2018-19 Domain Tests: Australia v Sri Lanka 1st Test, First Session Review of Day 2 at The Gabba in Brisbane

Marcus Harris resumed his work with the bat having executed the full ball well.

It’s a poor delivery going wide before Harris perfected the placement by letting his bat connect the dots and pinged past the rope.

Although, Kumara dismissed him next ball on 44 as Australia 3-76 & Trail by 68 runs.

Kumara did well with the short ball pitching up very fast and angling up entirely straight.

Harris had to reach out for the cut shot there with no foot movement involved.

His head followed through too early as it carried towards Lahiru Thirrimanne’s hands at point.

Unfortunately, it’s a different setting this time compared to what Harris did last night.

Not long later, Suranga Lakmal removed the nightwatchmen in Nathan Lyon on one.

Lakmal unleashed the pace very well with the decent length before making Lyon play that edge towards Kusal Mendis at 2nd slip.

Marnus Labuschagne and Travis Head came in and fired off with runs on the board.

Not long later, Australia reached the 100 run mark followed by 150 as they lead out in front at The Gabba in Brisbane.

Lunch Day 2: Australia 4-159 and leads by 15 runs.

Sri Lanka made an early start with the ball thanks to Lahiru Kumara & Suranga Lakmal.

They’re both excellent with pace especially with the short ball game working well for the visitors.

Apart from that, the spin didn’t work too much for them in this session.

On the other hand, Australia played okay with the bat, but still has work to do after Tea.

Marcus Harris’s promising run ended fast into this session where he should’ve left the short ball away.

Yes, he made the cut shot as he tried to hit towards the fielder past the rope.

Unfortunately, it’s just the lack of footwork and timing that saw him return upstairs.

Though, the slow and steady partnership of Travis Head and Marnus Labuschagne has put Australia back on the front foot.

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