Usman Khawaja, Steve Smith steer Aussies to 66-2 at tea
PALLEKELE, Sri Lanka: Australia were 66 for two because of Sri Lanka’s 117 hard and fast at tea on the opening day of the primary Test in Pallekele on Tuesday.
Usman Khawaja and Steve Smith sewed together an unbeaten 59-pursue third-wicket association the guests lost openers David Warner (0) and Joe Burns (3) early.
Sri Lanka’s Nuwan Pradeep and Rangana Herath shared one wicket each after their batsmen lost the plot to Australian bowlers Josh Hazlewood and Nathan Lyon who grabbed three wickets each.
The guests trail Sri Lanka by 51 keeps running in the principal innings.
Australia first innings (Usman Khawaja 25 not out, Steven Smith 28 not out; Nuwan Pradeep 1-3, Rangana Herath 1-15)