Thursday 21 September 2017

Harris stars forAussies

Fast bowler Ryan Harris made quick work of dismissing three of Sri Lanka's top batsmen to put Australia in command on the third day of the first Test in Galle and make the home team's task of chasing down 379 runs look even more daunting.

Sri Lanka closed on 120 for five wickets, as Mahela Jayawardene's battling half century sought to repair some of the early damage caused by Harris.

The right-arm pacer captured Tharanga Paranavitana with the first ball of the second innings for lbw and then bowled Sri Lanka captain Tillakaratne Dilshan in his fourth over for 12, leaving Sri Lanka struggling at 15 for two wickets.

Irish Independent

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