Fox Sports Australia – Cummins and Richardson combined to take 15 wickets at the Gabba, as Tim Paine’s men responded from the disappointment of becoming the first Australian side to lose a home series to India by completing an innings and 40-run victory inside two-and-a-half days against Sri Lanka.

Summary

  • Cummins and Richardson combined to take 15 wickets at the Gabba, as Tim Paine’s men responded from the disappointment of becoming the first Australian side to lose a home series to India by completing an innings and 40-run victory inside two-and-a-half days against Sri Lanka.
  • Cummins’ impressive haul somewhat overshadowed the stunning debut of Richardson, who took 2-19 in the second innings to back up his excellent 3-26 in the first.
  • Richardson’s five wickets on debut capped a remarkable start to 2019 for the West Australian right-arm quick, after taking 4-26 to help Australia win the first ODI against India at the SCG in a spell which included the prized scalp of Virat Kohli.
  • Richardson’s ascension comes at the same time veteran fast bowler Mitchell Starc is battling to keep the new ball and, indeed, his place in the side.
  • Cummins, who since breaking back into the Test team has been used as the team’s first change bowler, wasn’t fussed whether he was promoted to the new ball duties.


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