Tans are 108/5 in Sri Lanka. Dilruwan gets to 100 wickets quicker than Murali
England close the day on 321-8 with Ben Foakes’ unbeaten 87 leading England’s fightback.
Decent enough given the start they had.
England in command at stumps on Day 2 in Galle. Leading by 177 runs - England 342 & 38/0 Sri Lanka 203.
A century on debut for Ben Foakes.
The four test Border/Gavaskar series gets under way in Adelaide in the early hours of the morning. India have never won a test series in Australia. Despite their position at the top of the rankings, they still struggle to win overseas and have lost test series in South Africa and England this year. Teams have been selected.
Australia 1 Aaron Finch, 2 Marcus Harris, 3 Usman Khawaja, 4 Shaun Marsh, 5 Peter Handscomb, 6 Travis Head, 7 Tim Paine (capt & wk), 8 Mitchell Starc, 9 Pat Cummins, 10 Nathan Lyon, 11 Josh Hazlewood
India 1 KL Rahul, 2 M Vijay, 3 Cheteshwar Pujara, 4 Virat Kohli (capt), 5 Ajinkya Rahane, 6 Rohit Sharma/Hanuma Vihari, 7 Rishabh Pant (wk), 8 R Ashwin, 9 Mohammed Shami, 10 Ishant Sharma, 11 Jasprit Bumrah
Indian top order collapse here 38 / 3.
Nathan Lyon just took the unenviable record of having the most sixes taken off a bowler in test cricket.
Tea, India 143 / 6.
Fucking Shaun Marsh again.
Aus at 59 / 3 just after lunch day 2 after India were bowled out for 250
Good win for New Zealand earlier. Pakistan is a great scalp
Great test in Adelaide. Probably about 40 too many required for an Aussie win but if Marshy gets to 3 figures you never know. Finch was looking well set until the shocking decision that removed him occurred
Haven’t seen any of it. Any ball tampering or cheating from the Australians?
They got upset because Kohli celebrated a few wickets the other day.
They surpass any sporting nation when it comes to cheating. Got to hand it to them tho.
Most of oirelands gold medals at the olympics?
There’s no doubt the pressure put on the umpire by the Indians charging around appealing played a part in the finch decision. Disgraceful carry on
We’re bad but these lads actually build proper arenas to perfect their cheating… It’s gas they bán Russia. Australia and America twice as bad. Look at the UK medel chart for the last 20 years look at the spike in it.
Fine effort from the lower order but as I said earlier ultimately about 40 runs shy.