the first slip fielder, but Dickwella about surfaced and grassed the opportunity.

The missed opportunity after the break proved costly as the pair soon, the hosts took past the 200-run mark. In desperation, Perera Dinesh convinced to take Chandimal, a review for a LBW against Labuschagne, but without success. By then the tourists both had their reviews. Just when the pair looked set to steer Australia to the dinner break, Dhananjaya de Silva, the part-timer, released Labuschagne.

The wicket of Labuschagne opened the floodgates for Lakmal to rip through the rest of the order in the night session. He found a note in the Form to be dismissed again in the head, the good batsman LBW. With his next ball, he swung a way from Tim Paine to edge and pick up the scalps of consecutive deliveries.

Kurtis Patterson, the Test debutant, played with an air of calm, as the lead continued to swell. Lakmal, however, returned to send for a spell, Pat Patterson back to the hut and ended with a five-for. Mitchell Starc, batting on 10, frustrated Sri Lanka with a flurry of boundaries, before Perera, unless the rectification of defects by eliminating Jhye Richardson.

For the tourists, Lakmal completely thrilled with the excellent control and found the movement in the air and outside of the field of play to cause problems. In the night session, he also extracted the'. zip' from the surface. Dimuth Karunaratne and Lahiru Thirmanne waded through most of the last half-hour of the day before Cummins removed, of the former. Cummins, who in a heartbeat, the Australian camp to produce enough found the nip, the edge and pick up the skin of the head from the last ball of day 3.

Australia not yet, Test at the Gabba since 1988-89 when West Indies " fearsome pace attack helped the tourists post a full eight-wicket lost victory. The home page appearance is set to make its supremacy to the Gabba.

Lakmal to fire

Drama and action in the middle. The Gabba is alive under the night sky. Lakmal, the experienced Pacer, continue to bowl with purpose and was rewarded with the scalp of the head, and Paine of consecutive deliveries.

Lakmal extracted to lift a hint of shape back in the head, him out LBW. The southpaw took the assessment, but without success. He was the away swinger Paine is a force to edge to Mendis in the slip cordon. Lakmal was on a hat-trick, but he knew exactly bowl a good delivery to Cummins as it was far. The lower order batsman raised his bat and left you alone. However, Lakmal then Cummins hit with another cracker outs wingers. Seamer has six field players in the slip cordon!

Hard to believe that he will average around 40 in Tests.

In Australia are still on top, but a flurry of wickets would have lifted Sri Lanka.

Patterson next to it!

After a bit of a fight against Perera from round the wicket, Kurtis Patterson and his journey in Test on started cricket with a single in the direction of the middle. Big moment for the left-hander from New South Wales.

Pole position

It turned out that a discharge of the air session for the visitors. After completing their respective fifties, Labuschagne and head with a flurry of shots played. Chandimal also part-time workers introduced in Karunaratne and Dhananjaya de Silva. In a desperate attempt, Sri Lanka, also she's wasting a review for lbw against Labuschagne. To make matters worse, the visitors had used up both their reviews.

Just as the duo set looked to Australia on the break, Dhananjaya far Labuschagne for a delightfully fast-paced, 81. The audience gave him a round of applause a sound, as he made his way back into the hall.

With Australia already 105 runs in front, you are really good on the top.

Labuschagne essays maiden Test fifty

After the chance was grassed, a flurry of boundaries were cracked. Head crunched up the drive and cut, while Labuschagne essayed his fifty place a fine drive to his home. What a moment for the youngster! The couple has also strung together a 100-plus stand. Sri Lanka, on the other hand, look quite flat at the moment.

After he hit in the 40s for a while, the head of the 50-run mark with a boundary from Dhananjaya de Silva.

Fluffed chance

Oh, Sri Lanka do not need at all. Dickwella has fluffed with the head of the delay. Lakmal, the bowler yells in frustration. The experienced Pacer was a bit of a kick to produce off the surface, dip the edge only for Dickwella and grass on the chance. It was directly in the 1. Slip fielder.

Head, Labuschagne to the rescue

In what turned out to be a action-Packed first session on day 2, Sri Lanka took a couple of early wickets before Marnus Labuschagne (36*) and Travis head (29*) steered Australia to safe water and brought them to the tea-break.

The Australian camp have been hoping to consolidate can start your strong position in the day. However, with the score on 76 for 2, Marcus Harris chased a short and wide delivery from Lahiru Kumara, only to be caught by the fielder stationed at backward point. It was not the first time, the promising batsman from Victoria had gifted his wicket after a start in the Tests

Nathan Lyon, the nightwatchman, was the next to be chasing an outs winger from Suranga Lakmal in the hands of Kusal Mendis in the slip cordon. The on-field umpire asked for the help of the third umpire, to make sure it was a clean and replays suggested Mendis pouched the catch with his fingers below, and Lyon had to walk back in the hall.

With Australia, a partnership of the substance, Travis head need and Labuschagne joined together to sew a crucial unbeaten Alliance of 77. It was not always smooth snailing for the duo, with the two surviving a couple of scares.

Early on in his innings, Labuschagne was beaten on the outside edge by a delivery that straightened after pitching from Lakmal. He survived a loud shout for a LBW-Kumara. Head, also had to escape a few. The left-handed batsman chased a full delivery from Dushmantha Chameera only for you to fly over the slip cordon.

After the duo waded through the early period leads to flow began. Head and a few well timed run plays works, while Labuschagne Dilruwan Perera took with sweep shots. Sri Lanka missed in the meantime, perhaps a trick in relation to the lengths that they were blown away. On a Gabba wicket that requires fast bowlers hit a good length, Sri Lanka, on occasions, bowled either too short or a little too full.

With the hosts already in the front (15 runs), Sri Lanka a daunting task in front of them, claw their way back into the game. It must be noted that Australia still has not lost a Test at the Gabba fortress since the season 1988-89 when they slipped to a crushing defeat against the all-conquering Windies side.

A few close shaves...

There were a few close shaves for Australia, with head, driving at a full delivery that was cast far off, only for them to fly over the slip cordon. Labuschagne and head, though, seem to have settled on now.

For a perfect start in Sri Lanka

What did you do, Harris?? The promising batsman from Victoria threw the other one begins by cutting a short and wide ball from Kumara straight to backward-point. He would be burned out, as he looked good for a big score.

And Lakmal then produced a fine delivery that swung in a touch to produce, in the outskirts of Lyon, willow and Mendis pouch a fine catch in the slip cordon. The TV umpire was brought into play to ensure the fielder, the fishing picked clean or not. Replays Mendis had his fingers under the ball and the night guard is back proposed to the foot. The Sri Lanka pacers on fire!!


The Gabba is a fortress of Australia for about three decades. The last time they were was in a Test at the stadium defeated the Windies in 1988/89, when the visitors had a fearsome pace attack of Ambrose, Walsh, Patterson, and Marshall. Even a Windies side of Ambrose, Walsh, Bishop, Lara, Richardson and co. in 1992-93, only you could have time limits to a tense draw against the home side.

Sri Lanka, who have to fight to crumbled, for a period of time, and crashed to 144 all out on a track with bounce and a hint of motion outside the field of play at the Gabba. Richardson, the debut of his Test, bowled with decent pace and depth of penetration to ensnare three scalps. Pat Cummins also played his part with four wickets. For Sri Lanka, Dickwella, a lone hand of the 64 played.

The hosts ended the day on 72 for the 2-in-command. Sri Lanka, pacers pick up wickets up front on day 2 and an exciting raffle? Or the team will March on together? We have all the action in a few minutes time.

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