Batsmen put Australia in charge at SCG

January 4, 2013
David Warner

by Yellowmonkey

3rd Test: Sydney Cricket Ground
Day 2: Sri Lanka 294 v Australia 342/6

Australia’s batsmen have put their side into a strong position on day 2 of the third Test match against Sri Lanka at the SCG.

After dismissing Sri Lanka with the final ball of day 1 for 294, Australia today had all day to bat on a good pitch, and would have been pleased with their efforts as they finished at stumps on 342/6, a lead of 48.

David Warner got the innings off to a flying start scoring 85 from just 84 balls as he took the attack to the Sri Lankan bowlers. Warner has now established himself at the top of the order for Australia and due to his high scoring rate has become a key wicket for any opposition.

The returning Phil Hughes also got in on the act as he made 87, in an innings that included 9 fours. Australian captain Michael Clarke maintained his excellent form with a half century, but Mike Hussey in his last Test match was dismissed for just 25 after being run out.

Matthew Wade (47*) and Peter Siddle (16*) will resume the innings tomorrow morning as they look to extend Australia’s lead past 100. Rangana Herath was the pick of the bowlers for the tourists claiming 2-69 from 22 overs of left arm spin.

Sri Lanka know they will need early wickets tomorrow morning if they are to stand any chance of getting back into this match.

The Scoop 04/01/13

One Comment to “Batsmen put Australia in charge at SCG”

  1. Brucie
    January 6th, 2013 @ 11:14 am

    Decision time for Mr Cricket. Who will he nominate to take over the mantle of leading the team song at the end of each game?

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