Australia men cricket team defeated Sri Lanka by 10 wickets in the first Test match at the Galle Stadium. The visiting side have taken an unassailable 1-0 lead in the two-match Test series against the Islanders. Pat Cummins-led team completely dominated the Sri Lankan team in the first Test on a spin friendly track.
Cummins didn’t bowl much in the first Test and managed to pick just one wicket. However, he hit a few long ones with the bat. One of the sixes of Pat Cummins landed outside the stadium on the road. This six was hit on the last ball of the 69th over of the game on the bowling of Jeffrey Vandersay.
Pat Cummins bent down on knees and played a slog sweep on the bowling of Jeffrey Vandersay. It was a mammoth six which landed on the road outside the stadium. Even Cummins couldn’t believe that he hit the ball this far. The Australian captain played a knock of 26 runs in 18 balls which proved to be a deciding factor.
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Speaking of the game, Australia thrashed Sri Lanka by 10 wickets. After securing a crucial first innings lead, Cummins & Co bowled out the hosts for a mere 110 runs to set up a target of 10 runs for themselves in the four innings. David Warner smacked a boundary and a six to wrap up the game in the first over.
“Definitely a special innings” – Cameron Green on his attacking approach
Cameron Green was awarded the Player of the Match award for his brilliant knock of 77 runs in 109 balls on a spinner friendly track where it was difficult to survive. Green came into bat when Australia was struggling at 100/4. Nathan Lyon picked up nine wickets in the match which included a fifer in first innings.
Cameron Green revealed that he wanted to bat with an attacking mindset on this pitch. Green said, “Yeah definitely a special innings. Good first game. A few guys said just to be proactive. If you go out there just defending, you get yourself in trouble. Looking to score is how you give yourself the best chance. You’re gonna get out at some point so you might as well play some shots.”