Colombo Test: Australia lose 4 wickets

Zeenews Sports Bureau

Colombo: Australia lost both the openers-Phillip Hughes (0) and Shane Watson (8)-early but Shaun Marsh (26 not out) and Ricky Ponting (25 not out) did the repairing job to take their score to 63/2 at lunch on Day 1 of the 3rd Test.

Sri Lanka have opted to bowl first in the 3rd and final Test against Australia at Colombo on Friday.

Middle-order batsman Thilan Samaraweera, who is in poor form during the ongoing Test series, has been dropped from the side.

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Shaminda Eranga makes his Test debut while Lahiru Thirimanne and Rangana Herath came back to the side for this match.

Earlier, the start of play was delayed due to a wet run-up as a result of morning rain on Friday.

Australia lead the three-Test series 1-0.

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