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  • 5:58 PM IST
    Live Score SL vs AUS 1st Test Day 1 Updates: Australia will be happy with their efforts on Day 2 as Sri Lanka continue to play the catching-up game. Bad light forced umpires to call time on the day’s play with Australia on 313 for 8. Stumps Day 2.
  • 5:34 PM IST

    Live Score SL vs AUS 1st Test Day 1 Updates: Australia build on their lead. 15 run partnership between Lyon and Cummins.The Aussies will take every bit of that. Sri Lanka need to pick up the last two wickets as soon as possible.

  • 5:25 PM IST

    Live Score SL vs AUS 1st Test Day 1 Updates: Two back-to-back strikes help Sri Lanka somewhat get back in the match. Australia 8 down at the moment.

  • 4:54 PM IST

    Live Score SL vs AUS 1st Test Day 1 Updates: Green and Starc have already added 13 for the 19 runs for the sixth wicket and the lead is now close to 50 runs. Sri Lanka will know that this match is slipping away from their hands. With another 25 overs left in the day’s play, Australia would like to end it on a high with a possible lead of over 100.

  • 4:27 PM IST

    Live Score SL vs AUS 1st Test Day 1 Updates: Wicket! Carey departs after a well-made 45 as Mendis gets the breakthrough. Sri Lanka needed that badly as the pair of Green and Carey has taken the visitors into a position of dominance in the second day of the first Test match. Sri Lanka would look to keep the lead under 70 and then bat well in the second innings.

  • 3:53 PM IST

    Live Score SL vs AUS 1st Test Day 1 Updates: It is tea here at Galle and no prizes for guessing who has the upper hand in the Test match. Australia have taken lead and more importantly still have five wickets in hand. Sri Lanka showed glimpses of coming back into the match. Struck early with the ball once play resumed after the morning session was washed out due to rain. De Silva got rid of Head and Vandersay took care of the set Usman Khawaja. But from there on it Cameron Green and Alex Carey have taken the game heads on and the result is there to be seen. Australia 233 for 5 at Tea, Day 2.

  • 3:32 PM IST
    Live Score SL vs AUS 1st Test Day 1 Updates: Australia have taken the lead. This partnership is now taking the game away from the Sri Lankans. Any lead above 50 will be very handy, considering Australia would need to bat last in the Test match.
  • 3:12 PM IST

    Live Score SL vs AUS 1st Test Day 1 Updates: Sri Lanka need quick wickets right now. Carey and Green are threatening to take the game away from the hosts. A good first innings lead would mean, Australia would fancy their chances of winning the Test match.

  • 3:02 PM IST

    Live Score SL vs AUS 1st Test Day 1 Updates: Australia are chipping away at the runs and are playing positive cricket at the momemt. Sri Lanka need to find a way to break through and get into the Australian tail. Remember this is the last of the recognised pair of batters for the visitors.

  • 2:46 PM IST

    Live Score SL vs AUS 1st Test Day 1 Updates: Vandersay has gone off the field. Looks like he has injured his finger while trying to stop the ball. Hopefull nothing serious as Sri Lanka would need his services to restrict Australia. Was bowling in good rhythm.

  • 2:41 PM IST

    Live Score SL vs AUS 1st Test Day 1 Updates: Big Wicket! This is terrific stuff from Vandersay. Gets the big fish Usman Khawaja. This match is now wide open and might well be in Sri Lanka’s favour but not by much. Australia have Green who is looking good. The deficit is just above 50 but looking much bigger than that.

  • 2:30 PM IST

    Live Score SL vs AUS 1st Test Day 1 Updates: Khawaja and Green have decided to up the ante. They are putting the pressure back on the Sri Lankan bowlers Already have 50 runs in no time and it has brought the deficit down to 62 runs now. The hosts need a wicket and need it quickly.

  • 2:15 PM IST

    Live Score SL vs AUS 1st Test Day 1 Updates: It is a good start for the hosts as Australia lose Head early in the session. De Silva is the beneficiary. This is a very important phase of the match. The hosts can see a opening and if they continue to strike, it would make a very interesting Test match. Can SL take a first innings lead? At the moment Khawaja is coming in the way.

  • 1:42 PM IST

    Live Score SL vs AUS 1st Test Day 1 Updates: We are just minutes away from the start. Stay Tuned for all the live updates.

  • 1:05 PM IST
    Live Score SL vs AUS 1st Test Day 1 Updates: Revised Playing conditions for second session

    59 overs of play is expected to be bowled.

    Tea at 3:45 pm and stumps at 6 pm

    Half an hour extra added to scheduled close of play (weather permitting)
  • 1:00 PM IST

    Live Score SL vs AUS 1st Test Day 1 Updates: Good news is followed by more good news. Play likely to resume at 1:45 pm.

  • 12:57 PM IST
    Live Score SL vs AUS 1st Test Day 1 Updates: Grandstand collapse at the Galle International Stadium, Read our full coverage & VIDEO

  • 12:55 PM IST

  • 12:55 PM IST
    Live Score SL vs AUS 1st Test Day 1 Updates: In an unfortunate incident, the makeshift grandstand at the Galle International Stadium collapsed due to heavy rain and gusty winds.
  • 12:53 PM IST

    Live Score SL vs AUS 1st Test Day 1 Updates: The latest from Galle is that the covers are coming off and that gives us hope that there can be some play happening tomorrow.

