The first test between Australia and Sri Lanka is disrupted by strong winds, shattering a glass panel.
Australia vs. Sri Lanka: On Thursday, relentless rain and strong winds completely destroyed the Galle International Stadium.
Due to the relentless rain and strong winds that left a trail of damage at the Galle International Stadium on Thursday, the second day of the ongoing first Test between Sri Lanka and Australia had to be postponed. A glass panel fractured and plummeted to the ground as the wind caused an enclosure in the stadium to collapse. Thankfully, no one was hurt inside the stadium, according to sources. Due to rain, the game’s start has been delayed by more than two hours.
Situation now at Galle #SLvsAUS pic.twitter.com/4NBbulUEQn
— Anjana Kaluarachchi (@Anjana_CT) June 30, 2022
A different video that was tweeted shows the ground crew for Galle fumbling with the covers.
Herculean efforts here from Galle groundstaff to get this cover down #SLvAUS pic.twitter.com/4wIjFiMVdg
— Louis Cameron (@LouisDBCameron) June 30, 2022
The captain of Sri Lanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, won the toss on Wednesday and chose to bat.
However, the Australian bowlers, spearheaded by Nathan Lyon’s 20th Test five-wicket haul, dominated the first day of play.
Leg-spinner Mitchell Swepson also took two wickets as Sri Lanka was bowled out for 212, and pacemen Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc each took one wicket.
So Niroshan Dickwella’s simple 58 was the only gain for the hosts from their first innings.
Finally, Ramesh Mendis was able to dismiss David Warner and Marnus Labuschagne for scores of 25 and 13, respectively, after Australia had made a strong start with the bat.
Usman Khawaja and Steve Smith got into a major mix-up, and Steve Smith was subsequently kicked out of the game.
Australia achieved 98/3 at the conclusion of Day 1 while Usman Khawaja and Travis Head were at the wicket at Stumps.
The two-match Test series will bring an end to Australia’s visit to Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka won the ODI series with a score of 3-2 while Australia won the T20I series by a score of 2-1.
Since 1992, Sri Lanka has not won an ODI series against Australia at home.
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