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All three possible results are still on the cards for the third test between Australia and Srilanka. Australia had not had a worst tour than the incumbent one over the couple of decades. It’s a collective disaster from the team and staff. Srilanka exposed Australia’s vulnerability playing against spin bowling. Srilanka couldn’t have dreamt of more prior to the series. They are playing this series following a disastrous tour against England in England. Now they are in a situation from where they cannot lose the series.
Australians strength mainly lies in their tope order. David Warner is due for a big score in this campaign. Joe Burns, is certain not to play in this outing. Shaun marsh has replaced him and scored unbeaten half century at stumps on Day2. He is comfortable than other batsmen in Aussie line up till now. Shaun marsh averages in the high nineties while playing against Srilanka. Khawaja also was ousted by team management. Travis Head, Who had fabulous domestic season, was thought to be his replacement .But Aussie coach ruled out any of its chances. Moses Henriques,Who can bowl, replaced him to add bowling variety.
Five Wicket Haul for Mitchell Marsh
Mitch Starc had a five wicket haul in the first innings. He is the lone warrior in the Aussie Line-up. Unlike a spinner, It’s hard for him to bowl a lengthy spell, Which is a setback for Australia. In the first innings, host were struggling having lost four wickets for only just 24 runs. Chandimal had come to rescue with a valiant 139 when his team was in dire situations. This isn’t the first time in the tour, Srilanka has recovered from a dead end. In the first test srilanka cam back and even won the match only because of Kusal Silva .He was the man of the match for the first test.
Warner failed again in the first innings of the third test. Though he had good starts in the first two tests, he failed to convert them.