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Mitchell Starc roared back to form with a five-for

The short ball barrage

Another batsman succumbs to the short ball barrage. Pat Cummins bowled another of those vicious bumpers from round the wicket, and as the ball followed the southpaw all the way, he could only fend it with Cummins taking an excellent catch. The fast bowler ran all the way and put in a dramatic dive to pouch the catch. Wholehearted cricketer.

Starc claims one more...

Starc has been on fire in this Test. He has generated swing and bowled with good control. He flicked his wrist and swung one away from Chandimal. The Sri Lankan captain was squared up and edged it to Labuschagne who pouched a sharp catch. The TV umpire was called in to check for whether the catch was clean. Replays suggested he had got his fingers underneath and the batsman had to walk back.

Starc now has seven wickets for the match!!

Starc strikes!

Oh, it has started on a poor note for the visitors. Starc has bowled a peach to rattle the stumps of Dimuth Karunaratne - the 8th time the opener has been dismissed by the pacer. It swung back in with the southpaw aiming to drive but he could only leave a gap between bat and pad and for the ball to crash into the stumps.

Build Up

Day 3 of the Canberra Test between Australia and Sri Lanka followed a similar pattern to what we have seen for the rest of the series so far. There were a few moments when Sri Lanka put up a spirited show only to be snatched away by the home side.

Eventually, the tourists were bowled out for a mere 215 in the first essay. Mitchell Starc, who has been struggling for form, bowled with pace and venom to take a five-for. Despite having a lead in excess of 300, Australia decided to bat again, with Usman Khawaja himself to a much needed century. Australia declared their second innings at 196 for 3, leaving Sri Lanka with a mammoth 516 to chase down.

There was also an incident involving Kusal Perera where the middle order batsman was clonked on the side of the grille by Richardson. He became the second batsman in Sri Lanka's innings to retire hurt after Karunaratne. Incidentally, Karunaratne walked out to bat replacing Kusal at the crease. The left-handed batsman also received a rousing applause as he made his way out of the pavilion.

Meanwhile, Kusal has been kept under observation in the hospital after complaining of dizziness.

Today is also Sri Lanka's independence day. Maybe that would inspire the touring side!

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