  • 10:25 AM IST

    Live Score Sri Lanka vs Australia 1st Test Day 1 Live Updates: Start of Day 2 has been delayed due to rain

  • 6:04 PM IST

    Live Score Sri Lanka vs Australia 1st Test Day 1 Live Updates: Australia end the day at 98/3, It’s a good comeback by Sri Lanka after being bowled out for 212( AUS 98/3 Travis Head 6, Usman Khawaja 47)

  • 5:21 PM IST
    Live Score Sri Lanka vs Australia 1st Test Day 1 Live Updates: Oh what a gift! Steve Smith has been run out and Sri Lanka are back in the match. Smith is livid with Khawaja( AUS 94/3 Travis Head 6, Usman Khawaja 44)
  • 5:00 PM IST

    Live Score Sri Lanka vs Australia 1st Test Day 1 Live Updates: Another wicket for Sri Lanka and Ramesh Mendis. Marnus Labuschagne departs for 13. Poor shot as well from Labuschagne who decides to go for a reverse sweep. He fails to control the shot and an easy catch for Asitha Fernando at point.( AUS 76/2 Steve Smith 1, Usman Khawaja 36)

  • 4:32 PM IST

    Live Score Sri Lanka vs Australia 1st Test Day 1 Live Updates: Plumb! Sri Lanka have got rid of the dangerous David Warner. Warner missed the slider from Mendis that missed the inside edge and hit him on the back leg. Easy decision for the umpire.( AUS 49/1 Marnus Labuschagne 1, Usman Khawaja 22)

  • 4:25 PM IST

    Live Score Sri Lanka vs Australia 1st Test Day 1 Live Updates: Australia have got off to a flying start and Sri Lanka find themself in massive trouble.( AUS 41/0 David Warner 24, Usman Khawaja 20)

  • 4:17 PM IST
    Live Score Sri Lanka vs Australia 1st Test Day 1 Live Updates: David Warner is only dealing in boundaries at the moment.( AUS 33/0 David Warner 24, Usman Khawaja 8)
  • 4:13 PM IST
    Live Score Sri Lanka vs Australia 1st Test Day 1 Live Updates: David Warner has raced away to 20 off 16 balls with 4 boundaries ( AUS 28/0 in 5 overs David Warner 20, Usman Khawaja 7)
  • 4:06 PM IST

    Live Score Sri Lanka vs Australia 1st Test Day 1 Live Updates: David Warner has got Australia off to a filer. Sri Lanka need to be economical at the start. ( AUS 19/0 in 3 overs David Warner 13, Usman Khawaja 2)

  • 3:42 PM IST
    Live Score Sri Lanka vs Australia 1st Test Day 1 Live Updates: Sri Lanka have been bowled out for 212, a poor performance by the batters. Australia will be delighted with this performance.
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Australia Rout Sri Lanka As Nathan Lyon Joins League Of Top-10 Test Wicket-Takers

Galle, July 1 (IANS) Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon joined the league of top-10 Test wicket-takes in the world as the Pat Cummins-led tourists routed Sri Lanka by 10 wickets in the first match at the Galle International Stadium here on Friday.

The 34-year-old Lyon took four wickets as Sri Lanka were bundled out for 113 in the second innings leaving Australia with the task of scoring just five runs for victory. The visitors completed the formality in only the fourth ball of the first over.

Meanwhile, Lyon moved into outright 10th on the all-time Test wicket-takers’ list and joined the likes of Sri Lanka’s Muttiah Muralitharan, India’s Anil Kumble and Ravichandran Ashwin and the late Australian spin legend Shane Warne.

Lyon took a total of nine wickets across the two innings in the opening Test. The Australian now has 436 Test wickets, only three behind former South Africa tearaway bowler Dale Steyn and six behind India spinner Ravichandran Ashwin.

Backing up his 5/90 on day one after Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat, Lyon was equally devastating on day three, as the hosts’ plan to counter-attack backfired.

Dimuth Karunaratne’s side could only bat 22.5 overs in their second innings, the shortest completed innings in their Test history, as Lyon claimed four scalps.

Karunaratne himself was Lyon’s first of the four, with his bottom edge pouched by Alex Carey. Kusal Mendis’ top edge fell to Mitchell Swepson for Lyon’s second, before claiming Ramesh Mendis to move to 435 Test wickets.

The wicket of Mendis meant Lyon passed Indian fast-bowling all-rounder Kapil Dev to go outright 10th on the list, with the wicket of Niroshan Dickwella moving the Aussie great to 436.

Friday’s spell puts a third Australian into the top-10, with Lyon joining Warne (708) and fast-bowler Glenn McGrath (563). Lyon joins the club at the same venue he made his Test debut in 2011, when he claimed Kumar Sangakkara with his first delivery.

While the likes of Ashwin and Murali have relied on the carrom ball and doosra respectively to torment the best batters in the world, Lyon has made a mark through subtleties in bounce of his conventional stock ball.

Thanks to Lyon’s four-wicket haul on Friday, Australia claimed their first Test win in Galle in 11 years.

David Warner ensured the match ended quickly, taking just four balls to hit two boundaries to end the contest.

The teams will meet again at the same venue on July 8 for the second Test.

Brief scores: Sri Lanka 212 and 113 in 22.5 overs (Dimuth Karunaratne 23; Nathan Lyon 4/31, Travis Head 4/10) lost to Australia 321 and 10 for no loss in 0.4 overs (David Warner 10 not out).