The Australian team crushed the home team by defeating them by 10 wickets in the first test match of the two-match series. Pat Cummins-led Australia ended Sri Lanka’s challenge in just 3 days of the match cruising to a massive win on 3rd Day. Lyon and Travis Head took four wickets each to bundle out Sri Lanka for just 113 in the second innings and as a result, Australia needed just five runs for victory. With a win in the first match, Australia tops the table in World Test Championship.
The winning team tops the table with a win percentage of 77.78 while the Sri Lankans slip to the sixth spot in the table.
Meanwhile, South Africa is at the second spot with 71.43 percent followed by India at 3rd spot who is currently playing the final test of rescheduled series against England. Earlier after defeating the defending champions 3-0, England goes to seventh place while New Zealand drops to 8th place.
The Captains take on the win
At the post-match presentation, the England skipper said,
“It has gone well. To walk away with a 3-0 series win over the best team in the world is a special start. When Captain took over this job, it was about changing the mindset of the guys towards Test cricket, was about having fun. Huge amount of credit to Bazz and the backroom staff. Trent Bridge was fantastic. Being 55/6 and to do what we did the manner we did (here), that was something special. Pottsy has taken it like fish to water. This game, he’s been incredible.
Broady, even at 36, bowled 50 overs this week. I wanted to push the lads to see what they were capable. Fantastic to see Leachy taking 10 wickets. I have never seen a happier dressing room for an individual’s success. Different opposition (India), we still have a series to draw. We’ll come out with exactly the same mindset.”
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