Sri Lanka vs Australia: 1st Test, Day 5: As it happened...

The Pallekele Test served as a great advert for the longest format of the game.

Sri Lanka vs Australia: 1st Test, Day 5: As it happened...

New Delhi: Sri Lankan completed a great turnaround after being dismissed for 117 in the first innings.

Australia 2nd innings

Over 88.3 | Score 161

That's it. Herath ended the Aussie resistance with the wicket of O'Keefe. Sri Lanka pulled off a remarkable comeback to go one up in the series.


Over 88 | Score 161/9

Dhananjaya de Silva sent Nevill back in to the hut. He along with O'Keefe consumed 178 balls.


Over 81 | Score 161/8

 O'Keefe and Nevill have blocked pretty much everything. This is a bizarre new record..


Over 68 | Score 161/8

Sandakan delivered yet another breakthrough for his skipper with the wicket of Lyon.


Over 56 | Score 157/7

Nevill and Lyon have done a decent job of tackling the Lankan spinners so far. They need more of this.


Over 52 | Score 146/7

This game has turned on its head in the last four overs. The Lankan spinners spun a web around the Aussies. Incredible turnaround.

Over 46 | Score 136/4

Smith got to his fifty with a single. Marsh has offered him solid support so far.


Over 43 | Score 128/4

Steve Smith is closing is on yet another Test fifty. This has been a gritty knock by the Aussie captain.


Over 39 | Score 109/4

After losing Voges, Smith and Marsh have steadied the Aussie ship.


After four days of pulsating Test match cricket, cricket lovers could be in more a thrilling finish to this contest on Day 5. Despite such high quality cricket on show, it's a pity that this Test has been played in front of an empty stadium.

Australia skipper Steve Smith, batting on 26, has a lot riding on him. Angelo Mathews will be looking to send him back in to the hut within the first hour.

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