Saudi Gazette, The – Australia’s batsmen Travis Head (L) and Joe Burns run between the wickets during the first day of the second and final Test cricket match between Australia and Sri Lanka at the Manuka Oval in Canberra on Friday.

Summary

  • Australia’s batsmen Travis Head (L) and Joe Burns run between the wickets during the first day of the second and final Test cricket match between Australia and Sri Lanka at the Manuka Oval in Canberra on Friday.
  • — AFP CANBERRA — Joe Burns and Travis Head plundered Australia’s first centuries of the home summer Friday in a stirring fightback as they ruthlessly exposed Sri Lanka’s inexperienced attack in the second Test at Canberra.
  • Head fell for 161 after a 308-run stand with Burns — Australia’s first stand over 200 since Steve Smith and Mitch Marsh achieved the feat in the third Test against England in December 2017.
  • Burns’ knock was the first century for Australia since Khawaja’s 141 against Pakistan in Dubai in October and only the second an Australian has scored since the fifth Ashes Test in Sydney almost 13 months ago.
  • — AFPScoreboardAustralia 1st inningsM.

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