The Australian team strengthened their grasp on the match, thanks to the heroics of their lower order batsman which proved to be pivotal.
The all important knock from Voges aided by some small stints from Mitchell Marsh, Mitchell Starc were instrumental for the Australian team as it helped the visitors to move past the 200+ mark which extended their lead to 86 runs after the end of their inning. Mitchell Starc showcased his bowling potential too after removing Kusal Perera at a mere score of just 6 runs.
The day as it happened
It was a good day for the Aussies as before the start of the day they looked in intense trouble after losing quick wickets in succession at the end of 2nd day but the start of the third day was Beneficial for the Australian side as they were helped by some lackluster bowling from the hosts. Adam Voges was the pick of the batsman as he grabbed the highest score with 47 runs on the board but was aided brilliantly by the helpful knocks of Steve O’Keefe and Mitchell Marsh both of them crossing the 20 run mark to lead their team to a commanding total of 203.
Voges shines once again
Adam Voges is not an established member of the One day and T20 Australian team but he is a potent force for the Australian team when it comes to test cricket and he clearly showcased it with his heroics which may well turn out to be a match winning knock for the Australian team. He clearly put his Patience and Focus on a show as he drove past swiftly to score of 47 but was unlucky to not register a half century.
The Brilliance Lakshan Sandakan
Though Herath was also the one to watch but it was the debutant for the Sri Lankan team who stole the show by picking four wickets and impressing everyone with his disciplined deliveries. The spinner ended the Sri Lankan inning by picking up the wicket of Nathan Lyon. He is definitely an exciting prospect for the team and can be a regular first team player if he continues with the same approach.
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