Monday, 15 August 2016 - 18:39
Honours even after Marsh, Smith hundreds
This was a handy day of Test cricket all round, in the 3rd day of the 3rd test between Sri Lanka v Australia played at the SSC.
Rangana Herath's magic hands conjured six wickets.
Mitchell Marsh's hard hands cost him the chance for more than a fifty. Kusal Perera's lightning hands affected two brilliant stumpings.
Shaun Marsh and Steven Smith played invaluable hands, scoring Australia's only two centuries of the series. And by the close of play on the third day in Colombo, it was impossible to say which team had the upper hand.
Sri Lanka scored 355runs in their first innings and in reply Australia scored 379 runs.
At the close of the day’s play Sri Lanka were 22 for the loss of 1, trailing by 2 runs with 9 wickets remaining.