Sri Lanka🇱🇰 completed a memorable victory🎊 over Australia🇦🇺 by 106 runs to take a 1⃣-0⃣ in the 3⃣-match series.
Australia began the day at 83/3, needing 185 more runs. Adam Voges was the first to go as he chipped an innocuous delivery😖 back to Rangana Herath💫. 3⃣ wickets fell in quick succession just before lunch🍴 to take Sri Lanka closer to the win. Herath trapped Steve Smith⭐ & Mitchell Marsh in front and Sandakan induced a poor shot from Mitchell Starc.
After the break, Steven O' Keefe and Peter Nevill battled🛡 valiantly for a draw. The duo may have only contributed only 4 runs in the 2nd innings but held fort⚓ for 29 overs. O'Keefe's effort was remarkable👏 considering the allrounder was suffering from a hamstring injury😯. His effort ended in vain😟 as he was the last wicket to fall, playing down the wrong line to Herath's slider.
This was Steve Smith's first loss as Australian captain and Sri Lanka's 2nd ever test win🙌 against the world champions.
Kusal Mendis was awarded the man of the match🎉 for his match-winning innings of 179.
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