Australia defeats Sri Lanka by 10 wickets in first Test in Galle
July 1, 2022 01:02 pm
Australia has scored a commanding 10-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in the first Test in Galle, wrapping up victory inside three days.
The tourists established a 109-run lead after the first innings when they were dismissed for 321 in their opening dig early on day three.
Their spinners immediately went to work in Sri Lanka’s second innings, with part-timer Travis Head (4-10), Nathan Lyon (4-31) and Mitchell Swepson (2-34) ripping through the host’s batting order.
Sri Lanka was eventually dismissed for a paltry 113, leaving Australia a victory target of just five runs.
Australia opener David Warner wasted little time, hitting a four and a six to reach the target in four balls.
The second Test begins in Galle next Friday.