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Sri Lanka beat Australia by 106 runs #lk #Aus

Sri Lanka 117 (Lyon 3-12, Hazlewood 3-21) and 353 (Mendis 176, Starc 4-84) beat Australia 203 (Voges 47, Herath 4-49, Sandakan 4-58) and 161 (Smith 55, Herath 5-54) by 106 runs

BBC-SRI LANKA back to winning ways, Sri Lanka beat World No 1 Test side Australia by 106 runs. 

Sri Lanka beat Australia by 106 runs in Pallekele to claim only their second Test victory over the tourists, who set a world record in defeat.

Chasing 268 for victory in the first Test, Australia were all out for 161, their innings including a record 154 consecutive deliveries without a run.
Australia – the world’s top-ranked Test side – had a first-innings lead of 86.
But Kusal Mendis’ superb 176 – his first Test century – and five wickets from Rangana Herath proved decisive.
Australia captain Steve Smith made a gritty 55 before tail-enders Steve O’Keefe and Peter Nevill resisted for 178 balls, scoring four.
The second Test in Galle starts on Thursday, 4 August.


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